Anyway, I'm happy that she's feeling good!
Here's Drifter from his 9th birthday on Sunday, looking somewhat grey and grizzled but healthy and happy.
for his birthday I got him a brand new collar with a customized metal tag
OK so maybe I also got Seri a new collar for Drifter's birthday.... but I had to get her a new one! Her old one is red/white, and I have repurposed the red/white harness to be Strafe's, so Seri's doesn't match anymore. I also got a nice light pink/brown leash from Rush to Tug, so I got a collar that would match the leash (which also match's Kiba's collar).
I fear that I am becoming a matchey-matchey leash person. . .
I tried really hard to get updated stacked pictures of Strafe, to show off how gorgeous he is, but the trick of putting him on the grooming table and tossing a toy or cookie totally didn't work this time, and while I got some "ok" pics of him standing, so that an educated person can deduce that he has good structure, the best shot I got was this one, of his happy smiling face and his current favorite toy...