Tuesday, August 23, 2011

When I woke up this morning, mom told me that today is a very super special day because on this very day 12 years ago, a little pup was born in a farm somewhere in Victoria, Australia. This little pup subsequently left his birth mother and litter-mates when he was only 8 weeks old to join his human mom and dad. The pup quickly became the love of his human mom's life right from the start. When he was slightly over one year old, he bravely took a long and lonely 7 hour flight from Melbourne to Singapore after his human mom completed her studies and had to return home.

Fast forward 12 years... that little dog is no longer the active, playful puppy anymore. His eyes are clouded by the onset of cataract, he is resting and napping a lot more, he prefers to cuddle on a human lap over his favourite childhood game of 'bitey hands', his hearing is not the same like before... The one thing that hasn't changed is that he is still the love of his human mom's life, plus a whole entourage of other family member who shower him with love, affection, toys and treats and spoil him utterly rotten.

Yes!! I am that 'pup' and I turn 12 years old today. Many things have happened in my life and my human parent's lives in these 12 years... good ones, not so good ones and terrible ones too. But I know there is this one thing that hasn't changed. Whenever mom and I have 'alone time' where it's just the two of us, she never fails to whisper in my ear how much she loves me and how much I mean to her. This is something special between us which she had been doing ever since that very first night she brought me home 12 years ago.

(Mom: Happy 12th Birthday to my precious sweet grouchy little Huskee Boy. I love you soooo very much.. your grouchiness, crooked teefies, itchy scratchy skin, fussy appetite and all. I am thankful for the day you were born, and the day you picked us to be your family.)


Maxmom said...

I want to be the first to wish Huskee a really happy 12th Birthday. What a heartfelt tribute to such a special canine companion. Thank you for sharing your life with us all. We will never forget the 'terrible' times, but we also know that this special pup has given you some extraordinary memories.
Thank you for being our friends too.
Sending lotsaluv and wishing you both a happy day.

Jill Genio said...

Happy happy birthday Huskee!!!!! Your mommy loves your very much and it shows in her post. May you have a wonderful day!

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy 12th birthday, Huskee! The fur on our backs has been used as tissues many times by our sweet moms, hasn't it.
We hope you have the most special day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jemma Chihuahua said...

Happy 12th Birthday, Huskee!! We hope it was a day filled with many kisses and treats - you deserve it!

Par said...

Happy barkday!
12 years young...
Is there a barkday cake to share?

Jans Funny Farm said...

Aw, Happy 12th Birthday, Huskee. It sounds like you picked the perfect home.

Mia said...

Happy Birthday Huskee!!! We hope you have a day full of treats, tummy rubs and love!!!



Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I am the same age as you dear Huskee! And us more senior guys must stick together and keep the young pups in order!

Happy Happy Happy Happy Huskee Barkday to you dear friend.

And let us raise our water bowls to another long time on this earth with our humans!

And my Jeannie says to tell your Mama "Remember The Rose". I have no idea what my Jeannie is barking about but I am sure it is something good my friend!

lotsaluv and Scottish Licks,

Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

A great big happy birthday wish to you from all of us, Huskee!!! We are so happy to see so many beautiful photos of you today. We hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead of you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday little one! You are truly a blessing and we love hearing about you!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

This Husky wishes WOO a furry happy HUSKEE day!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy belated 12th barkday, my buddy Huskee! Love your crooked teeffy set!
Wishing you another year of love, affection, toys and treats and being spoiled utterly rotten.
Your Mom loves you unconditionally, she notices every changes of your eyes, your hearing, your fun acts.
We're so sorry that we didn't visit you a long while, we miss you so much.
We're back with a few videos to share to you, will follow you around!

Raising Addie said...

Happy Belated Barkday Huskee Boy!!!

Our mom is soooooooo far behind but we hope that you had a wonderful Barkday!!

BIG hugs to you sweet boy!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sorry I am late to this buddy - my secretary is useless !

Happy barkday my dear friend - and many more to come :)



Pippa said...

Hope you had a wonderful day. Hey, you have two common things in common with my humans. They met in Australia, and they got married on your birthday - except it wasn't your birthday as you weren't born then it was so long ago.

It's good that you and your mum get special time together after all these years. Hope you got lots of lovely treats.


Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Huskee, however did we miss your 12th birthday? We hope it was a special one for you.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy 12th Birthday, Huskee!! We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the big day. Thanks for the share. Have a fantastic rest of your weekend.
World of Animals