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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


OMD, today is the day... now I'm officially a WHOLE YEAR old!

I sure hope ALL of my followers stop by to celebrate with me... this is my official "blogville, birthday party post" - if you'd like to attend... just leave a comment (on this post) and then you will have attended my first ever birthday party!
"Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear RUDY, Happy Birthday to ME".

My raiser is planning on letting me open gifts AND eat doggy cake (made by her) later today... pictures will be posted tomorrow :)

I also received some furry cool birthday cards in the mail... which I'll be posting about tomorrow!

My furry cool raiser let me help make the cake yesterday morning... and I did a good job at making sure she used the right ingredients... of course, licking the bowl/etc is included :)

Picture of Rudy's peanut butter & carrot cake - it's iced with peanut butter, and has some kibble & shredded carrots for decoration

Soo - lets get this birthday party started, I'll be sure to give a full detailed description tomorrow, on how my party turned out - and how many furry cool guests came!

But fur now, PARTY ON!

Short note from my raiser:
I'd like to wish Rudy a very Happy FIRST Birthday, and I sure hope he enjoys all the goodies (and cake) I've got for him! If you guys would like to post about his party, on your blog - Rudy wouldn't mind at all!"

*Think this party sounds like total funballs? Leave a comment on THIS post and you'll "be at" my birthday party - hope to see you there!*

Furry kisses to all, and I hope you can stop by!
BTW - Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Rudy - The dog with a blog

Picture taken of Rudy in a down-stay inside, this was one of the first pictures taken on his first birthday (today) Don't I look like a 1yr old??


Anonymous said...

Happy happy Birthday Rudy - you don't look a day over 8 months but with the wisdom of many years.

Enjoy opening those presents.

Love from Wisconsin.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Happy birthday, Rudy. Have a fun day, your cake looks delish.

Tucker and Daisy

Frankie Furter said...

HAPPY BIRFDAY RUDY!!! That cake looks delicious!!!

HoundDogMom said...

Happy Barkday to you, Happy Barkday dear Rudy, Happy Barkday to you.

The cake looks super nummy and we are drooling here at the hound house.

The HoundDogs

jen said...

Happy Birthday Rudy!!

Amber-Mae said...

WOW that cake looks super scrumptious! Is that peanu butter frosting on it? MMM me like peanut butter. Peanut butter tastes good. It makes my mouth sticky!

Happy Birthday to you, Rudy!!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy happy birthday, Rudy!! Wowzers, you get your own cake and all. You dah man!

Have a great day!!!

Woofs & hugs,


Cory said...

Happy 1st Birthday Rudy!!!!!

Maggie Mae said...


You is one today....YaY! Happy Happy Barkday my furiend! I will helps you eat dat most yummy lookin' cake too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Fred said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope it's a great one!!!

Joey said...

I hope you enjoy your birthday. Mine was 9 days ago and I had a blast!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday! Have a FUN Delish Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Rudy, and Happy St. Pat's Day, too! Being born on a holiday can be good, because NO ONE forgets it's your b-day (like Jon Farleigh who was born on Jan. 1). We love your carrot cake and think it's way cool that you are in training to help the blind.
Thanks, too, for stopping by our corgi party today. :)
Jon Farleigh, Dewi and Elizabeth

Benny and Lily said...

Happee Birthday Rudy. You don't look a day over 11 months
Benny & Lily

Kari in WeHo said...



Jazzi said...

Oh Rudy!!
You are one LUCKY dog no doubt!! That cake is to die fur and cant wait to have some!! :-) Have a great party and a wonderful birthday!! Happy First Rudy

Jazzi and Addy

Beth and Alfie said...

Alfie says WOOF, happy first birthday!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Happy Birthday Rudy! From all the Gordon's here at Sure Thing Gordon Setters Kennel. You're a Special Boy! Eat lots of cake, get your belly rubbed and chase your tail a bit. We all wish you a howling good time!! I'll put up a little Happy Birthday on my blog and spread the news!(:

That corgi :) said...

Happy birthday Rudy! That cake looks delicious! can't wait to see the pictures tomorrow of how you celebrated your special day!


kissa-bull said...

well rudy you are extra special to be born on st pattys day. that makes you extra lucky and extra cute but we already knew that huh tee jee

happy happy barkday AND
happy st patricks day
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Oskar said...

Great party Rudy, I can't wait to try the cake!

You are one handsome one year old!

Nubbin wiggles,

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Rudy, you are looking very "grown up"!

What an awesome birthday cake! Glad you got to lick the bowl!

Enjoy your cake and presents!
Hawk aka BrownDog

bbes tribe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUDY! You are a very handsome and getting more so all the time. Enjoy your presents.
Wags & woofs

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Whoopee!! Happy 1st Barkday Rudy!!! Now, about that cake... Do you need some help finishing it? Hehhehe


Anonymous said...

Best Wishes to YOU!

Suka said...

hey Rudy,

Happy happy birthday! You look pawsome as a One Year Old! You are growing into such a handsome dog! Your birthday cake looks so good, can't wait to dig in!

Now, time to get this pawty started!


ra husky said...

happy birthday mate!

RA & Isis

Anonymous said...

Happy First Birthday, Rudy!! We hope you have a wonderful day and get to do something special!! Great party!

Riley's second birthday is tomorrow, come by to celebrate tomorrow!!

Elyse and Riley

Terry Scoville said...

Happy Birthday Rudy, Jet (my female Black Lab) just had her 11th Birthday this past Saturday. Wishing you many wondeful years to come.

Jess and Glacier said...

Are we late?! I sure hope not. Yum birthday cake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glacier, Aria, Balloo, Doc and Roscoe...Oh and our Mom says happy birthday too.

Keisha said...

Happy birthday!!! :)

Amber DaWeenie said...



Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, Rudy!
Have a great day and enjoy your party!

Jack n Jill

Aksharaa said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Barkday, Rudy. Hope u have a lovely day.
Yes, u look like a handsome, smart and very adorable one year old.

Now please can we have some cake?

Bud, Gin n Shadow

3 doxies said...

Seeeeeee, I told you I'd be heres to help celebrate your very furst birfday!
Now lets cut dat most deeeeelish lookin' cake.



Happy Birthday Rudy!

Chloe and Libby said...

That's some cake!!! Happy Birthday big boy!!!! Hugs from Chloe and the gang

Heidi said...

Happy birthday, Rudy!!

rottrover said...

Furry Happy Birthday, Mr. Rudy!!

houndstooth said...

I can't believe you're a year old already! I wrapped up a cat for you, but then thought you might not be allowed to chase it, so I unwrapped it (boy was he mad) and wrapped up some bacon treats instead!

I hope your birthday is the best!


Majbrit said...

Happy birthday Rudy! I hope you have had a wonderful day.
Tailwag from Fifty og greetings from Majbrit

Elijah and Dembre said...

Happy b-day, Rudy!

Raiser Erin said...

Happy Birthday Rudy! My Momma's let me come over just for your birthday party! Being one is totally awesome! That cake looks so very yummy. Tell your raiser that if I get dropped to give my momma the recipe. Maybe that'll get her to make it for me...better yet, give it to her anyway. Maybe she'll pass it on to my person if I make the grade.

Hope you have furry fun good day!!!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy birthday, Rudy - The first one is always extra special. We are so glad you are able to celebrate it with your very nice Raiser. That cake looks so good - do we see carrots and maybe peanut butter??? Yummers.

Happy Birthday and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!!!

Woos ~ O'Phantom, O'Thunder, and O'Ciara

Wilma said...

Wow Rudy, it's hard to believe you are one year old already. It seems like just a short time ago you were coming to live with you raiser. I can remember all the hoopla about what your name would be. I think Rudy suits you just perfectly. You are growing intoma fine young man, and I hope you have a wonderful first birthday. Happy birthday Rudy!

Next week I will be one, with a zero after it. My peeps can't believe that either.

pam said...


You may be a whole year old but yous still got puppers in ya~!~

Bobo and Meja

Stella said...

Hi Rudy! Happy first birthday to you. I sure do admire that you are gonna be a guide dog. My Mom is deaf and I have not been trained but just learned ways to help her. I tell her when the phone or door bell rings, or if someone is around our house. She loves that I do it too!

Eat lots of cake but not allll of it!


Mr. Pip said...

Sorry I am late for the party! Hope you are having a great day!

Your pal, PIp

Asta said...

Youw cake looks pawsome. do you mind if I have a little taste pleez?
yummmmmm, I can't believe you'we aweady a whole yeaw old. You awe a most bootiful boy!
hope you awe having a gweat day
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us share you Birthday blog Party! Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

OscarBlogger said...

Happy first birthday, Rudy! That cake looks pretty impressive. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

the booker man said...

lookin' good, rudy!!
happy happy 1st birthday to you!!
i am totally droolin' over your cake! when do you get to blow out your candle so we can dig in? teehee.

the booker man

Bella the Boxer said...

Hi Rudy,

What a lucky dog you are! You get to celebrate St. Patrick's Day AND your barkday at the same time. Mom says the picture of your yummy cake is making her hungry. Yum, yum.

All the best to you, Rudy.

Woofs and wags,
Bella the Boxer

L^2 said...

Happy Birthday, Rudy!!! Sorry we're so late getting here. We hope you had a pawsome day!

L^2 & Guide Dog Jack

P.S. sorry about the previous comment. Blogger did something weird and we weren't logged into our regular account.

Doris Sturm said...

Wow! Look at you, Rudy - you're so shiny... a picture of health!

Happy Birthday to you! Your cake looks great - hope you had a wonderful day and a good St. Patrick's Day too...you are one handsome boy!

Gizzy and his mommy, Doris :-)

Rebecca, Ely and Joe said...

Happy Birthday Rudy!

justumbo said...


Jen said...

Happy Brirthday! Hope it was a good one :)

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Rudy,

I'm stopping by to bark you a song:


Thanks for the awesome party. Mom is busy wiping the drool off my face.

Wishing you many more happy ones.


Priscilla said...

Happy Birthday, Rudy! We wish you have many many more happy years to come.
Have a great pawty!!!
The cake looks really yummy!

Laurie said...

Happy birthday! That is a fancy cake! Can we have the recipe??? :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Rudy - I'm SO sorry I missed the party!! :-( I'm so behind with my blog friends - I had now idea of what was happening! Anyway, it sounds like the most awesome party and I just wanted to say Belated Happy Birthday!

Honey the Great Dane

road-dog-tales said...

Rudy - Happy Birthday, buddy! Sorry we're a few days late getting over here, but better late than never, eh? Looks like you had LOTS of birthday wishes!!!

The Road Dogs

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

happy belated bday

Tucker said...

Oh Happy Belated Birfday!

woof - Tucker