The wonderful lady in Ohio, Carey, who was Axl's first mom sent me an email a few weeks ago that finally cleared up the confusion about when Axl was born. When we adopted him 7 years ago the rescue group gave me some papers from the Veterinarian that mentioned Axl was born on September 9, 2001. That turned out to be either someone's guess or just some sloppy paperwork. But Carey did some research on the AKC web site and came up with his registration number. With that I ordered an official certificate that showed his Certified Pedigree, and his true date of birth.
So we were only about a month off when we had his birthday parties but it doesn't matter now.
On October 28, 2016 old man Axl, affectionately called Grandpa Axl, officially named Armani's Cold November Rain will be 15 years old.
In case you're interested November Rain is a song written by Axl Rose from the rock group Guns 'N Roses. Thank you Carey.