Thursday, January 14, 2010

Furry Friends...

Ok, this week it's Belle! She's a 9 year old Black/tan Bloodhound. She's got her papers, but due to her underbite and lack of adult teeth, we got her for a steal! Funny how having not many good teeth haven't stopped her from being 130lbs! Yes, she is on a diet!

Her ultimate favorite place to sleep...
her favorite spot!
It also doubles as the Christmas tree spot (she is not happy at that time of the year!).... see below for her 2nd favorite spot...

In front of Daddy's chair!
Another favorite spot
he loves it too as I hear "honey, I don't want to disturb the dog, can you..." um yeah....right...

You know I was sleeping until you started flashing me!
what does she want now!

She now has osteoarthritis in her hips (talk about impressing the vet, when I saw her xray I said, "ick..look at her hips! oops, sorry that's your job!") and she is prone to lots of lipoma's (fatty tumors) In fact, this past spring she had a large one removed from under her neck. Her ears are a pain...always needing something in them, well you would too, with huge ears like that! ;) She's going deaf and has cataracts...cripe only 9 yrs old..oh..wait isn't that like 63 or something in people years....

12 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh, isn't she just a big love!! You just want to give her a big hug!

Bezzie said...

Awww! So loveable! And yeah, 63 is no spring chicken!

Dee said...

What a sweet "pup"! She looks like a very loyal friend.

Cookie said...

She weighs more than my mother! *L*

She's no spring chicken if she's 9, but she still looks good.

KnitPastis said...

Look at that face in the last photo. That's the best.
I have a friend that her dog keep getting those fatty tumors too.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh My God. She is one big dog! But such a cutie!

Sandra said...

yeaph - tell Belle I am joining her in diet misery! SIGH!

Emily said...

I love how you have yarn stashed inside your end table! I could use one of those for the living room. ;-)

Carol said...

Goggie! Awwwww.

cpurl17 said...

Aww what a love!! I bet she's a great footwarmer

weezalana said...

She looks very huggable!

DPUTiger said...

Belle is adorable. Love the photos!