Sunday, 16 March 2008

My barkday

Hello old chaps. No, I haven't had a raging hangover for the last few days.

Sweet Asta emailed me a wonderful card. I think Cassidy must be yelling in my ear to blow the candles out quick so we can eat the cake!

And I also got an email card from Balboa. Doesn't he look cool in his shades?

Finally I received this pretty card from Ricky and the Babes. Thank you all!

Here is my official birthday portrait. I was trying to look distinguished, but I think I look rather squinty more than anything. Ah well, can't be handsome all the time, har har.

This is more like it though. Is that the face of an 11 year old dog I ask you?

Of course Madame Cassidy had to get in on the act. By the way, my very dashing collar was a Christmas gift from Noah and his sisters. Ma bought Cassidy a Rogz one too as she really liked the quality of them.

So then it was present time! I had received packages from Maggie & Mitch and Faya. They have been sitting on the kitchen side for a few days, annoyingly too far back for me to reach with counter surfing.

The smell coming out of those parcels was simply divine.

One good nudge of the nose, and Faya's parcel obligingly tipped its contents across the table.

Can you see that cheeky minx muscling her way in on MY presents!

Look at that fine array. Faya did actually say that I could share with Cassidy if I wanted. Hmm, we'll see.

Cassidy read it as Harry must share with Cassidy, but I know who understands French better so paws off puppy!

And here's most of what was in the parcel from Maggie & Mitch. Yum! There were two others items which you'll see in a jiffy.

This fine fellow came popping out of the parcel! Maggie & Mitch had kindly bought him for Cassidy (maybe in the vain hope it would mean I could eat my treats in peace.

We sat nicely and waited. Yes, Cassidy's doing the googly eye thing again.

She was very happy with the chicken! Maggie & Mitch reckon they're tough toys, so she should have hours of fun.

While she was momentarily distracted, I asked ma for one of my treats.

But she wasn't dishing them out quickly enough so I had to make myself heard!

Cassidy was thoroughly riveted by the chicken.

So I asked ma marginally more politely for a treat.

And look what I got! A snozzle! I have seen so many of my friends enjoy these and now I had one of my own.

Mmm, even through the plastic it smelt jolly lovely.

Come to me oh lovely snozzle.

Mmm, it smelt so nice. Even ma and pa thought it smelt quite appealing, though they weren't that tempted to try it.

Oh it was so delicious, crunchy and chewy and mmmmmmmmmmm.

It lasted about 10 minutes, which is a highly respectable score in my world.

Cassidy tried the vegetable bone from Faya.

She liked it a lot, and at least it stopped her chewing my ears for 5 minutes.

All in all it was a rather superb birthday. And I haven't even told you about our lovely run around walkies yet!

Toodle pip

Harry x


Kirby said...

Hi Harry,

Man, you scored big time. Those are some great cards and gifts. Did you love your snozzle? I love to chew on them. Bravo to Faya and Maggie & Mitch for sending such teriffic birthday presents. I hope you enjoy everything you got and keep celebrating for days on end! He he!!

Your pal,

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're so glad that you could enjoy your snozzle in peace while the chicken kept Cassidy busy! Looks like you got yourself lots of treats to keep you busy for awhile, Harry. I like how you barked to let your mom know to hand it over! I would have done the very same thing!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Harry! I hope you had a good birthday! It was so nice of you to share some of your presents with Cassidy!

My the way, what exactly is a bread puller!

I can't wait to be ginormous like you both! Right now I'm 10 weeks and 21 pounds! Woohoo for being Airedales!

Hope you both have a week full of good smells!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow Harry... that is some nice loot there!!! I am glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! And I wish you many more!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry!
You got very nice presents and cards! And Cassidy too!
Are those snozles real ones?? Looks yummy and sure you enjoyed it!
I wish you many more years of happiness to you!
Kisses and hugs

Faya said...

J'adore ta photo officielle Harry. Tu es magnifique. C'est sympa de partager avec ta petite Cassidy mais en fait tu n'avais peut-ĂȘtre pas le choix....
Bisous, Faya

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy Birthday to you Handsome Harry. Those are lovely presents and Cassidy got some too. :)

~ Girl girl

Joe Stains said...

omdog just looking at all those treats, I think I am going to faint. NATHAN's omdog!

Patience-please said...

You are AMAZING!!! ELEVEN years?????? You are AMAZING!!!! You look FANTASTIC, Harry, Absobloominlutely FANTASTIC!!!!
A happiest BIRTHDAY to youoooooooo!

and Happy St. Pat's day and everyday!

wags from the whippets

Mojo said...

Happy Birthday, young chap. Looks like you were in treat heaven for the day. I'm mighty jealous of your pigsnout. I want. I want. I want. The action shot of you shouting 'gimme' at the camera is hilarious!

And no, you don't look 11 by a long chalk.


Anonymous said...

Harry & Cassidy
Oh Harry you are just so very handsome, are you really 11 I don't think so, I think you are pulling my paw. Well Happy, Happy.
Nanny loves the new blog header of the 2 of you Ms. Cassidy sure is getting big. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hugs, bellyrubs,smoochies

Amber-Mae said...

I bet that this was your bestest barkday ever in your life! I'm sooo jealous that you got a piggy snozzle. I bet it was deeleecious! hehe, look at that chicken's worried look. I bet Cassidy likes it alot! What great pressies you got from M&M & Faya.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Gus and Louie said...

Happy Barkday Harry you sure made a big hall..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Stanley said...

Harry, my boy!

Happy Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 5 (as I've told you).

I kind of like your squinty portrait, but what I'd REALLY like would be a video of you barking like you did at your mama! You looked more than a little FIERCE!

You are the kind of big brother I'd like to be... sweet and generous. I'm working on it (meanwhile, STella thinks she'd like to trade me in for your model of big brother).

Faya, Maggie & Mitch sure know how to send a birthday prezzie! Enjoy your score!

Goober love & birthday smooches,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

happy barkday harry!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Harry, it looks like you had an absolutely fantastic birthday! What lovely cards and presents you received! And lucky Cassidy for having such a sharing big brother!
My mom's a little worried because the hot dogs she eats all the time are "Nathan's" and it looks like the same packaging as some of the treats Maggie and Mitch sent. She never shares with me because she says it's "people food". Ha! Is it really people food, Mom?!
Love ya both!
Your Pal Oskar

Mango said...

Super cool burbday party, dude!

Penny & Poppy said...

Harry, we're very glad you had a happy Barkday! Our mom laughs at the picture on your header every time we come to your blog. She just loves the look on Cassidy's face.

Poppy & Penny

4xBs said...

Happy Barkday Harry! you certainly look much younger than your years. you really did well on the presents. that's some cool stuff that you got and that snozzle looked delicious. we can almost smell it from here.

that was nice of you to share with Cassidy.


Simba said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Trying to catch up on all the blogs.

Simba xx

Asta said...

I'm so glad you had a tewwific Birfday!!1 You look a vewy youn man about town..I love those pictoowes of you asking fow youw wondewful vewy sweet of Faya and M&M! The pawtwait of the two of you in pwofile is mawvelous too! Enoy those yummies!! I'm thinking of you with love
smoochie kisses,

Clover said...

Happy belated barkday, Harry!! I am sorry I missed it. Looks like you had a great time!
I REALLY love your new banner - it looks so cute!!
Love Clover xo

Persephone & Buster said...

WOW did rake in the "stuff".... kudos to you and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the kerry contingent... i love the chicken...but i fear i would do harm with my tooooootheez...HIDE IT !
best to you and the almost grown cassidy (i knew she'd be a knock out when i saw her little baby pic...)

Jessie and Jake said...

happy belated Harry - we hope you had a grand birthday!

Hammer said...

Hi Harry
What wonderful gifts you received. I really like the yellow chicken Maggie and Mitch gave Cassidy and the snozzle looks delicious. I've never heard of a snozzle.
It's good you are keeping a firm paw with Cassidy coz she certainly looks a cheeky girl, but cute too.
I bet this was the best Barkday you've ever had in your whole life.
Love from Hammer

Bella Moda di Roma said...

Hello from California, It is so great to meet the both of you, Cassidy your birthday portrait is the best, your quite hansom. I love have friends from other places, My owners tell me I'm from Italiy, I'm not sure why, everyone else at the dog thinks I'm German. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures, Can I ad you to my links? by for now.

Agatha and Archie said...

WOW did you rake in the presents!!!!And fabulous ones too!!!! PL2 said that in the picture of you squinting she just wanted to come through the computer and hug and kiss you!!!!! (we told her she wouldnt fit) Love A+A

Peanut said...

We used to have that chicken but I killed it.