Monday, August 23, 2010

WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING GREAT PYRENEES.......Happy Birthday Boo!!

Okay....so he's really not the World's Oldest Living Great Pyrenees....
I don't want to get comments from Pyrenees lovers around the country that I'm lying....
But our Boo turned 12 today
And we swear that he's aging backwards.....
You know like Benjamin Button...Even our Vet and Dear Mr. Roper over at the Kennel are amazed
At how good he looks...
Clear eyes....great hearing...beautiful fur....Just a tad bit of arthritis...
He is 2 years past the life expectancy for a dog his size....
And he's doing so well....
Infact.....you can see for yourself...
These top two pictures were taken a few weeks ago....
So on his birthday like every year in the past Boo gets cupcakes....

Not sure he wants to turn 12.....

But I'll let him tell you all about his celebration....
Oh...one more thing..he refuses to wear a party hat....
He said Manly dogs don't wear party hats...


"Okay.....Dad is behind the lens....Maybe it's that time of year again when
"those people" feed me cake... "

"Wait....I see fire?"

"This Fat Chick could be trying to trick me....it could be poison"...

"No.....it's safe....she appears to be eating the wax fire thingie"......

"Nope...she's just licking the blue sugar stuff....Hope she leaves some for
Me"....

"Oh that's Gooooooooooood.....lucky I have such a big tongue"

"I learned 12 years ago never to bite the hand that feeds you"......

"Thank You for all your birthday wishes.....Mom really likes you people and I'm sure she
Will read me all your comments...."
"See you next year when I will either be 13 or 11"..........


33 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, sweet! I love these dogs, our neighbors use them to guard their sheep. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a big, handsome guy! I cannot believe he is that age and in such good shape! ;D

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday Boo!!! You age beautifully.

You are still a pup!
Hugs,
Penny

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Boo,
Happy, Happy Birthday from us and Zeke (he's only 9).
xoxo

salmagundi said...

He does look mighty good for one in his senior years. Wish I looked that good!! Happy Birthday Boo. Sally

Nouveau Stitch said...

Awwwwww, Boo! Violette and Willow send their regards and wish they could celebrate with you. But no Frosty Paws ice cream with those cupcakes? And what about a steak? I think you really need to put your paw down and demand better treatment!!

Ellen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Boo! I have met this sweet dog and I can tell you he is one super guy! Love watching him eat cake!!

Jojo said...

Happy Birthday Boo! You've got a lovely coat!!! May all your wishes come true.

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Boo! I hope you had a wonderful paw-ty! You don't look a day over 10!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Happy Birthday to Boo! What a beautiful dog. I LOVE big dogs!!

Cheri said...

HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU...HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU...HAPPY DEAR BOO...HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU! Your still looking good for a youngster.

Sue, how cute that you made Boo cupcakes, your a good mom.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful dog! Looks like he enjoyed his party.
You are such a good mom.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Chatelaine said...

Oh what a sweet guy! He is gorgeous! Such lush fur and an adorable face.

Happy Birthday Boo!

gail said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. I get the tired and tried thing, too. I agree that Jersey has the worst taxes, worst government, and worst drivers. But other than that...it's great.
Two things....I'm going to Paris for the first time in April and I'm going to see Eat Pray Love tonight. Hmmm....which will I enjoy more?
thanks,
gail

gail said...

p.s. Happy Birthday!
gail

Sue said...

Boo- tell your mama to give ya a big hug and a smooch from me, ya big hairy galoot!!
And don't forget to say that I don't take nuts with me- I'd choke, too. I have a purse full of chocolates and twizzlers, and my bottle of Coke to take with me on Wed. for the matinee. I'm all for "qualifying" for the senior discount since they never question Mr. S's silver hair and who else but oldies would be going to an afternoon movie? (It's our day off!) *grin*
hugs, Sue

Kathleen said...

I can't believe I am wishing a dog Happy Barkday! :)
Hey did you know JoJO was 5 min from me when she was here! Unbelievable!
I would have been happy to make lunch for her and give her something to take back for you!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a big sweet fluffy teddy bear! Happy birthday to Boo, and many more:>)

House and Garden Boutique said...

How cute.....great photos. It's a challenge to get a good photo of your pet. Our dog passed away this June and we miss her so much. I'm so glad that your dog is doing so well for her age. Love the green tongue!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Sue -I know Boo and he is the most wonderful and sweet dog! So Gentle.

Happy birthday to Boo -

His cupcakes did look yummy!

See you soon

sandie

merrilymarylee said...

Greater love has no owner than to lick the blue sugar off so that the beautiful birthday boo won't mess up his pretty white coat!

FairfieldHouse said...

And I've got too much time on my hands? LOL
Scout built his own Saturn Booster and "the girls" (siamese cats) sewed his space suit. I had nothing to do with it. I just report what happens!

Happy Birthday to Boo! He is beautiful. Glad he is in good health. Perhaps there's a place for him on the flight crew. Buster will be 14 on Oct 31st!

Your Friend,
Deborah

santamaker said...

This is the cutest post ever! happy happy happy birthday boo!

Annie said...

Boo's birthday is the same as mine! Also Gene Kelly. No wonder he is such a special dog.

Wish I could give him a birthday hug but you can do it for me. Bet you can't stop hugging that beautiful big puppy.

((((hugs))))) Boo. Wishing you many more cupcakes.

Annie said...

Boo's birthday is the same as mine! Also Gene Kelly. No wonder he is such a special dog.

Wish I could give him a birthday hug but you can do it for me. Bet you can't stop hugging that beautiful big puppy.

((((hugs))))) Boo. Wishing you many more cupcakes.

Melanie said...

We also have a Great Pyrenees that is now 12 1/2 years old! I was wondering if that was some sort of record?! Her name is Swan Lake, and she's been a very healthy dog. Only recently she's started having issues with her hips. How is Boo doing these days?

Melanie said...

We have a Pyr who is 12 1/2 years old, too! I was wondering if that was some sort of record! Swan Lake has been very healthy, with only having hip issues in the last few months. How is Boo doing?

Dan Jerger said...

Has anyone ever heard of a 17 year old Great Pyranees? I have one thta is 16 1/2 years old and still going dtrong. He has arthritis but I give him an adequan shot every 2 weeks and he does fine.

harpoj@volcan.net

Janna said...

Would you mind telling me what you feed him? Or anyone else with an older one. I have a 10 month old male and a 3 month old female and I'm already so in love with them I don't want to consider losing them. People have been warning me about their SHORT lives so naturally I'm looking for all ways to extend theirs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. By the way, happy birthday Boo...you're my hope.

Sue said...

HI JANNA.....YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE TWO BRAND NEW PYRENEES....THEY ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL DOGS.....BOO PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 30TH...HE WAS PERKY AND GORGEOUS UNTIL THE VERY LAST DAY...HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE NERVES IN HIS SPINE AND HIS REAR LEGS JUST GAVE WAY ONE DAY....VERY SAD..BUT HE WAS 12 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS OLD...VERY OLD FOR A PYRENEES...HE WAS A PICKY EATER AND I VERY OFTEN MADE HIM A WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN, HE LOVED CHICKEN, HATED MEAT....HE ATE MOST OF THE TIME KIBBLES AND BITS THE MINI SIZE MORSELS....AND LOTS OF MILK BONES....HE ALSO LOVED MY HOMEMADE DOG BISCUITS.....HE WAS VERY SPOILED....I DID DO MANY POSTS ABOUT HIM AND IF YOU E-MAIL ME I WILL SEND YOU THE LINKS, THEY ARE VERY ENJOYABLE TO READ....
SUEADIVARI@GMAIL.COM

Anonymous said...

My Great Pyr is turning 12 next year. She has cancer and hip dysplasia.

Anonymous said...

Wow... What a beautiful dog. My grandfather had one named Rosie, she lived around 18 years. I absolutely promise! She lived on a rural farm and wasnt even really cared for the way i feel a dog should be cared for. He was lax in flea and heartworm preventative.. Surprisingly enough she was a very hearty, lovely girl. I cant wait to get my boy a Pyr.

Anonymous said...

Our Great Pyreneese dog Lusha in Florida is turning 14 years this month in a week. Is she the oldest Pyreneese? I hope not but I feel like it. We have a lot of problems but she is still hanging in quite fine.

Anonymous said...

'Beau' was born July 10th 1997. He is slowing down, but still walks once a day. His hips are weakening some and he still has an appetite.
We have no idea what it will be like when he's gone. Pyrs are truly the best dogs.