Everybody Hates Birthdays

It’s Duncan’s First Birthday!

There are presents!

There are treats!

There are new things that squeak!

And there are these damn hats.

What’s with these damn hats?

 

I am going to bite that woman.

I am going to you, Mom.  Hard.  Really, really hard.

 

Now that he’s a year old, Duncan is no longer a puppy.  So he has to behave.  Right?  Right?

Actually he’s started behaving better already.  He didn’t eat the hat.  That’s a start.

 

 

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84 responses to “Everybody Hates Birthdays

  1. Isn’t it funny how they always look a bit embarrassed when posing with a hat. Mine managed to allow a pic with her Santa hat, but didn’t keep it on for long. Happy birthday celebration to you and Duncan. We both know moms get a huge kick out of planning parties for our babies, four legged or two legged.

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  2. Happy birthday to everybody’s favorite naughty dog!!!

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  3. Duncan is adorable (happy b-day, Duncan), but I can tell he is pissed at his mom because of that hat. 🙂

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  4. Oh, the things our canine companions put up with for us. 🙂 Happy, happy birthday, Duncan!

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    • Ain’t it the truth!

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      • I have a new client with my freelance work, and it’s a lot more hours spent in front of a computer screen. MacKenzie, my 11 year old lab with more energy than me, doesn’t appreciate it. Occasionally I’ll be engrossed in something on the laptop screen and will hear a noise … and look over to see her rolling around, and when she notices me looking at her she’ll freeze like this and stare until I get on the floor and pay attention to her.

        Smart dog. 🙂

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  5. Happy Birthday Duncan … but bummer not eating the hat. How’s his training going?

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  6. I love this photo of him! Happy Belated Birthday.

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  7. Why do humans do that to dogs? Dogs don’t like that you know.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Duncan. Puppy Chow, not birthday hat! Great day, thanks for sharing, Elyse.

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  9. Very funny! Happy Birthday Duncan! You can eat the hat it’s your Birthday!

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  10. I’m incredibly impressed that you managed to get a shot of him sitting still, wearing a hat (even if he doesn’t exactly seem to be pleased about the hat). Happy Woofday to Duncan. Handsome young man. Yep.

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  11. A year? Already? Say it ain’t so! Like like 7 people years, right? Or did I do the math wrong…again? I feel seven years older, so I may be right.

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  12. Dana

    So cute! Happy Birthday, cutie! 🙂

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  13. Julie

    See?? Lookit him!! Such a pretty boy! This is why God makes them so cute! Give him a hug from me, but don’t let him bite your head when you do!

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  14. I can’t believe you got him to wear that hat. Happy Doggy Day to Duncan!

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  15. Not sure about the hat, but her certainly seems to be behaving

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  16. They grow up so fast… sniff…

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  17. Ain’t nothing better than a dog wearing a hat.

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  18. What a good boy, sitting there looking so handsome in his birthday hat! Happy birthday Duncan!

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  19. They grow so fast! Our young cat will be 3. Of course she doesn’t act it. That’s the good news and the bad news (as she chews the electrical cords).

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    • There must be a happy medium age where these critters are healthy and well behaved. I’ll let you know when Duncan gets there, if I notice before the nano-second disappears!

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      • For some pets it never happens!

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        • Noooooooooooooooo!

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          • Sorry to say that even though my Old Man (Bruiser) is more than 11 years old now, he still chews the blinds when I leave the house, if given the chance. He cannot be contained in a crate (loooooooong story), so my solution is that I’ve carefully arranged the furniture to protect the blinds, including a large ceramic vase filled with big rocks that serves no other purpose than to keep him from mauling the living room blinds. Every single time I leave the house, I have to push the dining room chairs up against the windows in the dining room (apparently he won’t go after the blinds if any hard work is involved). I also have a latch lock on my bedroom door, and lock my bedroom from the outside, so he doesn’t destroy the blinds in there. And, of course, there’s the rock-filled vase in the living room that’s about 30″ high. All to keep him from destroying YET ANOTHER set of blinds. My sister says I’m insane, but I just shove the chairs around and tell her to shut up already. Apparently, he trained me, instead of the other way around. *sigh*

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  20. NotAPunkRocker

    Oh, that look. Look out for trouble…

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  21. Duncan does not look amused, although he does look quite handsome in that hat!

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    • I guess I’m going to have to work harder on this pose, Cathy. I was feeling rather pleased that he didn’t turn away just as the camera clicked like he usually does.

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  22. He looks so thrilled to be wearing the hat…
    Happy Birthday to Duncan!

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  23. Nice pic. Way to strip him of his dignity. 😉

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  24. He looks so mature in that hat…….!

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  25. Happy Birthday Duncan! What a good boy not eating your hat ….lol! He is just adorable!!

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    • Thanks, Tops. I was actually astonished that he didn’t eat the hat. He probably didn’t have room after chewing apart the ONE nice rug in our house ;(

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  26. Happy Birthday Duncan. Treats sent by proxy. Good boy! 🙂

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  27. And he also didn’t try to eat the camera! Happpy birthday Duncan 😀

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  28. And, oh, wow, he’s actually facing the camera for once. Definitely a sign of maturity

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    • Yes, Duncan is all about the maturity. This morning on our dog walk he ran up to and jumped on the park groundskeeper. You know, the guy who hollers at everybody for having their dog off the leash … (He loves Duncan, though, so he didn’t yell at me or Duncs!)

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  29. Paul

    Happy Birthday Duncan!

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  30. Ps..he is 7 in years…still happy b day.

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    • Yes, I don’t think that really qualifies one as an adult — at least not since the Victorian age! Still, all his adult teeth are in, so there is hope that the furniture will survive.

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  31. Happy birthday, Duncan!

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