Happy 13th Birthday Happy!
This post is dedicated to my little Gordon Setter, "Happy". Today is his 13th birthday.
I never thought I'd love another Gordon like I did Peat, the Gordon that started it all. The Gordon Setter that our kennel is named after. The Gordon that pointed my first grouse. The Gordon that I shot my first grouse over. The first bird dog I ever had. But I was wrong.
When Peat died, I was heartbroken. Then came Happy. He was the last puppy in the litter. A litter from Peat. We had no buyer for him. The longer we kept him, the more Dan wanted to keep him. He brought him into the house to cheer me up. It worked. His doggie kisses and pawing my knee for attention soon won me over. He healed my broken heart with one doggie kiss at a time.
He's a wonderful house dog, as well as an excellent grouse hunter. He is a faithful friend and a bird dog through and through. He is our protector, our alarm system and the one waiting for us when we arrive home. He is always happy to see us.