Our Adventures With Retired Racing Greyhounds, Truly, Maggie and Walker

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Truly's 10th Birthday

Last Saturday, my Truly boy turned 10.  We spent the day doing things he likes to do.  I haven't posted about his birthday until now because Walker started to get sick later that night.

Truly said he understands why he hasn't had much face time on the blog and he gladly deferred to Walker's illness.    That's how Truly is - unassuming, patient and kind.
My best boy, Truly, on his 10th birthday.
Now that Walker is well on his way back to good health, here's what we did on Truly's special day.

First, we took him out BY HIMSELF!  That's a special treat because he got all the attention.  We went to Tail Spin - a pet store that opened last summer.  It's near our house so we could walk.
Truly being admired by people inside the adjacent store.
Checking things out.
More stuff to smell.
I'm not sure Truly really appreciated his Tail Spin bath - especially on his birthday.
I've always wanted to try the self-washing stations because getting Truly into and out of the bathtub is harrowing.
I'm scared he'll slip and hurt himself.
This was the first time that we've been there that a wash station was vacant so we took advantage.
 I don't know that I'll do it again.  Maybe this is petty but the advertised warm water lasted until
I got the shampoo on him.  Then it was ice cold.
Like the trooper he is, Truly got through it without complaining, though the look on his face is quite telling.
After drying off, we picked out his birthday treats and left for a nice, long walk.
This is the cool shoulder bag the Tail Spin staff gave him in honor of his special day.
Past the court house.
Crossing the street.
When we first adopted Truly, I took him for a walk on this street.  We passed by these purple lions in front of the florist. They terrified him.  Now he says, "Pffft -"

Truly not being scared by the lions.
Truly on stage at the music store.
Truly says, "Come ON, Mom!"
Sawyer says, "Come ON, Mom!"
Truly loves to pass by the Rookery.  People sitting on the patio always pet him.
My favorite steak place, the Downtown Grill.
More good restaurants in The Alley.
Me with my smiling boy in the park.
Truly loves his Tilapia strips.  I love that they have glucosamine and chondroitin.
Now for a birthday nap.
Happy Birthday, Truly!  We love you!


  1. Happy Birthday to Truly! He's a beautiful boy. And I'm glad Walker is doing better.

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday, Truly! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday...except for that cold bath, but then we always get at least one present we could do without.

  3. Happy Birthday Truly. You are a handsome lad. Glad you got a special day with your mum and human sister Saqwyer (love that name:)).

    Love seeing the places. Glad that cold rinse was made up for by the bag. Now you can carry your treats wherever you go.

    Lovely photo of you with your mum (or should that be mom:))

    Polly and I are sending hugs to you all.

  4. Happy 10th Birthday Truly. You had such a great time going out for a special day!
    So glad to hear Walker is on the mend.
    Lynne x

  5. Happy 10th Bday!!! What an fun-filled day all about you.

  6. Looks like a wonderful birthday outing - bath aside ;)
    He is such a good boy!

  7. Happy Birthday! He looks so happy except during his bath. That was not a nice thing to do on his special day. LOL

  8. Happy Birthday! WHat a wonderful birthday present! (if we exclude the cold bath)

  9. Truly is GORGEOUS!!! I love those grey brindle faces! So very sweet.

    Sounds as if he had a good day, on the whole, but ... ice cold water? I must admit, I'd have complained about it. Poor Truly - he is a trooper!

  10. Oh Happy Belated Birthday Truly boy. That first picture is heart melting! I call Blue my best boy to.

  11. The happiest of Birthdays, and may you have many many more!

  12. Looks like your handsome boy had a fantastic birthday!