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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Penny's tenth birthday ....

Many of you will remember Penny came to us 4/28/2007 from the shelter (click here to see the original blog link with pictures and story! God, the wife and dog look THE SAME but I look so different),  aged about two according to the vet.  We mark that as her birthday (although we can't know her exact age or birthdate, as she was a stray). She had gotten lost in an April snowstorm and ended up crying at a back door near us.  Otherwise she was healthy and unhurt and taken to the shelter to find a home.

It was physically evident she had just given birth to puppies.  Nobody was ever looking for her, nobody  knows what happened to the puppies or where she came from.

The way I like to think of the unknown backstory is this: Penny had a litter of puppies in some nice family's kitchen but when she went out and saw a squirrel, she ran 100 miles and got lost.  BEAGLES ARE WANDERERS and this is how they act off leash, GONE!

Anyway, I don't think I have ever loved a creature as much as I love this sweet little dog.  Ten. Or our 8th anniversary at least :)

We celebrated by getting a box of Greenies doggie treats (holy CATS, 35 bucks for the big box...) and hiking the East Hill Rail Trail.


smartcat said...

Happy Birthday, Penny!

Barbara Rogers said...

Good back story...and glad to see she's leashed, cause she's worth more than money to you.

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

So worth the price of Greenies! Happy Birthday Penny!

bartster said...

How great you all found each other. What a wonderful way for a family to come together.

knittergran said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! And I hope her backstory was as nice as the one you have imagined.

Michèle Hastings said...

Happy Birthday Penny! You truly deserve $35 treats.

smalltownme said...

Happy Birthday, dear Penny! Our cats are jealous of your Greenies. They only get little bags.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Happy birthday to sweet Penny, who hit the jackpot when she arrived at your house!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday dear Penny!!!! So glad you found each other.

Caroline said...

At that price you could have tried some of the treats yourself. haha

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