Molly, our bluetick/ treeing walker coonhound recently celebrated her 13th birthday. We adopted Molly 5 years ago when she was 8 years old. She has been a wonderful addition to our family!
Here's how her regular vet check-up went a few weeks ago:
Vet: Awww! 13 years old! She must be slowing down a lot now.
Amanda: Well, no, not really. She runs around barking at everything, all the time.
Vet: Well, she certainly must not have as much energy as she used to.
Amanda: She's pretty active... she's still the first one up every morning and then she runs around and barks all the time.
Vet: But she's probably sleeping quite a lot, isn't she?
Amanda: Ummm. Well, no, we kinda wish she would sleep a lot more...instead of running around and barking ALL the time.
And so it went. Molly is still very active, barks the most out of the three hounds, and continues to grow various lumps at an amazing rate. She suffers from allergies that affect her airway, so she does cough and hack quite a lot at times, but meds control it for the most part. Our biggest problem with her lately is the fact that she is getting red, raw sores on her skin, probably allergy related. Other than that, she is always happy, full of energy and LOUD, like any good hound should be!
As energetic as Molly is, she can also relax with the best of them. We probably have hundreds of pictures of Molly in various states of "The Nap."
We are so happy to have you in our lives, Molly-pup. Happy, Happy Birthday!!