March 15, 2011

White Dog whispered to Nuka to hush or she we would wake me, so I had a moment's forewarning to curl up and tuck the covers around me before Siku, Quinn, Nuka, Puff and Steve leaped onto the bed. "Happy Birthday!" they woofed and shouted as they tried to paw under the covers to cover me with cold wet nose kisses. I snaked an arm out and grabbed the treat jar (yes, we keep one on the headboard). Everyone sat for a treat (unfortunately ON TOP of me) and I was able to squirm into an upright position. There they were, my beautiful family beaming smiles and showering me with extra love! What a great way to start the day.

Steve made a birthday breakfast that we all shared as we opened cards and gifts that had arrived in the mail. Many were handmade with love; others were donations to Canine Cancer Research (a cause very close to my heart). I thought the coffee was weaker than usual until Steve pointed out that my tears of happiness were diluting the cuppa. I am one very spoiled and blessed pup!

After, we loaded into Pumpkin, all of us: White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, Still Another White Dog, Michael, Steve and I and we headed out to the wilderness area to do some hiking. It was a beautiful day (weatherwise as well) and the area has a nice handicap accessible short path so that we could all share in the hike. The others then left WD and I to take a longer walk...and to give us time for a little meditative introspection.

Across the day I have received blog comments, emails and FB comments and phone calls wishing me goodness and joy. We heard last night that our missing friends in Japan were on their way home and were unharmed. I felt so connected to the Universe and alive with positive energy that my heart swells at my blessed life.

The White Dog Army joined us for chicken tacos as my birthday lunch was celebrated in the traditions of our Land of Enchantment. I want to thank everyone for today's magic but also for the constancy of your friendship and support everyday of the year.

Tonight we attended a Philip Glass piano recital. It was awesome to hear the composer's music played by the man himself. It was sublime. The Universe tossed me a happy little tidbit to end this special day. Out of all of the restaurants in town, and far from where the concert was held Philip Glass and the concert promoter chose the little coffeehouse around the corner from our house to dine...which was exactly where Steve, Gregg and Candace and I were enjoying a post concert birthday repast. Gregg was bold enough to approach him; Candace and Steve surreptitiously took photos; I laughed at at life's serendipity.

Then we went home to cuddle with White Dog, Quinn, Nuka, and Puff. The perfect end to a marvelous birthday.


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Happy Birthday WDA's Momma!!! I am very glad you had a great day, with your loved ones. (: I'm also glad your furiends are safe and coming back, yay!


The Thundering Herd said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday. Happy Birthday!

Ginger Jasper said...

What could be better purrfect in every way. Sounds like you celebrated in the best way ever and I am so glad you enjoyed your day. I loved seeing the picture of all of you together. The white dog army has come a long way in a short time and thats down to love.. Hugs GJ xx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome day fur a furry special human!

Happy Gotcha Day!

Khyra and Phyll
PeeEssWoo: Fish takhos were on Tuesday's dinner menu here!

Mr. Pip said...

What a perfect day - beginning, middle and end. It also looks like you had a beautiful hike. You are so lucky to live near such beauty.

Your pal, Pip

Amber DaWeenie said...

Yes....that surely does sound like a PURRFECT day. YAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Brian said...

Sounds like an amazing day and I'm so happy your Birthday was special!!!

Suka said...

Happy Birthday Mom of the Fabulous White Dog Army! Sounds like you had a beautiful day of joy and love! What a perfect birthday! Hope the res of your year resembles your special day, and just gets better!

Suka and K

p.s. K saw Philip Glass when she was in college. Very cool he ended up in the same coffee shop as you!

Kari in WeHo said...

Sounds like an amazing day :)


meowmeowmans said...

What a great and wonderful day! All of it ... from start to end ... sounds perfect. And oh, that must have been some treat to hear Philip Glass live. :)

We can understand about your feelings about your friends in Japan. We felt the same way when I heard my relatives and friends there were all safe and accounted for.

Love, purrs and hugs to you all.

Sagira said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you had such a great day. :)

ra husky said...

What an excellent day:) Happy birthday; peace, prosperity & long life to you & yours!

RA & Isis

Teddy Bear said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Mom!!! We hope it was a beautiful day for your beautiful Mom.:)

Teddy Bear

Furkidsmom said...

That sounds like a pawsome birthday!! Happy Birthday!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

pee ess - our word verification is deardog

Cappy the Eskie said...

It appears that it was a phenomenal day for a very special person.

Ollie was salivating at the thought of chicken tacos.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you from all of us here in OP!!! What a perfectly delightful day you had! And how much better it was knowing that your friends were safe. We are so glad you had such a wonderful love-filled day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Swimflyaway said...

Happy Birthday! (Sorry this is a little late.)

We're really glad you had a wonderful day, and we hope this is going to be a blessed you for you and yours.

Happy Birthday!

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day! Husky hugs x 5 to you!

ForPetsSake said...

What a huge smile on my face after reading this :)
Days like this are the ones you remember when there's a "rainy" day. I'm so glad you heard from your friends in Japan and your day was uber-special! (treats on the headboard is a great idea!!!)
Much Love!