Friday Dog Blogging – 12 July 2019

You remember Bodie the cockapoo, don’t you? You met him nearly a year ago, when he was just a few weeks old. Well, last weekend was his first birthday, so he joined us on the dog-friendly grounds of UC Irvine while we played a round of disc golf. The top picture is Bodie in his natural state, wet and dirty and loving every minute of it. The bottom picture is a rare image of Bodie at rest, looking spic and span because I took it near the start of the day.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this morning we also got some sad news on the blogger cat front. R.I.P. Burns.

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