Well, I think that says it all, don’t you, folks? It’s my 13th birthday, and in spite of some health issues, this beagle is still going strong! I wanted to do something special for my birthday, and that’s to share a few of my favorite things by holding a giveaway for one of our lucky and loyal readers! Nope, Momz and Dadz did not buy me anything for my birthday. I don’t need anything, really. I have about a bazillion balls, a perfect harness and leash, more beds than I can sleep on in one day, toys that I don’t even play with, and endless treats. I even have new fresh food added to my kibble at every meal now! The Momz will be making me special treats this weekend (cookies and ice cream!), and that will make me as happy as ever (I’ll even share with my bratty brother Luke). Please enter our giveaway through the widget at the end of this post – it’s open to everyone! It’s not a huge one, this one is all on us, no sponsors. But we’re happy to share these products that we love:
- My favorite balls are from West Paw Design, and I especially love the new Boz Zogoflex air. It’s soft and squishy on my older teeth, bounces, and comes in pretty colors!
- A Nifti SafeLatch Pet Safety Leash, pretty in pink! We love this leash because Momz can hook up my wiggling body more easily with the magnetic clasp. If you’re not familiar with it, you can read our full review here: Nifti SafeLatch.
- Sojo’s Grain and Gluten Free Treats. To be honest, these aren’t really my favorite treats…..because I don’t have favorites, I love them all! But Momz chose these because the’re 100% natural, non-GMO, and made from scratch in Minnesota. We’ll give our winner a choice of flavors.
Good luck to everyone, and I love you all!
A note from the Momz:
This is a big birthday for our little beagle Cricket! We’ve been a bit worried about her lately with her cough and enlarged heart. We’re still hearing that cough, and her energy level is lower than usual, but she has her spurts. She’s sometimes playing ball for short times, and is enjoying our cooler evenings patrolling her yard with her nose to the ground. All of the photos in the collage above were taken this week! So we continue to feel optimistic that she will keep improving. The Dadz and I want to say a huge
to our sweet girl with lots of hugs and kisses. She brings so much joy to our lives with her happy demeanor and loving nature (other than when she’s snarking at her brother!). She is a little dog with a big attitude, and nothing stops her when her determination kicks in! We love you so much, Cricket, and hope you will have many more birthdays to celebrate with us in the future. ♥♥
Saundra Bowers says
Happy, Happy, best birthday wishes ever, Cricket! Hope you enjoyed your day.
I sure did, thank you, Saundra!
Daniel Scott says
Happy 13th Birthday. I hope you are spoiled rotten today.
I sure was, thank you, Daniel!
Jan Roberts says
happy birthday, baby! Thank your Mom for the awesome giveaway!
Rhonda Tenderholt says
Happy birthday Cricket! And many more!
April Bentley says
Happy Birthday, Cricket! You look like one sweet girl!
Jodi Stone says
I’m late (but I think I said HBD on Facebook.) I know you had a great day, and me and the dynamic duo are wishing you many more to come!
Thank you so much, Jodi! ♥
rachel monn says
happy birthday cricket!!
Scott Davis says
Happy birthday, Cricket!
Happy belated Birthday, Cricket! So generous of you to share some of your favorite stuff in honor of the big day! We are so glad to hear that you are doing well and love the pictures of that big beautiful smile!
Thank you, Kevin!! xxoo
Well, happy birthday Cricket — you’re officially a teenager! At least in human years!
Melissa K. Clinton says
I’m sorry that I missed your birthday, Cricket! It is so exciting to be a teenager! Happy, happy birthday!
It seems I only get your blogs some of the time. If I don’t comment, then I didn’t get the post. I don’t know why. You are not going in my spam or anything. I got today’s post (9/5).
Monika & Sam says
Happy birthday sweet girl!
Roby Sweet says
Happy, happy birthday, Cricket!!!
Sandy Weinstein says
have a wonderful happy bday and many more healthy happies. may you live a very long life full of love!
Thank you so much, Sandy!
Natalie Hartmann says
Happy Birthday Cricket! Hope you have a special day!
I sure did, thank you, Natalie!
Linda Boyd says
Happy Birthday from the whole Boyd Family
Thank you all!
allison hoffman says
Linda Szymoniak says
Happy birthday, Cricket! You remind me of my Beagle, Bailey, who we lost a few years ago (she had heartworm when we adopted her, but still lived past her 16th birthday. I’m a sucker for hounds! They’re the best kind of dog!
Thank you! We’re sorry you lost your Bailey, but 16 – that is so great, especially with being ill! We’re all big hound lovers around here too. 🙂
Courtney Stock says
Happy 13th birthday cricket!! hope you have a wonderful day!!
Thank you, Courtney!
Happy 13th Birthday Cricket. You’re a teenager! Your birthday poster is adorable and shows your zest for life.
Thank you! That’s what it is all about, right?? 🙂
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Happy Birthday Cricket take one day at a time and be happy (which I know you will have no trouble at). xoxoxo
I sure will, thank you, JoAnn!! ♥
Barbara Rivers says
Happy, happy birthday, sweet girl!! May there be many more 🙂
Thank you so much, Barbara, and we’re all sure hoping so too!
Happy, happy birthday, Cricket! We hope you had a wonderful day filled with games of fetch and naps in cozy beds 🙂
Thank you! That’s what it was all about, and it was PERFECT!
caren gittleman says
Happy Happy LUCKY 13th Birthday Cricket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hoping you had a most pawesome day! Love from all of us!
I had a GREAT day, thank you all!! xxxoo
Lynn LaChance says
Happy Happy Birthday, sweet Cricket!!! I know you had a wonderful day, as you so deserve, and the pics of you are beautiful! Keep getting better, less cough, more energy! Love you from Auntie Lynn
Thank you, Auntie Lynn, love you!!!
Da DB Boyz says
Happy 13th Birthday Cricket!!!
Jakey & Arty
Thank you so much, Boyz! xxoo
Mary McNeil says
Happy Birthday Sweet Cricket – from me, the cats, and OUR 13 year old Beagle girl Brandy !
Thank you, Mary! We love that you have a beagle the same age too!
The Island Cats says
Happy Birthday, Cricket! What a fun way to celebrate!
Edie Chase says
Happy Birthday Cricket!!!
Thank you, Edie!! xxoo
Forest Poodles says
What a sweet girl you are! Happy birthday Cricket!
Thank you!! ♥♥
Happy howling birthday, Cricket! Welcome to being a teenager! Now you are officially allowed to be crazy and have attitude! Hope your day is wonderful and filled with love and fun!
Thank you, Emma! I’m so glad I’m now officially allowed to be myself! hee hee
Brian Frum says
Happy Birthday from all of us sweet Cricket! We hope you enjoy your special day!!!
I sure did, Brian, thank you all!! ♥
Happy Birthday, Beautiful Cricket! You bless the lives of everyone you touch.
Thank you!! xxoo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRICKET!!!! We love seeing your smiling face! 😀 Have a fabulous day, we’ll be celebrating right along with you! Sending Happy Havachon Hugs. xoxo
Thank you so much, Daisy!!! ♥♥
Theresa Spaid says
Happy Birthday Cricket! Enjoy this special day!
Thank you, Theresa!! ♥
Crystal Stewart says
Cricket, Happy 13th Birthday. I hope you get to feeling better. I want to win this giveaway please.
Thank you, Crystal, and good luck in the giveaway!!
Mary Hone says
Happy Happy Birthday. Older is better, just ask Roxy. LOL
We agree with Roxy!! 🙂
Have a wonderful birthday, Cricket!
The photos are amazing, she has a gorgeous smile!
Thank you, on both counts! ♥
happy happy birthday beautiful girl!!! have a super funny day with lots of hugs and kisses
Thank you!! xxxooo