Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's a Ciara-bration!

The Princess Pest is ONE today!!!

Thank you, Ann.

Where does the time go? It is hard to believe that our little one is having a birthday already. In many ways, it seems like Ciara just arrived, but at the same time it also feels like she has been a part of the family forever. As much as we like to portray her as the Pest and the Bad Gardener, she really is a very well-behaved and lovable dog. Although their personalities are very different , she has the same outstanding disposition as her half brother Thunder. There must be something really good in those genes from their father Mel.

Four weeks old.

Eight weeks old (ignore camera date).

First days at her forever home here with the OP Pack at about 11 weeks old.

Her first wubba.

(Go ahead - you can say Awwwwwwwwww:)

Four months old.

Five months old.

Six months old.

And now today.

"Guess there isn't too much difference in all of these duck shots, is there? Mom says I am a small sibe. My weight hasn't changed since the summer although I have started to fill out a bit more now. Maybe I need to be getting more yummy treats.

Now for the fun part.

"Hmmmm, looks like I got some new toys. A silly pink fake wubba. A red snake with lots of squeakers. And this crazy thing in the middle with lots of legs and arms and other appendages for me to chew on:)."

The wubba wannabe only has one eye - Cyclops maybe?

"Are we done with the flashy beast yet? I think there is another part to this party that I am really much more interested in."

"Look at these yummy treats on my pretty princess plate."

These delicious "meatballs" are the same ones that Sugar, the beautiful Golden Retriever that we all love, had for her birthday.We got the recipe from Sugar's blog. They are peanut butter, honey, flour, and water - super easy to make, and even easier to swallow - really, really, really looking yummerlicious.

"Oh, they smell so good, puh-leze, how much longer do I have to wait, Mom?"

Just in case you are wondering why Ciara only got one cookie, it's because she has had a sensitive tummy in the past, and the Momster is always careful about how much of any new things she can have at one time. But don't worry, she will get some more later. AND Thunder Dunder and Picky Boy Phantom also had some cookies. Of course, TD loved them, and guess what? So did the Picky Boy:)

"And now one more little video of me with my new snake."

"Did you see - we got snow!!! - just in time for my birthday."

"There are lots more treats, so c'mon over and join my party. I might even let you wear my princess crown:)

Woos, Ciara

Pee Ess, we got a little bit of snow overnight. Maybe an inch if we really stretch our imaginations. The Momster has a very busy day today, but we will try to get some video of us in the snow later.


bbes tribe said...

What a beautiful princess you are Ciara!! Happy Birfday!!! Those special treats sound nummmy. We'll have to get M to make us some. Great pics of you growing up. Those rings around your eyes when you were little look so much like M's pup Bo when he was little. Someday M is going to do posts about all the special pups they've had. Then you'll get to see him. A year goes by fast. You are a precious princess to us!!


The Thundering Herd said...

Holy cow - how are you a year old already? Happy, happy birthday!

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Happy birthday to you, Ciara! You are a cute pup and you're now so beautiful. You really are a princess.

Frankie Furter said...

I love all of the pictures... butt the LAST ONE IS THE BESTEST OF ALL!!!! I am making my best PLAY BOW to you Princess.
Pawty hardy girrrrrl this is
YOUR day.
Make the "boys" do whatever YOU want them to do.

Remi said...

Happy birthday Ciara!!!
I also have a sensitive tummy, so my mom is also careful with the new stuff. Cool snake! Yea! Go for the eyes and the tags!!

George the Lad said...

Happy Birthday Ciara, mom must have ordered the snow just for you, have a great day, love the look of them cookies by the way, I'm the same if I get to much it upsets my tum, it must be something to do with our age!!
See Yea George xxx

Sierra Rose said...

Happy Birthday sweet Ciara!!!! Those are some fun looking new toys, and of course delicious barkday treats!! Enjoy your day my friend :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Cooper and Lola said...

Happy Birthday Ciara
you sure did grow up fast!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday Princess Ciara!!! One year old!!!! That's really hard to were just a puppy the other day it seems!! Look at all of those fantastic toys and you got cookies!!! We hope you have a wonderful and special birthday sweet Ciara!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

ra_husky said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!! Pawty like a rock star!!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!! You really scored!!

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Happy 1st Barkday Sweet Ciara!!
Enjoy your most special and wunderful day!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Aksharaa said...

Dear dear Ciara,
HAPPY HAPPY barkday!!
ou look as lovely as ever:)
What a cuddly ,cute and adorable pup you were.
Have a great day, enjoy it to the fullest and may lovely things come your way all year through.

Heaps of barkday hugs n licks nad wags,
Ginger, Buddy, Shadow n Mummy too

pee ess: Thanks for the lovely card u sent us. Sorry we haven't been able to reply earlier. We really appreciate your idea of saving money for some less fortunate pups and helping them have some Christmas treats :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 1st birthday, Ciara!
That Princess crown is right where it should be! Enjoy your very special day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!

Yay for snow on your birthday!

Even bigger yay for new toys to kill!

And biggest yay of all for yummy treats!

Kari in WeHo said...



BeadedTail said...

Happy 1st Birthday Ciara! We can't believe you are one already! You are such a beautiful girl and we did go awwww at your baby pictures! We're so excited that you go snow for your birthday. We hope you enjoy the snow, the treats, the toys and the love today!

Frankie Furter said...

YES!!!! There is Certainly room in the Cabinets fur WOO. Please think of a Cabinet Pawsition that you would like to be in charge of and let me know. You are all very creative.. I know you will come up with the Perfect Pawsition. Maybe even combine one or two of your bestest thingys if you want. I am really happy that you want to serve Blogville. You will be a super addition to the Cabinets.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Princess Ciara. Looks like you had a nice day and great prezzies.

3 doxies said...

Happy Birfday girlfuriend!!!!!
I had a feelin' yesterday when I was readin' your blog dat today was your day...I'm smart likes dat ya knows!
Oh dis is so excitin'! Gosh, I still can't believes you is already one years old...time sure does fly by quick. I remember them duck fotos...hehehe!
Anyways, I hopes you haves a most wonderful celebration.

pees: you is still a BIG Sibe in my opinion

Minna Krebs said...

Happy Birthday, to you
Happy Birthday, to you
Happy Birthday, PRINCESS CIARA
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
................and many more!!


PeeS......LOVE da puppy fotos

doyle and mollie said...

woah that was some party... most fitting for a princess, ciara you really are a beautiful and we thinks you have grown heaps over the year... you've gone from cute to elegant... wooh hoos to you and your bros and slobbers to your momma! we were furry excited to get your fabulous ecard thank yoooos
loves and tons of licks xxxx

Gus said...

Happy Brithday Princess C! We think you wear the crown well, and our muzzer was doing the AWWWWW thing thing all the way through the pictures.


Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday Ciara! Would you believe we have those same princess plates at our house. My sister likes princess stuff, too. Looks like you got some wonderful pressies. Have fun!

Your pal, Pip

Asta said...

Sweet Bootiful Ciawa
tie does go so fast ..I loved seeing all youw puppy pictoowes what a cuddle cutie you wewe and no such a magnificent young lady
I'm so happy you wewe able to join youw family and give them the love and happiness you have.
Youw toys and tweats look gweat!!!
I hope you get youw snow as a bonus to play in
Have amost wondewful day and a loooong healthy life
smoochie kisses
pee ess I love youw cwown

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ciara!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Princess Ciara! You deserve a special day full of lots of good stuff. Your presents are adorable, your treats look delicious, and we are thrilled that you get to enjoy a little snow! We'd like to send you some of the snow we're getting right now. Our blizzard is more fit for a Siberian princess than a Greyhound princess, if you ask me!


Yoda, Brutus & "Sally" said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!!! Hope you have a great day!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & "Sally"

mayziegal said...

Awwww...Happy 1st Birthday, Ciara! It looks like you had a super wonderful pawty! I liked your princess plate AND your princess crown very very much. I also luved looking at all those pictures of you growing up. One thing hasn't changed - you're still Most Beautiful!

Wiggles & wags,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ciara a year old? Inconceivable!

Stella said...

Happy Birthday, Ciara!

You have brought Joy and Laughter to all of us, Little Girl, and we thank you for it. Your gifts look like lots of fun. Will you let your brothers play with them?

It seems like only yesterday we were oohing and aaahing over this little baby sibe and now you are almost grown up.

Kisses, and happy day!


Homer said...

Happy barkday Ciara! I hope you get lots of treats!!!


Clive said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!

How time flies! We loved all the photos and videos - a really great birthday celebration. Those cookies sound really yummy and Murray loved the fact that they were served on a Disney princess plate! That really impressed him!

He also loved Ciara's crown too! That is a fabulous photo!

lots of happy birthday wishes again!

Clive, Murray and all the gang

Zona said...

HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! What adorable fotos and posing with the same stuffy was a great idea... even though that might not have lasted with puppies in my house unless mom put it away after the camera time.

LOVE your Christmas card - definitely one of my favorites!


ForPetsSake said...

Happy Birthday, Ciara!!! You are a beautiful young lady! I may have to make some of those yummies for my. Arwen's birthday is coming soon...

Elyse said...

Happy birthday, Princess Ciara!! It looks like you had a great day. I enjoyed looking at the puppy pictures of you today!! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Elyse and Riley

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I gessed it! You be celebrating a birfday with those nommy cookies! Happy birfday Ciara!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom has a Khool and The Gang song stukhk in her head now!

We'll Ciarabrating good times - Ciara-Brate!

How furry special woo got some snow too!

That is surely a sign woo've been a furry good sisfur!

Happy Ciara Day!

Khyra and Khompany in PA!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Happy birthday, Ciara! Your maturity level was really apparent as you waited for your birthday cookies, let Mom play with your snake and dealt, most patiently, with the crown.

We arewishing you a year full of fun, love and treats!

Princess Jasmine said...

From one Princess to another Princess, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to youuuuuuuuu. You really look like you have enjoyed your day. Your puppy pics are so adorable. Ducky looks cute too :) xx

jgaffneycards said...

Happy Hippy Hoppy Birthday, Ciara you beautiful girl, i love how good you are to sit with your birthday cookies and not try and eat them all while mom was taking photos, i love your baby photos too, they are too cute, i think you have grown up a bit since your six months photo, you look like a teenager in it, a bit awkward, you have grown into your body I think,

i hope you get lots and lots snow, we had loads in the last two weeks so maybe you can come visit us, have fun with all your lovely birthday presents,

Love Jenny :)

Benny and Lily said...

Happee Birthday Ciara. You are one beautiful girl
Benny & Lily

Jake of Florida said...

Here we are at the end of the line -- but we had to wish Princess Ciara a Happy Birthday.

The photos are so so dear. What attracted our attention, however, in addition to her adorable face, is that the duck has remained alive throughout the year. This is quite amazing for us wirey guys!!!

Wirey woofs,

Just Harry

Mack said...

Happy Barkday Miss Ciara!! My mom is so wishing we were well behaved like you! And what super cool toys you got. Did the boys try to steal them?
I am BEGGING my mom to make those cookies for my barkday!


Samantha said...

Love the pix of Ciara over the period of her first year! Oh, Happy Birthday, Baby! You are all growed up and what a Princess you have turned out to be! We would love to play with you and your pressies and of course, would LOVE to share those nommy nommables of Sugar's recipe with you hee hee! You are really a very polite young lady, Ciara. You "down" when Mama asks and don't tear new toys apart like some little young'un over here! Have a wonderful day - we love Ann's bday picture of you!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon
PS: We are furry jelly of your snow!

Tucker said...

Happy First Birthday! Oh there is so much cuteness overload it's crazy!

Now onto that snake toy - pawesome I am so incredibly jealous.

woof - Tucker

AFSS said...

Wow the time has flown by it doesn't seem like you should be 1 already. Happy Birthday.

(Blushing as Fenris kisses Ciara's cheek)

These treats are yummy. WE will leave Fenris here to play with you put us cats are headed back home.

Honey the Great Dane said...

OH - Happy Happy Birthday, Ciara!! :-)

I can't believe it's been a year already either!

And I can't decide which one of your beautiful photos is my favourite - they're all so gorgeous! Maybe the that last princess one with the tiara? You just look like the most perfect princess! :-)

Great videos! And I can't wait to see some snow! (hey, even 1 inch is more than I'll ever see!)

Honey the Great Dane

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Ciara
I remember the very first day I saw you, and how cute you were.
You keep growing more beautiful every day....
and you got snow too,,, snow flakes just special for the queen.
If I come over,, can I wear your crown, and play with your new snake,, and eat some of your cookie? Happy Birthday sweet one, and many more to come

Amber DaWeenie said...


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the most thoughtful, beautiful card..... we love it,, and we love you

Tanuki Maxx said...



jen said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!!!
Your puppy pictures are adorable:)
Oh..and I love your princess crown!

rottrover said...

Happy, Happy Barkday, Princess Ciara. Woo are too beautiful!! Have fun!!

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday Princess Ciara!!
Those are some great pressies. I really like the red snakey thing!!
You have turned into a lovely girl doggie...Bow Wow!


Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Birthday to you Princess Ciara! You are so lucky to get so many toys! Those treats sound very healthy and good for you!

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Happy First Birthday Ciara.
Love Ruby & Penny

Cyber-sibes said...

Happy birthday Beautiful!
Woos, it really is hard to believe a whole year has passed, but what a fun year its been, watching woo grow up! Hve a woo-nerful day, sweetheart!
Love all your Princess stuff, and those treats look good enough to eat all at once!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Doris Sturm said...

...and here comes Mr. shorty Gizzy trailing behind with his 3" legs wishing you, Princess Ciara, a very Happy Birthday and many moooooore.....looks like you had a good day with toys and goodies! Yeah!!!!

the 4 Bs said...

happy birthday, little pup! it has gone FAST. those puppy photos are so cute. you are a beautiful princess now too. we love your crown.


KB said...

Happy Birthday Ciara!!!!!! Wow, that year flew by so fast!

I said "Aw" about 10 times during that post. You have been an incredible cutie for your whole life. And now you've grown into being a princess!

Thanks to you, your mom, and your siblings for making my days brighter and bringing me many smiles.

Happy Birthday.

I Am HoneyBuzz said...

Happy Burfday Ciara! You look full of the beautifulness in your burfday crown!! Just like a regal princess!!

Big slurps, HoneyBuzz

Ms. ~K said...

Happy, Yappy Birthday...
Can you hear Rama ooohing and awwwwing over your puppy pictures?
Licks and sniffs, Sweet Ciara!
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Sapphire said...

oh happy birthday Ciara! those puppy pictures were just like yesterday :)

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Wishing you the bestest of birthdays, Ciara. What a lovely string of pictures! Yes, it is amazing how time flies. What a cute pup who has grown into such a sweet princess!
Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas too.
Sending lotsaluv

tula said...

AWROOO fur the Birthday Girl turning the Big one! and woo have THE best parties.. i mean meatballa cookies!! cool toys, princess hats.. although watch out fur that snake fella. just sayin from experience..


Mango said...

Happy Birthday Princess Pest. Life would not be the same without you. I do think you are very pretty. And I love a sassy gal.


ZOOLATRY said...


We were going to write "Awwwwww" for each of the twelve months, but runned out of space.

Happy WooDay Wonderful Ciara!

Kasha said...

Happy Birthday! I for sure love the disney princess plate with your birthday treats on it. So cute. They grow up so fast don't they?

The Heartbeats said...

Happy Birthday Ciara! You are one really pretty princess!

The Heartbeats

BRUTUS said...

Happy Birthday Princess Ciara!! Looks like you had everything one could wish for, even mother nature gave you a present! You are one beautiful Sibe woman now!

Brutus & Carmen

Hound Girl said...

happy Birthday sweet princess!!
I love the snake toy!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

A Furry Happy Belated Birthday to you, Princess Ciara!! Be sure to check out our bloggie today!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Aunt of 14 said...

Happy Birthday!

That crown is priceless, I love that picture!!! And how did you get to be such a good girl-- you don't rip up your toys like I do? I can't help it and I can't stop... what is your trick?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GORGEOUS CIARA!!!! we're sorry to be a bit late in sending our wishes. Our scribe was "up in the air", returning from Tokyo.

We loved all of your photos and have so enjoyed watching you grow. May your life be long and full of love and joy

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tommy, The Chans and #1

Remington said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was the BEST ever!

Byron y Xinver said...

Oh my!! Congratulations Ciara! You are as cute as you were (as a puppy). Incredible!!

Daisy Dog said...

What a beautiful princess!! happy birthday!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Barkday, you beautiful Princess! Momster sure made some tasty treats and the toys look like they will be weeks worth of fun! We wish you many many happy returns of this special day and lots a grand adventures, caring friends, yummy pampering, and always love.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Ciara, bootiful you are...and those pics of you in all of your puppy cuteness had us gasping from adorable overload...

I'm just wonderin' if that duck you have, DATES...he looks like he's willin' to stick around for the duration, I'm just sayin'....

We are on our way for the some of those fabbers treats, please...


Lacie Tea Cakes

Erika said...

Happy Birthday Ciara, thanks everyone for visiting my blog. I know that you sometimes visit my mommy's blog too.

Pepsi Bum said...

Happy belated Barkday Ciara!!
I'm sorry I was late, silly A was too busy and didn't turn on the laptop for me.

Hope you had a blast!!


Chester said...

Happy Birthday Ciara! Hope you had a wonderful one! Sure looks like you did :-)

Ruby's Raiser said...

Happiest of Birthdays, precious girl! What a haul! We like your one-eyed wubba, it makes us smile and so do you. :D

Alien said...

Happy Birthday, love.


Sue said...

That looks like a great party. Happy Birthday Princess. We played in the snow too and thought about you.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Ciara. You were such a cute puppy and now what a beautiful young lady. Not sure why the boys all call us girls Pests?
Hope you had a wonderful day...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

sprinkles said...


Aww, I loved seeing all those puppy pictures.

It looks like she had a wonderful birthday pawty. I can't believe the self-control she showed with those cookies sitting there in front of her. My boys would have been all over that plate shoveling those cookies down as fast as they could! bol

Joe Stains said...

I cannot believe she is one already!! Happy Birthday!!!

kissa-bull said...

oh my words cannot describe the bewooty that you are ciara. we wish you furry many barkdays to come and nofing but happiness and yummy nommies

pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy Birthday, Princess! Glad to see you got a proper celebration. Sometimes when birthdays are close to Christmas, the pawrents get all busy and stressed and forget to plan a proper birthday. You're lucky to have such a responsible mom.

Jed & Abby

Raising Addie said...

Yappy Belated Barkday!

Oh Summer you are so beautiful in all of your picks! We wish we could give you a BIG hug!

You hit the mother load on toys too!

Lots of luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Wild Dingo said...

OMD! How did i miss this? happy birthday puppy pants!

ronniisramblings said...

Ohh Ciara me n Richie is so sorry wee didn't gets to send you a birfday picture buts wee has marked it on da calender so wee don't forget fur next year.
Wee hopes yoo had a most wonderful day sweet girl and dat yoo enjoyed all da goodies yoo gotz. I lovs yor snakie him looks most fun


Anna the GSD said...

Happy happy late b'day!! It looks woo-tastic!!!

Holly and Khady said...

Happy belated birthday Ciara!!! Looks like you had a fabulous day!

Holly and Khady

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Ciara! You are truly a princess! Looks like your day was "paw"some indeed! Great toys, yummy treats (maybe Hu-Mom can link this post over to our Tuesday Canine Cooking Corner blog hop!)...and woo, scary snake! Chomp that snake! And the crown photo - just perfect and befitting a true Sibe princess! Many happy wishes and Husky hugs from the FiveSibes kids and me!

Mochi and Bali said...

What? You're 1 already! Wow! Happy Belated Birthday, Ciara! We LOVE all your pictures and looks like you really enjoyed your special treat! We need to get mom to make some of those! :)

Mochi & Bali

Ginger Jasper said...

I cant believe I mised your 1st birthday and am so sorry. I would like to wish you a belated Birthday and I am sure you had a lovely time.. Hugs GJ xx

Pink Thumb said...

You really are a beautiful princess. Happy birthday! WE love how your maw took pictures of you next to the ducky all those months.

Basil n Guinness

the booker man said...

oh, miss ciara, i'm so sorry that i'm late for your birthday pawty! i hope you had the bestest day evarrr, and how exciting that you got the snowflakes on your special day!! you look cutesies in your princess crown, by the way. heehee. :)

the booker man