May 13, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEWEY

Four years ago today, at Willowswamp Farm, this little creature was born to the puppy parents Headley and Angus. After spending some time with his two brothers, he came home to live with me, the lonely old Spinster in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Stewey weighed 2#3oz on the night that I brought him home and I gingerly cuddled him to me until Aunt Chrissy told me that it was time for bed. I just couldn't imagine putting him down for one single second, so I placed his little playpen next to my bed and watched him sleep all night long.

I dutifully photographed his every move and growth milestone and even took a class on scrapbooking so that I would have a suitable memory book for him when he grew up and decided to get a place of his own.


This damn dog has meant more to me than anything I ever could have imagined. He's peed on everything I own, has provided me with countless hours of giggles and playtime, and has loved me unconditionally from the moment we met. He is, in short, the best thing that ever came into my life.

So today I will take him to PetSmart and Canine Crazy and we will pick out some new toys and a few treats to eat. We'll browse the clothes to see if there's something wonderful to add to his wardrobe, and we'll come home for a rousing game of Doozie Ball on the back patio.

Thank you, my stitchy friends, for allowing me the luxury of blathering on and on about this little guy. He's my baby and I love him dearly, and I'm thrilled that the world is getting to know him.

Happy Birthday, Stewey from Mommie Dearest!

49 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Stewey!! We can see why your mama loves you so.

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  2. Happy Birthday Mr. Stewey! Hope you have a great day!

    *CUTE* puppy pix! I love puppies... :-)

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  3. Awww...happy birthday Stewey! Love the puppy photos. What a cutie!

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  4. Oh, what an adorable puppy Stewey was and now he's grown into a handsome man. Happy Birthday Stewey.

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  5. Happy Birthday Stewey. Love, love the puppy pic (and his stories are the best ever)!!

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  6. Happy Birthday to my mostest bestest favouritest doggie - Mr. Stewey!
    Your stories are the greatest -love ya !!! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Stewey! Enjoy your day and make sure your mom spoils you.

    Don't moms like to embarrass their kids and get out the baby pictures? You were such a cute puppy and now so handsome! Enjoy your day. And mom - don't forget to post the party pictures!

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  8. Happy Birthday!!
    What adorable pictures!

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  9. Happy Birthday Stewey! Puppy pics are cute!

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  10. Joyeux anniversaire Stewey ! I share 100% the feelings you have towards this beautiful boy. We love our girlie at home just as much !

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  11. Happy Birthday Stewey! Still as cute as ever. :)

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  12. Happy birthday Stewie! I feel the same way about Lestat (my spoilt rotten indoor cat) as you do about Stewie....puppy/catty love is just purrrrrrfect!

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  13. Happy Birthday Stewey! Have a fun day!

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  14. Happy Birthday Stewey I look forward to reading about your special day.

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  15. Happy Birthday, Stewey; you were an adorable baby, and you're such a handsome young man now. (And aren't you blessed that you have a wonderful Mommy who loves you to the moon and back).

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  16. Awe he was such a sweet little puppy! Happy birthday Stewey! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday Stewey! And congrats to your mom for raising such a fine boy.

    And Coni? Spoken like a true mom. Isn't it amazing what the little ones will do to you?

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  18. Happy Birthday Stewey. I do hope you will update us all tomorrow on the wonderful day that you had.

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  19. Doggie Happy Birthday wishes Stewey. Your stories are the best. Tail Wags from Jindi the Australian Working Kelpie.

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  20. Happy Birthday Stewey! As the song goes, You must have been a beautiful baby 'cause baby look at you now!

    Carolyn

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  21. Happy Birthday, Stewey! You are a lucky little guy.

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  22. Happy Birthday, Stewey! Seeing your baby pictures reminds of how I love puppy breath!!!! So sweet and innocent!

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  23. Happy Birthday Stewey! Have a super terrific day.

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  24. Happy Birthday Stewey! Thank heavens you don't live near NYC, I'm sure Stewey would insist on FAO Schwarz for toys and Barnie's for his wardrobe. This could seriously cut into the stash enhancing budget! What we sacrifice for your children, "furbearing" or otherwise! Have a fun day. No peeing. He's so cute, no wonder he gets away with murder.:)

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  25. Happy Birthday a - Stewey!!! Have a great day!!!!!!

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  26. Happy Birthday, Stewey. (Dear Dog, I think of you as Peepee Herman).

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  27. Happy Birthday Stewey!!! Be nice to your mom and try not to pee on anything in the house today. You have that Cruella De Vil thing going with your fur on your face, so I can understand why you can be a handful at times!! Have a wonderful day.

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  28. AWWWWW! How adorable! I think Stewey is a handsome chap now, but he was a real showstopper when he was younger! ;)

    Happy birthday, Stewey! Don't overdo the cake and ice cream!

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  29. Happy Birthday Stewey..You sure are a cutie..

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  30. Happy Birthday Stewey! What a precious baby you were! I know exactly how your mom feels about you. My Reggie came into my life a month after my ex-husband left. Reggie helped me get through some tough times. I love the saying "A dog is the only creature on earth who loves you more than he loves himself". I hope you got some fun new toys and some yummy treats! Have a fun day!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Stewey! We don't even know each other and you've enriched my life. Blessings to both you and your mom!
    Julie

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  32. Happy Birthday, Stewey!!!

    I hope you have a glorious birthday, you handsome boy!

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  33. Very Happy Birthday Wishes to Stewey !!!

    Love the photos. Thanks for sharing your walk down memory lane!

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  34. Happy Birthday, Stewey!!! You're such a cutie I can see why you are loved so much!!!

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  35. Happy Birthday Stewey:

    Here's to a continuing year of sharing the good times with your Mom...and us, of course! Luv ya man!

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  36. Happy birthday Stewey!

    I do hope Coni bought you a bottle of Glenmorangie to share with your poker buddies...

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  37. Awwww, Happy Birthday, Stewie!! What a darling puppy you were! No wonder you have grown into a dashingly handsome dog!

    I hope that you got lots of extra treats and toys on your special day!

    Did Mom bring you your breakfast in bed this morning? And push you on the swings in the doggy play park? I know that it has been rather rainy today, so make sure that you get that written promise to go another day when it is nicer to be outside.

    Wishing you many, many doggie birthdays!

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  38. Happy birfday, Stewey!! I sure appreciate the cuteness and humor you bring to your mommy's blog!

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  39. Happy Birthday, Stewey! Wow! A trip to PetSmart with all those great doggie smells. Have a great time, but let your Mom have some stitchy time or they get __itchty! (You know what I mean)

    Your Jack Rusell Friend,

    Ben
    Granger, IN

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  40. My Molly and I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Stewey!!

    Molly is the female version of you. Well, if you were 65 pounds, part black lab, part german shepherd, and turning 5 instead of 4. In everything else (including how much she means to me), though, you two are twins! :)

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  41. Stewey is the nuts!! He's just the perfect "man about town." Love his baby pictures. Coni, could you email me? I have a question about the purple needlework piece you're stitching in one of your older blog entries. My email is interiorsbydeb2@aol.com Thanks!
    Hugs, Deb

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  42. Happy Birthday Stewey! I love his pictures and the stories about him. I know that he is very well loved!

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  43. Happy Birthday Stewey!!!! I love reading all about you.

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