My dear old girl…

I was doing some show practice with my youngsters on the weekend and Flame - the grand old matron of our kennel - didn't want to feel like she was missing out :p

So we gave her a turn of her own, and I must say she still looks and performs well for a girl who will be 11 in May 2008. 😃

Over the years she produced 15 lovely pups for us and she now has descendants in most states of Australia, as well as in Finland and Norway.

Her name is Aus Ch Eilsta Qwyt Kutani (aka Flame), and below are a couple of photos we took of her on Sunday.


Flame stacked


Flame gaiting

Gotta love this old girl 😃 😃

She is very lovely…..I hope I look as good at the equivalent age. 😃

Pat

She looks great!!!! Fun too when these old show kids want to get in the act!!!

she looks great for an old gal. Moves nice too!

She's still a beautiful girl and has kept her girlish figure. 😃

She is gorgeous!

@elena86:

She's still a beautiful girl and has kept her girlish figure. 😃

Here is an important remark… it is very important that we are all watching our B's weigh as they age... keep them fit and trim helps them to leave a long life and being fit and trim, it there is a problem.. easier to treat, IMO... and overweight dogs will have many, many problems with joints besides internal organs working harder...

Now that said, my real elders, I do try to keep a 1lb or so extra just in case... but no more then that..

Aw, she is just beautiful!

She's still got it, very pretty girl no matter the age

She's lovely. I always get a kick out of how they don't want to be left out of the action.

@tanza:

She looks great!!!! Fun too when these old show kids want to get in the act!!!

That's the thing - Flame doesn't think she is old! She is still as mischievous as she was the day she arrived from her breeders! 😉

I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments about my beautiful Flame. I know that she would certainly appreciate all of the attention!

I have tried very hard with all of our older dogs, to keep them in as near a show condition as possible, and we are thrilled that all of our "more mature" kids are ageing so well.

She is beautiful…and in amazing shape...you've done a great job with her! 🙂

I love the less-young basenjis and Flame is certainly a lovely girl. I have an 11 year old that is still active in agility. (He's the brindle in my avater pic)

Your B Flame is still burning bright, she is beautiful. What makes her so apealing is her experience, she just looks so confident, Like as if to say, "Hey,I've Got This Stuff!" haha!!!!!

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