Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's My Golden Birthday!

I can't believe I'm 13 years young today! In case you don't know what a golden birthday is, it's when a pug turns the age of their birth day. Today is the 13th of May and I'm 13! Mom is also a 13 baby but she celebrated her golden birthday back in the stone age!

Mom can't believe I was ever this small. This is me on my first day home. 10 weeks after my biological mom gave birth to me, Mom and Dad picked me up and drove me to my forever home. That big contraption on the right is the crate I had for the first two years of my life. It was way too big for me so Dad put a piece of cardboard in it so that I just used half. I never really liked that crate and was completely relieved when I no longer needed it.

But let me step back a little. I decided to sleep in today because I completey forgot it was my birthday. We had severe thunderstorms last night and all the thunder kept me up. I'm really afraid of thunder and hid under the covers cuddled up next to Dad so that nothing would harm me.

Mom tried several times to wake me up and was finally successful. I'm definitely not a morning pug.

I didn't know why I had to get out of bed. "What's the problem lady? I'm trying to sleep. I only got 12 hours in and I'm still tired!"

"It's my what? What you talkin' about Willis? My birthday?"

"Are you sure? I'm not getting out of bed this early for nothing!"

If it is my birthday you know what that means - POPEYES! Delicious! And who knows what else is planned since it is my golden birthday. Hey wait. Aren't you suppose to visit your birth day number of restaurants on your golden birthday? OMD! I'm going to be in a food coma by the end of the day!

I couldn't believe my eyes and nose when I came downstairs to find a whole dehydrator full of beef jerky waiting just for me. I'm going to eat 13 pieces!

And of course a special, delicious, golden birthday boy breakfast - scrambly eggs and sausage! Yummy!

Mom told me that the rest of the day is a surprise. Her lips are sealed and even though I tried to bribe her with lots of kisses, she won't tell me what she has planned. I'm off to take a nice long nap so that I'm well rested for the rest of my big day. Happy birthday to me!


THE PUGLET said...

AW, Stubbs - HAPPY BDAY! As always, your wiseness has taught me something new. Golden Day? Cool!

Dutch the spotted bed hog hogged my blog today (!!!!), so my secret birthday surprise to you got, uh, pre-emptied. Geez. Never piss off a bed hog.

I can't wait to hear what surprises your mom has planned!!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Happy 13th birfday Stubby!!!! We can't wait to see what fun things you get to do today. And tuni totally agrees with no wanting to get out of bed earlys!

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! I just found out about this golden day thingy this year. I was completely in the dark and I'm glad I could enlighten you.

I saw what Dutch did to your blog. Sheesh! He's a bed hog and a blog hog. What's next? Camera hog?

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Sequoia & Tuni! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm dying to know where we're going and what we're doing but so far not a peep out of my peeps!

Tuni and I are totally on the same page. Sleeping in rocks!

Stubby xoxo

Pearl said...


Ohhhh what an exciting day! Your GOLDEN birthday!

I left a happy birthday message for you on my bloggie. :)


dw said...

Happy Birfday, Stubby!!!!! Oh my goodness you were such a tiny little puggie when your Mom and Dad first brought you home! I sure do hope you get to do something very very special today because this is a very very special birfday -- not only is it your golden birfday, but you're now a teenager, just like Emmitt!!! Oh, and remember, Stubbs, if you have Popeyes today -- oh, wait, WHEN you have Popeyes today ( :D ) be careful hows you eats it!!!

Happy Birfday!!!

iiiiiiiiiiiii <-candles

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Oh, dear, sweet Stubby!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hope you have the most fabulous birthday ever!! You so deserve it!!!!! I can't wait to hear about all the exciting things your momma and daddy do for your birthday!!!!

~Hugs & Kisses~


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh my Goodness just look at 'dat wittle Stubbys!!


Stubby bud, I's sorry I's gots alls ups in your day...Josie said 'dat when I gets better she is going to have you come over for a belated party!! So 'dats not so bad. 'Dat means you get too parties!!
Stubby you have been a wonderful friend to all of us and your Mommy has been a wonderful friend to my Mommy!!
It's funny the bond that pug people share and in the short time you knows ones another the quick and strong friendships you form!! And 'dat goes for us puggies too. We tooks to each others right aways. Well, maybe nots so much yous and Izzy, but I thinks yous two are adapting to ones another!!
You're a great little boy friend for my sister and we wishes you alls the best today on your golden b-day little buddies.
Now I's must goes and nappy.
Anakin Man

Punchbugpug said...

A very HAPPY BARKDAY to you!!!! You don't look a day over 8!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your birthday surprises!

Salinger The Pug said...

Happy Birthday DUDE!!!!'re a teenager now! We hope you don't turn into one of those grumpy surly types that just sits around complaining and playing PlayStation all day!!!!

Enjoy your Popeyes buddy! We can't wait to hear what your surprise was!!!

S-Dog (and peeps)

Two Pugs in a Pod said...

Happy Birthday, Stubby! I sure love your blog. We had the storms last night too, and Klausie kept waking up and barking at the thunder! Silly puggy, he thinks he's so tough. (But he's not so bad, for a brother.) Hope you enjoy your Popeyes! (I asked Mom what Popeyes was, but she told me not to worry about it. Whatever!)



Yoda & Brutus said...

Happy Birthday Stubby!!! Hope you have a great one!!! :):)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Hank said...


So yer 13, huh? Well, you don't look a day over 9, my friend!

Here's tuh you, buddy!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Happy Golden Birthday to you. WOW you know how to celebrate. Lots of Golden Wishes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wilma said...

Hey Stubby,
Happy Birthday!!!! Other than the getting up early, sounds like your golden day started off great. Can't wait to hear about the rest. Plus,now you'll get two parties when Anakin feels better.

Happy 13th!!
Much love,
Wilma, Brigitte and Sluggo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy happy birthday stubby!

what a special day your mom and dad have planned for you!

just from what we have seen so far, it is going to be a wonderful celebration of you!

we love you!

m & e

agent99 said...

Happy Birthday Buddy!
We hope we see you soon so we can give you some licks!
Are you going to PugFest?
ENjoy your Golden day, we can't wait to hear about all your birthday booty,

Gen & the Foo

Those Elgin Pugs said...

I didn't know you when you were one...but my Stubby was little and nimble and cute and fun!!
I didn't know you when you were two...but my Stubby was loved and cared for and called Stubby Roo.
I didn't know you when you were three...but my Stubby had many compassions. One being for trees.
I didn't know you when you were four...but my Stubby through his years made lots of friends and he's adored.
Five, six, then seven...
Then four more years later, now he's eleven.
I didn't know you when you were Eleven either, but then when twelve came, your life got sweeter!! (hee hee)
Now you're the big thirteen!! You're a green , recipe with bean, Studly Stubby love Machine.
I hopes it was just as sweet as you are!!
Love Your Josie Girl

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Happy b-day Stubby! Mamas loved all your pics from the past all the ways to the pwresent.

We don't like crates or being contained in any capacity either.

Licks you Laters,
The Slimmer Pugs

Dana Orsborn said...

Happy Birthday Stubby!

I hope you had a great one!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wake up little Stubby Wake up
Wake up little Stubby Wake up
Today is your Happy Birthday, so
wake up little Stubby wake up.
You were such an adorable baby
and your mommy and dad fell in love with you. I have seen kisses smothered all over you since I have known you,
And soooo, I sing
Happy Birthday to you- cutie pie.
I hope you get some jerkey and more scrambly eggs and sausage and popeye chicken,
Here is some kisses for you cutey pie
Happy GOLDEN 13

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Stubbs, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday deeeaaarrrr Stubby. Happy Birthday to you. And many more.

We love every gray hair on your little chin Stubby.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Apollo said...

How cool! A golden birthday! Well happy birthday, Stubby! That is really nice of your Mom to make you beef jerky. And that breakfast looks like a great way to start off your birthday day. I can't wait to see all your festivities.

(Apollo's Mommy here: Your puppy picture is just adorable! And you're still a cutie!)

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! You are the sweetest girl ever to put a pic of little ole me on your bloggy. I'm so lucky to call you my friend!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi dw! How could I forget that I'm a teenager now? Duh! I'm officially old!

I had so much to eat yesterday that I think my food is still digesting. I did have Popeyes but only chicken strips. Oh, and french fries and lots of other treats!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. I had an absolutely fabulous birthday. It was non-stop action all day and I'm pooped out today. It may take me all weekend to recover but it was so worth it!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Anakin Man! I'm so glad you're feeling better little buddy. Don't worry about my party because when you are better the party we have will be even bigger and better. Just take care of yourself, okay?

Mom and I are so lucky to have you and your family in our lives. All of us did take to one another instantly (okay, maybe not Izzy) and have grown to love each other over these past months. I can't wait to see what the future holds because you will be part of it!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Punchy! Thanks for the compliment and birthday wishes! Some days I feel my age and some not. That's just what happens as you age and I just roll with the punches (pun intended)!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger! I'm totally a teenager but don't worrying about me playing games all day. I'm way too busy napping for all that nonsense!

Mom and Dad tell me that I'm getting grumpy in my old age but I think it's just them. I mean, can't a dude bark a little every now and then? Sheesh!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Natty! Thanks for stopping by my bloggie and thanks for the birthday wishes. Those storms were awful but today it's nice and sunny - perfect napping weather.

I'm so glad you like my bloggie. Ask your mom about Popeyes again because you're missing out. It's delicious!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Yoda & Brutus! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had such a great birthday that I asked Mom to pinch me to make sure it was real. I got to go for car rides, visit stores, and of course eat, eat, eat! I loved it and wish every day was my birthday!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Hank! I'm sure you had a PBR in honor of my birthday yesterday. I didn't do any drinking (more for you) but I sure did my fair share of eating. I feel a little tubey today but it was totally worth it!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Sugar! Thanks for stopping by with golden birthday wishes! I totally know how to celebrate - from sunrise to sunset. I ate my way through the entire day and had a great time doing it!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Wilma, Brigitte & Slugo! I agree that the getting up early part was the worse part of the day. I need lots of sleep now that I'm old but sometimes Mom makes me get up at the crack of dawn. The nerve of her!

I can't wait until Anakin is all better and we can really party!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! I'm a teenager like you Emmitt! Us old guys have to stick together, you know what I mean? Between your party last week and my birthday yesterday, I'm so exhausted. I feel like I could sleep for a week but that would be silly because I would miss so many meals!

I love you guys!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Gen & The Foo! I had such a pawsome birthday that I don't know how Mom and Dad are ever going to top it.

I'm not going to Pug Fest this Sunday because Mom thinks it might be too much for me. I do want to get together with you guys so have your mom contact my mom to set something up. We can also invite the Elgin puggies and make it a big party!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Josie Girl! I'm speechless! What a wonderful poem you wrote for me. I totally love it and will cherish it forever!

I can't wait to see you and tell you all about my birthday!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Slimmer Pugs! Thanks for stopping by my bloggie. What a perfect present - meeting new friends.

I actually hated that crate and I'm glad I'm not the only one. Pugs belong with people not crates!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Dana! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had such a great day and even had some whippy cream in honor of Penny. I'm so glad you're still blogging.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! What a perfect little birthday song you sang to me! Thank you so much for being such a great friend.

I had such a great birthday that I'm taking the whole day today to recover. I ate so much great food and got so many kisses. I even felt the kisses you blew to me. What's a Tweedles to do but send kisses to Stubby on his birthday!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Stella, Gunther & Betty! Thanks for the birthday song. I wish I could of had a huge birthday party with all my friends because I feel like I ate enough for all of you. Mom said I overdid it just a little bit yesterday and I'm really paying for it today. It was totally worth it so don't feel bad for me.

That's so sweet of you to say that you love every grey hair on my chin because I have lots of them. Do they make me look distinguished? I think they do!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Apollo! My birthday was pawsome but I told Mom that I want a real party like you had. I wish I could have been there but I'm making plans to visit Indy this summer - yay!

Mom said I was the cutest puppy ever but that's because she my mom. I think all us puggies are cute babies!

Stubby xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Look at all that yummy beef jerky, I am jealous! :)

I hope you had lots of fun and got some cool toys.

You are a very cute puggy when you first wake up too!

Debbie said...

Hi Stubby - happy birthday. You are travelling well for your age.

Stubby said...

Hi Lex! I ate so much yesterday and I totally loved it! I still love to eat after all these years. Mom thinks my appetite is growing as I age.

Thanks for the compliment. Sometimes it takes me so long to wake up and I walk around with sleepy eyes for hours!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I guess I am traveling well for my age - I never even thought about it. It's much harder for me to get around now than a year ago but I still go where I want to go and do what I want to do.

Stubby xoxo

Heather and Walter said...

happppy birthday!!!!!!! You are a special lil guy and walter loves your face when he sees it on the screen!!!

Miss Patty the Pug said...

Dear Stubby,
Happy Birthday! That sounds like an exciting day! I wish I could eat popeyes! Maybe someday...
Pug hugs and kisses, Patty