I am happy to say that today we are celebrating Digital the brindlewonderkid's 14th! birthday. His more formal name is:
AKC Dual Ch (FC, Ch) Idlewild-Jerlin's Digital, RN SC, MX, MXJ, OAP, OJP, EAC, EJC, OGC, AD, ASFA FCh, TDIA, MVB, 2002/2007 #1 agility basenji (AKC rankings)
He is the first dog I ever competed with. He is a group winning and multiple best in field dog. And then he had a long career in agility. He's been (sadly) retired from agility since he started to loose his hearing and some noises really startle him. But he does still beg to go to our agility field and play. Mosly this involves standing around while I give him treats, but yesterday he did a few jumps, the dogwalk, the teeter and a few sets of weaves in addition to begging for treats. I think he felt like he had to show Zest he still has it.
These pics are from today. I wanted to get one of him trotting as his topline is still gorgeous, but my camera and camera skills were inadequate. I have included a few of him sort of stacked but he's hunched up because it was cold/windy out and he did not want to stand still. Not good weather for basenjis, especially one at 14. Jet the trying is 13 and I've included one of him just sitting there. He was pouting because he wanted to go back inside.