Puppies can’t look backwards — can’t remember thinking and feeling like a puppy. They are a constant reminder to stay present. Chew Chew Chew.
It is finally here . . . the year went by so fast. Happy 1st Birthday, Kipling.
Do you remember being this young? I only have photos to remind me of the imp I guess I’ve always been. What is your earliest memory? Kipling is a happy puppy, and she is ready for her Happy Birthday treat cake. She prefers rabbit cake with chipmunk frosting, carrots not necessary — a special request. Birthdays for pets are an extravagance. I hear you. Please, no presents. Kipling has a really large ego. Zippy is in constant roving reminder mode to help her with that problem. He’s always sitting Kipling down and playing the Kimbra song Settle Down in the hopes the little mutt will find a neighborhood suitor and vamoose.
The party starts soon, and I hope you all come and bring your friends and four-pawed critters — Kipling will need help when she begins to smack through the Eartha Kitt’n piñata.
Kipling at one year of age. She’s always had a keen eye. Is a constant presence. Easy laughter.
This is the day Kipling wanted. Full sunshine. The last warm day of summer. 77 degrees in this part of the world, the San Juan Islands. It’s supposed to drop into Fall from this moment forward.
What do you do for your pets on their birthdays? Do you even celebrate the day? Believe me, this is about the extent of it, sharing here on the blog a little bit of the life of one of the silliest puppies. Zippy and Eartha Kitt’n agree with the silly part. Two more photos to tide all of you over till next year (notice that Ajax The Gray skipped the party):
Doesn’t that always happen? I say: “Say cheese” and the only one who looks towards the camera is Eartha Kitt’n. Just like a cat. Zippy and Kipling must’ve seen a squirrel.
best of days to you,
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Happy Birthday Kipling 🙂
Kipling says thank you, Helle ~passes you some rabbit cake~
Happy Birthday Kipling! And hugs to all the furry ones! What a great day for a birthday party!
Kipling wishes Lacey could come to the party. Swimming, ball toss, fetch the child, hide & seek, Kick The Cat, Pin the tail on the Eartha Kitt’n, and a favorite movie later: Hachi A Dog’s Tale (because Kipling is a big softy) 🙂
Yay! Happy birthday, Kipling! Such great pix, Justin, thanks for sharing.
Kipling was asking all about you today. I think she was pawing through my kindle this morning (she’s a curious teen in dog years 😉 . . . I told her watch out. All she wants is to be a character’s puppy in your next story. Would you deny the birthday girl? Kipling’s not asking for so much, but she is spoiled rotten, as you well know.
Happy Birthday Kipling! What great pics, and so nice to see Eartha Kitt’n join the party. Bollo sends over his favourite ball. He wishes he could join you all for a game 😉
No worries, Jane, and thank you. Kipling was thrilled that you gave her the rough and tumble moniker of “Killer” — I told her, no, Kipling, that name doesn’t suit you. go play in the clover with the skunks. Look, here, chase the bouncy ball Bollo gave you. Share. Just cause it’s your birthday doesn’t mean I won’t give you a time out. 😉
“You musta been a beautiful baaaybeeeee….”
What a heartbreaker.
I think the Kipling at one year of age would be a perfect photo for the pet wall!!!
Will send the happy mutt’s mug right over — awesome — following in Zippy’s huge paw prints (he’s cringing: “give me some space!”)
That first pic of Kipling is so cute! I miss my German Shepherd. Happy birthday, Kipling! 🙂
As Russell said, Kipling is prime heartbreaker . . . she thinks she fools master Zippy, that she’ll get through his double-coated shell, but Zippy is wise to the wile of Kipling. Not so many others can howl the same.
Happy birthday, Kipling. We do put an effort into celebrating pets birthdays and have had a party with our dog once before. Birthday hats and everything!
It’s a neat concept, dogs are always in the now and never seem to think about what was or will be. Except for some of the fundamental trades of being a dog which, as humans, we tend to do as well. Now if only we can all live for the day and not what is to come or dwell in the past.
I do have to wonder then why dogs age so much faster when they know how to live life to its fullest….
That is the sad side of caring for a pet (or the reverse too), the short life of a dog or cat, since I’m one of those types who love both as pets. Kipling loved your birthday wishes, Sarah. Your comment about living in the now is perfect to read this morning.
Kipling is such a beautiful dog!!!! All of your pets are gorgeous! Happy Birthday to Kipling! 🙂
Don’t let the beauty fool you, Rebecca LOL She’s an imp just like one of her dads, ha. She knows how to push Zippy’s buttons, make him roll his eyes in frustration. I keep reminding Zippy that he was a puppy once and bothering Myrtle and Lucille, his long gone spinster Aunts, night and day. Thank you very much.
OMG !!! we miss Kipling’s big Bday … can she ever forgive us?
Sorry kipling 🙁 … but it was Stulianas big day back to school and we had a small party here for the last day of the holidays … but we did think of you and we save some food and ice cream … i hope you did have lots of fun my little star
Hello my Kipling !!! many Αγκαλιές και φιλάκια!!!!!i’m so happy that now you too are big like me … i saw your pics and you are so big and so beautiful … and your hair is shining … love you my Kipling:)
No worries. Kipling lives in the moment, and knows you were having a wonderful day. Thank you, she barks, for thinking of her, and she agrees with you and woofs: My hair is shining and gorgeous. She has such an ego LOL
Kipling is already a year old? Where did the time go?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIPLING (BELATED) *throwing confetti and beef jerky treats*
Kipling sends you a piece of cake she froze, Amberr, just in case. Mwah.
It looks as if she had a great birthday. Please give them all a big hug (include Chris too please) for me.
I kept a piece of rabbit and chipmunk cake frozen for you and your clan, Dee. You’ll love it. Maybe Alli will love it most of all. 😉
What a big girl now – all grown up! Gorgeous. <3
Love the rabbit cake with chipmunk frosting. LOL
Partner and I like bringing our 10 year old Pomeranian cross to the leash-free park or beach for his birthday.
Thank you, Scott, for stopping by for some Kipling birthday cake — good thing we froze some of the cake. She’s a heartbreaker, and runs circles around Zippy. If she’s downstairs, he heads upstairs. Very silly pair.