Sunday, July 17, 2011

an early birthday stroll

It was Kane's day today. He will be 11 years old this month and with that in mind we decided to take him to Gillies Grove for a walk.
 Gillies Grove is the first place we took him 10 years ago after I brought him home from the shelter. He was 11 months old and already had his spirit broken. He had been adopted as a pup from a pet store (the bill was in the file folder from the previous owners) and whatever happened, by the time he was 11 months they had thrown him into a shelter and walked away. He had not been socialized & he was fearful of many things. I saw him cowering under a table in the room where you meet the animal before taking them out to assess them and I couldn't leave him there. So home he came. I had never owned a dog and he was a mess. Ignorance is bliss, I guess. I just decided we would deal with all the issues and take baby steps.  He was a work in progress.
10 years have passed..I can't believe that.  I know what it is to love a dog now. It really was 'love at first site'.
So today we took him here and we followed him around while he sniffed every square inch.

He liked this guy...a baby beaver

 He had a good time (thank goodness for shade) and then a bit of ice-cream. 
Ah...we'll still celebrate his llth birthday on July 27th anyway. He is spoiled, you know. ;-)

hugs, Deb


  1. He is a beauty.
    Lucky him-lucky you!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. From a July boy to another,
    Hey Kane, I won't mind sharing that juicy and plump beaver boy with you.....yummm....ooops....I digress.

    Happy Birthday Kane!

    har har har *evil laughs*


  3. He is a lucky boy to live in a home with kitties and you!


  4. Happy birthday, Kane! Yours is almost the same as Baby Kitty's! I was hoping you would come to the party, Deb! It's just click where it says to add your link at the bottom of the post and follow the instructions! I'm excited that your crew is coming! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  5. I'm so happy with you Mr. Kane : ) and Happy birthday !!!!
    Your past might cruel but Your Present is the best !!! Now you are in good home, Good hand .Life is wonderful !!! And I'm so happy you found Deb. She is one of the best mommy : )
    Have a wonderful day Kane !

  6. Love the baby beaver but love Kane even more. He was so lucky to find a home with you and yours. He's the picture of canine happiness and health now. :) Happy birthday to your lovely boy!

  7. Kisses to the handsome Sheltie Boy!! Happy Early Birthday!

  8. I'm so glad you took him home and loved him, even as he was. He looks like one happy dog, now.

  9. What a terrific way to spend a birthday! Gosh it is so beautiful there. While I love Saskatchewan, sometimes I wish so much that we had beautiful forests to stroll through. It looks so pretty!

    Hope pup had a terrific day!
    xo Catherine

  10. He is a lucky boy to have you, and he is such a beauty. It always makes me smile to know there are so many animal lovers willing to take in the abused, neglected and unloved creatures of this world. I don't think I have ever chosen a dog in my life.. they have found me. Our latest doggie, for 6 years now, just showed up one day, in our barn ,in dreadful shape. He too, was very fearful of everything and it took years to turn him around.
    Bless you for having such a kind heart!