Happy Birthday Oakley

Today my boy turns THREE!!! I can't believe how fast time flies…it's early but we have already celebrated in our annual tradition of a cupcake for his special day...it's been a long road filled with lots of bumps and turns but no matter what I love my Oakley!

Love the pics! Happy Birthday, Mr. Handsome Boy!

What a nice looking boy! Happy Birthday Oakley! Oh, a black and white… how I'd like another black and white.
It was my Basenji's birthday yesterday, Teak... he turned 6.
And today is my Australian Shepherd's sorta birthday. I wouldn't even mention that here, but he turned 18 years and 4 months old today, that's pretty impressive for a dog I think. We celebrate monthly now.
-Joanne

Happy Birthday Oakley. And many more. What better birthday present could a Basenji have than the opportunity to rip something up? I hope that's just the wrappings from your present in the last photo!

Happy birthday Oakley and we wish you many many more. Loved the photos.

Jolanda and Kaiser

Oh happy birthday O!

Today is also Jet the trying's birthday. He is "sweet" 16 today and as trying as ever.

Thanks everyone..Oakley is my everything and to me it was just yesterday he was a little pup..he has been my wingman..happy birthday to your old man Giza.
Happy birthday Jet!! agile, you mean they don't get less trying with age..oof, I keep hoping!

Happy Birthday Oakley!
Today is a very popular B birthday… two people I know had litters born today!

@Chealsie508:

Thanks everyone..Oakley is my everything and to me it was just yesterday he was a little pup..he has been my wingman..happy birthday to your old man Giza.
Happy birthday Jet!! agile, you mean they don't get less trying with age..oof, I keep hoping!

uh, well, they get slower, so that may mean (1) you can catch them and (2) less time to get into things since it takes them longer. But Jet has been having some "senior" moments. He sometimes forgets what he was doing, like when I take him outside to pee, he forgets what he's doing out there, then comes inside and pees. (Oh well, carpets were ruined with Digital's kidney failure, so it's not like he can do more harm there.)

Lol….Oakley pretends he forgot why we went outside, inevitably so we can stay out longer (except it's freezing outside these days so that happens less)... I keep telling myself Oakley won't be a perpetual three year old child for life but I guess he will; it's like living with a toddler!! Lol

Today is a popular bday for Bs..oakleys breeder was expecting a litter today; although I haven't checked to see if her pups arrived on time....

Who is Oakley's breeder?

Oakley is : Eldorado and Akuaba's I'll Be Your Wingman from Eldorado in MA

I know of them! One of their dogs is often at shows I go to 🙂 Pretty dogs.

I'm late to the party, but Happy Belated Birthday to Oakley! I hope he had a wonderful day (with perhaps a b-day romp in the trash?). 🙂

I'm glad to see him looking healthier. Looks like he has his spunk back. Has he gained back all the weight he lost?

Hi Pamela, Oakley decided to help me rip up his food bag on trash day..perhaps he thought smaller pieces were easier for me to manage???
He certainly regained his spunk and all his weight. It took months to get him back from that..and even longer to get him mentally readjusted after the surgery…I love looking at him and not seeing ribs or spine, I appreciate him having weight on him so much more. Crossing my fingers that age three is when he starts to become more responsible but in the last couple days I have yet to see any change in maturity..lol

Three years has come and past...kinda sad how quick it moves, thanks to everyone for the wishes!!

Happy Belated Barrooo Day to Oakley, he is still as gorgeous as ever. Hard to believe he is three already!

@Chealsie508:

Hi Pamela, Oakley decided to help me rip up his food bag on trash day..perhaps he thought smaller pieces were easier for me to manage??? He certainly regained his spunk and all his weight. It took months to get him back from that..and even longer to get him mentally readjusted after the surgery…I love looking at him and not seeing ribs or spine, I appreciate him having weight on him so much more. Crossing my fingers that age three is when he starts to become more responsible but in the last couple days I have yet to see any change in maturity..lol

Three years has come and past...kinda sad how quick it moves, thanks to everyone for the wishes!!

LOL. That Oakley– always trying to help out! He looks great-- so sleek and shiny and happy. I'm really glad he's thriving after those scary back-to-back episodes.

The time truly does go fast-- too fast when they're sweet... and not fast enough when they're feeling naughty. 🙂 Are you still thinking of getting a second B, Chealsie-- a little red girl to keep Oakley company?

I always think it would be good for Oakley to have another dog…mainly because working with his behaviorist we've determined Oakley to be fear aggressive and he is so ambiguous with other dogs...as his behaviorist puts it: he wants to interact with other dogs but when push comes to
Shove he can't handle the interaction..with repeated exposures he is capable of progress; for instance he does really well with his schnauzer buddy whose 6 months younger and he's known since they were little and now she got another schnauzer and he is slowly becoming less reactive and much more tolerant...he was never this way until maturity but now he is so socially awkward (like I had never exposed him to dogs...which we always did)...I think having an in house playmate would help further him in that arena but it will also be tough at first for him to get along with another dog....which scares me..personally, I'm past the point of wanting a second but I always think it would help make Oakley a better dog with his fear aggression...if I do in the future, I predict it will be a little red and white girl named Aspen...

I always wanted an Oakley and Aspen...

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