Who We Are

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Tail wags, dear readers, it's me - Stormy! Today is a big day here at Ao4 Headquarters! As many of you know, we celebrate adoption days plus Mom and Dad chose an honorary birthday for each of us, so we have two special days each - every year. Well, guess what?!? Today is my 15th (honorary) birthday!!!

I did a little celebrating already today, not cooperating for photos out in the front yard.

DSCN6528 Stormy
"No, I won't look at the camera. Thanks for asking."

Then I thought of something!

DSCN6530 Stormy
"Hey... wait a minute!"

I'm fifteen! Do you know what that means here in Kansas? That's right - I can get my driver's license! Oh, sure, I have to be on-lead unless I'm going straight to school or work, but other than that ...
I'm good to go!

DSCN6534 Storms
"Which way to the license place?"

Before I could leave for the DMV, we all went on a short family walk, which made the day that much more special!

DSCN6537 Storm, Ammy, Zim, Dave (& Mike)
"Hey, Ammy! Let the boys get ahead. I'll grab the car keys and drive us!"
"Hee hee hee!"

Please celebrate with us! Go on a special walk, play with a favorite toy, and spend quality time with your bipeds and pack-mates! And if you need a lift anywhere, give me a call!

Tail wags,


  1. Happy Day to you! 15? Wow! And now you can drive so you can go to the ocean every day.


  2. Happy 15th Birthday to you, my friend! Head on over to get me and we can spend the day at Lake Superior! It will be a blast!

  3. Happy 15th Birthday dear Stormy! As a mere 11 and a half year old, I have to bark you are looking remarkably beautiful and in such lovely condition for your age!

    And you can now drive?????? Oh my, you will have a ball!

    Well, I hope it is a nice chewy tennis ball, if you do have one.

    Happy Birthday sweet Stormy,

    lots and lots of licks from Marvin xxxxxxxxx

    Happy Birthday Stormy, lotsaluv from Jeannie xxxxxxx

  4. woowooo, happy 15th, pawty like a rock star:)

  5. Come on over here to NY with that new license and celebrate with us!

    Happy birthday, Stormy, and many more to ya.

  6. Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Stormy.
    Happy Birthday to you.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  7. 15?! Really? You dont look a day over 5!
    Happy Birthday Stormy!

  8. Happy 15th birthday, Stormy!
    We will have ice cream and think of you!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Happee forever home birthday big boy. What a special day. Please don't drive, just stick to walking mom
    Benny & Lily

  10. Happy 15th birthday! You look wonderful!

  11. A very Happy Birthday my woofie friend.. You dont look 15 at all.. You are lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

  12. Happy 15th Birthday Stormy! We hope you have a wonderful day! Your drivers license cracked us up!

  13. Woooo Hooo, way to go Stormy, congrats.

    In Kansas do all the 15 year old girls get a convertible BMW? We think you need one to go to all your favorite places.

    We will celebrate with you in Spirit.

    Happy Birthday,

    Remy and Flash

  14. Happy Barkday Stormy!

    We will join in over here with your birthday celebrations, with a game of wubba tug. :)

    Have a fantastic day with lots of fun! :)

    A nice family walk is a very good way to start this special day. :)

  15. Oh what a great day. Enjoy it. We want to hear Dad's excuse for not giving you the car keys!!
    Yepper we have 2 cats.. They hide in Mom and Dad's room since Callie thinks they are stuffies and they like to run from us...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  16. 15 -- you're joking! You don't look old enough to drive.

    Happy Birthday, Storm!

  17. Happy Birthday, gorgeous Stormy!!...We can't believe you are 15, sweetie, we thought you were around 5!!...Congratulations on your Kansas Driver's License=now you can drive everyone to the Kansas Ocean :)!!...Today is our Mommy Cat's 10th birthday as well...We hope all your birthday wishes come true, beautiful friend...Sending you many kisses and much love...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  18. Stormy, Happy Birthday to You!! 15? We never would have thought you were old enough for a driver's license!! Don't forget to buckle up out there on the open roads and drive safe!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  19. Yay!! Happy birthday Storm!!! And congrats on the driver's license. I have six years to go unfortunately so I might have to take you up on the ride if I'm ever in Kansas. :)


  20. Stormy, you don't look a day over 10. I hope you have had a wonderful marvellous fantastic birthday, and make sure you always wear your seatbelt when driving!


    p.s. mum sends special ear scratchies and tummy rubs.

  21. What a wonderful day for you! A very happy 15th birthday Stormy! you don't look a day over 5! I hope you got some special treats and had a fabulous birthday!

    Holly and Khady

  22. Happy Birthday! 15, wow, that is amazing!

  23. Happy 15th barkday to you Storm!!
    May your day be filled with tons of joy, love, treats and hugs and here's to many more good years to come, CHEERS!!!


  24. Happy birfday Storms! We had it written down on our calendar so we didn't furget!

    My Paw asked me to keep an eye on his beewootiful Stormy so if woo wanna call by and pick me up and take me fur a spin dat would be siberrific! Maybe I should pick woo up in my flash blue sportscar and I'll let woo drive?

    We are thinkin of woo lots on yur special day and we don't think woo look a day over 5!!!

    Play bows and woofs

  25. Woooos Stormy!
    Congrats on your 15th Barkday!!!!
    Wooos, and now woo can drive us all to my boat fur a nice ride in the Kansas Ocean!
    Wooos To You!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  26. We sure will celebrate! Happy 15th! What awesome parents to have such a day for you.

  27. Cool! What a great birthday pressie!!! Maybe you can all go for a road trip out of state and say, "We're not in Kansas anymore!" Har Har...

  28. Stormy!! 15??? I can't believe it!
    You look sooooo young!
    I am sure you had a pawesome day celebrating!
    Kisses and hugs

  29. I hope in honor of this very special birthday, and being of age to drive, that your Mom and Dad picked up a nice Jeep for you. What else would an army guy drive, anyway?

    Happy Birthday,

  30. Happy 15th Birthday! Just must say you do not look 15!!!

  31. You look amazing! Have the best birthday!

  32. Happy 15th! And we are with Stella on the Jeep thing. We have been trying to steal the hu-dad's for years to go joy riding, but it has this clutch and a gear shift, so we have been trying to figure out who works what.

  33. Yappy Barkday Stormy!!!

    We just know that you had a great day!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  34. Happy Honorary Birthday Stormy!!! We can't believe that you got your license!!! Maybe you can take us for a ride sometime!!

    Woofs and Kisses!

  35. Happy birthday, dear Stormy! .... now that woo can drive... come on over! Bring the pack and we'll show woo our ocean! Hope your birthday is full of treats & sweets!

    snooter kisses,
    jack a-roo & miss moo

  36. Happy birthday Stormy! A drivers license is so cool. Maybe you should get a job at Dairy Queen so you can drive yourself there everyday!

    Steve and Kat

  37. Happy Day my friend!!! Waiting for pickup anytime you're in the area :) Wootwoot!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  38. Happy belated birthday!!! I'm so sorry I'm late with the birthday wishes, but my secretary went to Kona without me! We will be sure to celebrate with you when she's back!

    Congrats on getting your license!


  39. Happy Birthday, Stormy! Can I join you for a ride?

    Snooter kisses and bunches of treats!

    Yuri and Sheba's Mom

  40. Hey, ask your momma if you can use the car to go to McDonald's for a burger and soda!