Thursday, January 13, 2022

Happy 12th Birthday Hailey!

Today our girl turns 12!!!!!!!

I was going through the archives looking for pictures of her to post and came across a few gems, which made me feel very sentimental. 

These were from her foster parents, when she was very young and still in the U.S.

Her love of food captures when she was so young!

She still had 'baby fat'

This is her profile picture from the rescue in Canada.

She looks so innocent. It is no wonder I fell in love with her

Here is one of the first pictures we took of her. She was 8 months old when she came into our lives.

In hindsight, we were completely unprepared for this whirlwind of a gal. She was probably more dog than we could handle.  It think this picture, taken in 2012, captures her spirit. She is trying to catch a squirrel.

There have been many challenges and heartbreaks over the past 11 plus years in which Hailey was the centre or star. In spite of it all, I realize looking back, Hailey is the dog we needed. She has brought more joy than heartbreak. She has helped me learn patience and understand anxiety. She has made me laugh until it hurts. She has taught me so much and I am a much better dog owner because of her.

Happy Birthday - to my very special, one of a kind girl.

May all your dreams come true (except maybe the one about killing the cat). 

How she was curled up as I wrote this post


  1. happy happy birthday dear Professor Lee... my what a cute little girl you were... and we can see that you were super smart even as a puppy ;O)

  2. Hari OM
    HAPPY BARKDAY HAILEY!!! What a fabulous 12 years you have had, really, even if sometimes you couldn't appreciate them. You have been surrounded by care and Love and that is what counts. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Lovely photos. Happy Birthday, girl dog.

  4. Happy Happy 12th birthday, dear Lee. You were precious when they found you and even more precious now as you lay curled up warm and cozy. You sure do not look your age at all. I am so happy you were rescued and we agree with mama that each dog is one of a kind and teaches us the things we need... have a great day sweet pup

  5. Happy Birthday, Hailey! We've never seen those pictures of itty bitty little you. You definitely landed in the perfect house for you with the best pawrents and brother anyone could want.

  6. Lee happy happy 12th barkday precious girl.
    I don't recall ever seeing your (probably forgot you know I'm older than dirt) you baby photo.
    Ask Lady to give you a hug from us

  7. What precious photos. Happy Birthday, Hailey!

  8. Happy 12th birthday Hailey.
    You truly are special, and it's been lovely to get to know you through this blog.

  9. Happy Birthday sweet girl. What beautiful pics your Mom has posted to remember your day.

  10. Happy 12th birthday, Hailey!!! What a cute pup!!! You found the perfect home We loved your pic on IG.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Happy Birthday beauty of heart and life!

  12. Happy Birthday, Hailey! You have gone from cutie to beauty!

  13. Happy Barkday, sweet Hailey! You're still a cutie with your ears.

  14. Happy Birthday, sweet fren. Twelve looks great on you! Enjoy your special day!

    Love and licks,

  15. Happy birthday Lee! Hope you got some yummy treats and a squeaky toy!

  16. Hailey, you were tiny! You are only a couple of months older than Cinnamon! We shall sing you the song even if we are late!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeerr Hailey!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


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