Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Baby Girl!

Koira, my little Martini Girl, is turning five tomorrow. I can't believe it.

Here is the picture of Koira that was posted on Craigslist. I was a college student living in an apartment that didn't allow animals. I already had a cat who wasn't allowed, had ended a bad relationship a couple months earlier, and felt like getting a puppy. I didn't do the research or careful planning that I should have done. But this face was irresistible to me.
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This next picture is one of the only two pictures, along with the one above, that I have of Koira before I brought her home. I have no other pictures of her first 8 weeks of life, so these are truly her baby pictures.

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The day I picked Koira up. This picture has made it onto the blog a number of times. I celebrate Koira's Gotcha Day every year, and this is her Gotcha Day picture. She was a squirming little bundle of high energy puppy, smelling of puppy breath and faintly of pee. I had not planned to get a puppy, and had no idea of the adventures that were to come. Koira was the first of the litter of 6 puppies to go to her new home. I was so torn between them all (especially the other tri color, a male), but in the end, it just had to be her.

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And Koira, bundled in her first sweater (which barely fits on a grown human's arm it is so tiny!), sleeping the day away. I believe this is the day she got her first round of puppy shots. She was wiped out for the entire day, poor thing.

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Don't you just love the white on her nose? As an adult, the only white left is a few spots inside her nostrils, but as a pup, her nose was all spotty and adorable.

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This was Koira's first doggie friend. A friend of mine in college saw my new puppy and just had to have one of her own. She picked this little girl up a couple weeks after I got Koira, and they played together regularly.

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Koira used to fit on my shoulder. Who'd have imagined?

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Our first trip to the beach. Koira has always loved the beach beyond reason. I love the total joy in her when we get out on the sand, and I can't resist running and playing with her all over again, just like she was still a little puppy.
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My darling little girl. I can't believe you are turning five years old. And I can't believe how far we have come together.

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16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
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  2. Woof! Woof! SWEET! Happy 5th Birthday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Happy Birthday! What an adorable puppy. No wonder you were torn between all of them. Those ears are ridiculous! My pups love running in the sand too, what is it?

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  4. Happy Wagging Birthday! I too turned 5 this year... It goes by so fast!
    Maggie

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  5. Happy 5th Bday!! Wow...what an adorable puppy she was. The other one in her litter is so freaking cute too. How could you ever choose! That is one thing I love about the blogs...we can keep a great deal of memories we share here.

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  6. I love all the baby pics! That's one thing I wish we had...seeing them when they were young. Happy Birthday!

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  7. Happy B-Day, Koira!

    They say time flies when you are having fun...It flies even faster when you have a dog you love!

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  8. Wow, a secret puppy in college -- that's awesome. She looks SO CUTE with her little martini glass as a puppy!!

    It's crazy to think that Koira probably just flipped your whole life on its head. What kind of person would you be without her?

    Happy Birthday Koira!

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  9. Happy birthday, Koira! What great photos! Koira was irresistible--of course you had to have her! I fell in love with Wrigs after seeing an online photo too (Petfinder). I can't imagine how you kept her a secret from your landlords, though! I'd give anything to have puppy pictures of Wrigs. He was a stray captured by Animal Control as an adult, so I know nothing about his early life.

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  10. Such a beauty. Happy birthday, Koira!
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  11. Happy birthday, Koira! You sure were a cute pup, but you only get better!

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  12. Just when I thought she couldn't get ANY cuter, you go and post puppy pictures. Awww!

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