Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrations

This time of the year is special for everyone. Chanukah, Christmas., Kwanza, New Year's... But for me it's extra special because tomorrow, New Year's Day, is my Barkday. Yep, tomorrow I'll be nine years old. Nine! And I've lived all of that time -- except for the first two and a half months -- right here with my Mom and Dogdad.


It's an extra special time for them too though. A few days ago -- on December 28 -- they celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. Yep. Ten. (I was going to ask why they spent more than a whole year without me -- but then I realized that was pretty silly, because I wasn't even born yet when they were married. Hehehehe. I guess even a smarty-pants like me can be dorkish from time to time. Or maybe I caught it from my doofus brother.)


So how did they celebrate? They went back to the place where Dogdad had proposed on July 28 of that year (2000).They toasted with Prosecco. They made their way down the narrow sea-grape-tree lined path. They walked on the beach, which was pretty much deserted because it was still a bit nippy (55F is nippy here in South Land). But they saw a bird. And some bird tracks. And heard the strains of bagpipes -- which turned out to be brothers practicing for a parental (second, we guess) wedding.



Unlike the past few years, we weren't with the folks over Christmas this year -- but our pal H.C. Bird, our intrepid heron-cam (NO relation to the evil heron who likes to eat kois chez les Lambs), flew with them, despite the cold (temperatures dropping to 17F or so) and caught lots of the action.

Like this snowfall which covered everything.




And this strange-looking person on her way to Christmas Eve service as the snow continued to fall.


And Dogdad's brother's house for the traditional Christmas Eve family get together...

The "fourth" generation cousins waiting patiently for Santa Claws.


The annual Christmas Story marathon.



The Christmas tree "before"

"During"...

And "after."
The next day, H.C. Bird accompanied the folks on a trip to Schlafly's Bottleworks for lunch with human brother and his wife and human sister and her fiancee (more celebrations this coming June!).

And finally, home to me and Just Harry.

So, now that they're home, having gone from this --
to this --

I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
Who knows what the New Year will bring!!! So I wish everybody -- the furry ones and their asssistants/ servants/ parental units/ companions/ peeps/ pinkies/ muzzers/ momsters (and popsters)/ mumsies/ mommis and daddis/ secretaries -- all the best in this New Year -- always promising, always unknown, always interesting!!!
Your pal,

Jake

32 comments:

Asta said...

Dawling Jake
Fiwstly let me wish youw sweet pawents the happiest Aminevewsawawy!!!
They awe a pawfect couple and I'm so glad they found each othew..I love twoo love!!!
second
HAPPY BIWFDAY TO YOU my dawling Jake!!!
I can't believe you'we nine aweady..you look about fouw.
May you have a wondewful day celebwating and many many may mowe in good health
smoochie kisses
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a very sweet post, Jake - we had no idea you were going to be nine, we always thought you were just a lad of four or five. Happy Birthday in advance. Happy Anniversary to the Mom and Dad - looks like a lovely celebration they had. And what a great Christmas all had - AND they even had snow, something we are still yearning for.

Happy New Year.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and the Momster

Bouncing Bertie said...

Happy Hogmanay too Jake! What a great family you have.Lucky lucky boyz, I say.
(We've just made it back to Scotland in time to see in the New Year - they just don't know how to do it properly in England...)
Toodle pip!
Bertie

The Boston Lady said...

Oh what a fun Christmas that looks like! And I like the anniversary celebration very much! Best Wishes for the upcoming year to you, your brother and the uprights that live with you! Ann

Angus said...

Bagpipes on the beach. A wonderful anniversary memory.

Angus said...

PS - Have just noticed the Grgich Hills Fume Blanc bottles in the last photo. A Croat family whose wine was served at the state dinner President Reagan hosted at the US embassy in Paris for the anniversary of the French Revolution . We love it but the response of the French to being served an American wine was unrecorded.

Barbara said...

How fun!

I want to wish you and your family a wonderful new year and a very happy Barkday! I can't imagine you're 9...you don't look a day over 5!

Gus said...

Jakey! Happiest Barkday to you, and many happy anniversary returns to your pawrents.

kisses
gussie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

There are two bottles of that Prosekhkho stuff here fur later!

I guess 'we' will be toasting woo and all the other special events of the week!

Happy 2011!

AND HAPPY ALMOST WOO DAY!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khompany

Bocci said...

Happy 9th Birthday a wee bit early, Jake! You don't look a day over two, really:-)

And a Happy Anniversary to your parents-what a nice idea to return to where your Dad proposed-and a toast with Prosecco is really nice!

Happy new Year to you and yours, Jake

Homer said...

Hi Jake,

Wishing your hu-parents a Happy Aniversary and a Happy Birthday to you too!

Happy New Year. Happy always!

Love,
Homer

TwoSpecialWires said...

Lots of reasons for congratulations and celebrations are all wrapped up in this post ... and we're here to do that ... to congratulate an anniversary and a birthday and to celebrate holidays and new years. We hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you ... and we hope our friendship can continue.

Best wishes to you all,
With love and wirey friendly tail wags
Jake and Fergi and OurFamily

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh Jake...
What a lovely post and a wonderful tribute to the past year!
Firstly...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKEY! Nine years is wonderful! I hope you have a truly wonderful day and that you are blessed with many more happy birthdays!(and get lotsatreats!)
Secondly...congratulations on your mom and dad's wedding anniversary. How romantic that they got to go to the place he proposed. May they grow old - beautifully - together!!!
Thirdly...A REALLY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Thank you for being such fabulous blogging buddies.
We love you lots!
Finally...Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and wonderful memories with us all.
What a wonderful blog post!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Jake, and happy anniversary to your mom and dad!
And Happy New Year to all of you!
There will be lots of celebrating at your house today!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Aksharaa said...

Oh JAkey!
What a lovely, lovely post.
There are so many things to comment on.
First...HAPPY BARKDAY TO U, HAPPY BARKDAY TO U, HAPPY BARKDAY DEAR JAKEY BOY,
HAPPY BARKDAY TO YOU.

May we tell you, u look just about 2 yrs old!

Second: What a SWEET anniversary celebration! :) Heaps of hugs and congratulations to your pawrents.

And of course, the lovely beach and Christmas pictures! Hope that birdie had a nice time too.

We wish u, JH and everyone near and dear to you a very happy NEW YEAR
wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Happy Happy Birfday Jakey! We hope you have a fun filled day planned. Happy Anniversary to your pawents. We wish them many more happy years together!!
Did HC see the evil heron that comes here in the warm weather? He goes south you know during our winter. If he sees him, tell him to call the heron police and capture that mean birdie, hehehehe!
Happy New Year!!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

George the Lad said...

First up Happy Anniversary to mom and dad.
Second Happy Birthday to you Jake hope you get loads of foodables to eat.
Third Happy New Year to all your Family.
I have enjoyed reading and looking at the photos, the one with all the beer, I just had to go back and take another look!!
Look forward to following you in 2011
See Yea George xxx

Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy New Year, Happy Barkday and Happy Anniversary to your humans! What a lovely time for triple celebrations!

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy late barkday :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday, Jake!
Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad!
Thanks for sharing all those picutes!
I wish you all the best this new year!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango said...

Happy Birthday to you and Happy Anniversary to your humans! So much to celebrate!

Slobbers,
Mango

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Jake...Happy Anniversay to your Peeps and of course a Happy Barkday to you dear boy!!!

Now, I know I wasn't supposed to tell you were in England with us, but um well a pic was develop that included you dear boys...

You might wanna pop over and check it out...

We are so jealous of that 55 degrees and ocean view...

Kisses,

Lacie Cakes

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Barky New Year and a belated happy barkday.

Essex & Deacpm

Pippa said...

Happy barkday, WA congratulations and what about poor JH? Need to give him a special greeting too I think.

We loved those WA pix. Master and Misery did something similar for their 25th one this year. They had a nice time on their own.

We send you all lots of good wishes for 2011

Pippa, Kate and Adrian

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Boy, you can sure tell who's really in blog control by the order of the felicitations: so, being as we are blogless but in control, HAPPY BARKDAY, JAKE! Can't wait to see the celebratory photos. Second, Happy Anniversary to your pawrents, who must be very nice people to have two such wonderful doggies. May this year be even better than the last.

Jed & Abby

Lacy said...

w00fs, i sorry me missed ur barkday..blame mama..what a beautiful fun time ur mom and dad had..looks like the howlidays were enjoyed by all...

b safe,
rocky

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO!! THANKS stopping by my blog; I hope you'll come by again sometime! We are kind of traveling in the same circle, because for some time I've seen your comments on other blogs--But until now, I never stopped by for a visit. We own 8 Goldens and of course a Wheaten Terrier. Since Charlie came into our lives about 4 years ago, I've really become smitten with terriers and we are considering perhaps adding a Scottish terrier this year if the circumstances in our home don't change by the time the pups arrive--We'll see! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog and looking around and I think I'll stay around and get to know you a bit better! Take care, and I hope your New Year is off to a good start!

Eric said...

Barking belated big birthday and anniversary wishes to you and your leggeds boyz! And a wagging wonderful new year too!

But can't work out why they didn't take you for all that Christmas merriment. I mean. How may kids can a wiry boy eat for Christmas? Not THAT many.....

Kisses cousin Eric xxx

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays! Wow! Your family had some lovely times over the holidays. I wish I'd been there on that beach!

Bunny

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Hiya Jake,

Firstly, Charlie and I would like to thank you lots and lots and lots for coming over to send us love during our unhappy times.

Secondly we would like to congratulate your family on their anniversary, and send you belated birthday wishes.

Thirdly, we would like to tell you how jealous we are of your beautiful beach!

Sam said...

Happy Barkday to you! ...and Happy Anniversary to your peeps!

Sam

the booker man said...

jake,

you can blame my mama for bein' super duper late, but i still wanted to wish you a mega super happy belated 9th birthday!!! :)
also mega super happy belated 10th anny to your mama and daddy!!! my mama and daddy just celebrated their anny, too! it was 12/21.

*woof*
the booker man