It's crazy to think that it's already been 5 years since we rescued Buster and Lady, and that both dogs will be 9 very soon!
Both dogs are doing well, and right now are just exhibiting age-related problems. Lady's arthritis flares up a little more frequently than before, and she's had a few days recently where she's been on restrictions and not able to play as often as she would like. Buster's pinched nerve acts up occasionally, but a little bracing helps resolve that.
They will constantly "battle" each other, one shoving the other out of the way for the preferred spot on the couch next to me, or the preferred spot in the sun that comes in through the doors and windows. They really love Judith, and love her even more when she'll drop something during meals and snacks. Both dogs, but especially Buster, love their blankets, and any blanket is fair game for burrowing. If you can't find one of the dogs laying in the sun, it's a good bet that they're snuggled in a little blanket nest!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Buster & Lady!