Friday, April 20, 2007

Foto Shoot Friday (Happy Barkday Penny!!!!!)

Today we celebrate Penny's 5th birthday. This is all, of course, an approximation because when we adopted her on 11/20/2002, the Vet estimated her age at 7 months. I believe that to be pretty accurate.

If you spend a lot of time with Dog People, you may hear them refer to one particular dog as their "heart dog". They may have 2, 3, 5, 8 dogs...but one dog in the pack stands out. It's not picking favorites. But there is one dog they share a particularly strong bond with. The dog that can almost read their mind. The dog that makes them work a little harder, search a little longer, have a little more patience. The one that changes them, for the better, forever.

Penny is my Heart Dog.

All of the reasons why will be reserved for another day. I'm not getting I'm celebrating all that is Penny!

We had the first perfect day in weeks to hit the park.

"Let's GO!"

Yes, she had to stop & pose at a few spots on the trail...for Foto Shoot Friday!

But we found a large clearing that was perfect for running

And rolling in deer poop

Big giant tongue from running

And the serious "I smell deer" face.

Yes, once we left the clearing, we ran into a herd of about 8 deer. It took Penny 20 minutes to calm herself down (and was a very clear reminder of why I don't let my dog off leash at the park!!).

But it was bliss cooling off her toes in the stream.

A quick rest stop before heading home.

At home she got to enjoy a buffalo scapula on her deck...which is pretty much Penny's favorite place on earth during warm weather.

She also enjoyed some of her favorite homemade liver brownies...which were devoured w/o time to snap a picture.

It was a perfect day...all for my little Princess Penny Wiggles.

I love you Beauty Queen.


Peanut said...

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Dear Penny. Glad you had such fun and got good stuff today. My mom says I'm her heart dog so she knows what you are talking about with Penny.

Boo said...

happy birthday again miss penny. well, you had a wonderful day with mommy and i'm gonna have my own wonderful weekend with my hooman too.

have a fantastic weekend!

wet wet licks


Simba said...

I have been nomimated for the awesome blog awards!! How cool it that. Please vote for me.

Simba xx

Jasper said...

You are so pretty!!
And you got to have Buffalo????
WOW....that is something!
I've never even seen a buffalo!

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Barkday Penny! Glad you had such a good time with your Mom. You are a very lucky girl.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

PS - did you get my barkday card?

Balboa said...

Happy Barkday Penny, I'm glad you had so much fun at the park. You look so cute in those pics.

Have a great barkday weekend.

Frenchie Birthday Kisses,

Sophie Brador said...

Happy B-day Princess Penny Wiggles! You are so totally cool. Especially when you roll in deer poop. Awesome!

Speaking of Awesome, I'm kind of sad because I think you have the most awesome blog of all, but since we are both in the running for Awesome Blog of the Month, I don't what to do. I really want you to win, but I really want to win. Do you think would could have a tug of war over awesome dog blog?

Oscar Airedale said...

Happy 5th birthday Penny. What a fantastic day you had!

Oscar x

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Happy Birthday PENNY!!! I love birthdays! I will celebrate tonight with some ice cream or something yummy in your honor!!! By the way, what kind of harness are you wearing. I like the design. Let me know, k?
Hugs, Sitka

JustMeCopper said...

Hi, my name is Copper and my birthday is in June and I will be 4 and I live alone at my house. Well, I don't live alone at my house. I have a Mom and a Dad .. just no other dogs ..... or cats even. I heard about you through the Awesme Blog Award and it is nice to meet you. Good luck.

PiratesGrrl said...

It looks like an awesome day!! Mom was just telling us this morning about all the fun things you were going to do. Your Mom totally rocks!!

The Brat Pack

Bella said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you Penny - what a happy doggy day out you had for your birthday !!


Joe Stains said...

Happy birthday penny!!!!!!!!

Cubby said...

Happy birthday, Penny (late - sorry)!!!