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**Penny's B-day**11 year old-St. Bernard

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Farmer Kitty, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    My dog Penny is 11 years old today-July 4th! The average life span of a St. Bernard is 6-8 years!
    Taken this morning:

  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Happy Birthday Penny!

    Any special plans or treats for her today?

    It just amazes me how big & gentle those dogs are. She is a pretty lady
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    She'll get a can of food. Usually she just eats the dry stuff. She isn't into any toys or the chew bone type thing. Kind of limits how we can celebrate.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I love Saints. I've had two dogs that were part Saint. They were the best dogs!
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Penny sleeps most of the day but, is up at night watching over things. We often hear her barking at prediators and things in the night.

    We had another St. Bernard before her (who lived to be 10 1/2 years) and she was a great cow dog.

    They are such loving animals.
  6. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    What a precious doggy. Happy Birthday Penny!! (and many more) [​IMG]
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Congrats to you for taking such good care of Penny!

    I have a Newfoundland that is 9, I hope he's still around in two years also. The big ones are so sweet and cuddly. (well, except for the drool [​IMG])

  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Happy Birthday Penny!!!

    What a beautiful face. Give her a jowl scratch for me. She looks like a wonderful dog. I'm glad you've been able to have her with you for so long. That's really amazing!

    After our dogs get to a more advanced age, where they could go any time, we start celebrating the 1/2 year birthdays, too. [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yippee for Penny! What a pretty girl.
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    We have celebrated her 1/2 birthdays for the last couple of years too!

    I will pass on the birthday greetings to her.

    Chirpy-her father was droolless so we don't have it quite so bad!

    There was a fireworks we could see from our house last night (not sure who put them on) and I said to our oldest DD that it sure is nice they put a big display of fireworks on for Penny's b-day![​IMG]

    We seem to have a thing for dogs celebrating their birthdays on holidays. Heidi's birthday was Christmas.

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