Monday Musings with a Birthday ~ December 16, 2019


Training works on both kids and dogs. Today is my ‘baby’s’ birthday. This woman is an amazing mom to both two and four-legged kids, has a killer sense of humor with a solid gold heart. Clever and creative, she’s grown up into a remarkable woman who loves Irish Wolfhounds and is…ahem…as I affectionately call her, Leprechaun-sized (aka vertically challenged), with her dog towering over her, as a mom. I don’t think I did too badly. Happy birthday, sweetheart. I hope your day is as bright and special as you are.

Reoán, the Irish Wolfhound welcoming her mama home

Live, love, bark! 🐾

112 thoughts on “Monday Musings with a Birthday ~ December 16, 2019

    1. Thank you! She gets so excited every time I walk into a room. It’s 10x the excitement when I’ve been on a Scout camping trip with one of my kids. She’s likely to create an avalanche! Lol

    1. Thanks for the sweet wishes. It’s never too late to send birthday greetings-we’re the kind of family who celebrates before, during and long after. 🥰

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. The funny thing is that pup is not finished growing yet!!

  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter. We have a friend that has Irish Wolfhounds, they are such sweet wonderful dogs
    Mabel & Hilda

  2. Love that the vertically challenged like to chose the “horse-sized” dogs! My cousin is not overly tall and she has a pair!
    Happy birthday from your neighbour to the north (east) 😉

      1. They are sweet beasties. Huge, but sweet… even if Lace and Eagle suddenly spotted something and took off at the same time, thereby breaking said cousin’s collar bone… she still thinks they are sweet and are her babies…

        1. They are sweet. A bit terrifying to see something that large come loping at you with wild eyes! Then there’s their convenient height tailor made for counter surfing. Nothing is safe with a wolfhound’s nose and mouth in the house!

          1. Good gawd… No stretching and everything on the counter is just there for the picking. Even as tall as Zeke is, he would have to make an effort to reach the countertop…

            1. Those drive by’s can yield a lot of noshing. Then there’s that mile long tail swacking your legs.

    1. Hahaha! I think the pony ‘puppy’ probably wears human sized PJ’s. Sam was BFF’s with the two previous Wolfhounds, running with the big dogs when they lived in Colorado. I’m sure he’d be fine with the whipper-snapper. Elsa on the other hand is a bit of a wild card. I’m sure the racing around part she’d enjoy, not sure about gigantic roughhousing. Oh, and Roeán is still growing and filling out as she’s not quite two years old yet. One hundred and twenty-five pounds never looked so good. 😇

        1. If memory serves me, it’s an Irish name (pronounced Rowan). All their wolfhounds have had unusual Irish names.

          1. Reoán means icing (like frosting) in Gaelic. When she was a “wee” pup, she had the cutest white line that encircled her snout that made it look like she stuck her whole snout in a can of store bought icing. My daughter wanted to name her “Frosting”, but there was no way I could hold a straight face while trying to train her, so we looked at foreign variants of the name. I won the 4 month long debate with this name! 😉

            1. Oh yeah, I remember now. The silly pup has grown into a gigantic silly dog. Love her antics. Except for the pantry raids. LOL

    1. Thank you! With every day being a good day and some are better than others, I think this will fall into the latter category.

    1. Not likely. Between a hungry tween and one hollow legged pre-teen boy plus a counter surfing ‘pony,’ the chance of cake to herself is slim or next to nothing. And Slim left town last week. 😝

    1. This really made me smile-thank you. She has been referred to as Grasshopper more than once. 🥰

    1. Thank you! She is truly a unique and very special woman; I couldn’t be prouder of her if I tried.

  3. My pint-sized friend (not even 5′ tall and well over 70) adopted a retired greyhound. They are an odd sight but it works although he has been known to counter surf. Ate a whole blueberry pie once.

    1. I’ve never heard of the 40 mph couch potato being called a counter surfer! That’s wild. They’re such sweet and docile dogs not known for mischief.

      1. His mischief is tame and revolves around stealing food. This is her first dog and was recommended by a rescue group as being easy to manage. Except that they are similar in height (and closer in weight than you’d think), it works.

        1. They do make nice pets, especially for the pint-sized and those new to owning a pet but as with all sight hounds, they can run like the wind. Your friend probably becomes a human kite often. 🤣

    1. Thank you guys! She is very special, even if she had a small pooch but as much love as she has, I guess it made sense she’s pick the tallest breed. 😍

  4. Love the graphic. So very true on both counts. Love the shot of mom and huge pup. So adorable.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Your Sweet Baby,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

    1. Karna’s Irish Wolfhound towers over her and will be providing loads of birthday kisses today but I will pass along your sweet wishes. Thank you.

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