6.18.2008

My Big Day!

Today is my birthday - my moms think I am nine years old. They don't know my actual day of birth, but they gave me a birthday anyway. Today is the day that my moms adopted me from Legacy Boxer Rescue and picked me up from my foster mom, Vasha, at the PetsMart. Here's the picture!

That day, three short years ago, I got a forever home, two moms, and a new name. Cubby was born! My moms bought me that cool blue harness, and took me home.
It's been a very exciting three years. I got a sister to play with. Her name is Dakota, and she's weird, but I love her. It took time, but I taught her to be cool and play like a boxer. At first she just stood there and looked horrified when I would bite her legs, box her, and mouth wrestle. She came around eventually.
I made my moms start volunteering with Legacy Boxer Rescue. I owed them after they saved me from certain death at the shelter. I have helped save many boxers in my three years. I have been a boxer ambassador, visiting potential boxer families, and attending many pet fairs, like this one.

I learned to play with toys. At first, I didn't play with toys at all. Then I started playing with toys alone, then with the moms, and finally with Dakota. Now I am a total playbaby!

I went on lots of car and truck rides, all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I try my best to make my moms take me everywhere (as a tip for all of my buddies, if you lick a hole in the wall when they leave you alone, they won't leave you alone as often).

I got to meet and visit my cousin , Dude. He eventually got a sister, Trina, and I get to visit her, too.

I learned to ask for (and get) belly rubs. My friends (who I met on a home visit) call it being a "show dog!" I got so good at it, that now I even ask strangers sometimes!

I had two eye surgeries. During that sad time, I learned to wear a cone on my head. I went from being afraid of it at first, to using it as a shield in my Dakota wrestling matches.

I have received and sent more cards, letter, and packages than I ever thought possible for a boxer. I have made many blogger friends all over the world, and I love them all.

I got to meet some very cute puppies. That was not my favorite adventure (they tried to nurse off of me - OUCH!). They were fun from a distance, though!

I got to see some snow a couple of times, and the moms bought me a coat. Dakota thinks snow is the best thing besides food. I think it makes my feet cold, but I do look good in my coat!

I won a trophy in a costume contest. It was at a Legacy Boxer Rescue event, and I dressed as a lobster and as Mickey Mouse. Dakota still covets my trophy!

I had a foster brother, Magoo, last summer. He was the coolest brother ever! We played non-stop, and I taught him to be a boxer. When he got adopted, his new sister had to reteach him to be a schnauzer!

I have had lots of yummy food and treats, including getting to lick the ice cream carton when it's empty. I do a very thorough job of it, if I do say so myself.

I have had lots of nappies on the couch. When the house is too cold, I will grunt until the moms throw a blanket on me.

I built my own website, Cubby Art, where I make clip art of dogs, and other stuff. Half of my profits go to Legacy Boxer Rescue, half go to treats for me and Dakota.

I had two dogs named after me, Cubby and Cubby. I am so proud of both of my nakesakes!

I also found a very beautiful blogger girlfriend, Cairo. Just look at that face!

I have made many other Blogger friends and LBR friends. I love all of you guys!
I have had a rich and wonderful three years. Who would have thought that this little boxer in danger of being euthanised at a shelter, could get so lucky? Happy Birthday to me!!!

20 comments:

Lady & Zena 's Personal Diary said...

Happy Barkday (:
Hope you have a wonderful day !

Loves,
Lady & Zena

Peanut said...

happy Birthday to you Cubby. You have had a lovely eventful filled 3 years.

Ferndoggle said...

Happy Barkday Cubby! You don't look a day over 4! We're so glad you got such a great new family and we're so honored to be friends with the founder of Cubby Art!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

threecollie said...

Happy birthday, Cubby friend

Moco said...

The moms and Dakota are so lucky to have found you. I am sure you have made their life just as rich as yours has been. Happy Birthday to you!

Koa said...

Happy Birthday Cubby!!! I am so happy that you found 2 great Mom's and now enjoy a life every dog should have!
lub Koa

Ari_1965 said...

Many happy returns, Cubby.

Lacy said...

w00f's Cubby, happy adoption-barkday to u...sooo glad u moms found and tooked u home wiff em...hope u git lots of toys and trweats on ur special day...and u haff many, many more..

b safe,
~rocky~

KB said...

I hope you have the best, most special day ever because you definitely deserve it after all you've accomplished!!!

Licks and some nub twists to you!!!
AND LOTS OF ICE CREAM FROM THE CARTON!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy birthday and happy adoption day, Cubby! We hope you have the best day ever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Comet and BLU said...

Happy gotcha! barkday to you Cubby. It sounds like you've had a wonderful life since you found your moms! Here's to many many more of them.
Comet and BLU

Simba said...

Wishing you a very happy barkday.

Simba x

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and "gotcha" day, Cubby! Many happy returns.

Teresa in OKC

The Zoo Crew said...

Happy barkday, Cubby! And gotcha day, too. Mom says that soon she's gonna have some Cubby art done of all of us here at the zoo :)

Peace + Paws,

Kai

Joe Stains said...

Happy Birthday Cubby, you really have made a huge difference in so many dog lives in your three years with your Mom!! Keep up the good work, but the play too!

One of the pack said...

Cubby,

A big happy birthday to you! What a fabulous start to your Moms volunteering with Legacy. Keep up the great work!

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

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The Brat Pack said...

Oh no! How'd we miss your special day?!? We hope it was pawsome, you are all so lucky to have each other!

The Brat Pack

Charlie said...

Cubby, I don't think we've known you all of the last 3 years, but I sure hope we know you all of the next 3! Happy Barkday!!
- Charlie

Tansy said...

My dogness, Cubby, what a Tale! Happy Barkday and Many More!

Barks,
Tansy