On Saturday we celebrated Lupine's 9th birthday. She has a little bit of manageable arthritis, but is otherwise a very fit, active and healthy 9 year old. We thawed a pheasant out for her, as pheasants are one of her favourite things. She proudly paraded around with it and we sent her on a few short retrieves. She also did some obedience training (which she loves) and finished off the day with a meaty deer bone and a few sips of beer (another favourite of hers!).
Our cat, Salander, was very interested in the pheasant, but Lupine wasn't going to give it up!