Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Robin!!

Yesterday was Robin's birthday - He turned eleven years old. It seems like only yesterday that I went to pick him up from his breeder in Wisconsin. Time sure flies! So... because it's his birthday, we had to take pictures. Robin tends to "melt" a bit in front of the camera when we set up formal photos, so Betty and Frank were more than willing to play a bit while we got everything set up just right for the birthday boy... One of the things that I have always struggled with is getting my IGs to lay down on the table when we are running agility, so I've had to be a bit creative. I can't get something this nice at a trial from Frank:

So... I taught him to lay on his side: Betty was a little different... and she is NEVER this adorable at a trial!! With a little patience, a clicker and a LOT of food, over the winter we have really been working hard on her down. She is supposed to tuck her front right foot under her chest and this is what I get: About that birthday boy... he was perfect for photos today!!He just gets more handsome the older he gets!!

5 comments:

tervnmal said...

Happy birthday, Robin! You are a handsome boy. Tell your mom you want a bunny of your very own (sorry Brian).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Robin. Yes, I hope you got some birthday treats in whatever form suited you best! Raw, bunny, cottage cheese (no -don't fall for that again). You are one handsome dog!!!

Got Syzygy said...

Heck with the meat!! Go for the ICE CREAM!!!!

StrawberryPia said...

Awesome pics!! Hugs Pia

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Lovely photos, greeting from Belgium