Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Nugget!!

Three years ago today, my handsome man was born to Lacey and Copper Dunn of Locust, NC.  Lacey only whelped two pups (her first litter) and Nugget's sister didn't make it past the first night.  So for 9 weeks, Nugget had his fur parents and breeder parents and siblings all to himself.  What a chubby, little rolly polly chunk of love...  And SPOILED rotten already!  (See?  He came that way!)  When I saw his pic (below) in the classifieds of our local paper, I knew immediately I had to make him mine.

We brought him home in mid-October and it took me approximately 1/252,286,773rd of a second to fall in love.  Just LOOK at those eyes!


He was nearly perfect from the start.  He immediately slept through the night and had only a few accidents in the house.  He also made it very clear that he prefers LOTS of attention.  Having been the only pup, he was certainly used to getting plenty of it!  For awhile, I contemplated getting an automatic tennis ball launcher in order to give my arm a rest!


One day I came home from work to find this: 
Houdini had somehow escaped his kennel and shredded a back of printer paper and used the leg of the desk as a teething ring.

And sometimes, he required impromptu baths... (Yes, that's mud on his nose!)

But Nugget has always been an extremely well-behaved and easy-going dog.  I am so lucky!  
We've been through a lot together in 3 short years... and it feels like an eternity!  I cannot imagine one single day without him.  He has been and continues to be such an amazing blessing not only in my life, but also in the lives of others through his work as a therapy dog. 


I love you, Nugget George Houdini!  You make my world better just by being YOU!  
Happy 3rd Birthday, sweet man... 
NOW LET'S GO TO THE LAKE AND SWIM!

15 comments:

  1. Ohhh. Happy birthday to your sweet paper shredding dog. He's adorable. :)

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  2. Harley & OscarAugust 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Happy Birthday you handsome boy! Harley sends her love! Oskie says two paws up! Auntie Julie send smoochies and birthday scratches too!

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  4. Woof! Woof! happy Happy Barkday!!! have a a wonderful FUN day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. Kristi and dutchesAugust 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Happy Birthday sweet Nugget Boy. You are truly the apple of your moms eye

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  6. Nugget you are such a ham!
    Happy Birthday handsome man!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Nugg!!!

    AROOOOOF!
    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

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  8. Happy late third Birthday, Nugget! I couldn't have resisted you either! You're such a sweet, handsome boy!

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  9. Aw, happy belated birthday Nugget!

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  10. Happy birthday Nugget! What a lucky pup you are to have such a great mommy! Make sure and share your cake with her!!

    Painter pack

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  11. What a special bond you have with Nugget. It was a match made in heaven. Love the picture of Nugget cuddling with you on the couch.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana
    http://twolittlecavaliers.com

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  12. HAPPY SNAPPY SHMAPPY BIRTHDAY,Nugget Baby! You is dee cutest evah!!

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