2.07.2011

February 7, 2011

White Dog wants to wish her sister, Nuka Angel Marie, a very happy 10th Barkday today. Quinn, The Other White Dog, adds that he is glad that she came to live with us. Puff, Still Another White Dog, asks for her sister to have many more birthdays that we celebrate together. We humans, yet again forgetting she cannot hear us, greeted her with a heartfelt song and special barkday cuddles first thing this morning.

Nuka, Another White Dog, has only been with us four months, but we can barely remember times without her clowning antics, winning smile or bossy bark. Her arrival perfectly filled the spot in our family that had been waiting just for her. Here is a bit of her history: Nuka, then called Angel, came into ERU foster care 2/10/09. She was rescued from Hillsboro Co. Florida. She was adopted in September, 09 but was returned because of her deafness. Nuka was fostered by two Angel rescue families until her cross country adoption by us. Before she set out on her journey to her furever home she had to be shaved...NAKED…this was the start of her fashion “addiction”.

Please enjoy the video of Nuka modeling all of the beautiful wardrobe friends sent to keep her warm and preserve her dignity during the bare skin days…and since as our girl has developed her own sense of style!

In honor of this special video premiere and Nuka Angel Marie’s Tenth Barkday the White Dog Army will donate twenty-five cents for every comment left. AWD has chosen to donate her birthday funds to ERU, Eskie Rescuers United, who saved her and fostered her until her forever family (us) found her. Please join us to celebrate…and spread the word!

MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: White Dog and Quinn have issued a challenge...they will DOUBLE the donation for each comment to fifty cents if Nuka will stop dancing around the house barking at the top of her lungs, "It's my Barkday!"

WE HAVE INCREDIBLE FRIENDS: Princess KeKe and her family will match The White Dog Army donation to ERU in honor of Nuka's birthday! Isn't that the most generous and wonderful thing? There is still time to comment!

88 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Happy 10th Barkday, Nuka Angel Marie! You look lovely in all your winter coats.:) We hope you had the bestest day, ever! We will spread the word.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

EskieKeKe said...

"Happy BARKDAY to YOU" Lil Angel aka Nuka aka AWD~~you are the most BEAUTIFUL fashionista ever! Miss Princess KeKe loves the PINK Marilyn Monroe oufit the mostest!! Have a fun, goodie treat filled SPECIAL Barkday!!!!
From your ERU friends in FLA
Licks, licks, licks, licks,licks & Love~~Neko, Baxter, BettyJo, ChipChip KeKe & B.J.

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th birthday!! And many more... Now that you have your fur-ever home and family. Love from Maxwell (Maxx) in Maryland (from one rescued FL eskie who traveled across the country-to another).

Teddy said...

Happy Birthday Nuka!!

Alara said...

woot :) congrats Nuka!

Daisy said...

Happy Barkday, Nuka! You sure are stylish!

Anonymous said...

Happy Barkday Nuka angel Marie, you are a beautiful little thing and I hope you enjoy a day full of pampering with lots of hugs and kisses. Love the fasion show you are a natural. From your friends in Maryland that were once in foster care with ERU, Faith, Alfie and Little girl and the resident eskie sister when we arrived Hailee and our Human mommy Cheryl and human sister Taylor.

Anonymous said...

Well Happy Barkday Nuka!

Random Felines said...

Happy Barkday Nuka! We know it took a while to find your furrever home, but it was worth it in the end!

Mack said...

Fashion! We especially love her sparkly mini dress - WoOT!

Happy Barkday beautiful Nuka

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th Barkday, sweet Nuka! You are a beautiful little girl. Wish I could have the opportunity to meet you. I'm so happy that you have a new fur-ever home! Hope you have the best birthday and here's to many, many more!
Debbie and Cosmo (Bogey too!)

Suka said...

hey Nuka Angel Marie!

Happy happy 10th Birthday! Loved your video! You are such a glamor pup, and I do think pink is your color, although you look fabulous in all of your outfits!

Thank you for sharing your story. You have had quite an adventure in your life, and now you are in your loving forever home. What a great way to spend your 10th birthday! Enjoy and I hope you get lots and lots of yummy treats and fun toys!

Suka

p.s. White Dog Army, even though Nuka could not hear you, I am sure she felt your love and the vibrations of your singing to her. What a great bunch of siblings you are!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Nuka Angel, Happy Birthday to you!!! You are BEAUTIFUL!

Swimflyaway said...

Happy Barkday, Nuka! My goodness, 10 whole years! I hope you have a wonderful, love filled day.

You are such a beautiful dog, Nuka Angel Marie, and I am so happy you have found a forever family to love you!(And give you lovly dresses of course!) Happy Barkday!

Reagan's Mommy said...

Happy 10th Barkday beautiful girl! Your entire ERU family is celebrating with you today!

astollenlife said...

Happy Birthday, Nuka, and thanks to all who made her long journey to her forever home possible. You deserve all the love, cookies, toys and treats this world can provide. Keep well, honey, and a long, healthy life to you.

Rebecca said...

What a sweet soul, you can just see her oozing happiness and love. Your home was where she was meant to be. It is amazing how much love and caring can accomplish in just four short months.
Happy Birthday Nuka Angel Marie!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Tenth Birthday, Nuka - you look so happy and beautiful in your fashion show. We love you in ruffles and the pale pink outfit is our favorite. We hope you have a wonderful day and get lots and lots of comments.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy barkday to u Nuka, sooo happy u found your furever home...have a day with lots of fun and lots of treats..

b safe,
rocky

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy tenth birthday sweet Nuka. I am 10 too. I love you in all your outfits especially the pink. I know you will have the best day with your loving family.. Hugs GJ xx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We read about your commenthaton on Khyra's blog and came to say hi!

The Poupounette Gang
in France

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th Birthday Nuka!!!
Love Ben & Jersey

Asta said...

Happy Happy Biwfday Nuka!!! You awe a most bootiful giwla dn a pawfect fashionista! I hope along wif youw siblings that you have a long long healthy happy life!
I know even if you didn't heaw, you got all the love and smoochies we awe sending
smoochie Biwfday kisses
ASTA

Anonymous said...

Nuka - Have a WONDERFUL Barkday with all your Other White Dogs and your Loving Humans today.

KeKe & ChipChip II Aunt B

Melinda said...

Happy Barkday Nuka. We're glad you get to enjoy it in your fur-ever home.

AlleyKat, BunnyNut, and KooKoo (ERU cousins)

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Nuka! I love the video by the way!

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Happy birthday the lovely Ms. Nuka! We loves reading your bloggy and think it is wonderful to share your love with others on your birthday!
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Remington said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, BIRTHDAY! Yep that is 10 happys -- one for each year! I hope your day is filled with lots of treat and hugs! Enjoy!

Lisa said...

It's your birthday--that means you get to eat loads of treats, bark all you want, and take the best seat on the couch. Enjoy it, Nuka/Angel!
Luna, Pudsy, and Nibbles in WA

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Ashley said...

have a great birthday Nuka!!! My baby Yuki looks so much like you, I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Krissa said...

Sasha and Mya wish you a wonderful birthday and hope that they make it to 10 yrs young too.

Meadows said...

Joseph says "Happy Birthday Nuka...you look MAWVAWLESS dawling."

Deb said...

Happy 10th Barkday! You are truly a fashion diva who looks adorable in all the wonderful clothes! Have a great day! From your white dog friends and then some in Cheyenne, WY :)

Deb said...

Happy 10th Barkday from your white dog friends and then some in Cheyenne, WY. We all love your diva outfits. You look fabulous!

Gale said...

Loved your fashion show, and a very happy Barkday to you Nuka. Maikoda is very envious of all your amazing outfits.

Gale and furkids Maya, Tibideaux, Jazz, Jake and Miakoda

Stacie said...

Have a wonderfully happy barkday Nuka! You appear to be a very happy and spoiled girl:) As it should be!!!

With much love from Eskies in Pa, Hunter and Ozzie

Walt said...

Happy Barkday!!

Walt Williams

Anonymous said...

My precious girl so glad your journey has finally ended in a furever home with such a loving family. I prayed many times for this to happen.

We all send kisses and snuggles for your 10th Barkday. Jessie says hang in there as he is 18.5 and cannot see or hear but still enjoys wandering the yard and getting snuggles from Mom.

Roxanne, Cash, Saydee, Sophie, Hero, Kody, Jessie and Tuddee

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy NUKA Day!!!!!!!!!!

What a great fashion video!

Here's to many more outfits!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I have a pikh on Tuesday's blog fur your brofur!

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th Birthday Nuka!! I hope you are having a FURtabulous day!!!

Woof Woof!
Kerri, Zack and Taylor :)

Sagira said...

Happy 10th Birthday Nuka! My sister Starr is 10 as well. :)

Catherine said...

Thanks for taking care of this special girl. She deserves all she is getting with her owners. Happy Barkday, wishing Nuka many more!!!


Catherine Flockton
SE Regional Director,
Eskie Rescuers United

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

All right, Sis, here is the deal: Quinn and I will DOUBLE the value of each comment to 50 CENTS if you stop dancing around the house and barking at the top of your lungs: IT'S MY BARKDAY!

mayziegal said...

Happy, happy barkday! Thank you ever so much for coming to my Commentathon and I'm just tickled to be able to come to yours!

Is it okay to leave more than one comment for my other family members? I hope so cuz they're pushing me off the computer cuz they want their turn. Okay, bye!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

mayziegal said...

Ahoy there, ye white dawg. Me sister Mayzie said ye be holdin' a commentathon and I thought that I would add to yer booty by leavin' me own comment. Avast and Yo Ho!

The Dread Pirate Ripley Cat

mayziegal said...

Hello, dah-ling. Abby the "other" cat that no one seems to ever talk about since I'm not as...eccentric...as the rest of my family. However, I do want to send you my most heartfelt birthday greetings. I do hope your day is mah-velous!

Abby

mayziegal said...

Greetings! This is Mayzie's brother Ranger. I also am a white dog. Not entirely white, of course. Nor are my furs as luxurious as yours. But yes, a white dog nonetheless. I do hope your day is joyous.

Ranger

Anonymous said...

Happy Barkday Nuka!

EskieKeKe said...

NUKA ANGEL MARIE
We have had a GREAT time celebrating your Barkday!!!!
We love Barkday's...
Did you have doggie ice cream in footed crystal?? We did!! Did you have yummie cookies?? We did!!
Did you wear a Barkday hat??? We did!! Did you have a Barkday bandana on??? We did!!
Hope you received lots' of presents, diamond collars, diamond leash's, pretty dress's..etc!!!! We DIDN'T!

Please let us know when WD, TOWD % STWD Barkday's...we love to celebrate!!!
Team FLA Eskies

AFSocksScylla said...

Nuka Angel Marie, Khyra sent us over. Happy Barkday!!!!! it sounds as if you fond the purrfect family and we thinks you look just gorgeous.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Nuka. We heard about you and your commentathon from Sagira.

Painter Pack said...

Happy barkday!!! Woo is a furry fashionable girlie fur sure!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Kim said...

love all your outfits,, happy bark day!! woof woof from AWD army in FL ...

TwoSpecialWires said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Nuka! We can't imagine a better way to celebrate your tenth birthday than with your Forever Family. And we simply couldn't let today go by without stopping by to let you know we are celebrating with you ... up here in Denver ... with lots of tail wags and bouncing wiggles.

Take lots of pictures. We're gonna want to see them!

Much love
Jake and Fergi and Family

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share Angel’s journey to her furever home.

I was a director of ERU at the time and began work with another volunteer Jennifer on trying to find her a spot as she was going to be PTS at the shelter soon. We had an application for a new foster at the time and I did a phone interview and photo review for her home visit and she agreed to go and get Angel. Not sure how Angel ended up at the shelter, but I think she was picked up as a stray. She had a microchip but I am not sure what effort was done by the shelter to find her previous owners.

Angel had an upper respiratory infection when she first went into the shelter as well as the ear infections. Kris the new ERU foster picked her up and took her home. She did not cooperate with having the drops put in and Kris was a real trooper taking her daily to the vet to have someone help get the drops in her ears. She struggles with these infections continuously as you know.

After being with Kris for about 2 months she went to live with another foster in Florida, Alan. Alan referred to her as Baby Girl and she loved Alan. Unfortunately she did not like his wife and we needed to find a new home.

We thought we had found her a perfect furever home with a retired woman whom Angel took to right away. She has always chosen who she likes and who she does not. She went to Sheila in September of 2009

Sheila was concerned about her not being able to hear and her vet told her she would never have any improvement and was a pretty old dog at that. Sheila struggled with keeping her as she was worried about what would happen to her, but eventually wanted to give her back as she could not get past her not being able to hear. she felt they could not bond.

Jeff and Rob, fosters of ERU went and picked her up and kept her until November. I had travelled to FL for a fund raiser BJ organized along with another ERU director Heidi and volunteer Gayle. Gayle was going to take Angel back to OH with her to go to another ERU foster there. Well the plan was for her to travel in a carry-on below the seat but when Angel arrived in New Smyrna it was realized she was too big to do that.

She was in her crate and did not like anyone coming near her you could see she was quite withdrawn into herself and resigned I think that she would never find a home. I was quite concerned about her and had decided if I had to would rent a car and drive home dropping her in Ohio on the way to MN

I was sitting next to her crate in the park where the fund raiser was being held when David sat down and I started telling him her story. I could not help but cry as I felt so lost not knowing how to find this girl the home and love she deserved. David called his wife Sandra over and they talked and then agreed to take Angel in as a foster. They had experience with ear issues and felt they could help her.

Angel again chose whom she liked and whom she did not. David she loved and Sandra she tolerated. They worked on her ear issues and had finally gotten on top of them which I think made her a much happy girl. Then David and Sandra’s life changed as well and a new baby was in the picture and once again Angel needed to find a new home. Sandra and David where committed to finding her permanent home though before they would send her off.

They found you and your family and after talking to you on the phone I knew Angel was finally going to have a chance at a permanent home with commitment to her through all her challenges.

Now we had to get her from FL to New Mexico. We were concerned with Angel's tempermant and how she would do on a transport. I put the request out for drivers and overnight stays. I requested drivers to take as many legs as possible to keep down the people she would have to meet.

Her angels stepped up and BJ, Terri, Marc, Gabriel, Heather and your family helped her get home.

Thank you from deep in my heart for giving this little girl the home and love she so deserves.

Roxanne

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! I remember well how hard Roxanne worked on this girl! Happy Birthday...Little White Angel! You are exactly where you are supposed to be!

Jennifer Strube

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy 10th Birthday Nuka!!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

EskieKeKe said...

In Honor of
Miss Nuka Angel Marie's Barkday.
Miss Princess KeKe will match the "Barkday" comment $$ donation to Eskie Rescuers United to honor her and her WONDERFUL furever family~~~the Smiths..Steve, Susan, Michael, White Dog, The Other White Dog, & Still Another White Dog.

Anonymous said...

hey hey, me is Jodeeee, and me comed to wish Nuka Angel a happy birfday...get lots of toys and treats and b hapy..

"little dog nibbles",
Jodeeeeeeeeeee

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Happy Birthday Nuka!

Zoey said...

Happy Birthday Nuka!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL. WE ARE BLAKE AND NAOMI AND HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO OUR FUREVER HOME IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA.

Anonymous said...

We are Eskie Rescue dogs who live in Tallahassee, Florida now. We just waned to wish you a happy happy tenth birthday.

puppy hugs and kisses,

Blake and Naomi

Cappy the Eskie said...

Happy Barkday to you, Nuka. We wish you many more years of love, health and happiness with your wonderful family.

We absolutely LOVED the *Fashionista Video* ~~ you are even more stylish than Mom and come in second only to Lorenza.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

KB said...

Happy Barkday, Nuka! You won the lottery the day that you joined the pack of White Dogs! I am so happy for you. And, I bet that you knew that your humans were singing a very happy song this morning based on their faces! When our dog went deaf years ago, we were amazed by how much he seemed to understand based on our body language and facial expressions.

Happy Barkday!!!! Keep dancing, girl!

ra husky said...

happy birthday AWD!! love the video, and such a noble cause too! wooos & play bows,

RA & Isis!

Jeanne said...

Hey, Nuka - Mnay happy returns! I wish I had a way to have more than one ESkie! - That's called a "storm" of Eskies

Love and good wishes from Jeanne and Ava in WA

Tank said...

Best wishes Nuka on your 10th birthday!!

nancyturtle said...

Hi neighbors! I stopped by at Khyra's suggestion because I'm always ready to support rescues! Hope you get lots of comments and Happy Barkday Nuka Angel Marie.
Nell

Kari in WeHo said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Melanie said...

Happy Barkday, Nuka!
You look mahvelous :)

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Happy Barkday, Any friend of Khyra's is a friend of ours.
- TBH&K

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 10th birthday, Nuka!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

OMD! I almost missed the comment-a-thon! Happy barkday Nuka! You're one special girl, don't ever furget that! ;)

Woofs,
Pepsi

Corbin said...

Happy Birthday!!!
-Corbin

Nancy Schlairet said...

Happy 10th Barkday, Nuka Angel

From: Nancy-OH
and Eskie Gang: Jasmien, Gator & Spirit

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Nuka from your 12 year old Eskie cousin Angel in Massachusetts!

Anonymous said...

happy b day nuka angel. eskie rescue and I think you should have many more. so glad you found furever home.

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Tinkerbelle, and I am a rescued Eskie too. My mom told me about your trip all over the country and how you finally found your forever home. I came off the streets of Georgia and tho they don't "talk Southern" here in Ohio I love the snow too. Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday! Mom doesn't know how old I am so I told her I'd never grow up so don't worry about it!

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

Happy Barkday, beautiful girl! We are so proud to be your aunts, and love you very much!!

Please tell mom and dad that we LOVED the video - well done!!!

xoxoxoxox

Kim, Shar, Prinnie, Digby and your BFF Atka

Aksharaa said...

Hi NUKA!
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BARKDAY TO YOU.
We think u look like an absolutely adorable doll and hope u get all the happiness and love you can ask for and more:)

we were sent here by our friend Teddy bear and we are really glad we did:)

wags, Buddy, Ginger n Shadow

Rebecca said...

David is having surgery on his jaw. :( the surgery is pretty minor compared to what they may need to do. They arent overly hopeful this surgery will work, but they want to try before doing the major surgery where his jaw will have to be broken and reset and all that fun stuff. :) i hope this first one works!

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th birthday Miss Nuka- Angel Marie!!!
Lots of birthday cake, kisses and hugs- you look GREAT!!
Eskie hugs,
Elaine&boots

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Happy Barkday Nuka! You look amazing. What size do you wear? Also, could I send you a dress? If I could, would you send me your snail mail address? Mommy and I love to shop, and we think Eskie rescue is good; but, sometimes, it is good to a have a new dress. Let me know.
Sally Ann

Heidi said...

Happy 10th BarkDay Nuka Angel Marie! Lots of hugs and eskie kisses from ERU-Maryland to you and your fantastic family. Heidi & the Blizzard (Winston, Joshua, Cody, Cyrus, Opus and Nikki)

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Nuka.

Your pal, Pip

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Nuka! Oh we are so behind but we had to stop by this post first when we saw that we had missed your birthday- we are so sorry and we hope you had a wonderful, fun, special day!!