Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday today! I would have been officially 8... if I'm still around. Oh hold on, I AM still around, just that I'm now in a different place. And I'm gonna have a big party with all my new friends at the rainbow bridge. Of course the food is nowhere as good as my M's cooking (ahem, really... I am not forced by years of training to suck up to her... I mean, really! Ahem.)

Anyway! My M received a message from Scuba early this morning wishing me a happy birthday. Too bad he can't come to my awesome pawty, but I'm sure Aunty V wouldn't want him to come too soon anyway. Scuba, tell your Godpa that Muscles is with me at the pawty and he's doing well here.

Since I can't get to eat any earthly cake here and I have no camera (and an official camera-woman (read: M) to take my picture here, I'll leave you with some old pictures of me enjoying cake.

This was me last year at Tommy and Joey's birthday. Now I'll just pretend that cake is mine.

Chomp Chomp

Speaking of which, that was my last trip to the beach. And did you know what they did to me at my last trip?!!?

Bury me!

Just because they couldn't get the frisky Helios to stay still long enough to be buried, they made ME do it instead. I bet they regret torturing me on my last trip to the beach now.

Up to my neck in sand

They'd wanted to add a turtle shell or a mermaid's tail behind me, but I wouldn't hear of it and made my escape.

I'm a dog, not a sea creature!


Well, at least now I don't have to suffer the indignities of being buried OR dragged out to sea.

And here's my birthday pictures from the last 2 years. Unfortinately my M lost some of my older photos when her harddrive died. So everyone, remember to BACK UP your photos!

6 years old

7 years old

I hope everyone's doing well now. And come, wish me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Come to think of it, do I get extra food on my Deathday as well? I mean, since we get to party and stuff on BIRTHdays... we should do the same on DEATHdays too, right? Right? RIGHT???


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Birthday, Herbie. We miss you but we know you are having a great time. If you see some dachsies running around named Hans or Prissy tell them their mom and pop (our Grandma and Grandpaw) are doing well and miss them still.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh Herbie, happy birthday to you. We still miss you alot. Do you see Fufu there at your birthday pawty?

~ Girl girl

Pepper said...

Happy birthday Herbie. Do enjoy yourself on this special day and you'll still very much in me n M's memory.

Ps: you can inform your MM that it might be possible to save those images from the dead harddisk. she can check out here or those data recovery software.

Pepper and M

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy Barkday dear sweet Herbie - we miss you so much buddy :(


Furkids in Hong Kong said...

Happy happy b'day darling Herbie!

We don't doubt that your Rainbow Party is going to be a success!

*gives Herbie a back ear scratch and smootch on the head*

Love you Herbie

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Herbie! We're looking to the sky right now and we can see your handsome face smiling down on us (as mom is wiping away a tear) We miss you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Herbie, glad to hear from you again! Happee Deathday Herb! Wait, is that a good thing to say? Anyway, how's life up there with all your new friends? We really miss you! I bet you still miss going to the beach & all...What cake will you be getting on your Birth/Deathday? Hope it'll be yummy like those two cakes your M made for you before you left.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

yl said...

Dear Herbie...

I miss you.

p/s: That is Sand Spa that they are giving you... REALLY!! :P

Spikey said...

Happy BarkDay Herbie! Hope u have fun at your pawty! Miss u deeply....

Joe Stains said...

we sure miss you Herbie, happy birthday buddy!

duo_disaster said...


How was your pawty up there?

Do we get some goodies from you? Throw them down from Heaven!

Rudolf & Goofy

P/S: Helios isn't as hardworking as you used to blog... Opps!

Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

My dearest Buddy

Happy Barkday (yes I remembered...guess I am the first to remember your barkday). Nice to know you have found Muscles. Will tell my godpa.

The 2 years earthly cakes look so familiar hahaha (wonder wonder who baked them!!!!)

Actually I think your MM wanted to test and see if you like to be buried. Guess you didn't like it so. So they opt for the other alternative (I don't mean it in a MEAN way)

You will always be remembered. My mom put up a picture of the both of us and is now sitting in the living room.

Penny & Poppy said...

Happy, happy birthday, Herbie! We still miss you! Have a pawsome party up there at the bridge!

Poppy & Penny

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Herbie it's great to hear from you again.

I like to think of the Rainbow Bridge as one giant smorgasboard - where you can eat all you want without ever getting fat - so I'm sure you're having a great feast on your 8th birthday.


D said...

hi herbie!! it was really good "hearing" from you again and seeing your pictures..

hope you are enjoying your feast up there!!

evian said...

hi herbie
Happy Birthday!!


michelle said...

happy birthday Herbie! glad you're having a great time on the rainbow bridge. say hello to my dearest Joey, who has been a resident since 2002.

To M: many warm thoughts. I can imagine how you must be longing for Herbie in our earthly life. Take heart that he's running happily on the rainbow bridge.


Abby and Jack said...

Happy Birthday Herbie! It is my birthday today and I really wish you could come celebrate with me! We could have had a dual birthday party!

chester.hi-flyer said...

Happy happy happy birthday Herbie!!!

We'll all be missing you here until we join you at your pawty at the rainbow bridge!

May you have loads of fun, goodies and toys on your very special day! :)

stripe said...

happy birthday herbie! although i know u thru this blog, i missed u and yr posts...