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by Kaffirdog on 19 November 2012 - 09:11

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It is Digby's thirteenth birthday today.  When he was 8 weeks old, I never thought he would survive after swallowing something toxic that had him at deaths door for 10 days and left him with reduced kidney function and the warning he would be unlikely to have a normal life span, yet he went on to gain Sch H 1.  As an old dog, he survived emergency surgery for a ruptured spleen and just prior to most of the footage here, he had further surgery to remove a large and malignant cancer from his hind leg.
 
Here is the Birthday Boy, healthy in mind, glossy of coat and still my constant companion.
 
Margaret N-J
 

by Hundmutter on 19 November 2012 - 10:11

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Many happy returns Digby Cake

by Abby Normal on 19 November 2012 - 18:11

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This is going to sound really silly, but I cried all the way through that.

Happy birthday Digby - you look so happy and absolutely glorious.

by andhourspass on 20 November 2012 - 06:11

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Happy 13th Digby! He doesn't look a day over 7!

by hexe on 20 November 2012 - 06:11

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Margaret, that was absolutely beautiful!  And Digby Dogbi DOES look magnificent for a much younger dog, never mind a thirteen year old!  Even handles those stairs to bed with vigor... More birthday well-wishing and hugs for Digby, from the wilds of Northeast Michigan here in the USA.

[And Abby, what's silly about that? It can't have been silly--I don't DO silly!]

by Kaffirdog on 20 November 2012 - 08:11

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I'm glad you enjoyed the video, even if it did make Abby cry.  I could fill a book with all Digby's exploits over the years (i might even do that one day), he and his brother have been such fun from puppyhood and as my first introduction to true strong working lines, they changed my life so many ways.  In case anyone wants to see, here are the links to The Managements's  11th and 12th birthday videos.

Margaret N-J

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqiwJfPjqDE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fFnqFtEv8rc





by Escobar on 20 November 2012 - 10:11

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Loved the video. He looks amazing for his age! Or for any age! 
Congrats! I hope my dog looks that good at age 13!

by Abby Normal on 20 November 2012 - 11:11

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Margaret it made me cry in a GOOD way, great big splattering happy sentimental tears. I just loved it. And I loved seeing such joy in him.....I will be watching it again.

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