Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Barney!

Happy 9th Birthday to Barney!

Who knew, getting a dog 9 years ago would be so fun!  He's got lots of personality and I'm more and more sentimental toward him each year that goes by and seem to be especially this year because several older animals of the 4G that have been around for a long time are gone....

These last couple of years we've traveled across the country, lived out of suitcases, hotels, RVs and Meme and Papa's and quickly settled into our own routine again. Barney's days are busy...he loves a window on the world and in the last year has potentially permanently re-shaped the cushion on this chair. It's one of his favorite spots to be....

When tiring of looking out the window, a good nap is hard to beat...

Making the bed and putting all the pillows on it is pretty much an invitation for his "decorator skills" to come in and rearrange to his satisfaction...
 


Sometimes after rearranging the pillows pajamas make a good pillow for another nap...
He doesn't like to miss out on much....reading magazines or books and he needs to be in the middle....


He has a basket full of toys. Some he is very particular about and will dig until he finds just the right one...he's only torn up about 2 toys in his life.  He loves to get new toys for Christmas and his birthday and open presents with enthusiasm!
 
Christmas always brings a new bed for his crate.  It has to be hidden until it's time to open presents, because he wants into it! 

Running, streaking and playing is another part of his day, and every now and then he gets an itchy spot that just needs to be itched...

Barney loves road trips to Meme and Papa's house.  He can always find a good place to nap while still keeping an eye out to make sure he's not getting left.  He squeezes in the chair no matter how many people are already in the chair or how tight the space.  He appreciates the littles who share their Cheerios freely. But,he make sure he doesn't get left and sits on the bags when I'm packing up...

He lovingly recalls one time when he got into a tin of brownies at Meme's and another when he got some slider buns on the DL...secretly hoping one day there will be another treat for him on the table that no one will notice him getting...

Speaking of Cheerios, they are a special treat at night when I'm making my lunch and he's eaten all of his supper. He can't wait to get them...

He's always proud of a new haircut and especially likes his collar, and appreciates a new one of those from time to time.  He still has his very first tag I ever got...

But, sometimes he doesn't like a bath and would like to complain about having to have one...he likes to be a big dog in the country and roam the pasture picking up lots of "scents" along the way...

Above all he's happy and really loves the sunshine!

He's brought me out of some hard seasons forcing me to walks outside when I just wanted to stay inside behind closed doors on my couch...

Pets have a special place, and I couldn't ask for a better one! If only he'd learn that Saturdays and Sundays there is no alarm clock...

Happy Birthday B! 
 


3 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Mr. Barney! Oh, our pets make our lives so much more fuller and richer - admit it! I found you via Mix and Match Family. My 11 year old golden retriever loves walks, air sniffing, toys, twisting/rolling on the carpet, bed hogging, and using the sofa space possible! I've been known to sit on the floor so she can spread out on the sofa!

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  2. Hi Laurie! Yes, love our pets! Thanks for reading!

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  3. Sweet and fun Mr. B!! Hope he had a great birthday. ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ‰❤️

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