Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Essex's Fifth Bark-Aversary

Dad woke me up this morning, singing "Happy Bark-Aversary Essex". We have been together for five-years. You can read about our early days together in the following posts: How I Met Dad and My First Week in Key West. I really love Dad folks, when he is sick I sleep by the foot of the bed watching over him. He has said "Getting Essex was the best thing he ever did in his life." Strange thing is I know he is serious cyber-paw pals. Deacon looked hurt, but Dad told him "If it wasn't for my great reports to the Great Dane, Deacon probably would have chosen another family and Dad loves Deacon a whole lot too." Deacon licks Dad's face and collie tails are wagging.
Bark-Aversaries are a good time to share old photos. Here are some pictures during my first year with Dog Dad.

Exploring my yard

Nibbling on a coconut.

Look at this palm frond folks

Catching some Zzzzz's

First Bath
Napping in my crate in Miami

Our friend Ludo gave us an award a couple days ago. "The award states that "This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!"
In other clearer words, "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
We graciously thank Ludo for the award and pass it to eight more pupsters. We tried to check to make sure you didn't have, so forgive us if we give you an award you already have.
2 - Tosca

Dog Speed,
Essex & Deacon


Josh and Jess said...

Happy 5th Bark Anniversary! My oh my what a cutie you were! Love the picture of you after your first bath! The look on your face is priceless, like 'What have I done to deserve this'? :)

(( K@Y )) said...

Pearly and I wish your family, friends and you a sweet 2009!

Orable and Charlie said...

Happy Barkaversary Essex! You are a really beautiful dog - and you were such a cute pup! I know your Dad is really blessed with you and Deacon and I hope the two of them have many more happy years together with you! Happy Happy New Year - wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!

licks & puppy love,

Amber-Mae said...

Happy 5th Bark Anniversary!!!


Having a pawty hangover,
Solid Gold Dancer

Patience-please said...

Hi Collies! It was nice to meet you on the Chat Pawty! We just poooped in here, oops, popped in here to meet you and say Happy New Year!

wags from the whippets

Ludo van puppy said...

Gosh Essex, I think you were as small as me then! Happy barkaversary.
~lickies, Ludo

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Happy 5th Essex!! You sure got a great human to live with. And those puppy pics are too cute. Sorry we have been awol for a bit, but mom is hoping to catch up very soon.
Oh, And we thank you for the award. It means alot coming from the KWC.
Happy New Year all of you.

Nat said...

Thanks for the award!

with love, Madison said...

Thank you for the award! H-Mom has a wicked Florida winter cold, so she has been walking around with tissues that Madison is more than happy to find and eat ... in other words, we are a mess here! We'll post as soon as H-Mom can keep her eyes open more than a squint!

PerfectTosca said...

I'm reporting in to pick up my award. Naturally I am fifty thousand years too late thanks to The Woman!

Happy belated Barkday! Yeesh I am so out of touch. I am biting my foot here. Somebody get me out of here!