3.14.2010

March 14, 2010

White Dog, Steve, Quinn, and Michael (with the help of super chefs Richard, Gregg and Candace) planned and executed a birthday-eve fete that was truly celebratory on so many levels. They invited friends that I haven't seen in months, in addition to heart family members. They arranged for the weather to put on a spectacular show ranging from storm building clouds, to rain, to big fluffy snow, to Land of Enchantment big blue skies to magnificent clear sunset colors. They fed me raspberries and cheesecake and stuffed peppers, and artichoke hearts, and shrimp salad with mangoes, and grilled carne asado with tomatillo salsa, and calabacitas, and green chile pinon enchiladas, and toasted me with champagne and mint Girl Scout cookies. I was lavished with gifts including the new wide screen 24" tall computer monitor that White Dog and I are now blogging on. Quinn gave me a card my sister had slipped to him at the Rehab Center last night...a handmade card drawn on printer paper with markers wishing me a special day. White Dog helped me open new reading material, art, herbs for the new garden and more. She sat on my shoulder and whispered in my ear the mantra I so often murmur to her..."You are SO lucky and SO loved!" "Of that," I softly answer back as I stroke her, "I have no doubts."

As my way of paying forward the good fortune and wonderful love that surrounds me, I take a page from White Dog. Tomorrow, March 15 (not really the Ides of March, Shakespeare was wrong), I will make a donation of twenty-five cents to The ERU (Eskie Rescue Fund) for every birthday comment left on White Dog's blog. Please let your friends and friends of friends know...every comment helps the cause of rescuing animals and finding them forever homes.

64 comments:

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Happy Birthday to White Dog's Mom. Check out today's post on our bloggie.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Are there any leftovers?

Happy ALMOST Birthday!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: We'll be sure to share the news! How pawesome...so, ARE there any leftovers!?!

Ginger Jasper said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. You had a brilliant time with love surrounding you.. You could ask for no more and a generous thing you do too.. HUgs GJ xx

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Birthday, Siku's Mom. What a pawesome day filled with love, good food and great friends.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Alasandra said...

Happy Birthday to White Dog's Mom. We read about you on the Ozark Mountain Cats blog. ~AFSS

Brian said...

YAY! Happy Birthday White Dog's Mom!!!!

ML said...

A very happy birthday... KC read about this on the Ozark Mountain Cats bloggie and posted it on the Cat Blogosphere, hopefully you will get lots of comments and lots of $$$ to go to the woofies.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & KC

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!

Hansel said...

ahhhh we're here to leave a comment- but, alas- it's still the 14th on your bloggy! Bahhh!! Happy birthday- and we will TRY to come back today and post again-

But mom works til 6 then flies to physical therapy from 7-8- so we'll try!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM!!!!

Ariel said...

A very Happy Birthday to White Dog's Mom.I've given you an award please go to my blog and see :)

Parker said...

Happy Birthday White Dog's Mom!!!!

Cory said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day!

The Meezers and Billy said...

Happy Purrfday White Dog's Mom! - we LOVE eskies! our bestest woofie furriend is an eskie named Maxx.

Remington said...

Happy Birthday to your mommy! Are you baking her a cake? I bet she would like that!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We came offur from Hansel's page to wish your mommy a furry Happy Purrday!!! Thanx for letting us stop by!!!

Sniffs & Scratches~
The Kool~Kittie~Krew

ABBY said...

Happy purrday White Dog's MOM!

purr on
Abby

Asta said...

Happy Happy Biwfday White dog's Mom!
We wewe dwooling all ovew the pootew when we wead all those tweats you'we getting..sounds fantastic!!
Hope you continoo youw celebwation
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Junior and Orion said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Happy Birthday!! We love commentathons! I do one on my birthday too (though it is in November). But today is also our kitty Lola's birthday - a great day for a birthday for everyone!! We hope you have a wonderful fun day!!

Noll's Nip said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

Prints the Cat said...

Sue, Yappy Barkday to you!!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful party. Siku and Quinn are spoiled to be able to eat such yummy people foods. Quinn must be amazed at his good fortune.

You are wonderful for donating to ERU. Countless times you have been so generous to those in need. Thank you!

Casper said...

Happy happy birthday Sue!!!! We wish you many many more to come. Sounds like an awesome celebration! Thanks for donation to ERU!

TwoSpecialWires said...

This was sooooo worth the wait! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful eve and we hope it is an equally wonderful day! We have little doubt but that it will be! Certainly we'll be celebrating with you ... from afar. (Not THAT afar!)

By the way ... we LOVE your increasing following!! So many wonderful dogs and kitties! They are lucky to have found you, just as we are!

Again, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Love,
Jake and Fergi, Sally and MountainGirl

Mo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me, and Happy Purrthday from the purries at Purrchance To Dream!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue! You have a heart of gold and thanks for donating to ERU today!


Danielle C.
Willie, Tallee, Milo and Princess
(aka The Eskieteers)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday! What a generous thing to do! We hope you get lots of comments!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY, HAPPY DAY!

STEF AND THE 4 FROM SO. CAL.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, White Dog's mom! You sure had a scrumptious birthday celebration. Hope you have a great day!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Birthday Ms White Dog's mom! Our mom wants to know if der is any cheesecake left...

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday!...We came over from Hansel's blog; this is a great cause!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Yukon said...

Happy Birthday, White Dog's Mom!! Huge hugs from Yukon & Kiska

Cappy the Eskie said...

Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday and for a year filled with happiness.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Oliver

roxbear said...

Happy Birthday!!

Thank you for helping ERU!
Hugs from Roxie dog

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday White dogs Mom!!!
From Blizzard and his Dad...

Peggy's Place said...

We wish you a Happy Birthday !!!

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy barkday to white dogs mama...hope u has a very special day..and hope u have many many more..

b safe,
~rocky~

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, White Dog's mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Prinnie and Digby said...

Happy, Happy Birthday dear one! As always, we are sending buckets of love your way, and once again, you are AMAZING and giving, and loving, and.....there isn't enough space here to describe you.

We will call tonight. Hoping you are having a magical day!

xoxoxoxo
Kim, Shar and the Kids

Huffle Mawson said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday, White Dog's mum! Hope you had a great day.

Huffle Mawson

Painter Pack said...

Happy birthday to the Mommy!!!!

MBB

The OP Pack said...

Happy birthday to you!!! We are so happy you had such a memorable day.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Droopy and Callie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

We heard about your blog on DWB!

Lots of slobber,
Droopy and Callie

Schmoopy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!!!!!! HOPE YOU HAD AN AWESOME CELEBRATION WITH SIKU, QUINN AND STEPHEN!!!!

cat7wmn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Jamie Nelson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!!!!! from Jamie, and eskies: Roxie, Kody, Divinity, Kirby and Tina :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue!! I hope it has been a wonderful day, and that you have all your wishes come true!

Katsenne said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day! Have a great day!! Make it your day!

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! how wonderful you are to remember ERU on your birthday!!

Nancy
Banaer American Eskimos

Anonymous said...

Hi Quinn!! Glad you made it out of Lancaster in one piece...Um..I mean I'm glad you made it out of Lancaster. I guess you left a piece or two there. My secretary (Brenda) and I are awfully glad everything worked out and you made it to such a wonderful and loving home. Everyone at Eskie.net was rooting for 'ya. Be sure to be extra nice to mommy on her birthday. MzLiz

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday 2 u.
Happy Birthday 2 u.
Happy Birthday White Dog's Mom.
Happy Birthday 2 u.
From Peluche and Chiquita

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Birthday White Dogs Mom!!
Your TX furiends,

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for your generous donation, ERU is a great group!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your special day!

Miracle Eskimos

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope it's a good one!

Anonymous said...

Happy Barkday!!!!

Laurel said...

Happy Happy! And may I say you don't look a day older, much less a year older!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

happy happpy bark day to you!
What a great way to paw it forward!

Enjoy!
norwood

Stacy Morgan said...

Happy Birthday Sue!!! Blessings to you and thanks for helping our breed! Stacy Morgan, StaFra Showteam

Sagira said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry I missed the good cause.

Rubina Arshakian said...

Happy Birthday to you.

Anonymous said...

Woofy Birthday to White Dog's mom!
Sir Miko,Ms Angel,Ms Princess,Ms Lexi,Ms Crystal,Sir Mickey,Ms Daisy May, and My Ms Bella!