Sunday, August 9, 2015

A birthday boy and a present, but not for the same person.....................



This gorgeous boy of mine had a birthday yesterday.  My beautiful Max is now 11, he spent much of the day on pain medication due to his bad hip, but still managed lots of smiles when I sang Happy Birthday to him.  He loves to be sung to.  Happy Birthday my sweet boy.








Little Buddy got a very special surprise treat in the mail from the amazing Kathy B.  She made these wonderful finger puppets for Little Buddy.  A monster, a princess and a bunny, check out her post for July 29 and you will see them on her blog.  Kathy B and Little Buddy have a bit of a love affair going on between the two of them.  She made him a beautiful knitted vest just after he arrived.  She sends him photos of trains, squirrels and a swimming cat, that we have to look at several times a day.  He calls the train the, "elevator train" and we have to pretend we are sitting on it all the time.  And now she has sent him these fabulous puppets.  As you can see he is having a grand time with them.

Thank you Kathy B you made Little Buddy's day!  You are so generous and thoughtful and I think Little Buddy has a bit of a crush on you!  By the way my little guy has grown a whole inch since April!  Woo Hoo we are getting there!

Have a great day.

36 comments:

moonstruckcreations said...

Your Max is the same age as one of my cats, he might be getting older but woe betide any unsuspecting small rodents that are foolish enough to enter our garden!

That is such a terrific gift for LB. He looks so pleased. Bloggers really are the best!

Helenxx

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to Max! He is such a wonderful pet. I hope he is doing well. Little Buddy is really enjoying the finger puppets, how nice. That was a generous gift from Kathy. I'm glad he's growing and doing so beautifully.

mamasmercantile said...

Two gorgeous boys in the same post, does it get any better? Max is adorable, a big happy birthday and Little Buddy is doing so well, you really are one great Mum.

Gillian said...

Look at his face! He's loving those puppets. The simplest things so often bring them the most pleasure. x

ellen said...

What a lovely friend you have. She is someone very special indeed.
I cannot get over how much I adore looking at that Little Buddy. I mean, honestly, he is the most bestest and most powerfulest happy pill I could take.
He truly is a wonder cure for the gritchy, grumpy in the doldrums moods.
(Actually, today I do not have those moods. I am quite happy. He just always takes me to new and astounding heights.)
Happy birthday to the furry loved one. I hope his pain eases. I can tell that one of my Newfies struggles a bit with her back end...either hips or legs. Max, my Newf and I should get together and compare our notes on the unwanted consequences of arthritis and the dubious joys of ageing.
Love, Ellen.

Betsy said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY Max! He is so sweet looking. And little Buddy. Well. There are no words. He looks like he's having the time of his life. I'm so happy for him that he has an admirer. :-) I hope this is a wonderful week for you sweet Meredith.
Blessings,
Betsy

Clare said...

Happy Birthday Max what a gorgeous boy, little buddy sure looks to be having fun with those fab puppets
Clare xx

CJ said...

Top growing little man, and brilliant finger puppets. Hope your sweet doggy had a good day. CJ xx

20 North Ora said...

Happy Birthday to Max! Little Buddy seems to really be enjoying those puppets. What a great gift!

Judy

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Happy Bday Max and I love Little Buddy's finger puppets. What fun!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh how nice of Kathy B! LB looks like he's enjoying the heck out of those puppets! Happy Birthday to Max! He and our Buddy dog are the same age. Our guy was born in October though. I'm making lists and packing things for our lake camping trip - yarn, candles, swim suit.. sailboat! We forgot that Dayle ran aground "saving" me last year and he has to fix a big hole. I'll miss reading you while I'm gone! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a handsome guy that Max is! Little Buddy is adorable with his puppets. He isn't hard to have a crush on!
hugs,
Linda

Dee said...

Happy belated birthday to Max!

Little Buddy looks like he is having a great time with the puppets! :-)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Happy Birthday, Max! Here's to a good year full of barking at the pool pump and playing with LB.

How sweet of Kathy B!

Marilyn K said...

Happy Birthday to Max...he looks like a very sweet dog. Pets add so much to our lives. I am struggling with a sick 14 year old cat now, and we may have to let her go. I hope Max has many more good years.

gaia said...

Happy Birthday to MAx! Sending best wishes...

Janet said...

Happiness all round. Reading your blog is a lovely way to start my day.

andamento said...

I think he really likes the monster one! So cute. Max is looking very handsome.

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday Max! May your next year be full of songs, barking at the pool, loving, and treats! I think you are the best boy ever.

Little Buddy enjoys life so much - we should all be so happy.

kathy b said...

I am so happy he loves his puppets. Your family amazes and inspires me Meredith !

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Happy Birthday Max :) Big hug, oh and one for you too LB,
Jillxo

Caffeine Girl said...

Max looks so wise in that photo. What a sweetheart.
Those puppets are adorable! No wonder LB loves them.

summer said...

LB is having SO much fun with those finger puppets, what a lovely gift! your max is so sweet :)

Lynne said...

Max, what a sweet doggie you are. Love all the facial expressions from Little Buddy. Is it still raining there?

Pammy Sue said...

Happy Birthday, Max! Boy, those birthdays just keep piling up. Seems like he just had one not long ago. This year has gone by so fast. I wish it would slow down a little now.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday Max,I hope you had some treats and lots of pats.

My Mum's old dog couldn't get up and down the back steps, so the chiropractor said give her a teaspoon of gelatin powder, sprinkled in her food and in 3 weeks she was going up and down easily.....hope this helps Max....it is worth a try.

Gillian said...

Little Buddy is having a really great time with his new puppets. My son used to love playing with puppets. Happy birthday to Max.

Susanne Tyree said...

Faithful, beloved pet. How fast the time goes when it comes down to their aging. They suffer too with a lot of the things that we deal with, the arthritis and stiff joints, yet they never complain. Happy birthday Max. And look at Buddy, he has something new to entertain himself. So sweet of your friend to think of him and gift him with homemade puppets. I love the very idea of random acts of kindness and they always seem to come when we need a little up-lifting on that day.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Aw, happy birthday Max! He looks so sweet, he's just too cute! : )
And Little Buddy looks very happy with his surprise gifts, too, seems to be enjoying them a lot!

WildflowerWool said...

What a wonderful gift. He certainly is having fun with them!

elns said...

Why I am not surprised by our Kathy B. Just like you, she's pretty fantastic. I love these photos of him fully enjoying his puppets. I love that they have such a cute friendship. Give Max (and yourself) a squish for me. Sweet times, Mere.

Toni said...

Oh how cute!!!!! And happy birthday Max!

Judy S. said...

Looks like LB put on quite a puppet show; sure wish those photos could talk!
(Kathy B is very sweet in person also!) Hope you gave Max a special b'day treat!

Chris said...

Aww the pictures of Little Buddy playing with his new puppets are so darned cute! He is is such a bright happy Ray of sunshine , we all
Need more of this ! Such a wonderful fun and thoughtful gift from your friend. Happy belated birthday to Max!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I can tell he really like the puppets. What a thoughtful gift.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh, that Max is a handsome boy. Happy belated birthday to him. So glad to hear that Little Buddy continues to thrive with tender care from a loving family and wonderful friends like Kathy. Blessings, Tammy