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Happy 15th Birthday Malori !
:cake: :cake: :cake:
[she's eaten cake before when no one was looking for just a second, so... it's okay if i can't find a biscuit emote. ;) ]

She turned 15 exactly on October 11th! :faint:
So that's like... 105 doggie years, right?

I know she doesn't look the best, but I can't imagine what I would look like at 105 years old. :no:

This photo was actually taken two months ago when we went to Harris Beach,
and the eye that is NOT good in this photo is better, and NOW it's the other eye that is now infected. Of course both eyes have cateracts anyway...

But her biggest problem since Summer of 2010 is her diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure. We have read that most dogs usually don't live much past 6 months after this diagnosis, but it's been 15 months...

She's on three medications for it.

The most current issue is forgetting to let us know she has to go out to go the bathroom and this has been cause for a variety of problems. We've tried a number of different things. We've settled on a diaper system, which so far is the best thing, but it doesn't work all the time.

She still LOVES to eat though, and likes [very] short walks, wags her tail to see us, and therefore we don't seem to be at that particular juncture to make that one horrible decision...
even though life has been rough.

Malori has been with me over a third of my life, and that's a lot considering I'm getting to be quite an older adult. ;)
I got her as a young adult to keep Canela, my first dog [stray] [who was my first pet as an adult] company, since I worked so much away from the house back then.

Canela passed on Sept. 5th, 2009, at 14 years 4 months.

These dogs had/have been with me through the very toughest years of my life. They've been there through it all... it's amazing when I think about it.
:heart:

Last year at 14:

Visiting Harris Beach last year:






We love you, Malori, and we will forever...
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[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A Dear Friend Indeed:heart:
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Photographer
So cute!:aww:
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mk-kayem Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I look into her eyes and see quiet contentment and trusting interest. She's a lucky and lovely dog, Tea! :heart:

Happy Birthday, Malori. :iconfuncakeplz:

I think the newest in counting dog years is fifteen for first year and 4 to 5 every year after. So she is 80 or 85 or so. Still pretty good! If you're interested, HERE is a link
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Aww, Happy Anniversary, Malori, 15 years old is a quite respectable age for a dog! :heart:
She must be a great companion for you, a loyal one! :hug:
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ArwenPentephraxis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
awesome! she is beautiful, she looks like she has a great personality. I can realate to what you are saying because I have had my cat since I was 14 and I feel like we are growing up together. I hope I have him a long time too :)
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday Mallori ! :cake: :)
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awww..So Adorable!...I love the sand on her nose..:love:
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   General Artist
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mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Photographer
Awwww! This made me cry!! They take over such a huge part of our lives and hearts, don't they?! She's such a tough gal! Reminds me of my Susie and how she had so many health problems, but, just kept right on going.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MALORI! I hope you have a fantastic day, my dear!! :love: :iconbirthdaycakeplz:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
awwwwwwwwwwww lovely looking dog:icondogplz: looks like she has a sweet nature!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! She's still pretty lovely looking after all these many 15 years! Thank you Linley, you're very sweet!
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
:iconheart3plz: u are very welcome!! yes very sweet indeed:icontinyheartplz:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her face! It has such great character and in her eyes you can see she has done a lot of living.
She's lucky to have you to give her some great care! :iconsmile--plz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you... yes, character indeed, and she sure has done a lot of living. :nod:
You nailed it! Thanks again, Cecilia.
Oh and what a sweet thing to say!
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure! I've always read that the eyes are the window to your soul.I think you can really learn a lot by looking into someone's eyes, human or cats and dogs.
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awww cute shot
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's nice of you! :D
She really is cute after ALL these years... :aww:
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Reno21 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
awws, i remember my dog too. he was the best and had to out him down for cancer. we were not going to make him suffer even more with the meds. that was the best black lab i had for 11 years. i know how you feel.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awww, I am so sorry about your dog! It's terrible making that decision isn't it. :aww:
Luckily, our dog here is STILL ALIVE! :D
This is for her BIRTHDAY photo. :cake:

But I don't know how much longer she has...
We did have to put to sleep her sister 2 years ago who was 14 years and 4 months old, for kidney failure. It is so sad, so I know how you feel. They are wonderful companions, aren't they.
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Reno21 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
aww, sorry to hear about yours too. oh he was an amazing dog, very smart. i was gone and came home to find my dad crying is when i found out that the dog was gone. but we have him in an urn here at home. better off having them close to you than somewhere else. we now a demon pup named junior, just like shleppie too. a black lab. but i still miss him. she will last for a long time, don't worry. she looks tough. and Happy Birthday to her too.
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ChibiAllenX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww~!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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ChibiAllenX Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ you're welcome!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
cute!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
THanks, Dave! :hug:
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
your so welcome
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! :heart: She's such a sweet old lady! :aww: I wish her all the best for her birthday, may she be blessed with health and luck! :nod:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's so lovely of you! :D
Thank you so much for such wonderful wishes!
:boogie: :hug:
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure, she's such a pretty dog! :)
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cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish her a happy birthday for me :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I certainly will, thanks! :hug:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Malori:heart: ooh how i wish i could hug you both,you both are gorgeus ladys:hug:
ooh wow 105 years!i really isn't bad!i:love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear Shiny! :hug:
It is the Malori dog I've spoken of. :D
Thank you yes, 105 years! :D
We would love hugs from you! :hug: :hug:
Thank you for such kind words. :heart:
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seven-s Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
She has aged gracefully. Nice capture!:):rose:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you... this past year was quite a turning point down... but we've all done our best with her, including her, herself! :D
:hug:
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DrThudleyMoriarty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awz <3
She's adorable! :3
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Not bad for an old lady, right!
:heart:
Seriously, thank you so much! :hug:'s
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DrThudleyMoriarty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My dog died at the age of 15. :'<
But I'm sure you'll have many more happy years with her. :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry about your dog... :hmm:

And doubt I'll have many more years with mine to be honest. 15 is pretty long for a Beagle already.
I'll be exceptionally surprised if she were to make it another full year... she's very ill.
but thank you for your enthusiasm. :aww:
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