Well, it's almost time for me to leave my babies again for another six month "vacation" to the Middle East. If all goes well I'll be back around Christmas/New Years. In preparation for my trip I'm taking all to the vet for their annual exams. I don't really think there will be any issues, just want to make sure. Noonie is 12 and is still very active for an older gentleman. I just hope he continues on this way and is waiting for me when I come back. Buddy is 8 and used to be very quiet. Now I'd put him up against anyone for howling. Penny is a sassy little girl of 5 who loves to bark at the dog across the street. She plays rough, but loves to snuggle too. I will miss them all very much.