Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birthday Barbie

It was over a year I toiled with getting another dog. I had my heart set on so many different dogs in that year-Samoyeds, Huskies, Malamutes, Afghan Hounds, Chows-but it was Barbie I couldn't live without. The stars aligned and the time was right.
It was a Saturday morning I found her on Petfinder and Sunday afternoon she was home with me. Living a very different life from what would have been Amish country! 
No pedigree, no AKC. Rescuing a dog has been such an incredibly fulfilling experience for me and I just wish I could do it over and over again. 
Her birthday cookie is the treat recipe formed into a disc with blueberries for the 1. She shares her (Scorpio) birthday with Whoopi Goldberg. 
Day 1! 
(Have you ever seen The Birdcage? If so, I'm reminding myself of Albert right now looking through the baby book! If not, watch it ASAP it might be the funniest movie ever made).


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  1. Happy Birthday sweet Barbie! You have grown into quite a beauty after being an adorable pup. Lucky dad...lucky dog.

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  2. LOVE the Birdcage! Albert was a sweet and loving parent so if that's how you are with Barbie, then she is very lucky to be doted on like that. Hope she has the happiest of days and enjoys her big cookie!

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    1. Thanks! Oh yes, I think she did :) haha that's very true. My best friend always tell me Albert is a glimpse into my future. I do have...a flair for the dramatic!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Barbie! I love The Birdcage. I think it is one of the funniest movies ever made. xo Diana

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    1. Haha thanks and I knew you would love the Birdcage!

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    1. Thank you! She wishes Hank could have come to her party :)

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  5. Oh, it hardly seems possible that you've had her for a year already! She looks so grown up and mature in her birthday photo...such a change from that sweet, adorable little puppy you brought home. She's grown into a lovely young lady. :) Happy Birthday Miss Barbie!!! May there be many, many more to come!! And yes, I love that movie too!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I actually got her at the end of January so I'm sure we'll need another celebration for that anniversary too :)

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  6. IT IS the funniest movie ever made. when albert imitates john wayne walking . . . i can and am laughing right out loud as i remember it writing this!!!!
    and you're right. a rescued dog is someone very special. there is nothing quite like them. they KNOW you've saved them.
    she is such a little sweetheart. as is her Stephen.
    xoxo

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    1. I'm so happy to hear from you! Thank you!! Oh you're so right haha I love his floppy beach hat in lieu of a Stetson! Ha!

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  7. Great movie!... one of the funniest.. and Happy Birthday to one lucky dog. Congrats to you for rescuing, you saved a life and just look at her now.

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    1. Thank you!! Hopefully soon I'll work my way up to 3 or 4 like you :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Barbie! It certainly looks like a match made in heaven.

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  9. A belated happy birthday squishie hug to the cutest honorary guppie east of the Rockies!!! She looks beautiful Stephen!! Sorry we have not visited in a while-it's been a crazy year of settling in here in CA. Just wanted to say hello and send birthday wishes to your sweet girl! Big hugs, sue and the gang!

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    1. Thank you!!! I miss your posts! But I can only imagine all that goes into settling into a property like that with all your animals! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and wishing you a merry Christmas!

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