Happy 13th Birthday Rosie... extra treats
Mrd, country living is great, and I would like to add to queenb's worry wart list... ground bees, tick nest which are bad in the spring and the ticks are so tiny you can't see them until they cover the pet and you and you feel like you are on fire, poison ivy that they roll in and then you get from petting them, deer that charge if they have babies nearby, and if you have outdoor trash cans lock the lids or use a bungee cord to tie the lid on, walk them on a leash at night so they won't surprise a skunk, and if you are on a septic system, change to liquid detergents and limit your use of antibacterial soaps.
I took Rusty, who turns 12 in April in to the Vet for his yearly check-up and his liver test (he's on seizure meds). All results were good, the vet looked at Rusty's teeth and then his chart and ask if his teeth had ever been cleaned, No, she said he has the cleanest teeth I've ever seen.
I didn't tell her it was because he doesn't chew his food, but inhales it.
We call our cat Mac 'Mac Attack' because he likes to sneak up on all the others. I yell "Heads Up its Mac Attack" and they are ready for him.