Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today is my birthday. It doesn't seem that long since I was a young pup able to move FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT  PARKED CARS. Being able to move so fast is now being questioned, but I know I was so fast around and under cars that oil never had time to stick to my fur and mum couldn't catch me on her camera without laughing and blurring the photos.

However, now that I'm five my birthday started differently from last year, when I was four and had the full attention of my humans and packages to shred open. First I found out that dad had disappeared in the middle of the night to drive to a mountain where he can ski. Then mum started howling. She went on and on. It was quite disturbing and all I could do was look at her. She says she was singing a birthday song but I wasn't convinced. Then she told me that because she's had such a crazy week, she hasn't got me any presents yet and she feels really bad about it, but it's OK as I already have too many toys and young Enzo thinks "what is his is his" and "what is mine is his", so I probably wouldn't get to play with any new toys anyway.

Instead she promised me a day of attention with us going out together, a nice massage (you may recall she did a dog massage course), a special pass to allow me to lie on the couch tonight with her to watch sport (I've only been "allowed up" maybe eight times in all my years here - though I do sneak up when my humans are out as I don't think they have noticed the dent in the leather that I make) and best of all she told me she was going to give me some of my favourite foods.

Food glorious food...there is nothing better! I would do absolutely anything for food and my favourites are smoked fish, steak, potato chips (crisps), tasty cheese,  egg, mashed potatoes and Cheezels (bright orange "O" shaped corn snacks). I have had some of these already today, and small portions of the rest are going to be in my dinner bowl with my usual ration of kibble tonight. There are many other foods I enjoy including liver, sausages, some vegetables and ice cubes (strange but true - I will spin circles and do tricks for frozen water) but having some special foods today has made me happy.

Now it is almost time to climb up onto "my couch" and see how our NZ rugby team do against the French.


PS What are your favourite food treats? Is there anything I should request for my next birthday? If I put my order in early, perhaps mum will be more organised.


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hello Riley, Happy, happy birthday to you. You certainly have done a lot in your first five years. We don't have any favourite foods yet. We love to eat everything!! We hope your day is wonderful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Angus said...

Riley - Here in France we'll drink a lunchtime glass of champagne to our New Zealand friends birthday .

Mrs. JP said...

OH, Happy Birthday to Riley. Time with Mom is the best treat ever. But, our pack loves it when I make a big batch of broth and then save some for them and put rice in so they have some brothy rice over the kibble.

Ms. ~K said...

Happy Barkday Furiend!

rottrover said...

Happy 5th Birthday, Riley! We'll have a piece of beef jerky for you, today -- that's OUR favorite!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Daisy Boo said...

Happy 5th Birthday! That still sounds like a great day to me!

sprinkles said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RILEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My boys will both be five on Wednesday! I'm feeling bad because I can't spend the day with them. Wednesday's are always really long days for me and I won't get home until after midnight. I'll make it up to them on Thursday though.

Sheila and Bob said...

Happy Birthday, Many you have Many,many man, years of happiness and love.

Hamish & Sophie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 5th birthday, Reilly! You just HAVE to have pizza and ice cream! You would love it - we promise!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Happy Biwfday "Twinny"!!! I know we don't look much alike, but we wewe bowned on the same day and like many of the same foodses and I hope you know that I was clebwating you too!!!
Thank you fow coming to my biwfday. you awe one wondewful woofie and I hope you have many many many mowe!!!
smoochie kisses

Piappies World said...
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Piappies World said...

Happy Happy Barkday Riley!

It's so great that you share the same birthday as Asta!

We usually love having some yummy cake to celebrate our barkdays. We wish you many more happy years ahead and we look forward to many more of your adventures!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

KB said...

Happy Birthday Riley!! We strongly suggest that you request that you get your very own cow, frozen and stored in a big freezer for you to eat all year long. That's what our chocolate Lab, K, got for her birthday!


Hey there Riley,
Just coming back to wish you a really happy fifth birthday. Thank you to your mom for helping me with the commenting problem. It seems to have fixed itself :) You are a star. Enjoy the rugby.
sending lotsaluv

Jacqueline said...

Happy Belated Birthday handsome Riley!!...We hope you enjoyed a fun celebration and have a personal New Year filled with health and joy, precious boy!...We love Temptations and fishy flakes, but also "people food" like chicken as treats...Happy weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki