Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday To My Girl

It is hard to believe but my girl turns 5 this week. Her rescue papers have different birthdays around this time, but today is the day we picked to celebrate it as it is the birthday of a very special friend (and an true animal lover) Missy G. 

When I was looking back through my pictures to find the ones for today's posts, I was reminded of what a challenging little girl Hailey has been. She has destroyed a lot of things, she has tried my patience more times then I can count, and I have felt exacerbated, frustrated and overwhelmed at times. I admit to having times I just wanted to open the door and let her go. Now, 4 and a bit years of having Hailey in my life (we got her when she was 8 months old), I know I would do it all again. She has taught me more than I could have imagined (and a lot has been about patience). I think a combination of our training and understanding (which I finally have with her) and Hailey's natural aging process has resulted in a wonderful, loving, exuberant girl. There is never a dull moment with Hailey around.

Hailey: Thank you for being the wonderful girl you are. I look forward to another great year with you.

Happy Birthday Hailey!

A picture taken by Hailey's first foster Mom 

Hailey's first day in our house

Hailey is 1

Hailey is 2

Hailey is 3 - and clearly still annoyed about having her picture taken

Hailey is 4

Come back tomorrow to see Hailey is 5!


  1. Have a very HAPPY BURFDAY Hailey.
    Hopes you get lots and lots of cake and treats and fings
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Happy Birthday beautiful girl! Now we both are 5 and I think to be 5 is just grrrrrreat!
    Easy Rider

  3. Happy birthday to Lee and we hope you have a fun filled day with plenty of treats. We sure agree there is never a dull moment with Lee about. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Happy Birthday, Hailey! Wonderful pictures!

  5. Happy, Happy Barkday Haley! We know you're gonna have a great birthday today. Mommy will probably spoil you rotten (and so deserved!)

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  6. Happy Birthday beautiful girl. You know the naughtiest pups make the loveliest of dogs when they grow up. That's what my mum told me and I'm stickin to it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABES X
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  7. Happy Birthday! She's lucky she has you! Sometimes the ones that try you the most become the best dogs, don't they?

    Monty and Harlow (the little yellow pup that turned Mom's hair grey with her antics!)

  8. ♫ HAPPY BIRFDAY HAILEY ♫ We hope that you Celebrate your special day in STYLE... with lots of fun and food and furends and family...

  9. Happy Birthday, Hailey! From your pals Beckett and Keltic.

  10. Happy Birthday Hailey! You know that is how I felt about Greta, she was such a handful, but she taught me so much about patience and perseverance and love, I would not have changed anything.
    We are now adjusting some of the ways we do things with Mabel, using what we learned from Greta
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Happy Birthday Hailey, we hope you get lots of treats and extra petting today.

  12. Happy Happy Birthday precious girl! Hope you are having lots of fun! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. We'll be there. We hope she has a wonderful day, with cake and ice cream.

  14. Hari Om
    HAPPY BARKDAY HAILEY!!!!!!!!! What a special gal - and I know from my own experience that a strong-willed lass like yourself is the very best Pawsonal Development Officer!!! I too learned about (my own) anger management and (my own lack of) patience and how impawtent exercise was ... for me!!!

    Now then, I am trying to make a decision over at my place. Can you help? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  15. Happy Birthday, Hailey!! I think sometimes when a dog is a bit more difficult or challenging, it can really increase our bond with them in the long run. It's always definitely worth it!

  16. Happy Birthday Hailey!!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Happy Birthday Hailey.....ooooooh loves that first puppy pic.....and now you have grown into a pretty, even if a sneaky thing, happy gal!

    The Mad Scots

  18. Happy birthday, Hailey! You are very lucky girl to have such a patient and understanding mom. I bet every day gets only better :-) Enjoy your special day xoxo

  19. Happy Birthday Hailey! You sure picked the perfect home for you.

  20. Oh Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  21. Happy Birthday Lee! OMD you were so stinkin cute when you were a little pup.

    Aroo to you,

  22. Happy Happy Birthday! I'm wishing bones fall from the sky just for you!

  23. Happy birthday miss Hailey. Funny how they try our patience, but we wouldn't give them up for the world. Hope you have lots more special days!

  24. Whew! Mes made it on time! And there is time for mes to sing!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Hailey!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

  25. Yipee! Happy Birthday Hailey. You are such a beautiful girl. I can't wait to see your five year old photo!

  26. Dear Ojo's Cousin Lee,

    Happy birthday! Welcome to being five! Five is a pawesome age. (I am five too!)

    It means we are very wise (it takes all four paws plus your tail to count to five!).
    It means we are still very swift and in our primes.
    It means we are five times as pawesome as we were when we were puppies!

    Happy birthday - we hope you get some bacon!

    Cobi + Ojo

  27. OMD!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY HAILEY!!!! OMD, your baby pics are just ADORABLES!!!! Lookie how small you were! You sure have grown into a real pawsome furiend!!
    I hopes you get lots of pressies and IScream and goodies for your burthday!!!
    Ruby ♥

  28. Happiest of birthdays to Miss Lee! She was such a cute puppy. Who would have guessed that her ears would have stood up like that. Here's to many more great birthdays!

  29. HaPpY BaRkDaY HAILEY!!!
    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  30. Happy Birthday Hailey!

  31. Happy Birthday Hailey!

  32. Happy Birthday Hailey! My mom laughed at your mom's comments about just letting you go and lessons in patience cuz she feels that exact same way about me too!!!

  33. Happy Birthday Hailey!!!!! Hope you have many many more!!!!


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