Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Buddy

Morning folks...what a week...I've been meeting myself coming back but I'll be taking some time off from all the crafty stuff tomorrow...the cubbyhole crew are having a party to celebrate The Furry Boy's birthday...he doesn't keep track of the days of the week so won't be any the wiser that I'm hooting and tooting a day early.
I can hardly believe my beautiful bundle of snuggly golden deliciousness will be 6 years old....crikey where does the time go.  He is just the sweetest boy...prone to occasional hooligan moments as you all know but I wouldn't change him for the world...he's a real larger than life character with a mind of his own sometimes but I love him to bits. Because I work from home he's my 24/7 cubbyhole companion...snoozes with his head on my feet which is a tad awkward if I'm having an "on the move kind of day"...he's the bestest ever hot water bottle on cold wintry nights...knows when I'm sad...doesn't do grumpy...sulky or nasty...believe me he's had some right old telling off's...takes it on the chin and we're be back to being bestest buddies again...us humans could definitely learn a thing or two from our canine friends...don't you think and if you don't have a dog in your life then I can't even come close to describing the wonderful bond that we share.
Mind you...when he first arrived at 10 weeks old...he came very close to being sent back for a refund...after 14 years of having a Goldie who was a true gentleman with impeccable manners and so obedient...our world was turned completely upside down by this hyper bundle of naughty snuggliness who ate his Dad's socks along with all the flowers in the garden...dug up all the plants and loved to show off his party trick of digging huge craters in the grass at every opportunity but we survived the Terrible Two's..The Tiresome Three's..The Frazzled Fours and just as he hit the 5 mark he finally began to grow up and become sensible...now there's a statement I may live to regret...we've now got a mutual understanding called COMPROMISE...I forgive his little occasional misdemeanours and he puts up with the crafty tantrums and messy cubbyhole....life's all about give and take...give him an inch and he'll take a bl***y mile.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow...BEAUTIFUL BOY
love you loads...
here's to many more happy fun years together...
  

I'll see you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday and woohoo we have lots of exciting news to share.
Hugs Kath xxx

48 comments:

Karen said...

Hey Buddy Happy Birthday you complete cutie pie! I'm very lucky as I share my birthday with you too and my little JR Eddie's birthday is about the same date too! From one pooch lover to one pooch sending loads of hugs and treats hugs Karen & Eddy x

mimijudy1975 said...

Happy Birthday Buddy ! So happy for you Kath that you have this precious Golden Boy in your life. I know the special bond you have with him . My little Franklin is by my side everyday. He' a little white furry Maltese who turned 9 this year. To me they are our children who are forever loyal,trusting, and are there loving us everyday.
I love to read your stories about Buddy .
Have a wonderful party and blessings for many long years together. love, Judy H.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aw Buddy many happy returns for you indeed you are a bundle of gorgeousness and the last pickie is of your dear face is enough to melt the hardest hearts, Shaz in Oz.x

Peggy Cain said...

HBirthday to Buddy I have my Odie who is 7 (black Lab) I don't know what I'd do without him. He too loves to sit on my feet when I'm in my studio creating and having fun. Begs to go out and play "floppy flyer",as soon as my chair moves They are the greatest companions aren't they?!? Love your dog stamp and the adorable card

ursula Uphof said...

Happy Birthday dear Buddy. Sorry I don't pop in as often as I should, but hope you all have a great day tomorrow. Love the image on the card. hugs to you and of course to your Mom as well.

Rufus said...

Awwwwwww, Buddy you were one sweet looking (but apparently not acting) pup! Of course, now you are exceptionally handsome and of much more help to Mum. Happy 6th, Buddy...hmmm my niece was just six,too.
Lots of hugs,
R/

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Kath you have the most perfect companion in Buddy, through the rough & the smooth he'll always be by your side...I miss my German Shepherd who died suddenly age 9, that was 5 years ago and his pictures are still everywhere...my work pattern doesn't allow for a dog now but having one in your life is good for mind body & soul...have a fabby day with the gorgeous Budster...Mel :)

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to Buddy, hope you all had a great time.

Your post made me smile Kath. Our vets have named one of our dogs 'Hooligan Alfie' he's coming on 4 now and still the same. We wouldn't change him for the world. I couldn't image not having 2 bouncing fur balls around. Have a great weekend. Hugs Lynne xx

the crafty duck said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!! Hope you have a great birthday with lots of cake!! Your pics are sooo cute especially the puppy one,have a great day with your mum, love Steph

sue - bearhouse said...

Awww Happy Birthday Buddy!
Your card is fabulous Kath

Hugs Sue

Poekie said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!!!! xxxx

Greetings from Belgium,
Saskia & Poekie (our knitted house-cat :))

scrappyjacky said...

Great card....Happy Birthday,Buddy.

trish said...

Happy Birthday Buddy you are one very lucky dog! Well Kath, I was almost in tears reading that lovely tribute to your golden boy, but all thanks to a very understanding Mum.Have a great party tomorrow, I hope the sun shines on you all. We are on holiday next week,so I'll miss all your stories and your lovely cards.Pray for sunshine!

trish said...

Back again! I forgot to say what a gorgeous card you made for Buddy.

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, your card for Buddy is gorgeous, as is he! Happy Birthday you big beautiful bundle of joy......have a good day, both of you......and eat lots of cake..and be just a tiny bit naughty too. Big crafty hugs, Anne x

Eveline said...

Happy Birthday Buddy.
Eveline.

rachel said...

such a cute card - and for an even cuter dog! Hugs rachel xx

wendyp said...

Hi Buddy - wishing you a very Happy Birthday, you handsome fellah. Hope you get lots of cake to share with your mum. Love WendYx

Ribbon Girl said...

Have a happy, happy birthday Buddy! love from Mary G and Haggis xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday Buddy. Wish I could be there to give you a hug xxx

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!! Have a great day tomorrow. xx

Fabulous card Kath, love the stamp. It always fun hearing about what you and Buddy are up to, you always make me smile. Have a great weekend. xxx

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday Buddy
Lorraine x

hotpotato said...

Happy Birthday to Buddy for tomorrow, hope he gets lots of treats.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Awww . . . happy birthday to your bundle of golden deliciousness for tomorrow. Give him a snuggly hug from me please!

Fantastic card . .. even if Buddy won't fully appreciate it . . . being male 'n' all!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Buddy! Fabulous Card Kath!

Sarah x

KraftyKaren said...

Fabulous card and a big Happy Birthday to the Budster - hope he gets lots of extra bones xx

tilly's crafts said...

Happy Birthday Buddy! Just discovered your blog and loving it! My blog is named after my dog - how sad is that! lol! And Buddy is gorgeous - such a handsome boy!
Kim x

Carol D said...

Happy Birthday Buddy. Xxxxxxxxxxx.

Janette said...

Happy Birthday Buddy....and I love your card, lucky boy...xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Happy Birthday Buddy - sorry I'm not able to translate that into woof language but have a lovely day you handsome chap & you might just be allowed a pair of slippers to play with.
Wonderful Kath.
Paula (PEP)

lilyf said...

Happy birthday to Buddy - hope he has a lovely day and mummy gives him all his own way tomorrow. He is just too handsome for his own good.

nnalorac said...

Gosh Kath, it doesn't seem a year since his last one, scary how time flies. Wish him a happy Birthday from me. Carolxx

Alexandra said...

Happy birthday Buddy, You've grown into a very handsome boy. Have a great day and cake or a lovely big chewie too, (they taste much better than socks Buddy)... What is it about socks and retrievers, We've had 3 labs and all have had a thing about socks, shoes, slippers and feet, lol. Iloved your tribute to your golden guy Kath. He was a beautiful baby too, cute puppy pic. I have a saying hanging in my kitchen. "A home without a dog is just a house"
and anoother saying "If your dog thinks your wonderful don't seek a second opinion" Both very apt.

Lin said...

The term "man's best friend" is so true.....dogs love us no matter what and they can be such characters, always good for bringing a smile! Happy Birthday to your Buddy!

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Buddy! I prefer cats to dogs but still have the bond that you refer to Kath. Will be devistated when my cat's 'time' comes - hopefully that won't be for sometime. She likes to be in my craft room when I'm 'creating'.

Irene said...

Happy Birthday Buddy! What a lovely story your Mom wrote, I hope the 2 of you will be happy together for a very long time!!!!

xx Irene

Kalli said...

Hi Buddy,

happy Birthday to you from the German Goldens Moses and Louis....

Have a great day and a many beautiful years in your happy family

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!!! May there be many more to come - hugs from Dawn and Lily (our 15 and a half year old mini schnauzer)

butlersabroad said...

Happy Birthday Buddy, wishing you dry walks, extra treats and sweet dreams.

Hugs
Brenda

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and Happy Birthday Buddy it is a great name hugs Woof Woof from little buddy here. xx

Kat said...

Wow Kath, I can't believe Buddy's 6 now!. I'm a bit worried that you said he began to grow up a bit when he turned 5 as my 2 black hooligans aren't even 2 yet. I sometimes threaten that I'll give them away and get a Yorkshire Terrier. I don't think I could live with anything as small as that so it's an empty threat! Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow.

Kat, Blue and Max xx

Macpurp said...

have a lovely day Buddy! I always have a smile reading about the fun you and your Mum get up to! You were such a sweet looking pup, I can't believe you were naughty at all!

with much love from Poppy, Bella
and Teen too xx

Mrs F said...

Happy birthday Buddy, hope you have a great day and an extra long walk!

Great card Kath xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy Birthday Buddy, love the card you made him Kath, he was the most adorable pub.
My poor old poodle Hudson is not to good of late ,old age aches and pains.
janex

Julie Brooks said...

Happy birthday you gorgeous boy. Hope you enjoy your cake. And Kath, the card you made is beautiful.

Christine B. said...

Hi Buddy Happy Birthday, your so sweet and beautiful. Hope you get lots and lots of doggy treats.
Kath that is the most beautiful card. Big Hugs to you both. x ChrisB

pooky said...

Oh my...Happy belated Birthday Buddy:)))) Wishing you many more with your human!!!!
♥hugs♥
Bev

Leslie Miller said...

Awwww, happy belated birthday to your beautiful Buddy! I can relate completely to how you feel about him. My golden retriever, Wally, turned 3 on the 27th. He and our younger LuLu golden are the light of my life.

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