05 August, 2015

Time Is Speeding By...

This little guy celebrated a birthday on Saturday; no, not Mr. Goodneedle, but his furry go-kart companion.  Hannes is eleven years old now, shows now signs of slowing down and is as sweet and loving as ever. I can scarcely believe it's been that long; when I think back to us driving through Hurricane Ivan, September 2004, all the way to Murray, KY to get him it seems like such a short time ago, he was so little back then! It didn't take him long to settle in and take control. Through the years he's been by our side on many adventures and has rolled with the changes, happily welcoming all four grandchildren into his heart and home right along with us. He still enjoys a good game of chase and retrieves his squeaky toys to deposit at our feet if  he thinks we're not paying him enough attention. He's become a great traveler too; he's always ready to ride in the car, two miles or two thousand, it's all the same to him. In honor of his day I've pulled out a few puppy pictures, such happy memories; he's grown into one handsome dog. Here he is... through the years:


With Lynnleigh two years ago.
A frequent visitor in my studio, he believes in equal opportunity
he also spends  time with Dad in the woodworking shop.
Happy Birthday, little buddy...
and many more~
Life is Good!

8 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Aww, happy birthday, Hannes!!

Nancy M Stevens said...

As always, Blackberry sends his very best wishes!

Janet O. said...

Lucky pup, to have found such a loving home!
Happy B'day little fella!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Hannes ... wishes for many, many more!! I miss my Sadie Anne every single day ... she was our rescue (Shiba Inu/Retriever mix) and we only had her 2-1/2 years before she went to Rainbow Bridge but those were the BEST years. Ever. Hannes is adorable and it's funny to see what my mom calls the "Vanilla Haggen Daz" stain develop on their faces (the little white hairs) ... tells you time is passing all too quickly. LOVE when you post pictures of him ... thanks for sharing! Linda

Paula, the quilter said...

Happy birthday, Hannes!

LizA. said...

Happy Birthday Hannes. Arlo says he hopes you got lots of extra treats for your special day.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Hannes! You are a blog favorite!

Edith said...

Happy (belated)Birthday, Sweet Hannes!