Three Kids and a Dog

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy 9th Birthday Adler!

She made it. Adler made it to celebrate 9 years old. I say that because the average life expectancy of a Bernese Mountain Dog is 7-9 years. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not breathing a sigh of relief but rather hoping for five more years at least with our Berner girl.

So for her 9th birthday we gave her a nice backyard with lots of grass (aka our new home). Tom has taken her out back quite a bit and we have a slight hill in the back where she likes to lay and observe. It's almost like she knows she's queen of this castle now.

She has adjusted very well to her new house although I'm sure the stairs will grow challenging in the coming years for her old legs but so far, she's doing really well. She's already found her favorite spots to lay around the house.  She's enjoying having carpet to lay on in the family room. She loves the openness of the finished basement so she can run and play with the kids and there is more room for her to do so so she seems so much more energetic to us.

Today, we celebrated with lots of hugs and kisses from the whole family. We went out for dinner and ordered a piece of apple pie for her so we could stick some fire hydrant candles in it and sing happy birthday. The kids enjoyed telling the waitress it was for their dog's birthday. Papa even came to help Adler celebrate. Happy birthday to you, Adler, and many more!

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