Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year from Nala and Simba!

Happy New Year doggos 2019
Happy New Year doggos 2019
Happy New Year doggos 2019
Happy New Year doggos 2019
Happy New Year doggos 2019
Happy New Year doggos 2019

Sadly, Mischief is not here to celebrate with the dogs, but she’s with us in our memories.

Happy New Year from the animals
Happy New Year from the animals

Aging doggos

The puppies are getting older.  Nala will be 14 soon, and Simba will be 13 next year.  Pretty respectable ages for Labradors.

Boop the snoot
Boop the snoot

We don’t go on too many long walks now.  It’s more like I’m pulling them along rather than them pulling me down the street these days.  We go for short walks, or just play in the back yard.

Both dogs have slowed down in activity level over the past few years, but Simba’s starting to show more signs of old age than Nala is.  He’s showing signs of some osteoarthritis and has a bit of muscle atrophy in his hind quarters as a result.  He still runs around in the yard a bit but not as much as he used to, and he’s a little slower to get up these days.

Car ride!

They’re both still happy and content dogs, and I think they’ll be around for a few more birthdays.

So long Mischief

Today we said goodbye to Mischief.  She was a sweet little kitty (although Simba might not have thought so).

Mischief would happily sit on the chairs, sofas, tables, generally wherever you wanted to sit, and swat at the dogs if they got too close.  She eventually learned to tolerate Nala’s affectionate licking, but Simba always kept his distance.

When Mischief demanded attention, you’d hear the most pitiful, sad, and dramatic meows coming from her.

Many years ago, Mischief overheard the vet telling Connie that Mischief was perfect.  Ever since then, Mischief always made sure that we knew she was perfect.

Rest easy, Mischief.  Now you can go tell everyone else how perfect you are.

Mischief the DX Cat, courtesy of The Noiseblankers.
Mischief the DX Cat, courtesy of The Noiseblankers.