Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthday Girl

Today is my birthday!

And this is the sweetie that greeted me this fine birthday morning....after a good nights sleep by all! Maddie slept well through the night, waiting patiently for morning to roll round so she could get out of her pen, and give me birthday kisses.

She's begun "chewing" on ears. OUCH! We have to learn how not to bite hard. She's been exploring Chester's toy basket, and having a ball. I know he would love that.


Finally, a nap...another rare moment for a photo op!
She has spent five nights at our house. She knows her name, knows me when I walk into the room, goes potty outside, if we take her, and wees on her pad.
Is this a genius dog or what?

So happy birthday fellow Leo friends, whom there are many!!! I can't wait for some of you to meet sweet Maddie at the Anacortes Festival this coming weekend. She's got lots of kisses for you. I hope she takes lots of naps this week so I can make more jewelry, I'm soooooo behind and it is soooooooooo worth it!!

26 comments:

Gwynnie B said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear sweet Riki, happy birthday to you!!!!

A birthday is a fabulous celebration of YOU, so go celebrate your wonderfulness and absorb all the love coming your way! (My man is a Leo so I have a fondness for this sign) =-)

xXoO
Gwynnie

Diane said...

Happy Birthday my sweet and dear amiga =)) It sounds like Maddie is fitting right in, and that makes me as happy as you!
Have a GREAT day!!

farmlady said...

Happy Birthday Riki,
My Mom was a Leo too. I hope you have a wonderful birthday week. We celebrate weeks now instead of days. Gives us more fun time and more chances to have lunch with friends and receive presents. Works for me.
Speaking of "presents"....that Maddie certainly is one. She is so cute. Good timing on the birthday gift. Good choice.
Love that last photo....

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful celebration! And your little Maddie is just so adorable, have fun.

Sara said...

Happy birthay Riki!!!, happy birthday...........

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Riki! I hope your day is full of everything you desire.

Francy said...

Nothin' better than puppy kiss!

Happy Birthday!

Beatnheart said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL RIKI and to think you got the best pressie of all...that beautiful little bundle of joy....I’m so happy for you. Have a wonderful rest of the day and all the very best to a sweetie sweetie pie.

stregata said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you, Riki! May your days be full of love, laughter and inspiration!

Rochelle said...

Happy Birthday Riki! And give that cute little pup some kisses from me and my pooches!
-Rochelle

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday !! what a gorgeous face your new baby has!!! What a birthday gift getting kisses from that sweet pup!!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Joyeux anniversaire dear Riki, enjoy this wonderful day with the lovely Maddie. Lots of kisses for your from France, and cuddles to the baby fur.

Julie Pishny said...

Happy Birthday, Riki! I am so happy that I popped by your blog today, or I could have missed your special day by more than just one day....and that just wouldn't do! I am so happy that you are enjoying your new best friend. Hugs - Julie

MosaicMagpie said...

Happy Birthday Friend!
What a sweetie that little Maddie is. Happy for you to have some Puppy Love around.
Debbie

Cindy said...

Happy belated Birthday, dear Riki!! I just know it was a special one, celebrating with the new member of the family!

Diana said...

Maddie is the best birthday present you could have given yourself. I am so very happy for you dear friend....she is so, so, so adorable. Good luck at the Anacortes Faire this weekend.
Hugs
Diana

The Joy of Nesting said...

Happy Birthday Dearest Little Sister!!!!

Oh my gosh if you haven't been blessed with the very bestest birthday gift in the whole world. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of a special little one's love and devotion!!

Oh and yes she is the most intelligent 10week old pup in the whole Pacific North West!!! :)

Have a good time this weekend you 3> Maddie looks like she is a born sales gal!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Stephani said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet Riki! Hope your weekend goes well. What a good girl Maddie is being! Keep up the good work! Puppy dog hugs, Steff

Pretty Things said...

Happy of happiest!

Charlene said...

HOW did I miss this post & not know it was your BDay? What a bad friend I am. Maybe you will give me a pass this time since you know my life is a little wacky right now???? HOPE so. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRIEND!!!! I miss you & alway ADORE your comments & emails. That BABY IS TOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! You are starting to make me think you are right that I NEED one too. ADORABLE!!!! Hugs! Charlene

Renee Troy said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday and happy welcome puppy kisses to Maddie from Molly and Monty.
Enjoy!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Happy belated birthday, Riki. Thank you for all the pleasure you bring by sharing your art and yourself through your blog!
Hugs,
Suz

Lynn Stevens said...

Happy Birthday a few days late, I hope all your wishes came true. At least Maddie had her sweet kisses for you on your special day.

Deryn Mentock said...

Oh, my goodness...you got a new baby! Happy birthday Miss Riki! xxxooo

krys kirkpatrick said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Mine was on August 13th...a big 55. I got to spend it with my beautiful children and new grandson. It was the best ever. I cannot believe summer is almost gone also.

KC Willis said...

Maddie is just gorgeous. What a lucky girl you are! Hugs and blessings.