Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Birthday To Zoey


        Today is the day we celebrate as Zoey's  Birthday.   9 Years Old today.  She has been a great joy to our family from day one.

           Day one.  Right after I adopted her from the Humane Society we stopped at the Vets for a checkup.  From the beginning she showed her happy personality and self confidence.  She had no fear.  Her beautiful coat already showed as a 9 week old puppy.
She ended up having red mange.  They said we could return her as it was hard and expensive to treat.  But we were already hooked.  She had us wrapped around her paw from day one.


            She settled right in and was crate trained right away.  Probably from being in a kennel.   At night we would say go to bed Zoey and she would get in her kennel and sleep without any problems.  After awhile we never had to close the door as she only ever had 2 accidents.  And Cute!

        I had never allowed my pets on my furniture especially my new couch.  Zoey just seemed to think she belonged there.  She would get scolded and give me this look.

           How could I resist that!  I finally gave in and was rewarded with a big smile.

     So a couch dog she became and she loves it to this day.  Soft couch and a couple of pillows, what more could a fat puppy want to make her happy.

She would lay on the top and look out the window at the world going by.  We think she might be part goat.

       Another thing we found out right away was she thought she was a nurse.  If one of us is sick she hovers....close, until we get better.  Somehow having her close does make you feel better.

         She also loved stuffed animals.  They never survived long so I would go the thrift store and buy a huge bag, wash them and dole them out.   Stuffing and parts all over the room, but we never lost a shoe or glove.  She knew which were her toys from day one.

           She loves her walk and usually looks pretty styling.

        And in the snow she always has to bury her nose.

          She has grown from the fat little puppy to a awkward teen

          To the lovely middle aged lady she is today.

 To the battle scarred cancer survivor we know and love today.

               Happy Birthday Zoey.......And many more.


madcobug said...

She sure was cute growing up and definately had a mind of her own. Thanks for sharing her cute pictures and story with us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOEY! Helen

inquestoftruth said...

Now this was just a precious entry!    I loved it!!

carolelainedodd said...

Happy Birthday Zoey.
Loved the photos.
She's lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

kirkbyj05 said...

I just like you all the more now because you are just as I was towards my dog Guy.  My friend Margarete always sent him a birthday card.  In fact...she sometimes reminded me when it was his birthday.   lol!
I did all the things you did buying soft toys etc taking more photos of him than my family.  Lol!
From one dog lover to another...Happy Birthday...to your little girl.
And may you both spend many more together.

Jeanie xxxx

carrotlife said...

Happy Birthday, Zoey! what a precious puppy who grew to be such a loving dog. She is priceless :)

radar446 said...

Happy birthday Zoey!!  May you have many many more.


rbrown6172 said...

happy birthday zoey!!  i enjoyed seeing and reading her story from day one to present.  :)  may she have many more birthdays!

jimsulliv3 said...

Happy Birthday Zoey ! Great pictures, Julie !


motoxmom72 said...

Awesome pictures, Julie!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZOEY!!!!!

motoxmom72 said...

Awesome pictures, Julie!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZOEY!!!!!

linnpooh said...

Oh Julie...that was such a fun and emotional journey, it made me cry with happiness! She has brought you as much love & comfort as you have provided her....you can see her love for you all over her face. What a beautiful entry.

Happy Birthday Zoey.....may you have many more!

Pooh Hugs,

nhd106 said...

Oh god...I'm smiling ear to ear.   I can SO relate to so much of what you feel...what you appreciate...how much you love her.  She is a beautiful doggie and I wish you all many more years with her.  
GREAT tribute to Zoey!!!


blazensun said...

Great pictures Julie. She sure has come a long way.


cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Birthday to Zoey a day late!  Oh my goodness, she is so precious.  I can see why you fell in love with her.  I have to laugh because Grizzly loves the couch and pillows and looks just like Zoey with the snow on his nose from burying it.  Zoey is one stylish doggie...lol.  I sure hope she has many, many more birthdays to come.  Chris

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy birthday Zoey, sorry I'm late but I'm just trying to catch up with journals! Hope you had a good day and lots of cuddles! Jeannette xx  

springangel235 said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAT to Zoey...such a cutie!!  I enjoyed each photo...hugs and love,

rdautumnsage said...

Happy Belated Birthday Zoey! What a joy you've been to your Mom....I absolutely loved the pictures of her growing up! (Hugs) Indigo

lanurseprn said...

She is a beauty! Such an adorable puppy she was! I'm sorry I wasn't here sooner. For some reason I did not get alerts for your journal until today.
I sure enjoyed the pictures of Zoey. How appropriate that a nurse owns a nurse dog, huh?