Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's Bunny Day!

We interrupt today's Wordless Wednesday post to wish a certain little blue fawn Greyhound the very happiest of birthdays.  It's hard to believe that she's four years old.  We feel so lucky to have her as a part of our lives.

Most people who have followed our blog for a while know the basic facts about Bunny.  Her racing name is Bank on Benefit and she was born into a litter of eight puppies.  I don't believe that any of them are as tiny as she is.  She went to schooling with her littermates, but never races and was retired at eighteen months old.  The truth of the matter is that she had much more important things to do.  She healed a huge hole in my heart and in our pack that was left when Treat passed away.  Hawk had quit eating, Blueberry was pensive as she watched over me and Lilac was, well, Lilac.  Not much fazes her! 

I look back to that day when we brought her home after a three week wait that seemed like forever.  I didn't think I could love another dog the way I loved Treat, but Bunny didn't get the memo.  If I'm really honest, Bunny may be even better than Treat was, but that's hard to admit.  Treat was rotten, a total diva, and while Bunny is spoiled, she doesn't demand it like Treat did.  There's just an innate sweetness to Bunny that's a bit hard to describe. 

That's not to say that sweetness is the only trait she possesses.  She's a funny little dog, and sometimes you can see the sparkle in her eye when she's playing with you.  For such a tiny Greyhound, she has the amazing ability to weigh five hundred pounds when she's comfortable in your spot on the bed.  She's the tap dancer of joy in the kitchen when I arrive home from being gone.  Bunny is fearless, whether it's climbing rocks on hiking trails or running full tilt at the dog park while dogs three times her size thunder after her.  She never backs down from a challenge.  There's never a time when she's not ready to go and do something, no matter what it is.  She's adapting to living with Morgan, who has appointed herself Bunny's personal bodyguard, which leaves Bunny free to be my bodyguard.  She's a tiny Greyhound with big dreams.

She was even sweet enough to agree to postpone her birthday celebration a bit while we fuss over Blueberry after her surgery today.  That's not to say that we won't be celebrating.  As a matter of fact, we started a little early with a run at the dog park last night where Bunny once again led all the other dogs on a merry chase when she decided to make a couple of laps around the dog park.  Not a single dog there could catch her, and I think she was quite proud of that fact.

There will be cake and presents, if Blueberry feels up to joining us, and if not, we'll just have the cake on Thursday.  We'll definitely be celebrating!  The truth of the matter is that we're the ones who really got a gift today, in a tiny blue fawn fur coat.  So, while we wait for news on Miss Blueberry, please join us in wishing Bunny the happiest of birthdays!

Bunny's portrait from Furtography by Mark Caughel
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  1. Happy Birthday Bunny! Hope you have a fantastic day!
    Kodi & her mum x

  2. HAPPY BIRFDAY miss Bunny! I so excited dat today is your birfday! I think your mom has your purty pegged. You are a true gem Bunny!
    We will haves ya'll all in our thoughts today while Blueberry is at da vet. We's gonna has all our paws crossed with our powerful vibes coming your way too.
    And, I is in total awe overs dat portrait of Bunny...holy cows!!!!!!!!!


  3. Happy birthday, Bunny, and best wishes Blueberry.

  4. Blueberry - there will be a bottle of champagne opened for you tonight here in France !

  5. Happy Birthday Bunny - we can't be wordless about such an important day and such a very beautiful girl.
    That portrait of you is just devine.
    We loved all the lovely pics of you today and wish you the very best of days.
    At the same time we are thinking of Blueberry and wish her well.
    We do hope she is up to joining in the celebrations but if not it wont matter if it's tomorrow!!!
    We will have some cake over here in Scotland for your birthday Bunny - we are so glad to have met you.
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx
    ps don't mention the cake if you ever meet our vet he keeps on with the D.... word!!!!

  6. Happy Barkday Bunny!!! you were adorable as a baby and you are just so gorgeous all grown up.

    we wish you the best and we love how you came into your mumster's life when she needed you most.......

    and we are not forgetting Blueberry and send our healing thoughts

    coco and tiffy

  7. In the picture of her on the beach, the look on her face is so similar to Badger's "Did I say you could stop petting me, woman?" face that I did a double-take! Happy happy birthday Miss Bunny, and good luck to Miss Blueberry!

  8. She is beautiful. Hope her day is filled with lots of treats and fun.

  9. Happy Birthday Bunny! I loved reading more about you - though I already knew you were sweet, beautiful, and never back down from a challenge, I have seen all your hiking pictures! I hope you have a very special day.

    We will be thinking of Blueberry today and hope everything goes well.

    Your pal, Pip

  10. Happy Birthday Bunny!! You are really such a beautiful girl and we love reading about your adventures!!

    Keeping Blueberry in our thoughts and prayers today - the power of the paw will be taking care of her :)

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  11. Happy Birthday Bunny! You are too funny, Bunny! BOL! Give Blueberry a sugar for us. The power of the paw is all around.


  12. YAY FOR BUNNY!!!!

    I hope things go OK with Blue, I really do. :P

  13. Happy Birthday, Bunny! Hope many more to come too!!!

    I've to thank your mom for telling us more about you and what a little cutie you were when you're a puppy. You're the sweetest and the best!!!

    Our best wishes to Blueberry as well. She's always in our thoughts.

  14. I'm so jealous of her baby pictures! Lucky! Happy Birthday, Bunny.

  15. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday, dear Bunny!!
    Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful day.......which includes positive news about sister Blueberry!!!!! We will be waiting to hear, with paws crossed.


    PeeS.....I don't remember seeing your baby fotos before!! What a SWEETHEART!!!!

  16. We never knew you were a blue fawn, but I did know you were beautiful! We hope you have a wonderful day.

    Wishing the best for Blueberry today. We hope she feels like celebrating with you tonight.

  17. Happy birthday Ms. B! Don't fret, there will be plenty time to party, we just need your sister to get home with good news. :)

  18. Is Bunny the middle one in the puppy photo? Oh my, she was a bundle of sweetness from Day One!

    I'm so glad that Bunny was ready for her life's mission - to heal your heart. I wish that I could meet her in person because she melts my heart over the screen.

    I thought of Blueberry all day yesterday (I think that I had the day right). I hope that she's doing well, and that the pathology comes back promptly. I've been through the waiting game on pathology so I know what it's like. We're about to go through it again with K. Please know that I'm thinking of you and empathizing.

    Happy Birthday to Bunny! Please give her a pat from her secret admirer in Colorado!

  19. Happy Birthday Bunny. Hope it is a grand day and you gets lots of belly rubs and snuggles. Your pictures are devine and you have grown into such a beautiful girl. We are also sending good vibes for Blueberry and hope all goes well and she will want some nummy cake when she gets home. Have a great day. The Hounddogs

  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    November is a great Birthday month isn't it!

    Erin, Pompei, Bubbles & Texas

  21. What a furry special post fur Bunny Day!

    Thanks fur sharing it AND Bunny with us!

    PeeEssWoo: Paws khrossed here fur today!

  22. Happy b'day girlfriend!!! Cake and presents?? Dare I say more fashionable collars are headed your way? Or a new coat?? Can't wait to see what you get, and for you to model it--Diva style!

    And extra hugs and licks to Berry today! Hope everything goes well!! Paws crossed!!!

  23. Happy Birthday Bunny, you BEAUTIFUL girl!! Hope you have a pawsome day!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  24. Happy Birthday sweet Bunny, I cant wait to see your birthday pictures, hope blueberry gets to feeling better soon. Have a wonderful day sweetie.

  25. Happy Birthday to you Bunny! You are also giving your folks a good distraction while they are waiting to hear how things are going for Blueberry. What a wonderful girl you are!

    Beautiful birthday tribute, I hope your day ends with even more to celebrate!

  26. It's BUNNY DAY!!! Happy birthday, Bunny!! Such a sweetie pie! Hope you have a great big celebration after you get the good news about Blueberry today.


  27. Happy birthday, Bunny. Speak softly and carry a big personality. ;-)

  28. Happy Birthday Bunny!! I love your portrait!!
    We have someone here who is having a 4th birthday this week too:)

    Sending good wishes Blues way too:)

  29. Awww...Happy Birthday Bunny! Love those puppy photos!

  30. Bunny is one wonderful dog! She is so stunning in that last photo! Thoughts and prayers are with Blueberry and you today! We'll be waiting on the good news!
    -Corbin & Momma, Jenn

  31. YAY! Bunny Day!! Happy Birthday! My goodness, while you are a beautiful adult, you were absolutely an adorable baby!

    All our prayers are with Blueberry today. Please keep us posted!

  32. Yippee! Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday, Bunny! Your mom wrote a most special post about a most extra extraordinary girl! I luved seeing your puppy picture. You were just born beautiful, for sure. And that last picture of you is simply DEE-vine!

    I hope your day is very special!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    PeeS. Please gives Blueberry snuggles from us when she gets home.

  33. Forgot to say.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUNNY!!!

  34. What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful dog! We will be sending pawsitive prayer for Blueberry.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  35. Happy Birthday to an absolutely beautiful girl!


  36. Happy, Happy Birthday, Bunny! I loved reading this post about you. Here's Wishing You a Fourth Birthday that you (and your mom) will remember forever!

    Hugs and Kisses to both you and Blueberry. I hope her surgery today goes well.

  37. Yay! Happy B-Day, Bunny! We love you!


  38. Oooooo. I git to sing again (without getting yelled at)! Here goes...

    ♫ Happy Birfday to You ♫ Happy Birfday to You ♫ Happy Birfday Dear Bunny ♫ Happy Birfday to YOU ♫ AROOOOOO ♫

    And wishing all the best for Blueberry today!

  39. Happy Birthday Bunny. Fabby pictures. I love the second one.

  40. Happy Birthday, Bunny! and many more....

    We are also keeping our paws crossed for good news for Blueberry. Please keep us posted.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

    PeeS: please tell you human we love her writing!

  41. Happy Birthday Bunny!
    Can you believe I have never seen a Gray Hound puppy before?
    We have some adults in our neighborhood though. Alaska is not the best place for Grey Hounds and Whippets. Just to cold!
    Hope you have a Wonderful Birthday! And heartfelt healthy wishes for Blueberry.

  42. Happy Birthday to sweet Bunny!!! This is such a beautiful post you wrote to honor her. With all that is going on today with Blueberry, it was just such a special thing to do.

    We are all hoping for good news on Blueberry - hugs to you and her.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  43. Happy Birthday beautiful Bunny! Lots of slobbers from Snoopy and Arrow!

  44. Happy birthday wishes! wow what a beautiful coat and scarf. and that portrait is spectacular.

  45. Happy birthday Bunny. I hope you get an entire bag of snacks all for you.

  46. Happy birthday to one of the prettiest greyhound girls I know!! The puppy photos are SO VERY CUTE!! Love the portrait too! xoxoxo

  47. Oh Bunny! Happy barkday to you! You do seem like such a sweet and loving girl. Sometimes Mom's don't even know how much they need us until we are snuggled up under the covers helping them heal.

    Kitty and Coco

  48. Happy Birthday, Bunny! I knew it was coming up, but must have misunderstood about which day. This post was a beautiful tribute to Bunny. It's so nice that you've all made each other so happy.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  49. The happiest of birthdays to you, Miss Bunny!!! All that attention, and cake too! :)

  50. Dear Bunny,
    I'm a day late, but wish you the very best of birthdays! Such a nice story your mom shared with all of us today. =) Beautiful pictures of you!

    P.S., Sending get well quick wishes to Blueberry...

  51. Happy Birfday Bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You look super adorable in yous outfits!!

    IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

  52. Happy Birthday Bunny! We can never look at your pictures without thinking "Super Model." Your baby pics are adorable too.

    The Road Dogs

  53. Happy birthday! What a great and meaningful tribute.

  54. What sweet puppies pictures! I have never seen a greyhound puppy, they are adorable. Hope you have a Happy Birthday Bunny! Sounds like you are very well loved and have a special place in your family's heart. That's the best stuff to hear.

    Glad Blueberry is doing OK. Wishing him well.

  55. Happy birthday, Bunny! I hope everyone had a fantastic time celebrating such a special day!

    That portrait is magnificent.

  56. happy happy 4th birthday, miss bunny!! :)
    your family loves you super duper much, and they are so lucky ducky to have you as part of their pack!

    the booker man

  57. Happy Barkday, Bunny!... and many more to come. Hope you have a wonderful day with the family.

    Licks, hero

  58. Happy Birthday dear Bunny... sorry we are a bit late.. we were away :) I see that you have had a great celebration and it was really kind of you to wait for Blue to join in the celebs.

    woofs & licks,

  59. Happy Bunny Day! You are breathtakingly beautiful, I must say.


  60. Bunny, your portrait is gorgeous! You are a super model!


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