Kess turned 13 last month. See how she has aged. In her earlier photos, her brown and black coat is distinct, and her muscles are strong and defined. Now, her coat has turned whiter, her neck sags and her hind legs muscles have turned soft.
But you know what hasn't changed in her thirteen years? Kess' nature is still as sweet as ever. She is still our shadow, trailing us around the house as we go about our chores and she still loves to EAT, scavenging for food on the kitchen floor, on our walks, in the garden... Typical beagle!
Following birthday tradition in our household, Kess got a special treat on her birthday. This year Kess and Mia got roasted meatballs and bread served on a bed of regular kibbles.
But that's not all, grandpa had sent some money for treats for his two favorite beagles, so as result, the birthday celebration extended beyond the actual day with some yummy venison treats. Kess wasn't happy that she had to wait whilst her photo was taken with the treat so close yet so far...
But she was one happy beagle when she finally got her venison tendon treat!
To top off the awesome celebration, Aunty E was visiting us and decided to make a treat for the hot summer days - frozen yoghurt, peanut butter and bananas doggie ice cream. Needless to say, Kess and Mia thought it was Christmas and birthday rolled into one! All it took Kess was one gulp to gobble the icy treat.
After that, it was time for play as Mia and her went for a round of doggie sumo wrestling. Happy Birthday my sweet girl!
Do you know the song: "How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie's for sale"
Well, my human was walking down the street one day and this is what she saw - It was the cutest beagle figurine in the shop window of a luggage store.
When she got home, this is what she saw - one the cutest beagles on the block waiting for her human to come home. Now, whilst my human loves her two beagles, she would have loved to add the beagle figurine from the shop window to our home. Unfortunately, that little one was not for sale...
Time sure flies. Before we know it, Mia turned two this month. What does it mean for her and our household? She is taller and has overtaken me, Kess in height. But more importantly, she has started to mellow. My humans used to wonder at her incredible amount of energy. They always said that Mia doesn't gradually grow tired. She used to be hyper, hyper and then she knocks out...zzz... But now, Mia is so much calmer. She still loves to play (aka doggie sumo wrestling) and chase me or our other doggie pals. She is still as affectionate as ever. But she doesn't have that crazy high level of trouble-finding energy, for which my humans are thankful.
Yes, we're late as usual, but better late than never. Happy New Year to all our friends. May 2015 bring you good health and joy.
With the new year, we have a new blog header. My human wishes she had kept all the old blog headers from when this blog first started as Kess' blog but in one of her rare spring cleaning sprees, she had deleted all old blog photos...So, whilst we would have loved to share all the blog headers from 2008, we'll have to settle for just the one from 2014...
Mia keeps Kess active in her old age. She loves to pick a fight with Kess, usually after walks or meals. You can see her thinking about picking a fight, go on the predatory stance and then pounce on Kess, nipping her to get Kess to join in the fight. They'll chase each other, Kess will usually drop on the ground as her hind leg is not as strong and they'll roll about like sumo wrestlers. Then when both have had enough, Mia kisses Kess to make up. Aahh...sisters!