Happy 13th Birthday Rita!!!
Rita (Lyons Keiralea Of Varazs) was a Vizsla I imported from Joy Lyons of Florida in January 1997. She was born October 28, 1996 and that makes her 13 years young today! Happy Birthday Rita! Rita developed bilateral entropion, an inward rolling of the eyelid, and since I couldn't use her in my breeding program, I placed her with a couple who already owned one of my dogs, Varazs Summer Solstice "Bob". Rita became a fast and inseparable companion to Bob, who sadly passed away in August of this year just shy of his 14th birthday. See http://varazsvizslas.blogspot.com/2009/08/remembering-bob.html (Bob was a littermate to Jester who crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week.) Rita initially found it hard to be without Bob at her side but I hope she's adjusting now.
Rita has spent most of her 13 years happily living with Karen Johnston and Doug Wheeler. I visited Rita and Bob in August of this year and the photos above were taken of Rita that day. Below are photos of a younger Rita and Bob, taken by Karen Johnston. So enjoy your special day today Rita! Hugs and lots of love.
L - R, Rob and Rita