Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Nunny!

Today, my Nelly Girl (we call her Nunny or Nuh Nuh) turns 8! I think that's 56 in dog years! No wonder she's so grouchy.
No worries Big're not getting older, you're getting better!

She refuses to smile or don a party hat for her special day, and this is nothing new, this has been the case since her very first birthday back in 2001.
Well, I guess every party needs a pooper, thats why we invited her!
I could hardly get her to look at the camera this morning for a birthday pic. In fact, I couldn't, she just laid there quite aloof, ignoring me and yawning. She's so board w/ me :)

I love my Nelly, she is the oldest of my 3 dogs. She came to us at only a week old. Her eyes were not even all the way open. Her Mommy had been hit by a car, they think. Anyway, she was found in a field full of mosquitos. Some of our friends and neighbors each took a puppy. I took my Nelly to the Vet right away, and he said she was one week old, and we had to bottle feed her round the clock w/ a special puppy formula. We would wrap her in a blanky, and hold her like a baby and feed her w/ the bottle! we even burped her.....hehe!
I'm so glad I chose Nel. You couldn't ask for a better dog. She is like Lassie, so intuitive. She's a bit of a Nervous Nelly at times though, and is terrified of thunder storms!
She's gonna be one pampered pooch today, and I have a feeling it's gonna be a long day!


Janelle said...

Patty, she's just precious!


Shay said...

awww, Happy Birthday~
She's adorable! Our dog Casey is like that, terrified of thunderstorms! She's very intuitive too, we call her "Nana Momma" with the kids. She watches over them and has to be where they are! She's so patient and loving with the kids, which isn't easy with Autistic children!

Aww, I love the tongue picture! She's adorable, thanks for sharing! I'm sure she'll enjoy that day of pampering!

Debra said...

Happy Birthday Nunny! You are such a pretty dog! You did such a wonderful thing for her when you rescued her Patty - I hope you both had a wonderful day!

Tallowberry said...

Miss Nelly's lovely and also lucky to be adopted by your family, Patty and does look so bored with it all!
There's nothing like a spoiled doggie to put us in our place. Hope she had a very special birthday today.


~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Happy Birthday Nelly ! This is what I love about dogs. They dont know or care what day it is. They just want treats and belly rubs.Old Goldie is going on 12 next June.Patty, did you make a cake ? ;)

Dogpatch Primitives said...

thanks for the b-day wishes for nun! She's a happy camper, and yes, she puts us in our place!

No cake this year, but I did buy cupcakes for them. My Mom was just asking me yesterday why I don;t buy them party hats anymore....too busy, and they don't like them anyway, they just want the cake!

Pam, I love your Goldigirl!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

awww Shay, they seem to sense who needs to be watched over and be protected, and my Nel has always watched over my granddaughter since she was a baby.

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Awwww...Happy Birthday Nellie! You sure are a Lucky Girl to have found your way into Miss Patty's Heart & Home! Wishing you Many More Dog Years! Hugs, Starla :)

Village Folk Art said...

Give Nel a big hug for me.
My daughter, Pam, has a Samoyed
(plus a Pomeranian) about the same age as your Nel, and her name is Nellie too.
Very sadly, we just found out that she is a Diabetic and is also going blind. The blindness has been noticable only in the last week. She bumps into things and can not always find her food. We are also wondering if her smell is being affected by all this. Another question for the Vet.
We love her so much too.
Often we have 5 dogs here at one time(Pam has two & Jeff has two-both rescued)when they are visiting us.
We live in a retirement home(small spaces). So, We chose a larger corner lot just so we could accommodate our furry loves.
Any ways...


Blessings to ya,

Cookie said...

hehehe... you know she is just playing hard to get! Happy birthday gal - trust me, I'm right up there with you, so I understand not putting up with the flashing bulbs either lol

Cookie said...

hehehe... you know she is just playing hard to get! Happy birthday gal - trust me, I'm right up there with you, so I understand not putting up with the flashing bulbs either lol

craftswithcare said...

Patty, your Nelly is a sweetheart! What an adorable face!!
A Very Happy Birthday to sweet Nelly!