Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday, Sam! (...and a very late thank you!)

Our very special boy had a birthday on Thursday. Due to my work schedule, we decided to wait until this weekend to celebrate it.

It's my birthday!

If you remember, last year Sam was too sick to celebrate properly, so this year we wanted to give him a proper celebration - including a home cooked doggie birthday cake! Our good friend, Homer, supplied us the recipe last year. It smelled good enough for us humans to eat!

Mental note from the mom, use a smaller pan next time...

Here are the boys patiently waiting for the party to begin. Try as we might, we couldn't get Monty to wear the hat.

...and here they are posing for yet another picture.

When do we get to eat, Mom?

One more picture, Sam!

We sliced the cake, and each boy got a piece. Sam, in usual Sammy form, ate his too quick for me to get a picture.

Monty, however, was a perfect gentleman!

A while back, Sugar had a Trick n Treat contest and Sammy won the "What Do You Think Tester?" category. Sugar sent Sam his prize, and we've been holding it for a special occasion.

Thank you, Sugar! Both of the boys love the treats! I did have to rescue the card - Sam had every intention of ripping through whatever was between him and the treats!

I think Sam had a great day!

...and the boys are going to be busy for a while!


  1. Wishing you a very happy birthday Sam!!! It looks like you had a wonderful pawty!! Love the hat and bandanas on you and Holly can relate to not wearing a hat...she refuses them too. Happy happy Birthday Sam!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  2. Happy Happy 8th Barkday Sam!

    Mom says she will makes dat cake fur my barkday too! Buts I has to wait until January. :(

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  3. Happy Bird Day to you, Happy Bird Day to you... You are a young looking Dude for 8 years old, Sam my man! Tucker


    (56th in people years, AR, in case you'd like to acknowledge your elders).

    Sam, like his Grandpaw, loves birthday cake and Monty, being the youngest, can be stubborn about the hat and everything else.

    Nice pictures, nice sentiments and nice kids - four and two legged.

    The old Silverback is enjoying the 13 day countdown to Halloween.

  5. Happy birthday, Sam!! I might make Riley that cake too!

    Elyse and Riley

  6. A very HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!! I'm glad you were feeling better this year and were able to enjoy your day and especially that cake!! Eight is really a respectable age by the way--Three of our Goldens are the same age too!

  7. Wrooo wrooo!
    Happy Barkday to you!
    Lots of licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  8. Happy Birthday Sam. Looks like you had a great day with yummy cake!

  9. Happy Birthday, Sam. I think I must be almost 8, or thereabouts. We're not exactly sure. Anyway, a very happy 8th to you and many happy returns.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  10. Happy Birthday Sam! And many many more to come.
    Wendy, Abbey's Mom

  11. Happiest of Birthdays, Sam! May you have many more! Your cake looks delicious.


  12. Yay for happy barkdays with super delicious treats! Happy Barkday my friend :) We smiled with every photo!!!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  13. Happy Birthday 8th birthday Sam! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday party.
    Your Friends

  14. Happy Birthday Sam!
    Your special cake looks great!
    And you're looking so handsome and happy!
    Many happy returns!
    Purrrrs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

  15. Monty was just paying back for having to be the bride:)

    Happy Birthday, Sam! You had a great pawty. That cake looks so good. Hope you both get another piece tomorrow.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  16. Happy Birthday, Sam! Those treats look delish. And the cake looks fabbers too.
    Enjoy all the treats and the party.

  17. Looks like it was a great pawty! Hope you had a great birthday!

  18. A very happy birthday, and I hope you have very many more!

    We do have to teach Monty how to wear a hat though!!

    Barbara, Trixie and Minnie

  19. Happy Birthday Sam!!

    What a wonderful pawty!!


  20. Well that looks like more fun that I know how to tell you!!

    Happy Birthday and many many more!

  21. Happy Birfday. Sam!!! How fun!!!

    wif love from the Luke

  22. My Golden Khousins and I say


    Khyra, Merdie, and Harley

  23. Happy Birthday Sam!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

    Elizabeth & Luna

  24. Happy Birthday Sam!! Looks like you had quite a party!

    Your pal, Pip

  25. Happy Birthday, Sam!
    I am happy to see you had a pawesome celebration!
    Yummy cake, yummy treats... and lots of love!
    Kisses and hugs

  26. Belated birthday greetings, Sam.
    You guys sure know how to party.

  27. Happy birthday Sam. Love the hat. Lady is like Monty, won't wear a hat or shades. But they still enjoy the yummy treats.

  28. Happy 8th birthday, Sam! Your cake looks yummy! It looks like you had a very special day to us!
    We really don't like those silly hats either but we wear them because we know good stuff is coming!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  29. Happy Birthday Sam, you sure had a good day, that birthday cake looks yum. I'll have to see if mom will make me one!
    See Yea George xxx

  30. Happy Birthday SAM! What a fun day - birthday cake, treats, presents, Woooo! You boys are so handsome. (And Monty, good for you, stick to your guns about those hats!)
    The Road Dogs

  31. Happy Birthday Sam! What a great party. I'm so glad that you were healthy enough to go wild this year!

  32. Happy Birthday Sammy boy... a bit late but looks like you did have a great one this year :) The cake that your mommy makes look suppa suppppaa delicious :D

    Happy Happy 8th Birthday to You Sam!

    woofs & licks,
    Dommy & Piper

  33. Happy belated birthday Sam! that khake rocks!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  34. Happy Belated Barkday Sam! Looks like your day was extra special it should be! Wishes for many many many more!

  35. Happy belated birthday, handsome!

  36. Sam it looks as if you made out pretty good. Happy belated. The cake looks delish. You and Monty look like happy canines!

  37. Happy belated Birthday Sam :) Hope it was a good one! xoxo Jada

  38. Happy belated Birthday Sam :) Hope it was a good one! xoxo Jada

  39. Ohhhh, I missed your B'day!!! I'm happy you had a great day though. Sorry for being so absent, there are times when my humans are too busy or Mom's hands are too bad to type.
    Love, Kimba

  40. Happy Happy Belated Bark Day.
    Monty - I am with you NO HATS.
    Ben and the fellas