Thursday, July 17, 2014

TBT: Dog Lessons

I got Brisbane when my cocker spaniel Oakley was 14 years old. She died exactly two weeks after his first birthday. Oakley's health declined over the last year of her life, but when Brisbane was a baby puppy she was still very much her old self. I like to think she taught him a little bit about how to be my dog, he certainly followed her lead in the beginning.

I think Oakley looked pretty good for a 14 year old, totally blind, mostly deaf cocker spaniel. She was a little bloated from the Cushings syndrome, but she was blissfully free from the ear infections that plague most spaniels.

We wouldn't find out for another eight years that Brisbane was part spaniel. I think she was giving him spaniel lessons.

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