Friday, May 4, 2018

Festive Friday for the Birthday Boy

One, two, three, four, five, and six ...



And now SEVEN!!!


Once upon a time, I was the baby of the family, and now, hard to believe, now I am the oldest!!!  I have had a great life here with all the Angels and now Misty and Timber.  I am so very grateful for my wonderful family.  I would like to share a few photos, one from each of my six years with The OP Pack.


Here I am as a young pup with Ms. C.  We are pretty sure she was only 3 or 4 in this photo.



Me and the Angels - Ciara, Thunder, and Phantom - they were really my best pals ever.



Mom says I always took good care of Ciara after she started to have her seizures.  She was so very special to me.  She helped me overcome a lot of my fears on our walks together, and we had some great fun playing together.


Keeping watch together on the deck.



And then I became a BIG brother to a pesky sister - Misty.

And less than one year later, she invited her brother from another litter to come join us - that's Timber.

So now we are a happy pack of three.  So I say let the party begin.


Thanks to our dear friends from North Carolina, Madi and her sweet Mom, for sending me this festive birthday card. Thanks, Madi and Mom.


From Mom - Happy Birthday, Lightning - my BIG boy with the very BIG heart!!!


37 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
HAPPEE BARKDAY TOOOOOOO YYOOUUUU
HAPPEE BARKDAY TOOOOOOO YYOOUUUU
HAPPEE BARKDAY DEAR TIMBERRRRRRR
(Suck in breath)
HAPPEE BARKDAY TOOOOOOO YYOOUUU!!!!!!!!!!!
Maythe fourth be with you fur many more :-)
Hugs and wags YAM-aunty

Kinley Westie said...

Happy birthday!

Molly the AireGirl said...

Happy 7th Birthday, Lightning! We hope that you have a wonderful day with lots of treats and hugs!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Barkday Lightning, we remember when you were the youngest in the pack. Hope you have a GREAT day. <3 all of us here at ATCAD

Marg said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Lightning. It was so much fun seeing the older pictures. We sure do miss Ciara. She was such a pretty girl. And Phantom, it was good to see him too. Lightning, we hope you have a great day and many more.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday from all of us Lightning, we love ya pal!

NanĂ¼k said...

Happy birthday from us!! Play bows,

Nuk & Timber

Madi and Mom said...

Lightning 7 is a very very very lucky number...and it is Mom's favorite number. Happy 7th dear sweet handsome Woo-Friend. I bet the little rugamuffins you live with will do something extra special for their big bro today.
Kitty Kisses and love and Mom hugs
Madi and mom

C.L.W.STEP said...

Happy birthday Lightning! Hooray! I hope you get lots of yum yum treats and squeaky toys!

Mark Muller said...

Happy happy Birthday to youuu wooo arroooooo!

Sue said...

Happy birthday Lightning. Mom says we can help you celebrate by having a special treat this afternoon. Sebastian is seven and says it feels pretty good.

sandy l said...

Happy birthday Lightning!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Lightning I hope you have a most wonderful-est birthday EVER! Seven is a lucky number you know - I have to wait five whole years before I can be seven. I'm happy I am your friend even if I'm a kitty. Angel Sammy loved you and so do I !

Hugs, Teddy

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

SEVEN?! We remember you as a small Newbie. Can't believe you're 7! Happy Birthday, Lightning!

Casey said...

OMD, 7 already?! We loved seeing those pictures of you and Angel Ciara. You've always been such a good brother, big or little! Happy barkday!!

The Army of Four said...

Happy birthday, handsome boy!!! We hope you get to do lots of celebrating today!
Cammie!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Happy Birthday Lightning!!! You are a most special boy and wonderful brother
love
Hazel & Mabel

The Gang at LLB said...

We have really enjoyed watching you grow from the baby brother into the adorable big brother you are Lightning!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

BeadedTail said...

Happy 7th Birthday, Lightning! We can't believe you're 7 already! We hope you enjoy your day and get extra treats too!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Birthday Lightning!!! XO

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Happy birthday, Lightening. We loved all the pictures of your growing up

KB Bear said...

Wow, Lightning. I cannot believe that you are seven years old. I remember all those years, and even the ones before you were born. You've been a wonderful brother to so many siblings. And now you are teaching the youngsters. What a wonderful dog you are!

Did Madi fly all the way there for your birthday? It's so cool to see her sitting with you and your siblings!!!

Happy Birthday!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Belated Happy 7th Birthday to you, our most handsome Lightening. And what a lovely post, looking back at all your beautiful husky siblings over the years. Gail says she is is husky heaven.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh, Lightening - I have so missed being able to stop by your blog, and am so, so glad that today was the day I did!!

This birthday is a true milestone, because we all know that "7" is a lucky number, and YOU are one lucky boy!! What fun photos and great memories! Here's to more than 7 happy, healthy and fun mischievous years ahead!!

Millie and Walter said...

Happy belated Birthday Lightning!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Happy bark day! Hope it was grand. You sure were a cutie patootie as a pupster.

Caren Gittleman said...

Lightning I am so sorry I missed your birthday! Happy Happy Birthday! Hoping it was pawesome!!
DakotasDen

Astro said...

Lightning Happy Birthday.
You can't be 7 already time flies so fast.
xo Astro

tweedles said...

Sorry I am a little late,, but I wanted to wish you Happy Birthday!
love
tweedles

Titus said...

Happy Birthday Weekend Lightning!!! You are awesome!!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Happy belated birthday dear friend!

Crystal And Daisy Mae Stewart said...

Happy 7th Birthday Lightning. Now that you're the oldest, the younger dogs in the OP Pack have to listen to you. Daisy Mae and I wish you a very happy Birthday.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello lightning its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday to yoo my frend!!! menny happy reeterns!!! ok bye

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sorry we missed your birthday!! Happy 7th! You sure have grown from that small ball of fluff!!

The Florida Furkids

Huskies622 said...

We are very late in wishing you a happy birthday Lightning, you are the most handsome and the best big brother Misty and Timber could ever wish for! Hope is was happy and you got extra treats!

Kiki and Nala

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Happy belated birthday Lightening! It is hard to believe you are now the eldest (and wisest?)!
I hear 7 is a lucky year so here's to lots of good things happening!
Love, Mum and Arran and Arthur

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Birthday, Lightning!!! How is it you are 7??? I remember when Momma first saw you as a pup and was thinking of names! It is so good to see all your beautiful furangel siblings again. Miss them. And how beautiful your pic is with your current beautiful siblings! You are such a good big brother! I will be sharing your special birthday and blog post over on our FiveSibes blog, too! Sending you big, big hugs handsome boy. xoxoxo