Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Important Day

Today is an important day at our house. It's Samba's birthday. She's eight years old today.

We were planning on having a party over the weekend, but the weather didn't cooperate. The good thing about having dogs instead of children is they don't know about dates and can't read the calendar. They party whenever we say it's time to party. So next weekend we'll try for a birthday party for our girl.

This was taken the day after Samba arrived here.

She was never shy, always ready to explore the world around her.

She may not have had a party, but she did have shrimp for dinner last night.

She took to the water immediately and also started retrieving. Notice the tiny little bone she's carrying.

This is Samba as an adolescent.

She soon grew into her body

This was taken just before she got sick. Now her mouth is usually closed in her pictures.

This was taken this morning. She and I sat on the porch for a while and thought back over our eight years together. This is a wonderful dog. Happy Birthday Samba.


Thor said...

Happy Birthday Samba!
You were a cute pup and today is a beautiful girl!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics!
Hope you have a great pawty!
lots of licks and hugs

bbes tribe said...

Happy Birthday Samba!!! What a beautiful girl. Loved seeing the pics of you as a lil one and now.
Have fun.
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Dianne said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl!

gaylen said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl. I know you make your human momma very, very happy. Be well. Love from our hounds to you :) g

Channon said...

Happy birthday, Samba! You're such a beauty!

LizzieJane said...

Happy Birthday sweet Samba. You really have grown up to be very beautiful. I hope you got lots of treats for your birhtday.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Birthday Samba. We're so glad you're our furiend.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

StarSpry said...

Happy Birthday Samba!!

Scrabblequeen said...

Happy birthday, Samba! We think you look a pretty sweet pup who grew into a lovely dog. Woofs...Misty and Sasha.

soulbrush said...

happy birthday big girl. what a cute pup you were. aaaw such a sweet face.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Samba! What a pretty girl you are!

scotsmad said...

Birthday wishes from us, too. You were a beautiful pup and a beautiful girl now.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra and Bella

Mango said...

Happy Birthday Samba! I went to your archives and read about your bad sickies. That is so scary. I hope that you are handling your meds and eating OK.


Nicki said...

What a cute baby! Happy Birthday! I remember Samba was one of the first patients I saw at ACPH-they brought her back for a blood draw that I performed. I was surprised to see a PWD. I'd only ever seen them at agility trials.

Sam said...

She is obviously so special to you - just the way you write about her conveys that. Happy Birthday, Samba, and hope you guys have a great party next weekend!

The OP Pack said...

Awww, Happy birthday, sweet Samba, what a lovely trip down the memory lane of your eight years. Such a cute little pup you were. We sure hope the weekend weather is good for your party.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Julies knitting corner said...

Yes Happy Birthday Samba, how time flys, nice photos. Julie.C

Nichole said...

Happy Birthday Samba!!!!!!!!

Marjie said...

Those are some wonderful baby pictures. Happy Birthday, Samba, and I hope the weather cooperates for your party!

Stella said...

Happy Birthday, Samba! Will you have cake for your party? Thats my favorite thing, cupcakes with frosting. What a treat! I hope you get them.

You are a beautiful girl and we are glad you are all better.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 8th birthday, Samba! I don't think we've ever had shrimp before! Lucky you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Vivian said...

Happy Birthday Samba! What a nice young lady you have become.