Good boy, Karl
I wanted to give a little shout-out to my blackbird, Karl. He gets nervous and chirps, hence the nickname. Today he is 9. Well, technically we don't know his birthday because the people who dumped him at the shelter didn't speak English. We've had him for 8 1/2 years.
He's a great dog, as long as you don't touch his paws (he freaks out and acts as though you've come at him with a machete).