Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Duchess!

Last month Duchess had her seventh birthday! She spent the day at the doggie spa getting her hair washed and cut. Here are a couple of pictures I took for her birthday. 

The kids love Duchess, and she is learning to like them. 

People have asked us what Duchess did while we were in China.  Well, I think that if she could talk, she would tell you that she had the most wonderful two weeks of her life.  Our friend Brittney came to stay with her and spoil her.  Every day Brittney took her for a ride or to the park or to visit with her family. (After we got home, Duchess ran to the door in expecation every time we picked up the keys to leave.  She looks so sad when we have to tell her she can't go.)  It was a wonderful retreat for her to have before experiencing the reality of TWO children. Thank you, Brittney.  We love you and Duchess ADORES you! 

How has life changed for Duchess since children came into the picture? 

She is not the center of the world more:(
She has to wait until the children are in bed before she can sit in our laps :(
She can scavange food they drop on the floor :)
The children really like to give her treats :)
Andrew enjoys playing with her a lot :)
Andrew enjoys playing with her a lot :(
We have a fenced in yard so now she can go out and wander by herself :)

I'm not sure what she is doing in this picture.  Is she trying to tell me that she doesn't like having a brother and a sister?  Is she saying she didn't like the supper we gave her?  I don't know, but I decided to include it because it reminds me of when she was a tiny puppey.  You see, Duchess has a really long tongue.  If you have ever met her, you may have found out first hand how long her tongue is!  When she was a puppy, she had trouble keeping all of her long tongue in her mouth.  Here is a picture of her as a little puppy!

She was so cute!  She still is a cutie and we love her!

Happy Birthday Duchess!

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