This weekend we celebrated Norberts 11th birthday, the date is guestimated but we know he is 11. Its a scary age because there is no denying that particularly for a big dog Norbert is old. We are lucky that he is in good health and his Adequan injections seem to be helping with his mild arthritis. We are hopeful that we have many more wonderful birthdays left with our big boy, but we wanted to make this one extra special.
Unfortunately the day did not start out as planned. When we woke up we saw this:
Our neighbors tree had fallen in front of our gate blocking us from getting our car out. This prevented the early morning walk and picnic we had planned. Luckily Norbert's dad was able to go out on his bike and get Norbert a special birthday Bagel, which he really enjoyed, probably even more then a cake.
After Norbert finished his bagel the fire department came and moved the tree and we were able to get out.
By now it was VERY hot so we had to cut Norbert's walk short. We decided to head to his favorite store Canis Minor. We walked past the elephant sprinklers, nice for a wade.
The store is pretty big and has lots of neat toys and treats.
After shopping we went for a little walk in the shady section of the neighborhood.
Norbert posed with his present choices a giant snake and some turkey treats.
When we got home Norbert got the rest of his presents, Wagatha's senior biscuits and a planet dog senior ball. You can read our review of Wagatha's here.
The Planet Dog senior ball is softer then their other balls so its easier on older teeth and jaws.
The giant snake was the best toy of all its bigger then Norbert at over five feet long.
Weasley in particular likes the giant snake.