Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A GrrrrEAT Birthday!

Sorry it's taken me so long to post about my barkday! I was busy all weekend having some barkday fun, and then on Monday we went to the beach again, and on Tuesday the humans left me home alone all day! They just mentioned something about rides and shows and the fair, and then they were gone for the entire day! I didn't think it was very nice of them to leave me home alone so soon after my barkday, but of course I'm a dog and dogs are known to be forgiving so I have to live up to the dog name, right? So I forgave them. I got a cookie when they got back.

Anyway, about my barkday, I had a BLAST! My human Lizzy baked a peanut butter carrot cake, which I thought was delicious and she thought was weird.

She put my piece of cake on a plate on the floor (I can't believe I wasn't allowed to eat at the table, even on my own barkday!). I think I was supposed to eat the cake on the plate, but I think it tastes much better if I just dump it on the floor and spread it in the bits of food that have already fallen to the ground from the table. Mmmm!

After I finished my cake, I stood up with my front paws on the table, waiting 'till I could open my present.

Finally, I could see what kind of new stuff my humans got me! Oooh, a rope toy! This isn't just any old rope toy, this is a rope toy with a tennis ball on the end!

Oh! Oh! This is exciting! A new squeaky newspaper! This is my third squeaky newspaper, the other two didn't even last for 5 minutes.

Okay, what else is there?!

Nice! Two more rope toys with some hard things at the end... I'm not quite sure what these are, but they make wonderful tug toys!

In all my excitement, I couldn't help jumping up onto the table to play! Unfortunately the humans made me go back onto the chair. This is a butt-shot as I was getting back down.

Oh, look! I got cookies! These are delicious! I really worked up an appetite getting all those presents out of the bag. Altogether I got about 7 new toys, and 3 bags of treats!

Could I have some more cookies, please?

Okay, now, I still haven't been able to share all my adventures and pictures of the vacation yet! We've been back for almost two weeks, and I think I haven't even gotten half way through telling you about the holiday. I still have to show you all the sticks I saved from the water, both from the ocean and the swimming holes in the river, and I still have to show you all the big rock I climbed on, and there's also the scariest suspension bridge ever that I had to brave, and the giant ocean waves that I thought would drown me as I tried to rescue my poor orange ball, and the terrifying canoe ride that my big human brother made me do, and the lovely sunsets... So, what should I tell you all about next? How about the sticks?

I found this stick, and barked at one of my humans to throw it. Okay, actually, is was the human who found the stick, but I barked at her anyway to throw it. Only problem was, she threw it in the water instead of across the sand, so of course I had to dive in and rescue the stick before it drowned! It was tough work, I tell ya, that was a big stick!

I'm a strong dog, even at 7 years, and I managed to get the stick safely ashore.

However, my humans thought I wanted them to throw the stick in again since I brought it back, so they threw it back into the water! Of course, I had to save the stick again.

Later on, we all went up a river to these big swimming holes. There were two of them, but we just stayed in one because the second swimming hole was a 40 foot plunge down the waterfall.

I went to check out the water fall, but I came back pretty quickly before I could slip down it!

It was a long drop down...

I went to the other end of the cliff , but I still had to be careful not to fall off!

After a little while at the swimming holes, I found another stick in need of help! So I jumped in to save it.

It was tough climbing out with a big stick, so someone broke it in half and then threw the halves into the water for me. I went back in to save the two sticks, and climbed out with each half.

Time to shake dry!

The sunlight felt good after swimming in the cold water with those sticks! I was happy to dry off. I slept well that night...


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...



What a grrrrrreat post!!

Woo got khool gifts AND we got khool pikhs!!!

That sure was some stikhk!!!!


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow...the cake sounds yummy! And kudos on the many fun and lovely toys and treats! Can't wait to hear more of your vacation! Those sticks look intimidating to me...*grins*


Ciara said...

Hope you had a great barkday, Sparky. Even though you sure are a---hem---well, unusual mixture of dog breeds, you sure are good looking. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ciara the monster puppy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
You had a great celebration! Lucky you with all those toys and treats!
I am sure you are enjoying them a lot!
That stick looks bigger than you!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures.
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

You are a good stick saver, and you are very brave. I am very scared of water!! Your birthday cake looks delicious and I would have put it on the floor too.

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, wow, looks like u had a pawsome barkday.. from the yummy cake, to all those pressies, and swimming and me cant furget ur big stick...heehee chef will b envious of dat big stick...

b safe,

Simba said...

What a great Barkday. The cake looks so yummy.

Simba x

The Zoo said...

Hi Sparky! Thanks for visiting our blog! Nice to meet you too! Looks like you had a great time on your holiday trip...although...that waterfall looks SCARY!!!! That barkday cake your humans made you looks delectable...and you really made out in the toy department! Happy Barkday to you!

Gabe & Murphy

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh Sparky if climbing was a pawlimpic event you'd have a gold medal matie. Excellent climbing!!
And that, yummers as Mango would say!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Pamperedpawgifts said...

Yappy Birthday!!!!

Deefor said...

Happy Barkday again. You got some really good stuff. Why are humans so picky about the table. I know you just wanted to clean it.

The vacation pictures are great. I love your stick rescues. And all the swimming places.


Lady Kaos said...

That is a great birthday!!!!

Peanut said...

what a great birthday. That stick is twice your size. Good job on carrying it around.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your birthday cakes looks delicious, Sparky! It looks like you scored in the toy department too! What a great day you had!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

Sounds like you had a great Barkday...

What a great vacation...I bet Chef would love to go there with you & help you save the sticks...

Can't wait to see the rest of your vacation pictures...

Abby xxxooo

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Sparky....

Happy belated barkday ta looks like ya got a bunch of pawsome gifts....enjoy 'em...'n the cake too....

I can see ya had a really good time on yer vacation...that was one pretty waterfall and those were sticks that really needed rescued...ya did a good job of savin' 'em.....ya deserve a lifeguard medal fer yer efforts.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Moco said...

What a great barkday you had.
You are truly the saver of great sticks. Loved the pics.

River said...

Happy Barkday! You are a stick saving hero!

love & wags,

Princess Eva and Brice said...

You got a lot of great gifts. And your mom baked you a very special cake. Obviously, your mom loves you a lot.

Princess Eva

happy said...

Sparky, what a great barkday you had there! The cake looked so yummy! And look at all the toys!

Great outdoor pictures of you. Sounds like a fun time!

Have a good weekend now!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome birthday with cake and presents. :) You sure can swim really well Sparky

~ Girl girl

Hero said...

What a great birthday celebration!! Those were some awesome gifts and goodies that you got and you deserve every single one of them. Three cheers for Sparky, the great savior of drowning sticks!!


Happy Belated Birthday Sparky! What a great lot of presents and treats you got you lucky dog! It sounds as though you really enjoyed your holiday at the beach. We bet those sticks are glad that you were there to save them. Nice work.

BWTH Dog House said...

Your barkday celebration look pawtastic!!! OMdoG, Liz baked u a cake, you got 7 toys & 3 packs of treats then having fun at the beach. Gosh, what else could you ask for?? Im gonna love my mom to death if she did that to me.

I always love to see your agility & beach photo, you look so happy & full of energy. I especially like the big stick must be very tired to save all the big stick & being throw back to the sea again....haha.

Have a great weekend.

slorpy licks,

peemail: I heard mom got me BIG smokey bone...gotta stick to mom from now on.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Sparky, wow that was a great birthday you had. you got some great pressies.

your vacation looks like it was a lot of fun. you really like those BIG sticks. do you know you are a small dog? we were just wondering. you do a great job on the BIG sticks though!


Amici said...

Happy Barkday Sparky!! We are sorry we are so late in wishing you an extra special day!

You are a wonderful friend and we're so glad you are around to let us share in your trips.

Hope your birthday was the best EVER!

CoCo said...

Oh my...Sparky, it looks like you had a fabulous birthday! Happy Belated B day!