Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Martha!

Martha’s Mom here…please bear with me and my ramblings on my dogter’s third birthday. I think anyone who writes a blog for their dog, er, helps their dog write a blog, is officially a “Crazy Dog Person”. I know *you*, dear friends and feller bloggers, will understand my thoughts and feelings about a little 15lb Boston Terrier who has taken over our home.

When Martha came to stay with us, the last thing we needed was another dog. We already had several and I was just ending my rescue days after dealing with all the assholes I could handle, er, to focus on graduating college and happenings in our lives. However, the minute my husband and I held that little bundle of worms, it was all over. Martha was here to stay and free to take over our lives.

Little did we understand the dramatic impact such a little Terriorist would have on our lives. Not only did she give me scabies, she opened up a part of myself that no dog has ever done before. Sure, I have always been a dog lover, having had dogs since the time of conception and all throughout my years. I loved dogs and they were members of the family, treated with love and respect and admiration. But they weren’t “little children in furry coats”. Martha has changed all that.

Martha has personality beyond any dog (and most humans) I have ever met. I know there will never be another Martha in this world and I am eternally grateful that she is mine! She is bossy and nosy and uber intelligent and bossy and affectionate and playful and social and bossy and just everything a dog should be. She makes us laugh and smile and talk in weird “Martha” voices and refer to her as our “dogter”.

So, on Martha’s third birthday, I wish that everyone has an opportunity to have a Martha or two in their lives. And I wish all dogs in this world have a chance to live The Life of Martha. And most of all, I wish that our days with Martha are numerous and continue to be filled with laughter.

Happy birthday, Martha!



Please enjoy some of my favorite photos from this year.









16 comments:

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Martha - and many, many more! We're hoping that you get lots of treats and pressies!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

your human almost summed up how great us bostons are. she did do a great job of telling us about how wonderful you are!! happy rescue/adoption/birthday. you changed your family's life!

Peanut said...

Oh happy Birthday Martha. That is how my mom feels about me most of the time. Sometimes she just wants to give me away.

Mack said...

Martha's Mom:
I know your dogter feels the same way about you too! The love flows both ways! 12 Lbs??? Oh my Lord she is little! (And oh so cute!)

Sugars,
Mack

PeeS:
Happy Birthday pretty Martha!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Martha!!!

Happy Barkday to you!!! I hope you have a pawsome day!

Lots of Licks, Ruby (and her Mom Michele!!!)

Ali said...

Happy Third Birthday Martha! You are such a pretty girl. ;)

Martha's Mom -- I love reading 'your' thoughts on Martha's blog. I hope you continue to post every once in a while. :O)

Ike said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE! I AM SENDING YOU SOMETHING (WITH YOUR VALENTINE'S GIFT) AS SOON AS MY LAZY MOM GETS OFF HER FAT A*S AND GOES TO THE POST OFFICE.
I LOVE YOU,
IKES

Megan said...

Sweet post Martha's human. And...
Happy Birthday Martha!!

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. Lots of people think I am a nut, but that's ok. My dogs adore me just as much as I do them!
Hope Miss Martha has many, many, many more birthdays! She is a sweetie!
Tammy
Mom to Two Wild & Crazy Guyz

Stanley said...

Hey, Mama de Martha!

From your post on the FABulous Miss M, I can tell that you are, indeed, worthy of all the Marthaness that is embodied in that 15 lb Boston girl. She is not just in your house, she is in your heart. Who couldn't love that little chica to death?

We (my hooman girl & I), love to peep in on Martha's doings, and we think you and your husband must be as crazy as us! (Thank doG)!

Many many more birthdays to our Martha Girl and many years of lovin and livin' and laughin for all of you!

Goober love & birthday smooches,
Stanley

Adventures of Bismarck said...

Aww...Happy Birthday to Martha. Your Mom really has a way with words. She definitely understands you and how special the love of a Boston is. Have a great day and many many more.

FleasGang said...

Happy Belated Barkday, Martha. You sure did a number on your family :-)

luv
The Fleas

Sophie Brador said...

HBD Martha! Mom calls me the dogter too. She says, "This is my dogter. She has a hairy face, but we love her anyway." She thinks it's hysterical.
Your mom sounds really great.

xo
SB

Sweetpea said...

Happy late birthday Martha, nice to meet you mom! Those pics are adorable, but how is it that such a petite dog has such a huge tongue? My Rambo's tongue is just as huge!

Anonymous said...

i love you, baby girl!
your dogmother,
jax

Plummie said...

I'm sorry we missed your birthday Martha.

We hope it was FABULOUS!