Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Astro!

Astro had his 2nd birthday yesterday!  He is is still full of puppy play.  Sometimes out of the blue when he is laying quietly all of a sudden he will start to kick his legs, squirm around, and start barking it up being a complete goof ball.  He loves his toys and he loves to play tug.  He just loves to play!

I do think he is starting to get some of that handsome adult dog look to him.  Sometimes I'll get a glimpse of him and I'll think "He's starting to not look like a puppy".  And then I go back in to denial.  I remember when this started to happen with Zephyr too.  I think it's really neat to watch them change as they grow.

This picture was actually taken during one of his goofy moments.  Astro and Zephyr had been mouthing at each other and then Zephyr started doing the nibbling and grooming on his neck.

The big birthday present was beef trachea chews.  I had seen Scout enjoying some and it turns out our feed store has them.  I made sure to get the ones that looked like they had lots of good stuff on them.

The trachea chews were a big hit with both boys!

In the evening we went on a birthday walk.  It wasn't too long because Zephyr is still recovering from the chemo.  The day before Astro and I did go on a hike with a friend and her dogs.  When we got back to her house Astro had a great time playing in the kiddie pool and then rubbing and rolling in the dirt until his face, chest, and legs were caked in mud.  He also had an awesome time running around the yard with Mouse, a dachshund.

The boys scan the forest for things to chase.  Astro and I have actually been able to get out on a few hikes and I have some great pictures that I'll post soon.

Astro may be getting older but he still thinks he can fit in the famed blue berber ball like he did when he was a puppy.  Happy Birthday Astro, I love you!!!


Sue said...

Lovely photos. Happy birthday Astro.

Zephyr is looking good.

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Astro! You are getting more and more handsome every day! I can't wait to see your hiking pictures, either. We are all hoping the year ahead is even better than this one for you!


Jennifer said...

Happy B-Day! :)


The Barn Door said...

Have a greyt birthday Astro!!!

Winnie said...

Have a really really happy birthday Astro.

I still have goofy moments just like that and I'm 9.

Some of us just stay young at heart furever!

Love and licks, Winnie

Angela J. said...

Happy Birthday!

IHeartDogs said...

Happy Birthday Handsome! Looks like you had a greyt day.
Stay a puppy as long as you please :P

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Belated Happy birthday, Astro:) I love the last photo, he isn't spilling out much! Great that you're doing some hiking. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. Beef trachea chews, whatever next! They look like fun.

Michelle said...

Really late in seeing this post. Happy belated birthday Astro!!