Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today is Buttercup's 13th Birthday!

I never in a million years thought I'd be blessed to have Buttercup for 5 years. I am so lucky. Buttercup is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I love her way more than I should. August 17th 2003 I brought her home from the Dartmouth shelter's SPCA - she was back in the cages in the back rooms of the shelter - crying at the top of her lungs and standing up with her face to the cage. My friend Tara took me back there because she knew I had a thing for poodles. The shelter was having a big yard sale and I was over there volunteering at it. I took home a juicer, a painting, a few books - and Buttercup - to foster.

This is one of the first photos I took of her back in 2003 - see how her back leg comes up to meet her head? She's all closed in. A totally different dog than she is today.

This photo was taken before I got her - when she was still at the Dartmouth SPCA - with a little dog named Oreo who I helped find a home for in PEI with my then bosses Mother.

She was very old and rickety when I got her, and seemed to get progressively younger and happier as the years progressed. Even today her mind and heart are full of life and vigour. She is still trying to engage me - and with little effect still - Jack - in play.

I'd like to think that 13 is a relatively young age for a small dog - so I am still hoping to have many more years with Buttercup. I've said this before - all light from the universe shines from her asshole. And I continue to believe that it does.

Buttercup through the years - humping, jumping, and running!

A couple other birthday posts I've made over the years:

August 2006

August 2004

A couple more of the photos I took today for Buttercup's birthday - along with a very rare photo montage of Jack having a roll on the floor! With his belly - it's hard to roll around!


  1. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Happy Birthday Buttercup and many,many more.
    It sounds like you`re having a great old time.
    You`re a cutie.

    I`ve had 2 small dogs live to be 21 and 22 respectively.
    Both in good health till they left.
    I kind of got used to that and was quite shocked to lose the next one at 9 but that was due to disease.
    Just take it one day at a time and enjoy.

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday to you sweet Buttercup! I wish many more years of doggie fun and adventures for you.

    Alice turns 8 months old today. 65 pounds of pure love that is helping to heal my heart.


  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Don`t ever become obnoxious and full of yourself.
    That`s why a lot of people like this blog.
    You`re not.
    Some Friends and their dogs
    Happy Birthday Buttercup

  4. Happy Birthday Buttercup!!

  5. Happy Birthday, Buttercup! You look maaaavalous!!!

    Must be from the wonderful care you receive from your awesome Mom!


  6. Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day Buttercup!

    From Lisa, Delta & Oscar (who incidently just had his 4th Gotcha Day on August 14).