Friday, July 4, 2014

A Day of Celebration

Today is a very special for two reasons. First, happy 4th of July to everybody!!  I hope everyone’s day is full of fun! Remember to stay safe out there as well!

Secondly, today is Malia’s birthday! I say ‘birthday’ because we don’t know her specific birth date (she is about 2.5 years old). We adopted her one year ago today from the shelter! Early last year, someone found her wandering around Texas City (near Galveston) and brought her to the Poodle Rescue of Houston. She was pregnant and had her puppies at the shelter, all of whom went to wonderful homes.

One Sunday morning last June I took Leilani to our regular dog park for some playtime and I ended up talking with a lady who told me about the poodle rescue shelter. A couple days later Robert decided to go visit during his work lunch break after I had relayed the information to him. The moment he walked into the area where they kept the dogs, all of them began to bark, as dogs do, except for one. A cute little brown and white puppy just stared at him, not making a peep. Robert saw her right away and held her and knew she was a special pup. He texted me pictures at work and that weekend we went to visit her again. The moment I held her I knew she would be ours. We adopted her that day and picked her up (after her spay surgery) to bring her home July 4, 2013. She has been such a wonderful blessing in our life, and a wonderful little sister to Leilani! I thank God for both our girls every single day!

Here is Malia’s first year with us in photos:

Adoption Day

Halloween

Christmas

A couple favorite photos

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The day before Malia’s birthdayimage

Today we are celebrating with a cake that we got from the dog bakery, presents of course, and I made a couple party hats for the pups to wear (construction paper, fuzzy craft balls, hot glue gun, and stretchy material for under the chin). Yes, I spoil my girls and I  will every day for the rest of their lives!

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QOTD: Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday?

16 comments

  1. Oh you know we do celebrate our dogs birthdays! I love how you love your dog's so much! I love all the pics ( the second pic would not load for me) but I love the one with the sunglasses. Have a wonderful day and I cants wait to see more party pics!

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    1. Thanks ladies!! I love that you love your dogs so much too... they certainly make life complete!

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  2. Spoil away. I spoil Allie whenever I can because she deserves it.

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    1. Allie is such a cutie. They all deserve to be spoiled! :0)

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  3. Happy belated birthday, Malia! She is such a cutie and so lucky to have found you! I love adoption stories! :)

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    1. Thank you Maria :0) I am so lucky to have her in my life!

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  4. Happy belated birthday to Malia! She is so adorable! When I get a dog I will definitely be celebrating with dog friendly cake :) So fun!

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    1. Thanks Courtney! You will have so much fun spoiling your future puppy!

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  5. Aw, she is so cute!!! I had a dog growing up and while we didn't celebrate her birthday, I loved spoiling her during Christmas :-)

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    1. Thank you Michele! Christmas time is so much fun with pets... we always make sure they have their own stocking and presents to open!

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  6. What a cutie! Hope she had a great birthday!

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    1. Thanks April! She had a great birthday!

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  7. Awww..Happy Birthday Malia! I love the pics, she is adorable! We celebrate Morgan's birthday, he turned 10 on Feb 4th!

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    1. Thank you Sara!! We are so blessed to have her. Happy belated birthday to sweet Morgan!

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