Friday, May 4, 2012

FIRST Friday?

My turn on the cool air vent.
So there I was relaxing, being a good boy like I always am (be quiet, Ciara) and getting some cool breezes from the hole in the floor - yes, there is a hole in the floor under me, even if you can't see it - oops, I got sidetracked. Anyways, I heard some whispering over on the big couch and tuned my ears to high frequency.  Mom was saying something about it being his First.   And then I heard Lightning, and party, and pressies.  What could it possibly be???

It's Lightning's FIRST birthday!!!

Hey, THAT'S ME!!!

Does this make me a prince?

(Many thanks again to Ann of Zoolatry for the wonderful graphic.)


I was so excited, I even tried to make some snow in the yard.

Now about those presents, Mom. . . . . 

I could use some new stuffies.

What do you mean, I have enough already? 

That toy bin used to be overflowing with stuffies.

 Who, ME????  You are the one who keeps throwing them all in the trash. All I have done is try to get that darn squeaker out of there. You should be thanking me for reducing the noise level here.

C'mon, can't I please have a few more?

 NO? NO????  Is that what you are going to do to me on MY first birthday?  I really, really, really want a new stuffie!

Wait a minute!  What's that I see?

Proceeding cautiously.

A closer look - a raccoon and a bunny - for ME????

Huh?  Look, but don't touch???

No fair, Mom.  You can't possibly put them away until I no longer desqueak and destuff.

What are these things?

A gigantic bone and an antler niblet - yes, they are very hard and won't be easy to demolish.

How long do you think these will last?

(Side note: Mom loves this pic, she says I look a lot like Dakota here.)

One more thing for me????

Uh, I might need some help getting this thing open.

Maybe if I just stare at it . . .

Phantom says this is cowboy food for the cowboy in the house - is that supposed to be a compliment?

No birthday party is complete without the traditional family photo.

Hey Phantom - can you please look at Mom so we can have those treats?

That's much better.

Thanks for stopping by on my birthday. 

Woos, Lightning (and Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara)


Prancer Pie said...

Happy Biryhday sweet boy! You definitely are a prince in our book!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Lightning!! :)

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

chicamom85 said...

Happy Birthday!!! Lightning you can never have enough stuffies. You look so nice in all your pictures and I hope the bone and antler are yummy for you. The family pictures always make Mommy smile so big, sometimes she comes back and looks at them again. I am sending a big batch of magic bubbles as my gift to you. Please watch for them.

Loveys Sasha

Princess Jasmine said...

Happy Birthday Lightning, what a wonderful day you are having. Look how grown up you are getting :)xx

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey Lightning - HAPPEEE BARKDAY u furry nost handsum dude. We Beaglebratz haf had sum of that cowboy food - most yummy stuff. And an antler niblet AND a big bone - oh dude did u ever score big. Now just gotta figure out how tu git them stuffiez NOW! Shiloh iz 9 an'he still chewz away at stuffiez, tryin'tu "git rid of them" And yessiree - u iz a prince. Our mom lovez thoze furmily pikchurz tu - u'all look so furry much great! We love seein'all them great pikchurz.
Shiloh'n Shasta

T. Maxx said...

Beautiful pics and post!!
Such a handsome pup and the family photo are the BEST!!!

Enjoy your day, handsome!!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

WOW! Are you already one whole year old, Lightning? All of us in France wish you the HAPPIEST OG BIRTHDAYS! It sounds like your Mom has everything well organized for a really fun day!

All your friends at
The Poupunette

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy WooDay, handsome ...

Jeanne Pursell said...

Happy Birthday Lightning!!! So glad that you had a great birthday!! We have that very same toy bin!!! Exactly the same!! Enjoy your day!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

3 doxies said...

OMD, it's already your furst birfday???? I can not believes how much time has gone by! It seems like it was just yetserday you came home...gah!
Anyways, I am most happy to helps you celebrate such a special day BUT we really needs to has a heart to heart withs your Momster bouts dis stuffie siuation...hehehe.


Finn said...

Happy birthday!!! Turning one is a big deal! You are definitely a prince!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Lightning Day!

I'm sure it will be furry furry special - just like WOO!

PeeEssWoo: Rumour has it The Momster thinks woo will khalm down now - SNIKHKER! AND YES, furry much like Angel Princess Dakota!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday, Lightning! Looks like it's already pawsome, with those stuffies and the yummy food and treats! :-)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Whoa there.....did I lose time? Did a whole year go by already? Where was I? Who am I? Hmmmmm????



The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Happy 1st Birthday Lightning! ...AND MANY MORE!!!

Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


OMD... you got TWO stuffies and a BONE and... an ANTLER??? You will LOVE the antler.

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy First Birthday Lightning.
Love Ruby & Penny

Fred said...

Happy birthday, Lightning!

Priscilla said...

Happy Birthday, handsome Lightning!!! Can't believe that you're not a puppy any more (or you're still your mommy's puppy).

Those pressies and foods look so yummy and I'm drooling all over here. What? You got antler niblet? Whoa!

Enjoy your great day!

I love your family photo. It's awesome!

jen said...

Happy Birthday Lightning! I can't believe it's already been a year! It seems like just yesterday I was reading about your Mom bringing your home!

Hope you have a great day!

The Heartbeats said...

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Love from the Heartbeats

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Happy birthday, Lightning. What a great haul.

Tucker and Daisy

The Websters said...

Wowee! What a haul on your birthday. I hope you have a good time celebrating.

What do you mean by "outgrow destuffing." Destuff for life! That's what I say!


ra husky said...

Happy birthday Lightning!!!!!

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

Mrs. JP said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy from all of us in the holler...

GOOSE said...

A great BIG happy Birthday to you Lightning!! WOOO to the HOOOO.

Mr. Pip said...

Happy First Birthday! Well, this is super exciting! I have tried that cowboy cookout and it is super yummy!

Your pal, Pip

Casey said...

Wow, a first barkday is very, very special. Looks like you've had a PAWSOME day!

SissySees said...

Happy birthday!! I'm glad you had lots of celebratory moments. It's impressive that you all pose so nicely for the pack photo...

Nola said...

Happy birthday beautiful boy!
Dachshund Nola

Stewey said...

Woo Hoo - Happy First Birthday, Lightning! I can't believe you're one already - sheesh! I guess time flew by with "Lightning" speed :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, Happy BIRTHDAY, Lightning! We can't believe you are a year old already!

Madi and Mom said...

Lightning...Happy Happy Happy first birthday you are looking very handsome too!! That can of cowboy stuff looks pretty delish! And oh do we love the family photo.
Have a lovely day full of all the treats you deserve.

We are sorry to be late to the party...Mom had to take my Grandma Peep to the dentist unexpectedly at 1 pm today her front tooth broke off, All fixed now.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Kitty+Coco said...

Oh boy! Lightning, this is a very impawtent birthday for you. And just to let you know, Antler bones are the best!! I would take them any day over a stuffie..though I hope you get those too later on. Happy Birthday Cowboy! haha.

Great group pic.


Oskar said...

Happy birthday, Lightning! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Nubbin wiggles,

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy birthday, Lightning! We're glad you got your stuffies!

Love ya lots,

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Happiest of birthdays big man!
You sure are a handsome guy, I think Daisy Boo has a soft spot for you!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Happy Birthday Lightning. Wowza we are nearly the same age! Looks like you had a grreat time with your family. Hugs and special love to you today. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

dw said...

Happy Birthday, Lightning! Hope you had a great time and that those treats were yummy!!

BeadedTail said...

Happy 1st Birthday Lightning! Looks like a great way to celebrate with new stuffies, bones and foods! We love the family photo too!


Happy Birthday Lightning! We can't believe your a year old already!! It looks like you had a super day with great pressies and lots of quality famiy time!!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Maggie Mae said...


Happy Happy 1st Barkday to you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS We is doin' ok and hopefully we will be back to bloggin' real soon. :)

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Lightning!
Now you are a big boy!
I noticed the same about your toys... then I saw your new ones!
Glad you had a pawesome time celebrating!
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Lightning. I cannot believe you are one already! So beautiful you are!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Lightning!!!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Happy birthday Lightning! It looks like you had a wonderful day with all of your presents and snacks.

Steve and Kat

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Stop on by for a visit

24 Paws of Love said...

Has it been a year...already?? My goodness where does the time go and what did you do getting all grown up on us Lightning?? What happen to that little ball of white fluff?? BOL!

Hope you have a very special day, Mr. Cowboy!!

Jo's World said...

Happy Birthday, Lightning! I can see you were having a good time. Why don't you like squeakers? I love to play with them and make their music! If you did that, you would have them in your bocks to play with everyday.


Linda said...

Happy, Happy, Happy 1st Birthday, Lightning! Have fun with your new stuffies...when you get to play with them.

Sue said...

Wow, a year has gone by already? Hope you had a wonderful birthday and we all got a special treat to celebrate with you.
Morgan and the Porties

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMD! Has it been a year already????

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays! I'm so glad you found your perfect home. I think you can make quick work of those chewing things. I hope everything goes your way today!


KB said...

I'm so sorry that I missed the actual date! Happy Birthday Lightning! I cannot believe that it's been a whole year! Wow, what a bash you had!

sagechronicles said...

I know I'm late, but it looks like you had the bestest birthday ever, Lightning! Happy birthday!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Lightening so sorry we are late wishing you a Happy Birthday. Looks like you had a good one. Can't believe you are already one. Wow time flies.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe you are a year old already! WOW!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sorry we missed your birthday, Little One! We know it was a great celebration and we wish you a new year filled with toys to desqueak, antlers to gnaw, duck jerky to nibble, yard adventures, family fun,! The White Dog Army

Anonymous said...

Nuts! I'm late :(

Sure looks like you had a great one! Glad you got some new stuffies. You can never have too many stuffies :)

Luv the cowboy food! Too funny :)

Waggin at ya,

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Lightening - so sorry I'm so late! But a very Happy Belated Birthday!! :-) Those are some awesome presents you got (although we found the can a bit weird...hee! hee!) - and we just LOVE the family photo at the end! :-)

Honey the Great Dane