Wendy is our family's Golden Retriever, the best dog that ever lived!
She'll be 13 years old on August 1st, and lives with OlderSon and his beloved, The Equestrienne, on their country estate (well, it's only 2 acres but we like to refer to it that way).
In the past year, we have noticed that Wendy's losing her eyesight, and is almost totally deaf, although she can still pick up the rustling of candy wrappers at twenty paces.
Poor Wendydog.... she feels so sorry for herself in the hot weather and has to lay on the tile floor and stick her tongue out to stay cool.
But a trip the the Doggy Beauty Parlour can work wonders for a hot dog. A nice scented shampoo, a total body shave and a smart new Canada Maple Leaf kerchief round her neck and she feels (and smells) like a 6 month old puppy again.