Happy Birthday, Dance!

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  1. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

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    Tomorrow is Dance's first birthday! I can't believe she's a year old already. I remember looking at pictures of her and her litter last year, from April until June. I had decided that for whatever reason, that I wasn't going to get a Toller until Summer '08. I really liked the breeding that Dance resulted from though, and in June I had decided that I simply had to have a puppy from that litter, if by chance there were still any girls available. I knew my chances were slim, since most people have to be put on a waiting list for a Toller pup and then have to wait 6 months or more for their puppy. I knew it wouldn't hurt to ask though, just in case. So, later on that evening I contacted the breeder and told her a bunch of stuff about myself, and asked if by chance she happened to have any female pups still available. She told me that the puppy she had planned on keeping was looking for a home for various reasons, and that she'd like for us to come and visit. I fell in love with Dance (who was back then, 'Snuggle') instantly. She was perfect... everything I'd hoped for in a puppy. About a week or so later, I brought her home. She's been an absolute dream of a puppy, and has brought so much fun into my life. She's had her quirks, and her issues, but we worked through them together and are coming along really well. The only major issue we ever have now is only with judges at shows, and that's almost 100% my fault for getting so stressed out. Anybody who has ever met her can't believe what a special, sweet, fun-loving girl she is. I've never met a happier, more content with life dog. She lives to have fun and make everyone around her, and especially me, happy. She's an absolutely amazing dog and I hope to have many, many more years with her!

    It's hard to believe she looked like this a year ago:
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    And the very first picture her breeder sent to me, at about 7 weeks old:
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    We have classes tomorrow night so she won't be able to have a full meal (or else she'll fall asleep in class), so I gave her an early birthday dinner tonight - chicken. For whatever reason, chicken is her favourite thing to eat and I don't give it to her often, so I thought tonight would be a good night for her to have it. Tomorrow she'll be getting a couple of new toys (Orbee balls), and after she's done with her false pregnancy, she'll get a new squeaky toy.

    Here she is enjoying her b-day dinner:
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    More pictures and such coming...
     
  2. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

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    She's changed so much over the last year... she went from my little hamster-faced puppy:
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    Then into looking like a young dog...
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    More...
     
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  3. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANCE..........:D

    wow, I cant believe that its been a year already...

    She has grown from an adorable puppy, into a GORGEOUS dog :)
     
  4. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    What a cutie! Happy Birthday, Dance. You're such a beautiful girl :)
     
  5. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

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    ..Into the beautiful girl she is now:
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    Happy Birthday, Roo!!!
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I can't believe she's a year old! I remember when you got her!

    Happy birthday Dance! :D
     
  7. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I remember when you got her too. SHe of the pixie eyes and happy face...Hope you have a wonderful birthday DANCE!
     
  8. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Aww, Happy Birthday, Dance!! :)
     
  9. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Oh my gosh, a year old already?! Happy birthday, Dance!! She really is a beautiful girl. =>
     
  10. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Wow, she grown up really so beautiful. Happy birthday Dance! [​IMG]
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  12. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    It just doesn't seem like it could POSSIBLY be a year since i saw that itty bitty squinty puppy picture first posted...

    She grew up beautifully. you should be proud.
     
  13. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Happy B-day Dancey Girl.
     
  14. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    wow... it's been amazing to watch her grow up and I can't wait to see more of her in the years to come. Happy Birthday Dance!
     
  15. JennSLK

    JennSLK F150 and a .30-06

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    Wow. Happy birthday. She has even matured since I met her at the show.
     
  16. Tahla9999

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    Happy Birthday Dance!:D
     
  17. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Happy birthday. I remember you got the pretty girl right after i joined the forum.
     
  18. skKi

    skKi woop

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    Oh wow happy birthday little toller girl!
     
  19. Danegirl2208

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    Happy birthday Dance!
     
  20. Fran27

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    I'm with everyone - has it really been a year already????

    She's beautiful :)
     

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