March 15, 2010

My advisory team has informed me that the comment-a-thon deadline was a little confusing...and beside why should there be rules when it comes to saving lives? Anyway, All the comments made on the March 14 post plus all of the ones for this post until 11:59pm on the 16th will be counted for the contribution. International comments have no constraints because of silly time changes or the International Dateline...So leave a comment, help an Eskie!

White Dog, my inspiration for so many thing has left her mark on today, my birthday. 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 with today's date of posting. I know over 59 comments have already been left on White Dog's report about the yesterday's party but she and I have a wager going. A lamb shank is at stake over whether I will have more comments than White Dog had for comment-a-thon for Canine Cancer on her Barkday back in December. I offer a virtual cheesecake bribe as an incentive (the real thing was so creamy and rich and sinful yesterday...everyone, two- and four-legged swooned). Please let your friends and friends of friends know...every comment helps the cause of rescuing animals and finding them forever homes. This is my way of paying forward the good fortune and wonderful love that surrounds me.

Today was a gentle family day of celebrating together. Steve took the day off of work and after Quinn received an "all clear" from the vet we brunched at White Dog's favorite hole-in-the-wall, Rincon del Pollo, where she "taught" Quinn the proper way to eat--and enjoy--the best chicken tacos on the planet! We walked along the Bosque, the first time that White Dog and Quinn shared Steve's guidance at co-walking; later we went for a stroll through the Park. Michael, in a show of independence opted to stay home by himself, another first! He calmly checked in and did a fine job of minding the house. His success was a gift of it own kind.

I received flowers...and Judith who at the Party yesterday shared a discussion about the best store-bought cheesecake in town stopped by with her candidate...and tonight's birthday dessert (thank goodness that yesterday's was a delicious memory). We talked to loved ones by phone and opened wonderful wishes from dear friends (snail mail, email, and Facebook). We hugged a lot. We laughed a lot. We all piled on the bed for an afternoon siesta. It was a joyful reminder that "growing old" isn't about what we lose of youth but rather what we gain of life experiences and connections.

I hope tomorrow morning shows that I must write a HUGE check to ERU! I thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment for being a part of my celebration and for making a difference in the lives of rescue animals...and in our lives as well. With gratitude...White Dog's mom


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

We SOOOOOO hope so!

I know some of my visitors already indidkhated they were headed YOUR way!


Woo are a special furiend and deserve khwite the special WEEK!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and ME!

Teddy Bear said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Siku's Mom.:) Sounds like you had a perfect day.:) I really hope Siku gets that lamb shank.:)

Teddy Bear

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




Schmoopy said...

Hey - no fair! This original post came late at night! Hopefully all the other count!

Happy Birthday Sue!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy Birthday! It is still March 15 in Alaska when I posted this comment!!! xoxo

Holly and Khady said...

Khyra sent us over to spend your money, I mean, wish you a very happy birthday!!!

What a wonderful way to celebrate. I'm sure all the pups will be very happy to know that you are giving them a present for your birthday!

Prinnie and Digby said...

To my BFF: I am leaving a note on your blog for your mom, not so that she wins your wager, but so that I can let her know hoe much I appreciate any and everyone who gives us rescue eskies a chance. I know that you, too, can appreciate our struggles, as your brother Quinn is a rescue and although it might be hard to admit, I know you like him. I do. My family gave me a chance, your family gave Quinn a chance, and if your mom wins, maybe another eskie like us will have the chance to be loved...really really loved!

I love you,

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Happy Birthday from a visitor from Hansel's place! Hope you're enjoying your day.

The Animal Doctor said...

Oh no! Are we late for the fund raising? its March 16 here in our country. But we want to greet Siku's Mom a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

MAX said...

Hey there White Dog Mamma!
(Im coming from Khyra's blog to sing to you!)


Lots of licks for a happy, happy birthday!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Khyra sent us over to wish you the happiest birthday ever!

houndstooth said...

We wish you the happiest of birthdays! What a great way to celebrate!

Bunny and her mom

Life With Dogs said...

White dog, you are an inspiration. So you picked the perfect way to celebrate your birthday. That said, I hope you bring in a pile of comments today. Have a superb birthday! :)

Remington said...

I am happy you had a great day!

Sam said...

Happy birthday - Khyra sent us on by!

KB said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great idea for your birthday - Khyra sent us, and we're enthusiastic!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I hopes I'm not too late to wish you a Most Happy birthday! (Khyra told me all abouts you and what you're doing. I think it's Most Wonderful!)

Wiggles & Wags,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello white dog its dennis the vizsla dog hay khyra sent us over to say hello so hello!!! beware the ides of martch ha ha ok bye

Prints the Cat said...

Yappy Barkday Miss Sue! The cheesecake looks so delicious!

Oh boy, yesterday we got the date wrong for the comment-a-thon. My Mom is so confused sometimes.

Samantha said...

Hi White Dog! Nice to meet you (via Khyra!). Happy happy Birthday to you. Those were sure some nice thoughts about getting - dare I say - older? A beautiful way of celebrating and I hope we are not too late!!! Have a great day!
Hugs xo

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! That cheesecake looks yummy!
The Eskieteers want to know, can they help you with the lamb shank when you win??

Danielle C. and the Eskieteers
Willie, Tallee, Milo and Princess

Charlie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope this still counts. My mom's prepared to argue the time difference between here and your side of the world :)

Btw, its her Birthday today (March 17) and cheesecake is her favorite. I think you too would get along.


TwoSpecialWires said...

We thought about you all day long ... hoping it was as wonderful as your post suggest it to be. You are a very special family, and you deserve a very special birthday, Sue.

Love from your wirey friends and their family
Jake and Fergi, Sally and Nina

BeadedTail said...

Khyra sent us! We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Our Uncle Samy is an Eskie so thanks for helping the Eskies!

Sadie, Angel & Isabella

Atka the Eskie said...

Everyone's mouths were watering at the sight of that cheesecake, and we had to clean up the keyboard before we posted this.

Happy birthday to such a generous and altruistic human!!! We dogs are always like this, but it's wonderful to see humans following in our footsteps :)

May the check you write tomorrow be enormous from all the love you'll receive today!

Eskie hugs,
Atka, the AMAZING Eskie!
His little goofy girl sister, Nuka
and the 2 humans ....
Thy & Jimmy Cavagnaro

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh Cheesecake... YUMMMMM!!!


Hope Siku and Quinn are giving you lots of hugs and kisses.

Yukon & Kiska

Casper said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Sue! Woof! Casper

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Ok, to be safe we are posting here - but this didn't post at our house until after we went to bed yesterday so we have an excuse! We posted on the previous one too, so if you don't count us twice that is ok!

We are glad you had such a wonderful birthday!!


Happy Barkday to you, Happy Barkday to Siku Dog Mom.

Hope it was pawtastic.

Essex & Deacon

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Mom. What a wonderful idea. Can we get some of that cheesecake?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The OP Pack said...

We are so glad you all had such a wonderful celebration day and night. May your year be very good to you and to all of your family.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog, that was very nice of you...We think we might have to become regulars because Siku is such a beautiful baby!!...Glad to see you are still celebrating your birthday!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Keisha said...

Happy birfday, sing happy birfday, happy birfday, birfday to uuuuueeeuu! :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am a friend of Khyras and Merdie and I came to wish you a Happy Birthday- the best birthday you ever had.

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