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Happy Birthday, Derby!

Since Derby is a rescue/shelter dog, we don't know her exact birth date.  We've decided to make her adoption day her birthday, since it was estimated that she was 12 months old when we adopted her.  Happy 2nd Birthday, Derby!

I have friends that do these cute posts with their kids, so I thought I'd copy the questions (with some modifications) for our "kid".  We have officially been Derby's parents for one year (we fostered her for a couple of weeks as well)!  

Nicknames: Derby Girl, Derbs, Snoop Derby Derbs, Pretty, Pretty Girl, Waggy, Waggy Tail, Freak-o, Whiny (all said in a loving voice, of course!)
Temperament/Things You Do: You are an absolute nut who runs around like a wild woman.  You also can sleep for 20 hours/day if we let you.  You don't like water or getting your paws wet & will leap over every puddle we encounter.  You want a belly rub more than anything else.  You are very happy when you are laying in the sun or on the back cushions (on your favorite blanket - sorry sis!) of the couch, keeping an eye on the neighborhood :)
Things I Could Do Without: The fact that you follow us around everywhere, even to the bathroom!  That you shed all day, every day - no blowing your coat twice a year, you do it every single day.
Item/Toy We/You Love The Most:  Kong, Loofa Dogs / Anything with a squeaker
Item/Toy You Love The Most But Shouldn't:  Plastic Cups, Books, Remotes!  Bad dog :)
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: That you are *finally* trained and have calmed down a bit after your 2 weeks of board & train with Dynamic Dogs
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: That it's finally nice enough to go to the dog park!

Sounds/Words: Well since you can't talk, I'll modify this to "Sounds/Words You Understand": Sit, Down, Stay, Off, Leave It, Drop It, NO!

Foods you like: Cheese, eggs, any kind of treat, peanut butter, bagels (as a matter of fact, you can eat an entire Costco sized package in one sitting) :/

My absolute favorite picture of you :)

The day after we started fostering Veruca. You quickly became Derby.

Favorite Blanket!

You are also quite the artiste! This is an art installation you did one night while we were gone. We now keep the food on the back deck.

This picture perfectly describes you.

Your first Christmas!

You love going to Wisconsin in the summer AND winter!  Initially, you weren't sure about the ice. However, you overcame your fear & loved it!

Belly rubs are your favorite thing in the world & you immediately roll onto your back if someone is petting you.

Lincoln Park is safe because of your watchful eye!

Here's to many, many more birthdays!


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Reader Comments (12)

Love this post! That photo of the dog food dumped across the floor made me LOL. That is something my boys would do. Not because they were hungry, but because they like to tear bags open.

Happy "Birthday" Derby! =)

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarla / Meerkat

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DERBY! :-) Our dog is the same way with SO many things...I still think Millie + Derby are sisters from another mister or something. They look SO much alike!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The installation piece is hilarious and kind of awesome! That's one talented pup you've got :)

I can't believe the kibble photo, that is quite impressive! It also made me almost spit my drink out, so funny! Your puppy is so cute and it makes my heart so happy that she's a rescue! Happy birthday Derby!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMara Simon

This post makes me so happy! Love the photos! What a fun year! Happy Birthday Derby!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

so so cute! i love the one where derby is on her back wanting a belly rub! and charlie looks out the window just like that, protecting the house.

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmi

TOO FUNNY! Happy Birthday Derby. I love the artist in you. You're one lucky pup to be loved so much by two of the world's greatest!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWrigley-T

Love the story and pics of Derby Girl! She is a cutie!!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Happy Birthday, Derby!! I love this post, so sweet! The kibble photo is just too funny!

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Yay, happy birthday, Derby!! I absolutely love that picture with the dog food!! Hilarious! Though, I'm sure it wasn't hilarious at the time it happened. She seems a lot like one of my pups who is now four and has since calmed down some.

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey


May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTGT

This was just the sweetest post - Derby is so adorable!! I love her expressions :)

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterserena @bigapplenosh

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