Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to Abby

It's official; Abby is 5 years old today.  Seriously.

Doesn't she look all mature-like?


Well, okay, maybe not so much, as that was taken yesterday, and I'm sure she TOTALLY matured overnight.  Or possibly not.  Mom keeps saying something about "being a puppy forever".... Regardless (or irregardless, if you prefer, which Mom does when she's being a smart-aleck), I have No Doubt the weekend will be filled with cake, trips to the Magic Cheeseburger Window and much frivolity.

But to explore that 'puppy forever' thought, here are some pictures of Abby (and me) when Abby newly minted.

Even here she was giving me attitude.  I could have eaten her in two bites at this point, and she was all "Yuh.  Whatever."
Believe it or not, Abby was once SMALL!

Here is Abby with TaiChi the Venerable.  TaiChi couldn't have been more than about 14lbs (if that) and Abby was tiny next to her!  I can't believe this is actually Abby, but Mom assures me it was.

We call this "Mom's Big Mistake".  Very cute to have a puppy sleep on your pillow when she's 8lbs (and in a diaper for protection), but a tad more cumbersome when Lardbutt is 75lbs.  I don't think Mom will make that mistake again!
When Abby first arrived, I had to keep the girl in her place...


Unfortunately, Abby wasn't really impressed by my attempts to show her who was boss...
Eeesh.  Jaws of Doom at 8 weeks.
But from the very start, Abby was was good for tug-of-war.




Oh, and if you were wondering, the springs in her leggies were there from the very start....

That's just unnatural.  I think Mom and Dad got a kangaroo rather than a puppy....
But on the plus side, Abby has always liked snow (not that she had much of a choice....)



Even as a puppy she tried to take up as much space as possible when sleeping....


And I suppose she was kinda cute (why else would Mom and Dad have kept her?!?)...


So, Happy Birthday, Abby.  And I'm really glad it's you and not me who has to wear the Dreaded Birthday Hat!


*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus (and Birthday Girl!)

15 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Happy birthday Abby - where does the time go ?

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey there Abby - Diva Shasta here. I sumtimez hear my mom call me her perpetual puppy an'I am 8 - but then aunt sis sez mom never grew up so she iz in the same boat az us an'b-sidez, life iz tue much fun tue git old.
So u just STAY the way u iz - if u want tue b a furever puppy then I say GO FUR IT!
HAPPEE BARKDAY!!!!!!!!
Diva Shasta

Dory and the Mama said...

HAppy Birthday Abby...We can't believe you are FIVE already!!!

Enjoy your day (and good luck with that birthday hat thing...)
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Nan√ľk said...

Happy Birthday Abby!!

Nuk & Isis

rottrover said...

ABBY!! Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful smellebration!!

Bart, Ruby and Otto

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! You are just the most adorable pup! Have a wonderful day with lots of hugs and treats ☺

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

♫ ♫ HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRFDAY ABBY ♫

WE hope that you celebrate it in the style to which you have become accustomed...

Murphy said...

Happy Birfday Abby! You was such a cute puppy girl!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mr. Pip said...

Happy birthday, Abby!

Whitley Westie said...

Happy birthday Abby!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Abby happy birthday to you
Lily & Edward

How Sam Sees It said...

Did you hear all "squeeing" from AZ? That's mom oohing and aahing over all of your puppy pictures!

Happy Birthday!

Monty and Harlow

The Army of Four said...

Happy happy birthday, Abby!!! We just can't get over how cute you were --- then AND now!!! Tiny, fluffy, bundle of love! Oh, how I love puppies!!!!!
Cammie!

Homer said...

Happy Belated Birthday Abby! You don't look like 5... what's your secret? Botox? Face lift? Can you recommend me some face cream?

Love,
Homer

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello abby its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday and menny happy reeterns!!! why five yeerz old yoo ar but a wee wippersnapper!!! ha ha ok bye