Monday, July 20, 2009

JAVA CELEBRATES THE BIG 1-2 and Your Dog's Real Age

Now that the excitement from our
Stick Out Your Tongue Contest
is dying down,
we want to take a few minutes
to share Java's Birthday with you.

In true southern fashion,
the girls, Lilly and Carrleigh,
helped Mom in the kitchen
while we guys hung out
in the living room with Dad.
The aroma of
Organic Rocky Creek hamburgers
filled our house.
Our mouths were watering
and we could hardly wait to taste them.
Notice there are cheese on only
two of them.
The kitchen help scarfed down their cheese
before it made it's way to the hamburgers.
After having the burgers,
we were treated to this little cake.
Isn't it a cutie?
Don't get too excited -
it's only a little cake
made from 2 cupcakes.
And Mom bought it -
she might be a bread baker,
but her dessert making skills........
Well, we won't discuss that.
Mom and Dad decided that the easiest way
to keep buttercream frosting
from covering our floors
was to serve the cake outside in the grass.
Carrleigh immediately gobbled hers
and then tried to get everyone's cake,
but Mom and Dad
restrained her.
It was soooo good.

It seems strange, but just last week Mom got an email titled, "How old is your dog, really?" She decided to take the test for Java. All of this time we had been referring to a dog chart that says that Java's 12th birthday would put him at 94 years old. According to this test, Java is more like 53 years old. And yesterday, after that sugary cake, he was running like a pup!! If you want to take the test, go to

Good News!!! Our cousin, Bea, is expecting puppies this week. We can hardly wait. She is such a good mother and is so generous about letting others play with the puppies. She is a Chocolate Lab and usually has at least 12 puppies in her litter. We'll be posting pictures as soon as we can.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Footheel Sock Knitter said...

This is a precious post of all your babies and the birthday party. You guys know how to celebrated!Happy birthday again!

Also I have a broom picture for you. Do you want me to email it to you. Or post it on my sidebar down at the page bottom and after you look at it, let me know and I'll remove it later. It was made I think by a person who called himself the BroomMan. It was purchased last summer at the festival in Abington, Va. I think I already told you that. My memory is not very good. I tell you what, right know while I'm online, I'll go ahead and put the picture on the sidebar. Just scroll to the bottom of the page until you find it. Just let me know when you have taken a look. Have a blessed day!

Ms. ~K said...

What a fun party!!!
Love the little doggie cake!
Wroo wroo,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Happy Birthday!!! That cake looks so delicious.

Agatha and Archie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! What a party!! Little pup cousins on the way!!!! WOOHOO!!!! We think you are only as old as you feel( which PL2 says puts her right up there some days..) Love A+A

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous birthday cake, Java! It's just too cute - and you all got cheeseburgers too - well, two of you did anyway! hehehe What a winner of a pawty you had!
We can't wait to see Bea's pups!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Footheel Sock Knitter said...


Betsy wanted me to post another broom picture. I just now found it.

BRUTUS said...

Happy Birthday Java!! Isn't it great to have a mom that bakes you cake! I had to wear a hat for my little brother Brutus' birthday - I didn't mind at all! Here's to a fellow chocolate lab on his big 1-2!!

Mason (Brutus let me type this)

pughy said...


I just loved that cake. No wonder you loved it. The burgers looked quite yummy too.

Love the picture outside, you were all having such fun..

Hugs GJ xx

Sierra Rose said...

Oh oh oh! So much to celebrate!
Come on by for a visit!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

happy birthday - what a cool little cake it looked just like you

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

The OP Pack said...

Happy Birthday, Java!!!! Looks like you had quite the celebration with those yummy burgers and that cake is gorgeous - Mom did great!!!

We love puppies - can't wait to see cousin Bea's.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Burgers and cake? You are lucky pups! Happy barkday Java. I can't wait to see the pups.

-Mollie and Bobo

Hamish Westie said...

Mmm, that cake looks 'interesting'. The burgers (with and without cheese) look unambiguously delish!
Happy birthday Java!
Cheers, H.

Asta said...

So much to celebwate!
Fiwst JAva! Hapy Biwfday you seetie!!! I love the hats and those buwgews look yummews and the cake fantastic! who cawes who makes it as long as you can eat it, hehehe
That is so cool that Java is so much youngew than you thought. Mommi wishes she was youngew than she thought, hehehehe

Congwatulations to youw cousin Bea..puppies! that will be pawsome. Can't wait to see them
smoochie kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great PAWTY woo had!



PeeEssWoo: Paws khrossed fur healthy puppies too!

Martine said...

Hi Java,

What a fun birthday!!! The organic burgers sound amazing!

We are glad you are 53 and not 94!!!

xo sugar & martine

ps: we can't wait to see pictures of the little pups!

Inky and Molly said...

Happy Birthday again, Java!
That looks like a fabulous cake and the hamburgers look rather tasty too!

Inky and Molly said...

Happy Birthday again, Java!
That looks like a fabulous cake and the hamburgers look rather tasty too!

chicamom85 said...

That cake looks so good. I can't wait for my birthday. The burgers looked pretty tasty also. I am so excited for little baby puppies to be born. I love the pictures of you all eating your cake.

licks and sniffs,Sasha

Reese =^..^= said...

Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a great celebration. That cake is something else!

Lucia said...

Ciao miei amici!

Buon compleanno, dolce Java! I hope you had a fantastico day complete with lots of treats, torta (and it looks like you had some eccellente torta!), gelato and, of course, lots of huggies from your famiglia!

Tanti baci!

Boo Casanova said...

i'm a bit late in congratulating java, anyway, happy bday!

btw, thanks for putting my tongue pic up.

wet wet licks


Poopsie aka Blue said...

Sorry late with these wishes but happy Barkday Java.
What a feast you had.
Love the pawty hats!
Sir Woodstock now wants one - he sends his regards to you all.

Love, pats & pets

Mango said...

Oh dear, a sore subject for Momma. She says that since I am such a big guy I am very old even though I am only four years for real.


Tee said...

Hello there! Happy Belated Barkday Greetings to yous! And many many happy returns of the day!

Congratulations too on the puppies! Can't wait to see pictures of them.

Licks and wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Bijou said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Java!

It looks like you had a terrific party. Cake and burgers... What could be better? BOL

Wags & wiggles,

Twix said...

What a great party! That pupcake takes the Cake! I'll have to see if Mom will go and calculate my age. I'm so glad you had a great barkday Java! exciting! I know Mom will be hogging the puter to see the photos.
Love and hugs,

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