Happy 10th Birthday Thunder!

It is hard to believe that Thunder was once a small little puppy.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies
Thunder Is One Of The Little Pups (Photo Courtesy SRR’s Chesapeakes)
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
This Is Thunder AKA “Right Rear Boy” Which Was His Marking, At About 6 Weeks Old (Photo Courtesy SRR’s Chesapeakes)

Ten years have flown by in the blink of an eye.  At ten, Thunder is still going strong.  He is primarily hubby’s best hunting buddy and had a great season this past Fall.

Ch HR SRR’s North Point Thunder Bay SH CGC WDQ
Thunder-Ch HR SRR’s North Point Thunder Bay SH CGC WDQ

Ten is kind of a milestone.  Nature takes it toll, especially on a large dog.  We hope we have Thunder for many more years and that he has many more hunting seasons, but at 10 years old we know those days are numbered.  What ever time we have, the rest is gravy!

Look for more posts this week dedicated to our amazing Thunder-boy.

Ch HR SRR’s North Point Thunder Bay SH CGC WDQ
Happy 10th Birthday Thunder

22 thoughts on “The Rest Is Gravy – Happy 10th Birthday Thunder

  1. Happy birthday Thunder! Love from Rolo and Annabel. (Chocolate Labs in London UK aged 13 and 12 respectively.) May you have many more years of hunting.

  2. Happy, HAPPY Birthday to Thunder! Oh, what a cute little guy you were…and you grew up into such a handsome dog. We hope the rest of your years are filled with all things that you love.

  3. Happy Birthday Thunder! once a small brown puppy and now a beautiful brown dawg!!! hugs and kisses and toys and treats… and some ducks :o)

  4. Happy 10th Birthday sweet Thunder! It is wonderful to know you are still going strong and enjoying hunting with your dad…his best buddy. What a handsome dog you are. Hugs and nose kisses, Mags, Chancy and Pooh

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY THUNDER!!! with love, hugs, and kisses from all us Oakes girls!

  6. Happy Barkday Thunder!!! With lots of slurps from Lady Girl and Pookie (and their mommy too!)!!

  7. Happy 10th Birthday, Thunder! Keep going strong! What an adorable puppy and such a handsome old(er) gentleman now! 🙂

  8. Erynn wants to know when the decade party is, she loves cake! Macha says welcome to the elder club!
    And, You know Thunder, we seniors have what it takes! Experience. Keep the stamina for the special days and do not let the young ones challenge your authority! You are Master of the Blind! Age before everything! Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy birthday Thunder! Hope you have many more wonderful years with this beautiful boy 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday, Thunder! If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have our awesome little Mich(igan) Grandson of yours! Someday, one of our Chessie Kiddos will outlive us because we can’t live without them.

  11. I’m sure you did something really nice for his birthday. I agree, time is precious as they age and I do hope you have many more years with your boy.

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