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Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy 13th Birthday Daphne Doodle!!

It’s hard to believe that this little gray faced lady was once a wiggly, mischievous, silly, playful little puppy dog. Well actually she still is all of those things… we have always called her the dog who never grew up!

This is my Daphne Doodle. And yesterday she turned 13 years old!!

The truth is that this little puppy dog of mine *changed my life*. I was one month shy of my 21 st birthday when she entered my world at 7-weeks-old.  Before Daphne, I was a bit of a wild child and a typical selfish 20-year-old.  I started my wild ways well before college but THAT’S another story.

But the first time I laid eyes on this little puppy and held her in my arms I felt like I had a purpose. Someone needed me. Someone depended on me for everything. I know it sounds silly because, well, yes she is a dog, but that didn’t matter to me. She needed me and I quickly learned that I needed her right back.

Suddenly my focus changed from – when can I get out of class or when can I get off of work so I can go out to when I can out of class or off of work to go be with my little Daphne!?

Of course my parents thought this was just a *phase* and that as soon as she chewed up a pair of my shoes I’d be done with her. Nope, that’s not what happened. Well the shoes part did, Daphne Doodle was a chewer and she didn’t want any of the 1000 toys in her basket, no she wanted my shoes!! I suddenly became very organized because if it wasn’t put away, it belonged to Daphne!

She remained my pride and joy from that 7-week-old puppy dog to this very day. She is still the *queen bee* and although she’d not as fast as she used to be and she can’t see quite as well as she used to, she still keeps up with her 3-year-old-brother Cash just fine!

Happy 13 th Birthday Daphne Doodle!!



  1. Happy Birthday, sweet Daphne Doodle. You look more and more like your Mama everyday!!! I'm sure you got lots of lovin' and maybe an extra dog biscuit or two on your special day!

  2. awww! I love it! Happy Birthday Daphne Doodle!

  3. Express your 13th birthday party ideas with your parents, so that they can help making your day by doing the necessary arrangements and throw a big party for your friends.


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