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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Honorary Birthday!

Woo, everypuppy and everycat.  It's me - Dave.  As Ammy told you, today is another big day here at Ao4 HQs.  Monday was my Adopt-a-Dave Day, and now... do you know what today is!?!  That's right, it's my honorary birthday!  Woo!  Today I am sort of 11!

I wanted to share some of my celebration with you.  Some of the things were actually sent before, but since I plan to spend time with them today, Storm said I should go ahead and post about them!

First up is this cool award we received from the OP Pack!  It's for all of us!

It's a Good Friends Award and we consider ourselves very privileged to receive it!  Thank woo, kind friends!

Next, my very good friend Marvin left me an extremely thoughtful poem on my post about my Me-aversary.  He gave me permission to share it with you here today.

"Dave is handsome, Dave is sweet,
Dave writes Haik-Woo, oh so neat.

Dave - Guide Dog for the Colour blind,
Always a leader, he's never behind.

Dave has the most handsome freckles,
Proper ones, not just speckles."

He's so profound, isn't he?  Maybe instead of being the "Hollow Hound", he should be the "Profound Hound".  Woo.  Thank you for such a great poem, Marvin!

Also in the poetry department... do any of you remember my dear Wonky?  Sadly, my Wonky is gone (Stormy says he 'sleeps with the fishes'), though I thought I saw him once.  But I didn't.  Equally sadly, we lost the videos of me and Wonky playing - the computer crash plus Video Egg taking everything down!  Woo!  I loved my Wonky so much... and my dear friend Tubey remembered.  On my Dave-a-versary, he emailed me the most beautiful, profound Haik-Woo I have ever had the pleasure to read.  (To fill new readers in on Haik-Woo... please see this link.)  I teamed it up with a picture of Sitka and little Cornelia Marie's Wonky, and Tubey gave me permission to share it all today.  

If that doesn't bring tears to your eyes... I don't know what will.

I'm not normally allowed access to plushie, squishie toys anymore (something about eating part of Wonky and a couple octopus legs and swallowing them and getting sick...) - BUT our friend Addie sent us a really cool toy a while ago that Mom knew I'd like.  She and I snuck off to the Studio the other day and she let me play with it!  She sat with me so I wouldn't accidentally eat it; I did so well, she said I could play with it again today!  Here it is:

Isn't this cool?  It makes a crackle sound!

Wait!  What's that!?!?  It SQUEAKS, too!

Oh, Addie, I just love this toy!  Thank you so much!

I worked so hard playing with it, that I had to stop.  Mom rubbed my freckles for me to help me get some energy back.

I love having my freckles rubbed!

Any other bipeds out there wanna snuzzle my muzzle?

To cap off a great play session, I got to do something else I love to do.  Dad calls this picture "Bliss".

Me and Mom

Oh, how I love to snuggle!  (Pay no attention to the holes you might think you see in the toy!)

I also plan to do some of this later today:

I wonder why Mom says she loses feeling in her feety-feet?  Woo!

If any of you are in the AO, please stop by and help us celebrate!  If you can't be here, please ask your bipeds for extra cookies and snuggle time!



  1. Happy honorary birthday Dave!! Looks like it's a great day so far. Dad refilled the cookie jar this morning so I'll definately being begging for some once someone comes home!

  2. Happy 11th birthday, Dave! We'll be over to rub your freckes in a jiffy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Congrats on reaching the big 1-1!! Happy anniversary, mate!! That's a very sweet poem and we loooove your freckles. :)

  4. Happy Birthday Dave! It looks like you're really celebrating in style!

    Steve and Kat

  5. Happy Birfday Dave-fur-roo!

    I tried to send woo a khake with a special malagal inside BUT she kept eating the khake so I gave up!

    It IS the thought that khounts, khorrekht?


  6. Why Dave, I had no idea woo & I are the same age! (Well, at least for a couple weeks). Happy birthday, my color-matching freckle-faced poet friend!

    Happy Birthday Dave! Cool toy!
    ~Jack a-roo

  7. w00f's ao4, happy barkday daveeee..u does got sum cute freckles there...hope u has many many more...

    b safe,

  8. Happy Honorary Birthday Dave!! We here would love to rub your freckles they are so gosh darn adorable. =)

  9. Happy Birthday Dave! That was an awesome poem! Make sure you get lots of treats today!


  10. Happy Birthday Dave! A squeakie and special time with your Mom. It sounds like a very special b-day celebration.

    We loooove the Wonky Haik-woo.

    Princess Eva

  11. Happy Birthday Dave! I hope to have freckles as awesome as yours some day. That was quite a nice wonky poem. I DID cry. . .don't tell anybody, though.


  12. Happy A-Day Dave. You are so lucky to have such wonderful parents...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie


    We cracked up when we read the part about your Mom rubbing yourm freckles.....how cute are you!!!

    Team Husky

  14. Happy 11th Birthday Dave!

    Our human would snuzzle with your muzzle anytime...BOL..she is always kissing our snouts... she has a thing about long snouts she says and especially ones like yours with the spots on too!

    Hope you had a great day, that toy looks cool. Zac has to be watched with toys more than Holly, he can be very destructive! haha

    Holly & Zac

  15. Woooooo....Happy Birthday Dave :o)
    You're 11? Really? You look very young and we love your handsome freckles *blushes*
    Slobbers xx

  16. Happy birthday Davy! I hope you also got some treats to help you celebrate.

    Tubey wrote you a lovely Haik-woo, and that poem from Marvin is wonderful.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  17. Happy Birthday Dave... We hope you have a great day with lots of belly & freckle rubs. Our Mom loves your Freckles! We love reading the A04 blog!
    Lot's of Birthday Wags,
    Husky Hill Gang

  18. Happy H-B-Day, Dave. We love the freckles!

  19. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

  20. Happy Birthday, Dave!

    What a nice day you had with your Mom and special things. I really like the Haik-Woo and am gonna see if I can figure out how to make it.


  21. WOO WOO Dave

    Congratulations on your very very Special Day!! It looks like you had a wonderful day!
    Thor and Marco Polo



    -da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

  23. Dave! You don't look a day over 4, buddy! Happy Birthday! What a great day..playin' with a favorite toy, layin' on the floor with your mom, what could possibly be better? My mom says she'd love to snuzzle your muzzle!

  24. DArn, blogger is stealing our comments - we left woo one and it wouldn't take it.

    Happy Honorary birthday, dear DAve! Woo are 11?????? Really????? Dakota says welcome to her club. Mom says woo can let her snuzzle your muzzle any time at all. And we all say, let's have cake!!! Happy Day!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  25. Happy birthday Dave!!! :) Hope you got lots of squishy toy time and extra treats. :)


  26. I am sure you had a pawesome and happy honorary birthday Dave!
    Your freckles are adorable!
    Kisses and hugs

  27. Happy Birthday, Dave.

    What holes?

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  28. Happy Honorary 11th Birthday Dave!

  29. Happy 11th-ish birthday to you too!

    Wanna play tag?

    Your pal Denali, also 11-ish

  30. Hi Dave!
    Happy honorary birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  31. Happy honorary birthday to you DAVE!

    ~ Bae

  32. "Blushing, blushing, blushing, blushing, blushing, and more blushing"......wow Dear Dave, thank you so much for mentioning me in your post.

    Happy Honorary birthday too, woooooo!

    It was my pleasure to write an poem for you. I also rather like my new title you have bestowed upon me, The Profound Hound, how neat is this name?

    I hope you had a wonderful day, and did not chew too much of your lovely toy........I think I can see some holes mind you ;0D

    lots of love and blushing furiously here, in fact so much, my Jeannie thought the sun was setting over the computer!

    Pink faced Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxx

  33. Happy 11th birthday to wooooooo!

    -Kira, The Florida Siberian

    PS. I love my nose being rubbed too, lucky you!

  34. Happy Late Dave Day! We hope you had a good day and got lots of hugs and treats. Mom says that she would kiss those freckles if she could.
    HuskyHugs, MayaMarie

  35. Another big day for woo! Happy Birthday buddy! I see your chocolate Nylabone by your side too. They're my favorite.

  36. Yappy Barkday Dave!

    Yappy Barkday to you,
    Yappy Barkday to you,
    Yappy Barkday dear Dave...
    Yappy Barkday to YOU!

    We are sorry that is has taken us so long to visit. It has been just too hard for us, but we are getting better.

    Thank you sooo very much for your kind words on our blog for Zoe. She meant sooo very much to us and we miss her dearly.

    We are truly blessed to have such great friends!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Staci