Birthday Monday ~ October 8, 2018

Yesterday was a big day around the Ranch. We had a little celebration going on for our favorite Knucklehead who officially became a ‘teenager.’ That’s right, Sam turned 13 yesterday and celebrated like all ‘teens’ do, with a more active social media presence. If you missed his pics, you can see them here on Instagram. Then there were Greenies. Lots of Greenies.

He and I took a walk over to our neighborhood pup shop “Taj Mutt Hal” for his birthday treat and then hung out for a bit in Highlands Square letting him  be the center of attraction at the shops. It was nice spending time alone with him without a certain little Ninja trying to bogart his spotlight.  I guess in dog years, Sam would be around 79 which is probably why he’s been asking when his Social Security check will arrive. 

Elsa did get in on the afternoon celebration and offered her ‘design’ skills to rearrange a favorite toy I made for her last year. Unlike his sister, Sam doesn’t mind appendages. I think she’s been texting our favorite pair of Weimaraners for tips on how to make confetti. She’s a novice compared to the “Overlook Twins” but can sub in at any time if you have a deconstruction project. Having already eviscerated the one arm, perhaps she decided it needed to be balanced. At least she’s not a Picasso-type designer, right? Any have odds on how long the legs will stay intact now?

At any rate, both pups enjoyed a few extra treats yesterday and we managed to get some training time in using them.

“Wait” is a hard lesson to learn when chicken treats are used

Hope you had a great weekend. It sure seemed to have gone by extra quickly for us. For those of you who acknowledge it, have a Happy Columbus Day. We’ll use this day to reflect on the plight of indigenous people while waiting for mail that won’t arrive until tomorrow. Enjoy a short work week presuming you have today off.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

84 thoughts on “Birthday Monday ~ October 8, 2018

    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Ruin is expected with her but that’s okay. We love her anyway. Thanks for the birthday wishes!
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam🐾

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Woof, woof! Thanks, Dakota! Elsa ate a small box of treats yesterday while mom was grooming me so ‘sharing’ might not happen. Rotten Ninja! #ohthatdog! Thanks again, Dakota-you’re the best.
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam🐾

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  2. BellaDharma's LadyMum

    Happy bee-lated 13th Birfday SAM doggie!! Wee sorry wee not here sooner. LadyMummy has been goin to a lot of Dogtorss an appointmintss an helpin mee too. Thee week got away from us. an LadyMummy has sore ribs; shee squished them an iss inn a lot of pain 🙁
    So wee are here an happy SAM enjoyed his special day.
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma an {{hugs}} LadyMummy

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks for the birthday greetings. It’s ok, we celebrate all week. Sorry to hear your mum squished her ribs. That’s no fun. Be well this weekend and take it easy.
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam🐾

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thank you. Bear and I should be sainted for enduring that situation.
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam🐾

      Reply
  4. camparigirl

    First of all, happy birthday you old coot! Handsome as ever. And I am more and more impressed at his ability to pose for photos like a professional model!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Ha…you should see the photo fails. 🤣 But thanks for the kind wishes.

      Reply
    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      We both needed a little time away from her, like it used to be. I love her to pieces but she can be a handful and a bit of pest to both of us. 😉

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        1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

          It’s good to spend alone time with them every once in a while. As good for mead for them. 😍

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  5. M. K. Clinton

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear SAMmmmm, happy birthday to you! AARRROOOOO ♥

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  6. Max

    Happy B-day, Sam. You’re a fine looking pup and still a strapping, handsome lad. Sounds like Dog Mom took good care of you on your special day and Sis gave you some space. Make sure everyone knows it’s Birthday Week, not day, and you’d like to party on.

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  7. Xena and Lucy

    Happy, happy birthday Sam, you still look very young. I bet the girls still all swoon over you, handsome boy. And when it comes to Elsa and that snowman stuffie, all bets are off.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thank you for the kind words. I like guys and gals alike, so long as they pet me! 😍

      Reply
  8. The OP Pack

    Happy Birthday, Sam. We saw you on Instagram too. It sure looks like it was a fun party for all.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  9. Jan K

    Sam, it sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. We cannot believe you are 13! You don’t look a day over 10. 🙂
    Happy Birthday from all of us at Wag ‘n Woof Pets! ♥

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks. Us natural ‘blondes’ tend to age well. At least the grey hairs don’t show up so easily 😁

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Boy, you know that! Is there a Ninja is your life too?
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam🐾

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks Caren. I do love Libras and so does my mom. Her sis’s birthday is very close to yours. 😊
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam 🐾

      Reply
    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Many thanks for the nice birthday wishes. We celebrate all the time around here but turning 13 isn’t something that happens every day so it was more special.

      Reply
  10. lapaylorl

    Sam you are surely a handsome boy. And having met you, I know personally just how kind and loving you are. Very special year to a very special poodle,
    Auntie LeeAnna

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Many thanks, Auntie L. We’re keeping our paws crossed for a truly pawsome year.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks. Every day is a celebration with this boy. He makes me smile in ways I never thought possible.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      He is indeed. But, thankfully, he’s in terrific shape and seems to be quite healthy. Even the pet therapy vet was off at guessing his age by nearly half.

      Reply

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