Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Charley!

Today is my friend, Charley's birthday! He is 14 years old!
I first met Charley in 2003! He has been to our house and hung out in dad's workshop and he has been swimming in our pond with Dauby, our swan! No, Dauby didn't bother him or try to drown him! She's a very sweet swan!
One summer, on a Fourth of July weekend, we vacationed with Charley and his family on Nantucket. I got in big trouble one night while we were there! The hoomans had lobster for dindin and there were all kinds of yummy smelling shells in the open garbage can right there within my reach and while the family was in the dining room stuffing their faces and were totally oblivious to what was going on in the kitchen, Charley and I were having a great time helping ourselves to yummy lobster shells!
Remember I said that mom had eyes in the back of her head? She knew that I was up to no good and when she checked on me I had a yummy shell in my grasp and I growled at her to back away from me! Mom is usually very well behaved around company and minds her manners but she lit into me and dragged me from the kitchen telling me the whole time that I had no right talking to her like that! OOPS!
She locked me in the bedroom for the rest of the dinner hour! It wasn't long before the fireworks started going off - well, it was the 4th - and somehow I opened the bedroom door on my own and ran to find mom! I HATE fireworks! Mom sat with me and comforted me while everyone else was outside on the deck watching the firworks display! She still loved me even though I was sassy to her!

In 2005, Charley and his family built a barn on their property and dad and his timber frame group helped raise that barn and I was at the raising with Charley!
I snagged a whole blueberry muffin that day from a lady that wasn't paying attention! Mitch and I wish that you have the best day ever and we hope you get lots of treats and hugs and pressies and ice cream on your very special day! You deserve them all!

We love you, Charley!

Maggie and Mitch


  1. Charley, we hope your 14th barkday is the best EVER!

    Maggie, we've all done that growly thing too. It's amazing how it can change our usually calm moms into raving maniacs! But, they still love us!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  2. Hey Charley, we're Maggie & Mitch's maties from Australia and we'd like to wish you a very happy barkday.
    Hope you have a great day.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

  3. Hey M&M,
    Please pass 13 GReat big HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Charlie. We find it hard to believe that when you got in trouble it involved eating - NOT!
    - TBH&K

  4. Who could resist a yummy lobster shell???

    I hope Charley has the best birthday ever!

  5. hey, you guys look GREAT in your new header...

    and birthday greetings to your friend Charley


  6. Happy Barkday Charley!
    Wishing you a lot of love, toys, and belly rubs!

  7. Happy Birthday! He must have seen a lot in all his years.

    You growled at mom? Oops! Sometimes I do that if I have something really good in my mouth too and momma raps me on the head with her knuckles and says "snap out of it!" It usually startles me so much my mouth opens up.

    But you dales have jaws of doom. Grandpa Angus picked up a flate squirrel on his walkies once and just clamped those big dale jaws shut until momma gave in and let him eat it.


  8. Wow! Happy Barkday Charley1

    Many more to come, we hope.

    gussie n teka

  9. Happy Birthday Charley! I hope you have a great one, with lots of pressies, treats and hugs.


  10. Oh!!Those terrier jaws - sometimes our Mom has to "light into us" too!!

    Happy Birthday Charley

    Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  11. That Charley seems like a great friend! I hope he has a fabulous birthday!

    Miss Maggie, I have growled at Momma a few times when I was eating something naughty, and she went off on me too. I hope you and I have learned our lessons. :)

  12. Happy Birthday Charley. You are a very handsome yellow fellow.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  13. Happy Birthday wishes from the UK to your very best pal Charley.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  14. Happy bday, Charley. If you didn't tell us his age, I wouldn't have guessed it. He looks great!
    Oh, Maggie, I bet that Lobster shells smell really really good.


  15. Happy Birthday to Charley!! I hope you have an amazing day!! What a sweet post, too!!

  16. Happy Birthday Charlie! You've certainly had a lot of fun adventures with M&M! And you don't look a day over 4!!!
    Hugs xo

  17. Happy birthday Charley ! Mitch, Maggie, please give him a big kiss from us here in Switzerland !
    Faya & Dyos

  18. Happy Birthday Charley! You have some great friends Maggie and Mitch. I love popping in to see you from time to time and reading about what you have been getting up to. :Dx

  19. Happy Birthday Charley - can we just say what a fine looking dog you are for 14 years.
    It is clear you have led a good life!
    Wishing you lots more.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  20. Happy Birthday Charley!! Yikes getting into the trash has its ups and downs. When you score with something good, it sure is worth it. Shhhh...don't tell momma we said that. BOL
    Benny & Lily

    14 years old!!!!!
    HAppy happy happy barkday sweet Charlie!!!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day with tons of delicious ice cream all for you!!!!!!!!!

    M&M....You look gorgeous in your new header!!!
    We love your smiles!!!
    HAve a wonderful day!!
    WE love youuuuuuuuuu!!!
    Kisses and licks

  22. Happy Birthday to your furiend Charley!

    Tank woo fur sharing some of the special moments woo have had!


  23. 14!! Wow charley that's a big deal!
    Have a great one!

    Just keep an eye on Maggie...she'll snatch your cake when you're not looking!


    Lakie lovin'

  24. Happy birthday, Charley! I am 14, too! There seems to be a lot of cuddling, hugs and smoochies involved with it. Not bad!
    Tail wags,

  25. 14 - that is pawesome, Charley!!! We hope you have a wonderful birthday. You all have a lot of fun experiences together - blueberry muffins - yummers!!!

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  26. Happy Birthday Charlie! I think you guys should tell your Mom that charlie wants you to have some Ice Cream in his honor for his birthday...

    :) BOL


  27. That's wonderful. 14 years old. He is a handsome fellow. Happy Birthday Charley.
    Ernie & Sasha

  28. Happy Barkday to your very good friend Charley!

    Teddy Bear

  29. Happy barkday Charley!!
    You look real good for your age!
    Kisses and licks, Bambi and her mom Fern

  30. Happy Birthday to Charley!
    Sure you have spent interesting times together!
    Kisses and hugs

  31. Happy Birthday to your good buddy Charley, what a handsome fella.

  32. Maggie, you and Charley definitely go back a long way and I bet you have more stories to share with us of your adventures together!!

    Happy Barkday Charley...

  33. You are such fantastic friends! At a ripe old age of 14 years, Charley definitely deserves a happy happy birthday!

  34. Happy Birthday Charley! We loved hearing the lobster story... too funny!

  35. Well. We're a little bit late. But better late than never. HAPPY BELATED BARKDAY WISHES to Charley! It was great fun reading about him and imagining you two together!

    Love to all,
    Jake and Fergi (who snatched her first steal yesterday... a big ole piece of fresh bread! Yay Fergi!!!)

  36. Apparently raising a barn is different to raising puppies, the pinkie says...Go figure...
    Of course your momma loves you, how could she not, you're adorable, not matter how much you growl or what you pull out the garbage...