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Spring birthday parties at Hazel Run

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Both Macie and Ridge have spring birthdays.
No birthday would be complete without a card and a birthday kiss to start the day out right.
So right after breakfast on their respective birthdays, both Macie...
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...and Ridge got some special mail...
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...and that all-important kiss.
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 01:52 PM
But the weather wouldn't cooperate long enough for individual parties.
(We've had over 13 inches [almost 35 cm] of rain since June 1. :eek:)

However, in mid-June we finally managed to squeeze in a cooler, pleasant day suitable for holding a joint Birthday Girl Party. :D

"Let's get this party going, shall we, Mom?"
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"Thanks, Mom!

Let the party begin!!!"

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Princess~Queen Cass displayed her usual prowess with the Kibble Kube...
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...and was soon joined by the rest of the Pack wanting to share.
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 01:57 PM
There was Kong play...

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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM
...which continued till everyone was left panting in the grass...
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:01 PM
...or cooling off in the shade.
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Sheriff Cole took time for a refreshing roll...
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...before leading the Pack on an exciting snake hunt around the garden timbers.
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Ever the good hostess, Ms Muddy Mossy Messy Macie spent a lot of time
mingling with guests in different yards, utilizing her favorite short-cuts to save time.
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:13 PM
And after a very long time of playing, everyone was finally all celebrated out and ready to go inside.
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Everyone gave one last birthday wish to Lady (in Waiting) Ridge...
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...and to Ms Muddy Mossy Messy Macie...
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hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:15 PM
...and then trekked back into the house for the traditional After-Party Nap.
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:cloud9:

The End

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Frenchy
July 18th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Wonderful pictures Hazel ! I was starting to miss the pack :cloud9: I love how they each get a birthday card on their special day ! :crazy:

as always , they all look wonderful :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 02:40 PM
They woulda had pics up earlier if it hadn't been so water-logged :o...and if my root canal had gone better! :rolleyes:

More coming today, though :thumbs up

Rgeurts
July 18th, 2010, 02:47 PM
What wonderful photos of your gang! I don't think I would ever tire of seeing their pics, they're so darn cute :cloud9::laughing:

I love the cards, that's too cute :D , and of course, the kisses! :D

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Thanks, Rgeurts. :D

The in-laws always make sure each dog gets a card and a present for their birthday :cloud9: We get the best job, though--we supply the kissies!! :flirt:

serenamlambe
July 18th, 2010, 05:20 PM
The in-laws always make sure each dog gets a card and a present for their birthday :cloud9:

How sweet! Sounds similar to my "in-laws." They became smitten with Connor very quickly and now he gets lots of Christmas presents and treats from his grandparents. Keely hasn't met them yet, but she's sure to like them after they slip her some bacon from the kitchen table. :frustrated::laughing:

Love love love all the pictures of your pack. They all have such personalities in your stories! You're wonderful at displaying exactly how special each one of them is :cloud9:

Happy (belated) birthday girls! :party:

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Aw, thanks, Serena!

So the Pack and Connor (and soon Keely) have something in common--wonderful grandparents! :D There's nothing finer than dog-loving in-laws in my book!! :highfive:

serenamlambe
July 18th, 2010, 05:32 PM
There's nothing finer than dog-loving in-laws in my book!! :highfive:

I agree! On first meeting my SO's parents, I was so worried and nervous because he kept talking about how his Mom didn't really like pets. I had to bring Connor along for our weekend trip because we couldn't find a suitable sitter. Already nerve wrecked about them meeting me, it was even worse knowing they might not like my little one.

Turns out I had nothing to worry about! Five minutes after meeting us, SO's mother had left us alone and was kindly escorting Connor into the house to get some water. After that, she put aside meats and veggies for him at every meal. Hahah. Now he's getting Christmas presents and he even stayed with them for a few months when I was in Italy.

So funny how it works out!!


:sorry::offtopic: :D

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 05:42 PM
:laughing: Sounds like a keeper family, Serena!! :thumbs up

breeze
July 18th, 2010, 05:49 PM
love the short cuts!! :thumbs up:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 09:23 PM
She loves her short cuts, too! :rolleyes: However, it makes it difficult to control her location. :frustrated: We had to weed-and-feed the bottom half of the big yard because the plantain was taking over, but first we had to make sure we could keep her out of the yard. Took us two weeks and 7 tent stakes tapped along the bottom of the fence to hold the wire in place before we finally thwarted her freedom of movement :laughing:

She's nothing if not persistent, that one! :D

Dee-O-Gee
July 18th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Awh, the important kiss--so precious and heartfelt. :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
July 18th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Sometimes they even kiss us back! :flirt:

Tundra_Queen
July 19th, 2010, 01:37 AM
hazel what wonderful picstures and I love their feathers on their tails and legs! And the cards and kisses! Such a lovely bunch of pups!

hazelrunpack
July 19th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Thanks, TQ! I'll pass on the compliments to the Pack. :D

This time of year their coats are really fluffing out--and I do mean 'out'. I just vacuumed up about 5 cubic yards of hairballs. :frustrated: I always go through a lot of vacuum bags this time of year. :o