Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy Birthday - Hailey

Today we celebrate our girl's 8th birthday! It is hard to believe we have all survived to see this day. While she bring so much joy and energy to our house, she was a very difficult dog those first few years and looking back I am really not sure how we got through it all. However, if I could do it again, I probably would . . . .

Here are 8 fun facts about our girl:

1. We call her Hailey Bug because her last foster mom had nicknamed her Bug because her niece was Hailey (and Hailey was a huge bug-ger). We had called our previous dogs Loki Worm and Gemini Cricket as nicknames, so it was perfect.

2. Hailey is super food motivated. The picture above was taken outside, off leash. She is posing for a cookie.

3. If you touch Hailey in her sleep, she will tell you off!

4. Her morning routine is walk, breakfast and then back to bed for a nap.

5. She will scratch the door to tell you she or Phod needs to go out.  Sometimes she scratches it for attention.

6. If you ask her where her dish is, she will go to it and smack it.

7. She is starting to go really grey around her mouth.  The only sign she is aging (besides her mellowing out).

8. She is an obsessive bum licker (for no medical reason, just because she can!)

She still has her puppy eyes


A special thanks to Madi and her Mom for this wonderful card!


  1. Hari OM
    Hailey, darlin', you look absolutely beautiful today. You really fell on your paws when you got adopted by Lady and Man and who you are now is as much to do with their Love and Dedication as it is to do with yourself. I know that you know that. I am sending you ether hugs and air wags and a big smoochy kiss for you barkday; may there be many more! YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Happy 8th Birthday, Hailey! We love getting to know you better. I growl when I'm trying to get my beauty sleep and I'm disturbed too.

  3. Happy Birthday Hailey. You are just over a month older than me and, guess what, Gail says I was difficult too once! We wish you many more happy years of bum licking...
    Toodle pip!

  4. Happy Birthday Hailey! Oh I hope you get lots of hugs and presents today on YOUR day. I'd say that you found the perfect forever home with peeps who understand you and were patient with you. Here's to many more fabulous birthdays dear girl!

    Love, Teddy

  5. Happy birthday Hailey Bug! Hope you got lots of presents and yum yums!

  6. Great pictures!! Happy Birthday Hailey!!

    Stay warm!
    Momo & Pinot

  7. And #9, she is a beauty!!! Happy Birthday, Hailey!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPY 8th to you My darlin' Hailey are very welcomed!!
    I am food motivated, I don't like being poked when sleeping....I go to my dish when it is
    FULLLLL, food motivate!!.. Hugs and kitty kisses
    Madi aka Bonsai Bunny your bfff and my mom says to tell those who have not met you that your furs are shiny and sparkly and your eyes very expressive

  9. PS oh and I do some scratching when I have to potty too. MOL MOL MOL!!!
    Maybe I'm part K9 or you are part Feline

  10. Happy Birthdy, Hailey Bug! We're so happy you found the pawfect family that gave you time and space to fit in. We know you give everyone love.

  11. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY GURL!!! You look no older than three ~ must be all that FABulous snow! Ma calls me difficult too. I have no idea what these peeps are talking abouts! amirite
    Anyhu, I hopes you have a very happy burthday, and have lots more years of ass-licking! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  12. Hi Hailey! What a great day to have a Birthday! And I want to sing you the song!
    بسیاری از خواسته های خوب

    Many Good Wishes

    تولد تولد تولدت مبارک
    تولد تولد تولدت مبارک
    بیا شمع ها را فوت کن
    که صد سال زنده باشی

    Mommy says I should give you the wishes in English...
    Birthday birthday, happy birthday
    come blow out the candles
    so that you will live 100 years


  13. Happy Birthday dear Hailey, hope you have a wonderful day filled wiv luffs and hugs and CAKE!!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  14. Happy Birthday, Hailey! We hope you get lots of treats to celebrate.

  15. Happy Birthday, Hailey!! We hope you are having a wonderful day, and are getting appropriately spoiled!
    ♥ from all of us at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. Happy Birthday to you Hailey!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. Happy Birthday, H. Eight looks great on you. What a beauty and such a good girl. Cookies help me to be a good girl, too! Enjoy your special day! xo

    Love and licks,

  18. Happy Birthday Hailey. We have often thought that you and Millie could be distant cousins and after reading #8 on your list of "Fun Facts" we know they must be related. Millie also has an odd obsession with licking her back side. BOL!

  19. Hope your day is full fun and folly
    Coffee is on

  20. Happy Birthday Hailey!! Hope you have an awesome day with lots of treats!

  21. Happy Birthday, Hailey!!!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

  22. We are so sorry we are late getting by to wish you a Happy Barkday Hailey, we hope you had a wonderful day. We are so glad that your family choose you and stuck with you no matter what difficulties they encountered.

  23. *♪ღ♪Happy★Birthday, sweet girl! ♪ღ♪* Hope you got extra ear scratches and treats.

  24. Happy belated Birthday Hailey!

  25. Awww! I missed your Birthday! Happy 8th Birthday Hailey! I loved reading about you! I'm really food motivated too, it sure makes picture taking easier for the humans doesn't it? BOL!


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