Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Very First Birthday

Hi Everybody!
I started my birthday off with a bang last night at midnight! I chewed the corner off of the bed in my bedroom!
Mom was not happy and neither was Maggie seeing as it used to be her bed!
OOPS! Sorry, Maggie! I apologize!

We went for our normal 2 mile walkie first thing this morning and it was C-O-L-D!!!!
But it didn't bother me because today's my birthday! I found a mitten to carry and 2 apples to snitch on my walkie!
As soon as we got home, mom said I could open pressies! Whoopee!

The first one I opened was from Boy and Baby. I just love my new bandana, guys! Thank you soooooooooo much! You two are just the most thoughtful friends!
Boy and Baby gave Maggie a pretty purple bandana for her birthday so now we can be twinsies!
The next package I grabbed was from Girl Girl! She totally knows how to shop!
Check out these yummy treats! BTW, mom did open the package and we got to sample them. yummmmmmmm She also sent me a tan doggie stuffy that squeaks! I love him Girl Girl! All he needs is a black saddle and he'll look just like me!

She also sent me a delicious donut stuffy. You can't see it very well because it's deep in my mouth! Maggie is reading me her cute card! She put so much thought and creativity into it and the envelope is beautifully decorated in sparkles with my name on it! Thank you so much, Girl Girl! You are the sweetest hamster I know!

The next pressie comes all the way from Vancouver! It's from Jaffa and Sunshade! Sunshade put a note on the pressie, "Sorry about the wrapping job. Stinky tried his best." You did a fine job, Jaffa- better than I could have done!

OMG, it's a pork chew! I've never had one of these before! I can't wait for mom to unwrap it so I can dig in!And Jaffa and Sunshade sent one for Maggie too! That was so sweet, guys! Maggie said to tell you both, thank you so much!

They also sent me a beautiful bright orange Harley Davidson bandana and leash set and the most wonderful card ever! I love that both of you signed my card! Sunshade has such neat handwriting because she's a girl and Jaffa's looks like mine - a first grader's!

The collar is still a wee bit big but that's okay - I'm going to grow into it! I weight 58 pounds and my neck is 15" and I'm 24 1/2 inches to the withers. I know I still have more growing to do before I'm all done! Mom is rolling her eyes! Sorry, mom!

Thank you so very, very much Jaffa and Sunshade for my wonderful pressies! I love them all and BTW, dad LOVES my new collar and leash too! He said Jaffa has excellent taste and I totally agree!

The next pressie was from Maggie, mom and dad! Can you see her supervising the whole thing making sure that I doesn't miss an item in there!

I have to interupt you here, Mitch! I have something very important to tell you~

Happy first birthday, Mitchy! I know I give you a hard time MANY times but I love the dickens out of you! Can I give you a birthday smooch?! I really am so happy to have you as my brother!

At this point I've asked Mitch to please go help dad outside in the workshop so that mom and I can bake his cake. He was only too happy to grab a new toy and scoot! Mom and I got to work creating with the hamburger patties. We trimmed around them to make them look like two Airedales - one cake for me and one for Mitch! We gotta have 2 or there can't be a pawty, right!

We set the oven to broil and we broiled the beef till it was nice and brown and smelled oh so yummy! Once the "cake" cooled, we spread peanut butter on it as this is the tan color that Airedales are and it tastes good too! We needed eyes so we took one of Girl Girls treats and cut off a slice and made eyes and we used a couple more slices for the noses! Mitch and I always have collars on so I put a collar on my cake and mom and I decided to use a piece of cheese for a bandana for Mitch's cake!

So now we're ready to pawty! I was a good girl to put my pawty hat on! Thanks Gussie!
It's your birthday hat that I'm sporting!

It's time to get Mitch back in the house so we can EAT CAKE!!!!!!

Maggie told me that I had to put on my birthday pawty hat so I did! We only have one so we had to share. Mom was surprised that I went along with this birthday hat idea and didn't try and paw it off! I'm a big boy now, mom!

Time for cake! Mom put a few kibbles on there and a dollop of yogurt and OMG, this is just the best, Maggie! It's pretty and it's delicious and I can tell that you worked so hard on this for me!

Hey, you always tell me not to eat like a piggy! Look at you!
It's very good, isn't it?!

Thank you so very much everybody for making my first birthday the happiest ever! I feel so special and so fortunate and so loved! You guys are the best! All of you are my forever friends!

Yer friend,



Peanut said...

Happy Birthday to you Mitch. It looks like you have had a very good birthday so far. I wouldn't worry about the bed.

Putter said...

Mitch! MIitch! Mitch!

That was one super duper coolest ever birthday sweet friend! I think those cakes need to go down in seriosu history!!!!!!!!! Airedale cakes!!!!!! OMG! that is so coolest ever! Great pressies too! It feels goodest ever to be ONE, huh!!!!!!! Talk to you soonest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)))))))

Sparky said...

Happy Birthday Mitch! I hope you have a great day!


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh Mitch and Maggie. Dear Mitch looked like he had the bestest pressies and a wonderful time on his barkday!

I am sorry I do not give presents but my thoughts and love are with you anyway, I hope you know this!

Once in a while my Jeannie gives to a Dog Rescue Charity and we remember you guys in this way.

Pee Ess......check out my Blog today, My Jeannie made your Celery Recipe, and it was FANDABIDOZI!

We put some pics on of it all, but Jeannie could not buy the tinned small weanie shrimps but we made do with some other prawnie types we had in the fridge chopped up small.

It was lovely!

love and many happy barkday licks,


Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Mitch...what a great day!!! And your cake - so delicious!!! I'm so happy you had are a lucky boy to have such a great family!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Bogart said...

Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday dear M-i-t-c-h...



erin said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day, Mitch!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Happy Birfday Mitch! Wow you got some very cool prezzies & lots of good treats. Your birfday cakes were especially neat. Mama really liked that idea on how to make them. We're glad you're having such a good 1st birfday. Be sure to woop it up until midnight tonight, hehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Freda said...

Hi Mitch. Freda heres, wishin' you a GREAT HAPPYS BARKDAY. Looks like you got a lot of cooools stuffs. And neatos job on Maggie's bed. Should always knows what stuff is made of.


Freda (Ƨ)

Harry said...

A very, very happy first birthday to you dear Mitch! I very much like your Harley gear, and as for those Airedale head meat cakes, I'm at a loss for words.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Seadra & Zoe said...

Happy Birthday Mitch!! We sure have enjoyed getting to know you and watching you grow into a big boy. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

Your Mom is so talented with those cakes. We are so impressed. It looked just like you.

Happy Birthday again!!
Love, Seadra and Zoe

Cairo The Boxer said...

Ok, I need to move in your house! I did not get any of the things you got! By the way happy barkday :) I think my mom needs to speak with your mom... Maybe next year :)


Agatha and Archie said...

Happy Birthday big boy!! You look like you had a lovely day!!Tell your Mother that those Aeremeathead "cakes" are the nuts!! She is VERY talented!!! You'll have lovely dreams tonight(and don't chew the other side! Love A+A

4xBs said...

Happy Birthday Mitchers! we are so proud of you, being all grown up and handsome like you are. your mom and Maggie made you a beautiful airedale cake. and you got some wonderful presents too. you have a lot of good friends, Mitch. we wuf you too!


Anonymous said...

Happy first birthday Mitch!

That cake is absolutely awesome - looks really airedale like!

You got some great gifts too by the looks of it!


Hammer said...

HAPPY BARKDAY, MITCH !! We're glad you had such a pawsome day.
Love from Hammer

Orion said...

Happy Birthday, Mitch!! It looks like you had a blast. All of those presents look really neat and I especially like your new collar and leash -- the color is perfect for you! Those 'cakes' look really REALLY good. I bet you ate them pretty fast.

You and Maggie look so good together!

Wags and Woo-woofs,
Orion and Cassie

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday! You are now a big boy!! don't worry about the bed... it happens!!
You got very nice presents! And Maggie and your mom did a great cake for you! They are very talented! Sure it tasted delicious!
I am so glad you had a great birthday!
Have a good night

Patience-please said...

Well, no wonder you didn't bother with the hat when you were concentrating on that bodelicious burger cake!!! Wow what most excellent humans in the world you have.
Happy Birthday to YOU!
the whippet waggle

Stanley said...

Happy First Birthday MitchMan!!

You are so loved by all your buddies, and especially by your sissy. I knew all along that Maggsie loved you. She was so cute smoochin' on you!

Your birthday presents will continue to come. Trust me. I know what I'm talking about.

I love how creatively Maggie made your hamburgerpeanutbutteryogurt cake. Looks completely yum-o-licious. It's giving my girl ideas. (Good ones).

Goober love & birthday smooches,

Asta said...

I hope it was all you dwemt of, and fwom the looks of things it was! Youw Mom and Maggie awe the most cweative thoughtful bakews evew!! that was the bestest looking cake!!
I love the pwesents you got tooo..I think Stanley is wight though, you will keep having a celebwation fow a while!
smoochie birfday kisses

Sunshade said...

Happy Happy Birfday Mitchy!!! It is 11:06 pm Vancouver time, so technically, it's still YOUR birfday and not MINE yet!!

That looked like the best first birfday ever with your super cool hamburger pattie cakes, your mom is SOOOOO good at making anything Airedale related. I love them all!

ps. STINKY wishes you a happy birfday too... he's downstairs in the x-pen so he can't come up to dogsonally write you a note..

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG those birthday beef patties are fantastic. They look just like airedales....we are most impressed.
Looks like you had the bestest birthday Mitch. We wish we could have been there to help eat oh we mean celebrate with you.
Happy first birthday matie.

Hugs and tail wags,
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Jackson said...

Hey Mitch, Happy Barkday pal! I'm still drooling at those pawsome airehead cakes. J x

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, the Airedale cakes look GREAT!!! I bet they tasted just as nice as they looked...Yum! Those pressies are pawsome. You sure are a pupular pup to get sooo many pressies!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Mitch

Happy 1st Barkday! You are a BIG boy now :)

Thats a whole lot of cool pressies you got there and the cake that Maggie and your mom did is awesome. They are so creative!

Boy n Baby

Sparky said...

Happy Birthday Mitch!!! You are going to love being one!


It's grand and special, Mitch, both of u deserve it, eventhough the broken corner of the bed. Foods and just great.

~Sweety~ said...


I love the cake! Its so awesome to have a cake that is you!

Lots of Love,

Gus said...

Wow you had a great Birthday with getting all those awesome presents. You look great in your new bandana. I think Louie would just chew that up!! He is such a chewer..
Happy B-day.....Gus and Louie

Sophie Brador said...

Mitchy!!! Happy birthday buddy. I sure wish I could have come by for cake. That looked pretty yummers.

Thanks Maggie, for telling me I won photo of the month. What a nice Sunday morning surprise.

Have a great day doggies!



Thanks so much for all the thoughts & prayers. All the boys are doing well in their new homes and my Mona is still with me. I am better and have gone back to work.

God Bless.....the Mommy

Ike said...

Happy Birthday Mitch! I can't believe you're one already!

Persephone & Buster said...

Mitch--Happy Birthday!

Love the Harley togs--when are you going to get the bike? Can we ride in the sidecar?

Buster & Persephone

Ben_Benjamin said...

Happy barkday Mitch. You got soooo many pressie!!! and the bandana & collar are really cool.

By the way, the space pawty is on 30 NOV, this coming Fri. Theres some typo error. Sorry.

2shibas said...

Happy 1st Barkday, Mitch!

Those cakes are the *coolest* things we've ever seen. Your mom and Maggie are so sweet and creative! I bet you have a lot to be thankful for on this special barkday (not to mention that haul of gifts! woot!).

Here's to many, many more!!!

Wiley & Fievel

Luckie Girl said...

Happy Barkday Mitch!! :) Those cakes are so creative. I bet they tasted really good too. I hope you enjoyed your first barkday my friend.

Boo said...

mitch, I'M SOOOOOOOOOO SORRY! blame it on the computer, i missed your b'day!!!

HAPPY BELATED B'DAY mitch big boi!

wet wet licks


Huskee Boy said...

Happy Belated Barkday Mitch!!! You are a big boy now!
My pressie's gonna be late as mom was trying to look for something 'special' for you.. and being a woo-man, she's so s.l.o.w (heheheee)..

Joe Stains said...

happy birthday Mitch!!! those cakes look delicious and you got such cool pressies! You sure are one cool dude in your harley gear.

ROSSI said...

Oh sorry Mitch.. i missed ur birthday.. happy belated birthday!.. glad that u have a great one!


umekotyan said...

The present is wonderful.
Orange is good-looking.
And, the cheesecake of mitch is lovely.
Pink M is an one's most charming feature.
And, the hat is a stripe. :)
It does and , ..put together.. present.

from loved ume tyan

ToFFee said...

Oh wow Mitch!

Happy Barkday! look at how time passed.
but you still have that innocent look.

Glad you had a blast!


Clover said...

Happy Birthday, Mitch!
Oh my dog, what a great celebration you had! Looks like so much fun.
The cakes looked great!
Love Clover xo

Kirby said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mitch,

Mom and I are behind on our blog reading, so we're trying to catch up. We're so sorry we missed your actual birthday. Looks like it was a GREAT day. That airedale patty looks oh so yummy. Mom is going to have to try that one. Your prezzies are quite choice. And you are so nice to share with Maggie. What a wonderful big boy you are!

Happy Birthday!

Your pal,

Preston said...

Hey! Mitch, Happy belated birthday! so sorry you missed your celebration. I was on vacation with my mommy and daddy. It seems like you had an awesome bday. That airedale cakes looked so pretty and yummy. have gotten a lot of sure are a popular boy! Hope every day is as happy as your first bday!

Comet and BLU said...

Mitch - glad you had a great barkday! Those are a lot of great presents you got. Maybe you will get a new bed for Christmas to replace the one you ate.

Koobuss said...

A belated Happy Birthday to You, Mitch!!! May you have many, many more.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lenny said...

Those Airedale hamburgers are SO COOL!!!!

Happy birthday Mitch! It looks like you had a great time.

Your friend, Lenny