Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Savannah!

Ok, this is going to be one of those posts that I wax on and on over my dogters, so jump off here if you aren't an animal lover. You heartless freak.


13 years ago today, Savannah Chrislynn was born unto this world. And it would never be the same.


11 years ago or so, she came to live with us, and our lives would never be the same. Our very first dogter, she has left quite an impression on us and everyone she meets.


I remember bringing her home from her adoption. We got stuck in a traffic jam in Atlanta on our way to the 'rents for dinner. We arrived late, took her in the house to meet Grammy and Poppy, and she walks right in and poops on my mom's rug. Yep, that pretty much sums Savannah up.


She is definitely the alpha dog in our house. Top bitch. Here she is howling, which she does when we come home or you really get her going.


She also likes to lie around and sleep on things she shouldn't....like my cashmere throw.


Or the "just so" ruffeled and pawed bathroom rug.

 And even though she starts things she cannot finish (well, without emergency surgery, like this wound that was inflicted by Pepsi in a particularly awful throw down caused by diabetes and food)....

And even though she runs the house pretty much all the time, between her medical needs (going on year four of diabetes with insulin injections twice daily and doggy Prozac to control her sugar-swing moods)....


And her need to sleep in all the wrong places, mainly RIGHTUNDER mom's desk and/or desk chair.....


And her princess, daddy-lovin' ways (Here on his lap. Mr. Martha nicknamed her Puddin' a long time ago due to her vanilla pudding color...ain't that revoltingly sweet? Wrapped ALL. THE. WAY. around his finger)....


She still is terribly, terribly sweet in her own way...I mean, this dog? Has loads of personality. More personality than the majority of people I know.


Even when she's sleeping (with daddy, of course).


We love her TOTES and I am going to be one bereft Bunny when she leaves this world. Even though she is a handful, she will always be our first dogter and she has definitely left her mark on our hearts. Happy Birthday, Pud!

11 comments:

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Fur kids are a lot like people kids.

bunny said...

Yes, yes, they are, LMSS. Except you CAN leave them home alone without DFACS coming for you! :)

robertga99 said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah

Elisabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah!! Hope you get lots of diabetic-friendly treats!

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah! And Happy New Year :)

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday, Savannah! Enjoy an extra bit of Shredded Wheat to celebrate the big day.

Dishin And Dishes said...

Sweet Savannah, Happy B-day!

doggone - you're as crazy as we are - we've had 2 doggie surgeries in the past couple years. SOOOO worth it!

Fannie said...

She could be Fiona's twin! If they weren't a year apart in age I would think Savannah was the "quiet sister" we didn’t adopt! Happy dog-on-birthday!

bunny said...

LOL! Fannie, TRUST me, Savannah is NOT the quiet one!

upset waitress said...

Fur kids are nothing like people kids. People kids are horrible pets and bad for the environment. =)

bunny said...

^LOL! Exactly! Not having kids was a "green" thing for me. :)