Monday Musings ~ October 7, 2019

SamFourteen years ago today, a small apricot-colored curly, bundle of knuckleheaded-ness entered the world. Who knew at the time this silly boy would bring so much joy to everyone whose path crossed his way? Elsa here. Although he wouldn’t arrive at the Ranch until he was two, that photo was one of the earliest images showing his sweetness.


While he may not be quite the same pogo-stick he was when he joined mom, the boy’s still got game and continues to walk anywhere from 2-4 miles a day. Please join me in wishing him many happy returns. Come back tomorrow to see the blackmail photos highlights from his party. Happy birthday, bro! Mom and I love ya, even if you’re a goofball.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

104 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ October 7, 2019

    1. Thank you! We love celebrating all month long. And thank you for swinging by our Ranch; we 💖 visitors.

  1. Seeing these family members, I need to take part in a paw sitivly furry warm chair. With my human eating chicken I always have my muzzle on the arm of her chair. Barking is permitted since I want a trip to the ice cream drive thru. Till later, cat chasing is permitted her.

  2. Oh my goodness! I had to scroll for MILES AND MILES to wish you a happy birthday, Sam!
    So sorry I am late! Hope you had a fantabulous day!

    1. Thank you! Mom says it’s never too late to celebrate good times and I think so too.

      1. Could not agree more! Matter of fact. Guess what? It is MY birthday today – oh, by the way, this is Zeke talking…

        1. Woof, woof, handsome fella! That’s Happy Birthday in dog BTW. Hope you have a wagnificant day.

          1. Why thank you. I think Mom has just decided to write me a birthday post because yanno what? She JUST realised it is my birthday…. Hmmph!

            1. Your mom has been a busy beaver with her work. No doubt she’ll make it a memorable day and maybe even take you for an extra fun filled walk.

              1. I sure hope so. The sun is shining and I would hate for her to ignore the call of nature. Even if she brings her stupid camera with her. Mind you, while she is taking pictures, she lets me roam around at will depending on where we go…

                1. See…there are “wagnificent pawsibilities” on your horizon. And here are some special treats, even if they’re digital 🦴🦴🦴

  3. HOLY COW PATTIES! FOURTEEN??!!! Dude, I had no idea you were that OLD!!! Um…..YOUNG at heart!!! BOL!! You look pawsome!!! I thought we were about the same age, butts You gots lots more experience at peep training than me! hehehehe
    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY SAM!!!! I am so glads you are our furiend. and making the world a better place.
    Ruby ♥

    1. Blondes are fortunate the grays don’t show up on our furs. I only have one tiny little soul patch on my chin. Hee hee. I think being a knucklehead makes you younger, sweet Ruby. At least it works for me. 🥰

    1. Thank you so much. It’s been a great day filled with lots of ear rubs, treats and great fun!

    1. Thanks…you’ll be happy to know I didn’t harm any squirrels on my day of celebration.

    1. Why thank you. It’s been a great day of celebration. You don’t turn 14 every day! 😍

                    1. Mom says I’m a knucklehead but we both know different, don’t we? 😁

  4. Sam, did you know our Mom had a Sammy? When he was in trouble he was Samuel. Actually, Samuel Joseph. She even named her boat The Sammy Joe. Anyhow, Sams are special, and you continue to prove that right. Happy Birthday and we love you, Sam Sam. XOX Lucy, Xena and Amy

    1. It’s been better than pawsome, Dakota. Thanks for the well wishes from a fellow Libra ♎️

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes and for swinging by the Ranch. We 💙 visitors as much as birthdays!

  5. Happy Birthday, Sam! You look great! That’s what people always say to old dogs like you and me. In your case at least, you DO look wonderful and we send our fondest wishes for many more years taunting your sister and eating your Mom’s slippers.❤❤

    1. Thanks for the well wishes. Sam left the slippers for Elsa. Sam only seemed to like expensive daytime organizers and wallets through the years. 😆

    1. He seems to wear 14 pretty well, all things considered. Wish I looked that good!

        1. And he’s still as goofy as the day I brought him home from the Eastern plains. 🥰

    1. With this dog, every day is a celebration. He brings me so much joy, it’s hard not to cheer for him!

  6. Happy birthday Sam! Your babyphoto is cute, and now you are very handsome, and most of all you have a talent to make everybody feel better, you have a special gift, my dear friend.

    1. Thanks, Binky. It’s shaping up to be a one of a kind day with some special treats. Yum, yum 😋
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam 🐾

    1. I told mom, “I’d take at least one of everything.” That should fill me up rather nicely.
      Your fur-iend,
      Sam 🐾

  7. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Sam,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a woof woof birthday. I hope the moms gives you extra treats today. ♥

  8. Sam you are still a puppy! What a pretty boy, good sit! And your heart is as big as the sky. Happy birthday and may this be a wonderful year.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Having this dog has been one of the most fun adventures ever. He is the definition of joy.

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