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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Birthday

One year ago today, a little puppy was born who we had no idea would become a treasured part of our family. Her name is Shyla, and we adore her.

She's her own girl - a new soul with a fresh and naive spirit that she has infused into our family. I am so grateful that I know her.

Happy Birthday little girl. I love your eyes, your heart, your courage, your spirit, your happiness, and your snuggles.
Today, while sitting on K's boulder early in the morning, I asked Shyla if she knew what "forever" meant. Her soulful eyes told me the answer.

As we sat quietly, a Bald Eagle soared over us and circled once. He was so graceful and majestic. I wondered if he held a message for us on Shyla's first birthday.

Shyla had x-rays of her leg today. Our family vet was cautiously optimistic but she wanted a board-certified radiologist to check them out before we reach any conclusions. We should hear the expert opinion within a couple of days.


  1. Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!!

  2. Happy Birthday, Sweet Shyla. We hope today was a good day in all ways. You share your special day with my son who hit the big 40 today.

  3. Happy birthday, beautiful Shyla!!!

  4. Happiest of Days. dear Shyla! Our wish for you is the opportunity to grow into yourself with the loving guidance of your new family... surrounded by love and beauty. May you become wise and compassionate and understand that humans are tough to manage but that they are worth the efforts and time. Be at peace always with yourself and your world.
    The White Dog Army


  5. *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHYLA!!

    I think the eagle was a sign.

    I wish you and Shyla many, many happy healthy years together!!

  6. Happy Shyla Day!

    I'm sure the crowd at The RB is wagging their greeting as well!

  7. What a most wunderful day today is!
    Happy Barkday Shyla!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  8. happy birthday to shyla and peace of mind to you....

  9. Happy Birthday Shyla.....we are so glad you found this family and hope you get good news from the vet.

  10. Happy Birthday Shyla. You are so beautiful inside and out. I could not think of a better way to start out your special day. You are right where you are suppose to be and with the family that will love you beyond forever.

  11. Keeping paws crossed, but in the meantime...

    Happy Birthday, sweet girl!


  12. Happiest of Birthdays, Shyla! May this be the first of many you'll share with your family. The sun sure shone upon you on your special day!


  13. Happy birthday, beauty girl.

    Hoping for long life and good health for you and your family.

  14. Happy Birthday sweet Shyla!
    Oh we love you and are so greatful that you have also come into our lives.
    The eagle was a sign-yes, it was.

  15. Happy Birthday Miss Shyla, we can't add any more good wishes than all teh others have already said, but we can second them.

    We look forward to many many many more years of being a part of your life.


  16. Happy Birthday, Shyla!

    I can tell you the Eagle was a sign most definitely, that you are going to be one healthy, happy girl for lots and lots of years to come.

    Your Mom took a beautiful picture of you to mark this day!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  17. Happy Birthday beautiful Shyla!!

    Loveys Sasha

  18. Happy Birthday to beautiful Shyla! She is a lucky girl to have found you, KB. Her amber eyes are a reflection of all the love that surrounds her. Praying for pawsitive news from this latest xray.

  19. Happy birthday, Shyla!

  20. Happy Birthday from NZ!1 You have the most wonderful home, great friends in R, and with KB and Runner, that is the mostest you could ever wish for, happiness, trips out, adventures, hugs and so much love. Enjoy it all, beautiful girl. Fond greetings to all from Jean

  21. Happy first birthday, Shyla! The first one is so very special!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  22. Happy birthday, sweet girl.
    We're all hoping for good news from the vet.

    Mango Momma

  23. Happy Birthday Shyla and paws & fingers crossed for good x-ray results.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  24. Happy Birthday sweet Shyla!!!


  25. Happy, Happy Birthday to our newest furend Shyla!

    May the many years ahead be filled with health and happiness.

    Lily Belle & Muffin & Mommy Kim

  26. Happy Birthday Shyla! We have paws and fingers crossed that the x-ray report is a good one.

    Millie & Cindy

  27. Happy Birthday Shyla! We will be keeping our paws crossed!

  28. Happy Birthday pretty girl!

    The Heartbeats

  29. Happy Birthday Shyla!

    You really have the patience thing down now don't you? All the testing and then the waiting. Remarkable! Here's to hoping it is good news! :)

  30. Happy birthday, Shyla! You sure are a lucky dog!

  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the wonderful, loving Shyla!!!

  32. Hi friend, Happy Birthday to Shyla-may she have many many more!
    Hunter turns one on Monday-these pups sure get into our hearts.
    Have a good day and stay warm-it's cold down here on the flat lands.
    Hugs, Noreen

  33. Happy Birthday, gorgeous Shlya! We'll be anxiously awaiting the report from your doctors... We're sending positive vibes your way.

  34. Birthday wishes to Shyla from Skoog Farm. Beautiful girl.

  35. Grattis as we say in Sweden. Hugs to you from all the dachshunds and me

  36. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHYLA....from over the hills, plains, rivers and's me Sophie....snuggles and licks!

  37. Happy Birthday, Shyla! Hope you had a wonderful day filled with cuddles, walks, and treats!

    Your pal, Pip

  38. Happy birthday, Sweet Girl!

    I hope your news when you get it is good.

  39. Hi Y'all,

    Shyla is a lucky, lucky girl.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  40. happy late birthday

    Stop on by for a visit


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