Thursday, March 5, 2009

Seven Years Ago...

Last week my human and I were flipping through an old photo album, when we came across some pictures of a puppy... I thought, "Who is that silly puppy in these photos?".  And when my human started ooohing and awwwing about how cute "Sparky" was, I thought, "Sparky?  Puppy?  OMDog, there's a connection here!".   This puppy in the photo album is me!  Over 7 years ago... I'm not really that old already, am I?

My fur used to be darker brown, almost black, and I had more white on my chest back then...

Even at just a few weeks old, I was a sucker for belly rubs.  And I still am.  This is a photo of my human Lizzy, at about 8 or 9 years old, giving me a belly rub.  Rascal and White Cat are also in this picture. (Oh, and speaking of White Cat, his limp is mostly gone now, he seems to be doing much better.  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers everyone!)

And this is a photo of me being held by my big human brother, and my little human sister on the left and my human Lizzy on the right, and my little human brother below.

 This is what I looked like just before my first haircut!

My humans used to call me a mop!  

 And yes... I loved any kind of ball toy back then... And I still do now.

And the last picture... Just after my first haircut...  I was nearly fully grown.  Rascal had just had kittens, and I often enjoyed sun-bathing with them.

There we go, that's all the puppy pictures of myself that I can find!  I hope you all enjoyed looking at them.

Thank you everyone for visiting my new friend Cookie's blog...  But now I have one more request to make...  I have another new blogging pal, her name is Dinah.  But... She's not a dog...  She's a cat!  I know, you're all probably in shock from this post.  After all, I am a cat-hater and yet I've posted pictures of me with cats and now I'm telling you all to go visit Dinah the cat...  But, sometimes I like to show my compationate side...  So for today, I'm going to like cats.  So everyone, go visit Dinah and welcome her to the blogging world!  

I hope you're all having a GRRRReat day!


Sarah-Jill and Dinah said...

Aww Sparky! How cute!! Posting baby pictures is fun, eh? Except, the baby picture I posted was only from summer 2008! Wow, I'm feeling young right about now.

Anyways, thanks for the meow-out! (I mean... bark-out?)

with love, Madison said...

You sure were a little cutie! It's good for the humans to look at our puppy pictures, then they remember why they fell in love with us!

Pearl said...

Oh Sparky! You were the cutest puppy ever!

I can't believe your Lizzy is 16!? Does she write your bloggie for ya? She sounds much older, if so!

Pearl said...

Sparky, you tell Lizzie she has got a future in writing! She is great!!!

PS Will she be getting a drivers license soon? Maybe she'll take you places!!!!!

Cookie said...

Sparky, you were so cute! You still are! ;)

I looked a lot like you when I was little, only I was a lot smaller. I was the runt of the litter! My fur was a bit straighter than yours, and I had a little afro! I had tiny ears (still do), and my muzzle was pretty short! I was darker then too!

When I had my first haircut, my hair was all the way to te ground! You could hardly see my feet!

I'll have to put some of my baby pictures on my blog soon!

Snuggly Bum Sniggles!

Charlie said...

There's no way you're that old, Sparky!
- Charlie

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


No wonder Lizzie fell soooo in love with woo!

My mom is smiling bekhause whilst woo khan't believe woo are that old now, I'm sure Lizzie's peeps are saying the same thing!

Tank woo soooo much fur sharing the pikhs!

Woo were a khutie then AND now!


Hero said...

You were one super adorable puppy and you've grown to be exceptionally handsome and talented!

Petey said...

Ahh Sparky, we're only young once but we can be silly puppies for a lifetime!

Your pal,


Ben & Darling said...

Sparky, you & Darling do look so much alike. She does look like you when she is a smaller pup and the hooman call her MOP too!!! But too bad we do not have a baby photo. She have white hair on her chest too.

Wet wet licks,

SassyDog said...

Sparky, you were an adorable pup and just get better with age!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sparky! You sure were a cute puppy! I'm glad White Cat is doing better. I just said hi to Dinah.

See ya!

Agatha and Archie said... a fine wine you just improved with age! Love A+A

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow--you were one very adorable puppy. But why should we be surprised? You're an adorable grown-up, too!

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni! You were such an adorable little babe. You still are an adorable little babe.


P.S. I'm glad White Cat is doing better, even though his a C.A.T. :-)

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni! You were such an adorable little babe. You still are an adorable little babe.


P.S. I'm glad White Cat is doing better, even though his a C.A.T. :-)

SGR said...

Woof! Hello cutie Sparky. I will visit your friends blog ... Love to meet new friends. Woof! Sugar

SGR said...

Woof! Hello cutie Sparky. I will visit your friends blog ... Love to meet new friends. Woof! Sugar

Bae Bae said...

Awww.. You really look so cute when you're a puppy Sparky. And you're still handsome now

~ Bae

Amber and Nala said...

Ahhh Sparky, you were and still are soooo cute! How fun to get to grow up with your human, Lizzy! :)

Jemma and Tofu said...


I see that you, too, were darker when you were a puppy. You were so adorable! Well, you still are, but it's great to see your puppy photos! Time flies, doesn't it?

In the photo with the football in your mouth, at first glance, we thought it was your tongue! LOL.

DogzRock! said...

Hey sparky what a grrrreat blog, I love it!
would you like to check my blog out it's pretty good.
Have a pawsome day from.......
Travis The Dog!!!
my blog is
plz check it out and don't be afraid to leave a comment because i love new friends!!!

parlance said...

Sparky, you sure were a cute puppy. But I think you have just improved with time!

Suzuki said...

Hi Sparky!
I used to be dark brown when I was little too! I wonder why it changed colour?
Big licks to you

Huskee and Hershey said...

Thanks for sharing your cute puppy pics with us Sparky! We can't get enough of them!!! Ummm.. My fur color sort of faded as I grew older too.. I used to be a solid black and white, but now I am more silver/ grey and white.

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Matie
Feels like we havent seen you in ages and ages. Your puppy pics are adorable.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Willow the Black Dale said...

We think you were a cute puppy and that your girl Lizzy was a cute girlie too. We also think that you really like cats but you like us to think you don't. It could just be our secret that's ok. We are going to check out Dinah and Cookie. We have missed you both.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Sparky, those are some adorable puppy photos. we can't believe you were so little - woof, you were a cutie little pup.


Nibbles Treats said...


Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Maya and Kena said...

Hey Sparky!
Thank you fur stopping by our blog eventhough we've been neglecting it.. :(
We're really sorry we haven't been blogging. Blogging became too much of a challenge fur us, especially now that mommy's been real busy. There was a time when we didn't go on the computer at all, but now that mommy's found some time, we can manage our group on But blogging, as much as we love it, is too much right now. Thank you fur your concern about us, and we want to let you know that we haven't forgotten about any of our blogging pals! We miss you all soooo much and we think of you everyday. Hopefully, one day we can find the time to blog again.
Lots of love!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Byron y Xinver said...

Hi, you see that some things never change, after all... We're going to visit your new friends Cookie and Dinah.

Fred said...

What great pictures! Looks like you have a cool family, too!

DogzRock! said...

Hey Sparky
Thanx for the comment you seem like a grrrreat dog an it would be great if we could be pals and we could follow each others blog.Does that sound good.Hope So!!!
Travis The Dog!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sparky!
what wonderful puppy photos!
we especially like the one of you before your first haircut.

have a great weekend!

m & e


Those were some paw-some puppy pictures, Sparky. You were cute puppy and a handsome feller now.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Thanks for sharing your puppy pictures!
Mop?? Why?? Haaaa! Adorable!
Have a great weekend too!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

omdog you were just a tiny little ball of fur, so adorable! I didn't realize you were SEVEN! you look good my friend!!

Casper and pals said...

OMD Sparky you were the cutest puppy ever!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an adorable puppy you were, Sparky! You're still adorable and very handsome!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

What a cute puppy you were! You are very handsome today!


Mr. Puggle said...

cute puppy! :)

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Oh Sparky!!!!!!!
You were the cutest puppy ever!!!!
we love your pictures!!!!!
have a great weekend!!
kisses and licks!!!!!!!

Chef said...

Sparky, I'm not surprised to see what a cute little pup you were - you're still so handsome! I think it's funny that they called you a mop. But you did - do have a lot of furs. I wonder what that feels like.


Teddy said...

Hi Sparky!! You were a really cute puppy. I'm jealous of how long you got to grow your fur, though it looked like you were combed a lot..ouch!!

Thanks for sharing you baby pics with us. And congratulations on the successful sale of your painting! It's really beautiful!!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Sparky - you were the cutest puppy! Love all your baby photos...

Hey - and congrats on your painting too! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Eric said...

Sparky awww what acute ball of fluff you were...still are!! Lizzy is a sweetie too and you sunbathing with the kittens had my Mom melting over your bloggie.Yep one big handsome Sparky family! And wink* us dogs with kittie bros really hate them wink*don't we?

Wiry wags,Eric xx

Amber-Mae said...

Sparky, I can't believe you're 7 already! You're still a hyper puppy to me. And I couldn't believe you were born black & then you slowly turned brown. Is it all that mud? Hehe!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Moco said...

What a lovely visit down memory lane. You are still quite the looker.

Lady Kaos said...

Awww, you were a very cute puppy Sparky! You sure don't look or act 7 years old!!! I would have never guessed you were that old!

Comet and BLU said...

What cute puppy pictures. Thank you for sharing them. Our girl wishes she had some of us - but she got us as adults.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

You don't look much different from 7 years ago, how do keep your youthful look, tell me, tell me.
Not only you are cute but every member of your gang is super cute!
I have visited your friend Cookie and Dinah, they're nice, I like them.
I miss you, I have not seen you much lately!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Your puppy photos sure look awesome, Sparky! I like your 'mop' fur-do...*grins* Cool photos of you and your family as well...=) Thanks for sharing them with us!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, we LIKE cats. Some of our best friends are cats. In fact, some of US are cats. :)

Cute puppy pix.

Blend said...

Awesome pics Sparky!