Monday, August 10, 2009

Jan and Roly

Yep, we're a team, me and my boxer dog Roly. Roly's getting on now. In fact I am surprised he is still with me after the doom and gloom the vet told me about 2 years ago. Roly is nearing 13 now which is quite an age for a boxer especially one with kidney failure, blindness, deafness and allergies to just about everything. I think it is the good diet he has had to have due to his allergies that mean he is still in such good condition. It's only been about the last 12 months people have stopped mistaking him for a puppy!

He doesn't like to face the camera.
Maybe it's because of his single tiny centre tooth.
It means we have lots of mug shots of him.

A couple of years ago I made a video of him one morning when he refused to get up. It happens a lot more frequently these days. He loves his sleep. Some mornings it must be hard for him to motivate himself to get up. After all who doesn't love a lie in all wrapped up in a comfy bed especially if it's in the sunshine!

Of course it's no good if it gets too bright. But he gets by.


janey said...

Hi, I haven't been around in awhile either. Roly's looking darn good a senior citizen. I posted a few pix of him. Don't tell him. He might get an attitude :D

Cath from chunkychooky said...

FREAKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jan I just did a post about my dog too!!! its his birthday today!!! this is so weird!...x

SCB said...

Awwwwwww...! Love the blankets - he's making me feel sleepy. Hoorah for Roly! Sara x

kyles said...

Grins..oh I remember Roly as a pup, he's still gorgeous, I posted some puppy love on the weekend too, must be synchronicity..this case of puppy love!

trishiekoh said...

Roly is such a darling!

Jan Allsopp said...

Janey your drawings are fabulous (as always!) Roly is so touched!

Isn't it amazing how we all love and appreciate our four legged friends.