Thursday, April 30, 2009

The way to this beagle's heart

Heard of the saying "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach?"? Well, I'm no man, but I can tell you, the way to this beagle's heart is definitely through her stomach. If you've missed my last 2 birthday updates, I just celebrated my 7th birthday yesterday! I had a great time - hiking in the hills, going to a restaurant and having a romp in the park. But, my dearest and fondest birthday wish was for a super duper yummylicious dinner treat. So, this underdog applied some beagle doggedness and negotiated with top dog, mum for a special treat.

So, what did I get for dinner? My regular bowl of Innova large bite kibbles? Or...a yummy hot dog with cheese oozing from it?

You must first understand my human's philosophy about feeding their beloved canine. They believe that it's best and easiest to feed me dog food, namely dry kibbles for convenience. They do supplement my kibbles with selective plain human food, namely boiled meat in soup, bread or rice, but only when they have to go out, kind of like a bribe so that I don't pine too much when they leave (because I'm too busy eating...It works all the time too!) Of course, we mustn't forget the healthy stuff like carrots, apples and all types of fruits. But that's it! They get upset when I get fed with stuff like prawn crackers and cookies (by the grandparents of course!) But, I have to say, that since we've started blogging, my humans have relaxed their dog food philosophy, thanks to you guys out there! So, what's this beagle to do but try to take advantage of this situation? After all, 7 is a lucky number, and it is my 7th birthday and 1 human year is 7 doggie years...

Jackpot! I got both.

But first, the hot dog (naturally)

When that's gone, it's time to chomp down the kibbles

With my most pathetic Oliver Twist face, "Please mum, may I have some more?"

Am I going to be a lucky dog? (Aunt Ev got these special dog chocs from Australia - they're actually carob coz chocolates are bad for dogs)

Oh my dawg! Jackpot twice in 1 night - Vanilla ice cream with a carob topping!

Someone pinch me before the ice cream melts...

Let the smacking lips do the talking...

This beagle is one contented canine. I am so glad that my humans' puppy love for one runt of the litter beagle pup has stood the test of 6 going on 7 years. One thing for sure, this adult beagle is leading a jolly good dog's life!

P.S. I did it. I managed to use all the phrases from the Dog Series in these 3 birthday posts! was a challenge.


Lois Lane/Laney said...

You look so good for your age, Kess! Thankfully, you don't take after your namesake!

ev said...

You are one lucky dog! You birthday treats were heaps better than mine! Was wondering if mummy would give you one of the dog chocs. Glad she used it as a topping for your ice cream!

Dexter said...

There are monkeys where you live? That is something we have never seen.

Good job getting foodables for your birthday. I eat mostly kibbles too and always drool over those doggies who get the raw stuff. I still haven't had ice cream!


Tee said...

Woo! Carob ... now where did you get those pray tell. We've been looking high and low for that!

Happy Bark Day and many many more to come!

Licks and Wags

TUffy & the Dog WOods Pack

Martha said...

We are glad that you are getting some nice treats now you are seven. That is a lucky number!
We have had a hot dog and liked it but have never had a burger!
We have healthy boring kibble too but sometimes have some nice chicken or fish with it so that helps.
Glad you had such a good birthday.
Martha & Bailey xx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


Woo had one lukhky and yummy 7th barkday!

Tank woo fur sharing!


Agatha and Archie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! and we must say you made out BIG TIME!!! A HOT DOG AND ICE CREAM AND COOKIES!!! WHoa....too look very very happy!! Love A+A

Molly the Airedale said...

You should see our faces, Kess! We are smiling so broadly it almost hurts! We are so very happy for you! You had the best birthday ever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Wow! You had a yummy meal with that hot dog and then the dog choc with ice cream!
Looking at your pictures I can say it was delicious!
Kisses and hugs


You sure are one lucky dog. Hope your dog star keeps rising.

Essex & Deacon

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Hi Kess! Thank you for your comment on Cookie's birthday post. We couldn't take him to a restaurant, but I made a special meal for him tonight. I will show you a photo of it in our next post.
You are very good at weaving doggie words into your posts. Amazing!

Fred said...

Yum! Glad you had a good birthday!

Kathryn and Ari said...

A hot dog with cheese in the middle of it? Could there be anything more perfect? Miss Ari certainly doesn't think so.

Happy Birthday, Kess!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh Kess! Happy happy Barkday pal, lucky seven eh? I'll say you're lucky, look at all the grub you got! We are so behind on our reading that we missed it, we're so sorry! (think our secretary will have to change our bloglist back so we can see the updates again!)
Anyway, looks as if you had a pawsome time dear friend....and you got ice-cream? With carob??
Slobbers and have a Happy Weekend xx

Sapphire said...

you have lovely eyes! beautiful kess!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kess! Congratulations on using all the dog phrases and especially on getting those yummy treats! Wow! You are a very lucky dog! What a great birthday!

See ya!

Thor and Jack said...

You are a lucky dog celebrating your birthday with hot dog, ice cream, cookies. Wow!


Cinnamon and Mint said...

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