Monday, April 14, 2008


Today is Smokey's 12th birthday! I am not able to be with him today, but wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday anyway. I hope his aunt, my sister, will give him his favorite canned food tonight, and also some snuggles. I have picked up a couple of gifts for him already while I am here in Washington DC for a conference. I know he will like them!! I can't wait to get home and see him on Wednesday night, and all his brothers too.

I'll get pictures later in the week of the birthday boy...until then...have a great day Smokey!!

Monday, April 07, 2008


Today is Tanner's 6th birthday! I can't believe he is this old, as it seems like only a short time ago that he was a scrawny baby being bottle fed. He was only 13 days old when we got him, and he weighed about 7oz. Now he is 6 years old and weighs, I'm ashamed to say, almost 18lbs! He is a big boy, and loves to eat.

I'll take some new photos of him tonight during his birthday celebration, but here are a couple until then. We will be having some special canned food tonight, and lots of play time. Don't tell him but his gift from his brothers is a pack of mice that make noise! He loves to shove these under the stove and fridge. He should be a happy boy!

This is Tanner when he was about 6 weeks old. What a cutie!

More of Tanner tomorrow...until then...