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Happy Birthday Ansel.

By LynneJoyce  
Today, July 17th, is Ansel's third birthday and though he doesn't seem phased by it, I thought it worth celebrating in photographs. Apart from the opening montage, they are presented in the order that they were taken.

I always describe Ansel as a rescue dog. I didn't rescue him, he rescued me. He came into my life in October 2017, just over a month after Garrath died and he gave me a reason to get up in the morning, to have a routine and to go out. In fact he gave me a reason to live. I shall always be grateful to him for that and to my friend Sylvia, her daughter Amy and the farmer Ian who together arranged, nay plotted, to make sure I took him.

I cannot imagine life without him or without his younger brother Alfred, both of whom make my life worth living.

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17 Jul 2020 12:30PM
Absolutely gorgeous, Happy Birthday Ansel, you lovely dog! Wonderful set here Lynne, too nice to pick a fave 🌟

17 Jul 2020 12:32PM
Lovely set, Lynne. Beautifully presented as always.
17 Jul 2020 12:39PM
A wonderful set of images to celebrate Ansel's birthday.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2020 12:59PM
I find this dog's entrance into your life a touching story, Lynne, and have always been moved by it.
I can't believe it has been 3 years.
Ansel and Alfred may not know that they are your saviours, but they do seem very happy to be with you and also to be with each other.
Happy Birthday, Ansel.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
17 Jul 2020 1:15PM
Huge Birthday Wishes to one of your best boys Ansel , Lynne , how quickly they grow ! Beautiful birthday seriesSmileSmile
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
17 Jul 2020 1:39PM
Splendid set
rambler Plus
13 1.1k 17 England
17 Jul 2020 2:06PM
A handsome boy and how much fun,

Ken SmileSmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Jul 2020 2:12PM
Well, a very Happy Birthday, Ansel! 🐕🦴😃 A fine collection, Lynne 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
17 Jul 2020 2:44PM
Happy Birthday big boy. A stunning set of images of Ansel. I love each one.
debu 12 India
17 Jul 2020 3:07PM
Excellent images,V3 for me.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2020 3:44PM
a tree huger too...
a good reason to go on Lynne
he certainly came into your life at the right time
and took you along on another journey
as these great images show us
Happy birthday Ansel
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2020 4:06PM
How lovely to read about the positive effect he has had on your life Lynne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
17 Jul 2020 4:07PM
How fortunate you are to have this wonderful dog to look after you! Happy Birthday Ansel!
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2020 4:10PM
Happy birthday AnsellSmileSmile

capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2020 6:43PM
I'm sure he will have the birthday he deserves.Smile
18 Jul 2020 6:06AM
V1 is gorgeous, Lynne and such a lot of lovely memories for you.
Mind you, a dog on the move is not the easiest thing to capture so, you've done very well with these.

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2020 12:00PM
We've been on your journey with Ansel and love him like you do.
May he live a long and happy life with you.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
18 Jul 2020 5:14PM
And happy birthday from me too, Lynne: so nice to have a series like this from puppyhood onwards, and you sure have a great collection of action shots of him. Hope you have many years of companionship with him ahead.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2020 1:36AM
Indeed. here is my award as a Birthday present !!
Lovely set Lynne, Isabel GrinGrin

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