Monday, November 15, 2010

8 year Bubbaversary!

While we don't know Bubbles's exact birth date, we made November 15th the day we celebrate her birthday and "Gotcha" day together. Hard to believe she's been with us for 8 years!! You can read her "Gotcha" story here.  I wish I'd blogged more about her during her "younger" years, but I'm pretty sure she was a bigger version of Texas. 
My father was convinced Bubbles was a dumb dog, because we could never get her to do anything, however I changed that fact when i started teaching her some different things. 
While she doesn't get the whole "follow the treat" thing, she's learned to:

  • Sitting on all types of flooring. (She used to refuse to sit anywhere but carpet), 
  • Eating all of her food from her bowl..(she used to take a mouthful to the living room, and it there)
  • Coming when called 
  • Coming when the whistle is blown
  • Kenneling when I point to her crate 
  • And leaving the room when I say "out". 
Dumb dog? I don't think so. 
This year, I've noticed a significant decrease in Bubble's energy, she sleeps all the time, which is nothing new, but she's spending even less time outside...and sometimes she won't even get up off the couch, when we all dash out. She's getting old gracefully. 

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!


JackDaddy said...

Oh, I think everyone needs a Bubbaversary!!! :)

Here's to many many more Bubble years!!

Katie in MA said...

Yay Bubbles! Give her a scratch behind the ear from Travy and I!

KT and Traceler

Katie in MA said...

Yay Bubbles! Happy Bubbaversary! Give her a scratch behind the ear from Traveler and I.

Katie and Travy

Elizabeth said...

Happy "birthday" bubbles!

Wyatt said...

Hope you have a bubba-lish-us gotcha barkday!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Minna Krebs said...

Happy Bubbaversary, Bubbles!

My momma just loves, loves, loves da dachshunds with a touch of grey on their snoot! Miss Bubbles is just beeUtifuls in those fotos!


Cole said...

Happy Birthday, Bubbles!

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy Birthday!


houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Bubbles! You look divine and not a day over five!


Priscilla said...

Happy Birthday, Bubbles!!!

Sandra said...

Bubbles we wish you the bestest birthday/gotcha day ever! We are sure this year will bring only good things for you, such as much sleeping, eating and more sleeping. Love and licks!

Flash, Alven and Dottie

Ruby's Raiser said...

Happiest of birthdays, sweet Bubbles! Sending lots of kisses to be planted right smack on that beautiful snoot! :)

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Birthday! Nice photos!

Elizabeth said...

Happy "birthday" bubbles!

Katie in MA said...

Yay Bubbles! Give her a scratch behind the ear from Travy and I!

KT and Traceler