Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to Sweet Misty

MY STORY by Misty

It's a story both happy and sad, the way it is with all humans and all Woos I think.  And when I am resting and thinking about me and my life, I guess it is the way it is meant to be.  And it is the way we learn to love, to share, to give ...

For me it began in October of 2016 when I entered what would become my always and forever home.  I'd found a wonderful Mom and Dad, a human family of aunts and uncles and adorable cousins ... a big yard for playtime, toys and beds and food and treats.  But, number one on the list of "bests" ...this really very big, I mean really really BIG and awesome dog ~ like me but bright white ~ and his name was Lightning.  He was now my big brother, my protector, my guardian, and would be in the years to come.  How very much I loved him from the moment I saw his bright blue and golden brown eyes, that matched my own!

The years rolled by with happy days of sunshine and play.  I grew up and there were holidays and family getting together.  Lightning taught me many things and Mom trained me toward good behavior.  Then came a time when our family changed.  I was no longer the little one any more.  One day, on September 10, 2017, the family that was my first home showed up at my forever home with another tiny Woo pupster, and he was called Timber.  I found out that Timber even has the same Sibe Mom and Dad as me!!!  Woo, woo … I was the luckiest girl in the whole-wide-woo-world: to have a big brother AND a baby brother!

Oh my, was I that tiny once upon a time?  Timber was adorable!  And now I could be as Lightning was, teaching little Timber all kinds of things, protecting him and of course, loving him. 

So we became three.  Three Woos!!!  And was this new little one ever rambunctious and playful!!!  Whereas Lightning liked his private space and time to rest, Timber was nonstop, get up and go!!!  And he still is !!!  Yet as I write today, I adore them both for who they are and the way they are.

Time passes.  Life is good.  Our family is happy and well.  The momster tells our story often on this blog created just for us, pictures and memories of fun days and silly things and crazy hats and special moments together.  Yet life can change and as a new year arrives tragedy enters our home.  My loving and wonderful Mom is injured in a fall, my amazing Dad has failing eyesight, and dear brother Lightning is suffering from health issues.  I am in need of health care and possible surgery.  The Woo family is suddenly overwhelmed.  This story is chronicled on our blog, so I shall not retell it here, but I did try to understand when the hard decision was made to rehome me.  Though my heart hurt I knew other hearts hurt just as much when we parted that day. 

There is a line in a poem I love, “all creatures great and small, the Lord God bless them all” and I know that I was truly blessed.  Those weeks and months away from home have been banished from my memory now, and during those times the presence of our Angels Dakota, Phantom, Thunder and Ciara was with me at all times to comfort and sustain me.  Hope reigned always inside me.  And as you all know, that hope became our "Misty Miracle".

And now as my new year, my fourth year, begins, I know it will be the best year ever of my life.  We are again together, a family ~ the Woos.  As it was always meant to be.  Thank you, Mom.  Thank you, Dad.

So that's my story.  And now on to the future.  Mom says that six months ago today she made the most heartbreaking decision she has ever had to make in her VERY long life.  And two months ago her heart broke again when she learned more about those months  I was gone.  Although she never lost hope, she truly never dreamed she would be able to celebrate this day WITH ME HOME.  Yes, today is my FOURTH birthday, and it is a dream come true for Mom and Dad. 

The Momster said I should wait on the front steps because the mail man might bring something special for me.

And she was right.  My beautiful family (with a lot of help from our dear friend Ann of Zoolatry) sent me the most fabulous and love-filled birthday wishes.

So there you have it - it truly IS a HAPPY TUESDAY for me and my family.

I don't think I could ask for anything more - I am such a lucky and blessed girl!!!

OH WAIT - just one more thing:)

Woos - Misty the Birthday Girl and her whole family - Dad, Mom, Lightning, Misty, Timber and Piper (he started my big day with a beautiful serenade)


  1. Hari OM
    Oh, Misty, can you hear me squealing with delight all the way over here??? For you and all your furmily, this is one of THE BEST DAYS EVA!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Happy birthday, Misty! This must be the happiest birthday ever to be sharing it with your family again.
    It is true, love conquers all!
    Your baby photos always make me think you are wearing Harry Potter glasses!

  3. We can hardly see through the tears. Happy Birthday, Misty! Best birthday EVER!

  4. Happy Birthday! You do have a really special birthday this year!

  5. I have tears this morning reading this because I know what a special birthday this one is. I'm so happy that this special day is being celebrated together in the best and most fun way with your very special girl! From Tennessee, Todd, Charlie, Max and I will toast the beautiful Misty's 4th birthday and have a little celebration in her honor!

  6. Happy Days Are Here Again ...
    With love to all ...
    Ann, Dougie Dog and Angels Maggy and Zoey

  7. What a wonderful walk down memory lane. All I know is I'm thrilled you're home where you belong too. It has all worked out for the best. Your siblings and your peeps rock.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Misty,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around and a hug to your wonderful mom. ♥

  8. Happy Birthday Misty! We are so happy you are all together again!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Happy Birthday from all of us sweet Misty! We're so very happy you are back home!!!!

  10. Happy birthday Misty! What a wonderful story!

  11. Oh Misty! Your story made Momma's eyes get all leaky. You are indeed a miracle, and we're so glad to have you back where you belong! Happy barkday!

  12. This is the loveliest and happiest post we have seen in a long time. We were also so sad when you had to leave, and even sadder when we heard from you Mom what had happened in the intervening months. But we believed that you would be back, and we are so very happy that you can celebrate your fourth birthday surrounded by your wonderful family, both woo and human!

    Many Happy Returns of the day, Misty!

    Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
    Ollie, Tama, Genji, Vidock. Violette, Hotesse, Heloise and #1

  13. Oh Misty....your story brought happy tears this morning. What a beautiful story!!!!

  14. Happy 4th birthday, dear Misty-girl! We hope you have a pawsome day with lots of out-of-the-cone time to celebrate (easy does it though, okay?). 🦴🎉🦴

  15. Oh Misty, I'm going to wish you Happy Birthday, even though I I know you are already having the happiest birthday ever together, without any help from me!
    Gail and I so hope that you enjoy next year and many thereafter to the full, surrounded by the love of your family.
    Toodle pip!

  16. Have the happiest of Happy Birthdays Misty! I am so, so very glad you are home, my eyes are all misty. Hugs to you, the Woos, Mom & Dad.

  17. Happy Birthday sweet girl! I am glad you are a happy family once again. XO

  18. Dear Misty I wish you the very BEST and most wonderful birthday EVER! Life has a lot of disappointments as well as joy and sometimes you never "see it coming". You survived that six months away like a champ - it wasn't fun but it was necessary and you were brave and strong. Now everyone is back together again and there will no doubt be challenges in the future but TOGETHER YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!!! Birthday Hugs from me and my Mom....

    Love, Teddy

    Arty, Rosy, Jakey & Sunny
    (Mama and Daddy too!)

  20. Misty sweet sweet Woo-girlfriend Happy 4th. Here's to the next gazillion years be filled with happy, happy days and the past 6 month become very distant memories. 2020 have been a year NO ONE wants repeated.
    Hugs Cecilia

  21. Happy Birthday Sweet Misty! How wonderful to celebrate in your loving home
    Mabel & Hilda

  22. happy birthday little girl!
    you are LOVED!!! xoxo

  23. Happy birthday Misty! You are blessed. Prayers for all and loved seeing all your photos together here. My blogs, two of them, have crossed wires. I am here now: anneshamily.blogspot.com HUGS across the miles xo xo xo

  24. Happy birthday dear Misty we are so glad you are HOME to celebrate it and we hope the head gear can be banished soon and you will be healthy and strong once more. <3 ATCAD

  25. Happy Birthday Misty!!!! Your story brought us tears of joy for the wonderful happy ending it has. We're so happy that you made it back to your forever home where you belong.

  26. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Happy birthday, friend! That is a very happy-sad-happy story. Welcome home!!!

  27. Happy birthday. We could not be happier that you are home.


  28. Happy birthday Ms Misty!!
    Thank you for sharing your story with us and we're glad it's a happy ending with lots more happiness coming your way!
    You are indeed a miracle with paws!!!
    Have a blasting birthday and here's to many more happy years to come!!!

    Maxx and mommy

  29. Happy Birthday, Misty! I'm just so glad you're safely home again. That was so heartbreaking.

  30. I cannot imagine a happier day. Happy Birthday sweet Misty. I am so glad that you Woos are all together again. Hugs and kisses to you, Birthday Girl.

  31. Lulu: "Happy belated birthday, Misty!"
    Charlee: "Many happy returns!"
    Chaplin: "We are very happy you got to celebrate it back home with your family!"

  32. We LOVE this post and we love your story, because it means that sometimes, wishes can come true!

    Kiki and Rosie


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