Its been awhile since I have posted anything about my crew so I thought I’d let you all know how things have been going. Brutus, Rufus and Apollo celebrated their 9th birthdays in January. 9 is not a big milestone for a Labrador but for a Saint Bernard its HUGE. The average life span of a Saint Bernard is 8-10 years and I have been blessed to make it to the 9 year mark. I’m hoping for a lot more time. I ordered a big bone birthday cake from Three Dog Bakery Columbus and as always they made the most amazing cake for the boys. When I called in and gave their names for the cake, the owner recognized them immediately. She says… “OOOOH, I know them, the Saint Bernards” – totally made my day!
The boys enjoying their yummy cake! Rufus’s legs are so gross… he’s likes to groom himself, alot. As he’s gotten older and a little arthritis has set in, keeping him clean and white is a challenge. They both go to the groomer once a month for a bath and brush and I wash his legs in the tub once a week. Of course he was due for a bath when I took his bday pictures. Oh well, Saint Bernards are alot of work. If you are considering getting one, please read – Is a St Bernard Right for you that I wrote a few months ago.