by Katie the Newf...
My third birthday has been an extremely wet one (5-7 inches of rain tonight alone), but I've still managed to have some fun. I got an awesome goodie box from my cousin Remy in LA which was great fun to unwrap and sample. Also, with the help of Louie I rearranged the living room furniture and we played with about 10 different toys tonight in quite a rowdy fashion. Since it's too wet for my usual birthday walk in the park, I'm going to take a trip down memory lane instead.
When I was six weeks old my Mama held me for the first time. I picked my Mama out all by myself. When she came to visit me and my litter mates I told her that she was the Mama for me and she agreed.
Then when I was eight weeks old my Daddy came to visit me and I realized I was a lucky pup to be getting such a sweet Dad.
My elderly sister Scarlett was 13 when I came home. At first I thought it was great fun to pester her, but eventually I learned that she didn't like that. We became good friends after a few months when I settled down a bit.
Even as a fuzzy puppy I loved to be groomed.
Before Louie came along to keep me company I used to go to Bonnie and Bill's house to play with my litter mate Rose. Those were fun times.
I've always been a spiritual Newf doing lots of yoga and meditation. No joke about the meditation. Seriously, I know what the word means when Mama says it. When she goes to her meditation spot I go with her and I am perfectly quiet until she is done.
I love to spend time in my backyard playing with my toys.
This is when I first learned to "Speak!"
Me and Scarlett (she was almost 15 years old in this picture)
My first snow
One of the best ever days of my life... My little brother Louie came home
Me and one of my favorite toys that now resides in toy heaven
Sprinkler fun at Grandma's house
Me and little Louie scanning the sky for alien invaders
Me with my two favorite guys. Check out my impressive flooger.
Me with Louie, my partner in crime
In my first Rally Novice Obedience competition I won second place!
Last spring we watched the Little Rock Marathon. We lifted the spirits of many runners.
My first Rally Advanced qualification.
I love being a therapy dog. Here is a picture of me on a recent visit to Easter Seals resting between play sessions with the kids there.
This is what a three year old Monsoon Birthday Newf looks like. Mama keeps drying us, but we just keep getting wet again.
I let my 1 year old sidekick be in the photo 'cause unlike some Newfies we know (cough...cough...Louie) I don't always have to be the center of attention.
Part of our play session tonight. See how clever I am... I got under the coffee table, so my brother couldn't jump on my back.
Thanks for sharing my birthday with me. I hope you all are somewhere warm and cozy surrounded by the humans and animals you love.
from: Sue Golden
1 year ago