Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our Second Blogaversary!!!!!

While our Heron Cam, H.C. Bird, is out trying to find Myrna and Gilbert's wheelie-napped newborn, we decided to take a moment to celebrate our second blogaversary!! Yep, that's right, two years. In scrolling through our older posts, we can't believe that much time has gone by. All the memories -- both happy and sad -- are so fresh.
By way of an introduction to those who may not know us, below is our very first post:

June 20, 2007
Hello Everybody,

I'm Jake, a 5 and a half year old wire fox terrier of a rather philosophical nature. My brother, Just Harry, who Mom and Dad rescued after Katrina hit South Florida in 2005 before moving off to devastate the Gulf Coast, is about 2 and a half. He's like the kid who sits in the back of the classroom and says "who me?" when the teacher calls on him.
We're very very different, even though we're of the same breed. But what we do like to do together is run back and forth from the front of the house to the back and bark our heads off whenever we hear a funny noise. Sometimes it's just Dad pounding something on the kitchen counter; sometimes it's the noise the fax machine makes to say it's done faxing. And sometimes, it's our neighbors parking their cars in their driveway. Imagine that!! Whatever, we're there!!

Mom works from home, so this barking is not always a good thing, especially when she's on the phone with a client. But she too is pretty philosophical and keeps trying to teach us what QUIET! means (often it means a treat if we do quiet down).

So that's it for this first blog. We don't really know what to expect, but we look forward to meeting cool dogs and their folks, and perhaps even a cat or too.

We were ecstatic when we got immediate comments from pups who have since become such a big big part of our lives: Gussie, Jackson, Butchy and Snickers, Lenny, Asta from Up Over, Asta from Down Under, Maggie (that was before Mitch), Bussie, and Ruby Bleu!!!

As the blog continued, and Mom figured out how to post photos, our world expanded and today we're so happy to have friends from all over the globe -- those closest to us, the Key West Collies (JH and Essex have a budding "relationship" and may get to meet if our folks ever decide to travel south instead of north or west) and Madison and Joey and Moose; and those farther away in Australia and Malaysia and Singapore and Mexico and India and Holland and Gibraltar/Spain and Canada and Switzerland and Britain and Scotland -- including our newest friends, the Basset Sisters and the Dughallmor Beagles (especially Jakey's adorable girlfriend Gabbi). And not to forget our pals in Massachusetts and Kentucky and Iowa and Arizona and Oklahoma and Kansas and Georgia and Delaware and Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Whew!!!
That first blog, who knew that we'd have girlfriends??? And who knew that we'd have two wheelie look-alikes -- Professor Jacques Maigret and Inspector Justin Herkimer Clouseau (currently off helping H.C. Bird look for the stolen wheelie baby). Indeed, who knew we'd have H.C. Bird???
We don't get to blog as much as we'd like -- in two years, we have only 237 posts to our name. But our wirey hearts are always concerned about what's going on with all our pals and their human families -- both their joyful moments and their sad ones. And just the daily routine of pee-mail and barks and walkies and stuffie destruction and car rides and treats and barkdays and gotcha days and, like today, blogaversaries!!!

So here's two years of wirey love to you all!!!
Jake and Just Harry (and Mom and Dogdad!) [Photo from our Christmas in St. Louis, notice the once-a-year sweaters and the boots on she who controls our lives!]


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

What a great Blogaversary post!


It has been furry nice getting to know woo this past year!

PeeEssWoo: I think woo need some bonesikhles to celebrate! I'm sure your mom would make 'em fur woo!

Unknown said...

Happy Blogoversary to you two!!!

Just passed my first and can't agree with you more - what fun, huh? Now Jake, do you know that Gabbi's birthday is coming up? Just 9 days after Rosie's birthday on June 25. I'm meeting Eric in London then we're taking the Royal Highlander up for the celebrations - maybe with a stop along the way for some golf (balls, holes, sandtraps to dig our way out of - sounds like a perfect sport for us terriers!). What say? Shall I book a seat for you on AIreRuby?

Great idea about Heron Cam going undercover to infiltrate the heron ranks.

Your pal,


Gus said... seems like only yesterday Muzzer was trolling for terriers and we came across you guys. We love all of you and know the next couple of years will speed by just as fast as these have

gussie n Teka

Hamish Westie said...

Congratulations from a relatively recent acquaintance. Just love reading about you two boys.
Cheers, Hamish.

Martha said...

Hi Guys
Congratulations on your second blogoversary - well done for keeping but blogging for two whole years!
We are sorry we missed the start of your blog but of course we are delighted that we are friends now.
We enjoy reading your blog and your heron cam reports!
We love your humour - and most of all we just love your two wiry cute selves!
lots of love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Asta said...

Deawest Jake and Just Hawwy
Happy Two yeaws!!!!!!
It's amazing how fast time flies and how lucky we all awe to have discovewed each othew even though we live so faw apawt.

I'm thwilled to be youw fwiends and I look fowawd to evewy one of youw pictoowes and pilosoptical moosings.
I loved weweading youw intwoduction, and that pictoowe of you wif dogmom and dogdad says it all..thewe is abundant wiwy love thewe! You awe lucky,lucky Boyz!

pleez thank inspectows Maigwet and Clouseu fow theiw hawd wowk
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Happy Second Blogaversary!
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow! Two years!!This is so hard to belive!! We are so so so happy that you did pals!!!!!!!!! Love and a squillion kisses A+A

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey pals,
Congrats on your second bloggaversary. Sorry we're a bit late getting around to you. We loved reading this post. So much has happened in the 2 years of blogging. The last photo of you two with your pinkies is great.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Stanley said...

Congratulations Jake & Harry!

You two are wirey bundles of love and laughs and I'm so stinkin' glad you're bloggers, because I would otherwise not have had the pleasure of making your acquaintance.

Eventually we hope to roadtrip to all corners of the US to visit our buddies, but with the hooman girl we have, who knows? I seriously hope that someday we get to meet snout-to-snout!

Goober love & smooches to you and your parents,

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy blogaversary, guys! What a great post and here's to many many more wonderful posts! We love you guys and happy father's day to your dad!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

Happy Blogoversary and Happy Father's Day to your Dad!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congrats on your two year blogaversary - thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. We haven't known you that long but we do enjoy all of your posts.

woos, the OP Pack

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

That is a very cool Blogoversary post! Congrats on your 2nd Blogoversary! We've enjoyed reading your blog LOADS, and I hope my blog gets to be as interesting and long lasting as yours someday! *grins*


Faya said...

Happy bloganiversary ! I love your blog !
What a nice family !
Kisses, Faya

Eric said...

I'm late - again.. but not too late to wish you a Happy Blogoversary am I boyz? Cos I do want to wish you a good one with lots of barking and treats and sweets (he,heee) and yap to you how much I love your bloggie and how I'm so wagging proud to be your buddy.....

Wiry love and kissies to you and your main controller whos does your blogging (though not enough like my one) Eric xxxxxxxxxxxx

Lenny said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry! I'm sorry I haven't been around much but I am so happy to wish you a happy blogaversary! You guys have one of my favorite blogs and I'm looking forward to another year of great foxy posts.

Your friend, Lenny