Happy Birthday to Me

Taj Mutt Hal Treats

Woo-hoo, it’s finally here…my birthday! I feel like I have been waiting for it for an eternity. Sam here. Mom says I’m finally a ‘tween’ now. And boy, am I gonna paw-tah! We plan to have loads of treats and enjoy the whole weekend before the snow flies on Monday. Even the Ninja is helping herself to treats. Mom baked up some “Best In Show” treats that are tasty and heathy. Full of yummy ingredients including peanut butter and parsley. And don’t forget to try the freeze-dried salmon. Man, that stuff is super addictive!

Our local pet boutique, ‘Taj Mutt Hal’ even called to say they had some special pupcakes for me and the Ninja. I think my pawty is gonna be a lot like one of our Thanksgiving’s where everyone gets stuffed to the gills. But since it’s my day, I get to decide how many naps I can take after I’m stuffed, how many walks to take to burn off all the extra calories I plan to eat and how much of mom’s attention will be all mine. [ahhh, daydreaming about all the fun stuff that’s going down today]

Elsa: Moooommmm, Sam doesn’t get to control everything, does he?

Mom: Well Ninja…it is his special day and you got to call the shots on your Gotcha Day a couple of weeks ago. Only seems fair.

Elsa:  Hrumph. Well, I don’t know why he’s so special today. He’s just a big brother.

Mom: Well today is his birthday and that makes it special. Birthday fur-kids get to spend the day the way they want, whether they want to partake of extra napping or tra-la-la-ing around the ‘hood, but I promise you’ll still get loads of ear scratches.  Ok?

Elsa: Oh, all right. Pencil me in. Nom, nom, nom. Burp. Oops, sorry ’bout that. Heh, heh…maybe I had just a tad too much salmon?

Sam: Even though I turn 12 years old today, I’m still pretty young at heart. My vertical leap may only be 2 feet now instead of 3 feet but mom says I’m still a goofy pogo stick. Not sure if that’s meant as a compliment but just like James Brown used to sing:

🎶”W-o-w…I feel good Da, da, da, da, da,
I knew that I would, now Da, da, da, da, da,
I feel good Da, da, da, da, da,
I knew that I would, now
So good, so good, I got you

Wow, I feel nice Da, da, da, da, da,
Like sugar and spice Da, da, da, da, da,
I feel nice Da, da, da, da, da,
So nice, so nice, I got you

Bom, bom, bom, bom, bom…W-O-W-W-W!” 🎶

Have a pawsome weekend.

Live, love, bark! ❤︎

81 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. rubytheairedale

    WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! OMD, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY SAM!!!! You are soooooo lucky! You gots HOMEMADE treaties???! OMD, I am so jealous! I thinks the last time Ma made treaties for me was…..um….NEVER! Can you save me one, and I will trade you a margarita? You gots to have a margarita on your Burthday! I thinks it’s a law! BOL! Wells, I see you and your sis are gonna have full tummies and lots of funs this weekend! Do some jumpin’ for salmons for me, k?
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  2. Knotty Toys for Good Dogs

    Happy Barkday Sam!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!
    12 years young! Looking pawsome my furiend!
    Enjoy your day & may the year be full of walkies, treats, naps, treats, love, treats 😉 & puppy dog love!
    Elsa, I pawmise you this, you are going to love the day; indulge in Sam’s pawty 💜

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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  3. maxwellthedog

    Bom, bom, bom, bom, bom…W-O-W-W-W indeed! Here’s wishing you all the very best my furry friend, lots of eats and scratches in the very best of places that only we dogs know about. Hope you get some well deserved nap time and a reprieve from baths, at least for a little while.

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  4. Nylabluesmum

    Woo Hoo Sam buddy yur 12 yearss old today?? PAWSUM!!!
    Mee wood sing butt still purrty week so mee just mee-yow “Happy Birthday Sam! Have fun an treetss an enjoy thee day!!!”
    **paw patsss** Siddhartha Henry an {{hugsss}} LadyMum

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  5. My Golden Life

    Happy Birthday Sam!!! I know you’re going to have a GREAT day with your Mom, Dad, and Elsa! (I’m still trying to figure out how we’ll celebrate Shadow’s 13th birthday in a week and a half.) Ear rubs, rump scratches, and kisses to you – and Elsa – from us and hugs to your Mom!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thank you. We’re behind by 87 emails (really…there are 87 emails sitting in our inbox this morning!) but I’m sure it’s in there. Thanks so much for thinking of me. Give my fur-iends, Dakota and Cody ear rubs from me, mom and Elsa. Hugs to you❣️

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  6. tippysmom2

    Happy Birthday to you, Sam! It sounds like you are going to have a pawsome day! Tippy is surprised that you could show such restraint laying beside of those awesome looking pupcakes! She said all I would of gotten pictures of would have been her licking up the crumbs. LOL

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