Two Years Old!

It’s Flo Flo’s second birthday today!  Time has flown by.  I really haven’t given this post a lot of thought at all (BAD owner!) and I’m too knackered to go for profound (BAD owner!) so I think a little reflection is the order of the day!  It seems like yesterday that I was looking out pictures for her first birthday post.

What have we achieved since last year… hmmmmm.

New tricks? Nope.  Agility? Nope.  Stopped taking the washing off the line?  Nope.  Stopped having a sneaky chew at the reticulation?  Nope.  Blimey… what have we done with the last year???

We don’t spend a whole lot of time training and learning new tricks but she does give me her paw now, which she didn’t last year.

She had a trip back to WA where she visited her mum and grandad, as well as her friend Mackie Boomba.  She got to travel in style over there, a real step up from the skanky Flomobile that she has to use at home.

This is the life…

She shared her house with a baby for a while – and didn’t eat it, which was a relief for everyone.

This thing smells weird…

She kind of grew up, which has been a bit of a surprise – she no longer wants to be the centre of all chasing games at the beach, but she does still enjoy being chased; she’s just a bit more choosy about who is doing the chasing.

She’s returning to me with greater reliability – I think this might have more to do with her growing up than anything else.

She’s become a big sister.  This was exciting for a couple of weeks, then the novelty wore off as Flo’s ears were the constant object of assault with puppy teeth, and when they weren’t being chewed her head was being jumped on by the exuberant addition to the household.  It’s becoming more fun again as Elsie has joined us for walks at the beach and Flo has someone to run with.

She’s become less of a cat worrier.  George doesn’t even look ’round any more as Flo comes up the hallway.  He’s got smaller things to worry about now.  Flo and George have developed a sort of shared puppy weariness which seems to have had them waving the white flag at each other!

I suppose mostly this year we just kind of hung out and exhaled after the trials and tribulations of last year.  She snoozed on her bed a lot, I used her as a pillow a lot. Hopefully when ADHD Elsie settles down a bit more we can get back to more peaceful snoozing.

Zzzzz

I can’t imagine the house without Miss Fab anymore.

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23 Responses to Two Years Old!

  1. rumpydog says:

    Happy birthday Flo! I hope the day is as special as you are! woo woo woo!

  2. Let’s be the founding members of The Bad DogOwners Club. Heck! Some people would think we’re bad just for calling ourselves dogowners. LOL. I think Flo is doing beautifully and growing up as a dog should. Love the last picture. Have a good rest and HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLO! X

  3. Happy Birthday – You Deserve a Few Cookies to Celebrate!!!

  4. Wazeau says:

    Happy happy day! And I love that last photograph! Hopefully this year will bring you many more shared pools of sunshine.

  5. dachshundnola says:

    Aw! Happy birthday, Flo!

    • Flo says:

      Thanks N. We were very impressed by the long list of words that you know… Flo’s vocabulary isn’t quite so extensive, but she’s more oaf than lady, and I think you’re definitely more lady than oaf!

  6. Rose says:

    Aw Happy Happy Birthday Flo, the world is your oyster and is at your feet, er paws. You look like you were born to it in that convertible. G.o.r.g.e.o.u.s photo!!

    • Flo says:

      Mmmm. Oysters. Mmmmm. Flo thinks she suits a convertible too. But Darwin isn’t the place to be driving around with the top down… you’d either end up soaked or sundried! 😦

  7. Declan Greyhound says:

    Have you considered the Bad Owners Life Long Outstanding Canine Klub…… just a thought.

    Happy Birthday Flo mate, May your days be full of sun puddles….! Deccy x

  8. Jodi Stone says:

    Happy Birthday Miss Flo!! We hope you have a wonderful day. Tell your mum to get off her duff and take you for a lovely romp on the beach!!

  9. Happy Birthday, FAB FLO! We are very happy to have met you and enjoy your adventures. To tell the truth, you are almost the same age as Mad Fernant, and I myself was the subject of his ear assaults for many months. I am happy to report that he has calmed down somewhat although he is still determined to yank whatever ball or toy I happen to be playing with away from me the minute he sees it. Sigh…

    Woofs,
    Tommy

  10. raisingdaisy says:

    Super happy birthday to you Flo! Love the photos! 🙂

  11. Wishing you a very happy Birthday Flo!! What a special day for you and your family 🙂

  12. pennypup says:

    Happy Birthday Flo!!

  13. bigdogzola says:

    Wow 2 already! Congratualtions Flo – you have grown up into a fine young lady. Ridgeback Rufs from England xx

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