Happy Tuesday. Well, you know why this day is special to me, of course, it is seeing you all and your outfits. But July 7th is even more important as it is my boy’s birthday. Let me clarify, my furboy,furbaby, little bear, , red-headed-teddy-bear-shih-tzu-pup named Gibson.
Gibby’s Birthday is today, he is 4 years old. To me, he goes by many nicknames, and responds to them too. I call him G-bear, Gibby bear, Teddy Bear, Gib-Gib, Gibby, Angel Bear and Gibson.( Gibson sometimes only when I am a bit mad: “Gibson Jannenga!! Come here and pick up your ball!”
I imagine by now you all know I have 2 little special fur babies. Truffles, my little princess-can’t-get-my-paws-wet, gotta have the special food, gentle and quiet kind of girl. Going through many chocolate names when she was a pup, we decided on Truffles and it suits her. Gibby is named after my Gibson jazz guitar. He fits it to a t as well.
You may know this as well, but my Ehlers Danlos illness began 8 years ago,read here, and prior to it, I had begged for a puppy. Growing up, I always had dogs. I have a strong affection for dogs and always wanted one. My hubby has allergies, so, he only considered if it was a hypoallergenic dog. I remember my best friend’s pup growing up, Saint, another shih tzu, how laid back, mellow, low maintenance he was, and he did not shed. So, after much pleading, we decided it was time! Fast forward, and 2 years after getting Truffles, we decided to get Gibby as her playmate . The breeder was from Asheville, a short drive, and we found Gibson as I looked at the red-headed fluffy puff-ball on the website and talked to the breeder. It was love at first sight, so we picked him up shortly thereafter.
Gibby has a great personality. He and I are very much alike. ( Ok, not so much into fashion) but he is outgoing, tries to get to know other dogs and scopes them out first, to let Truffles know its ok. Pure boy. Will get into the little trash cans in the bathroom to see if there is anything he can rip or chew on.He is playful, loves to get into the crouch down stance where he knows I will chase him around the room. He enjoys my songs. I sing to both of my pups and make up jingles ( goofy improvised songs that make my hubby laugh) and I have a captive audience, as he sits on the edge of the bed, paws spread out in front, intently listening. Who needs Broadway?
He is my shadow. I will sing “Me and my Shadow” to him, as he follows me everywhere, always a step behind. He will hang out while I take my bath, just resting on my robe, or any other clothes in piles, as long as they are my clothes. My pups mean the world to me. Yes, I am the crazy lady that talks and sings to her puppies, but hey, why not?
I could go on, but I know there is a link up we do today, but I hope you read between the lines in knowing just how much my pups mean to me. I do feel that this is the one thing that is the best thing that came out of my illness: my two little loves They mean the world to me. My husband knew that they would be a comfort to me when I was having bad days, help me keep my mind off of pain, and just bring me joy.
So, as Gibby turns 4 today.. tomorrow I will be having my Birthday as well. 47 years on this earth! We will be celebrating it this week or next, as I requested instead of dinner, that we get some gourmet food, wine, wear our bathing suits, bring the pups and rent a boat to take out on Lake Norman for the day. I am so excited! I always enjoy the view, and have been dying to dive into that lake in these temps.
His little fur baby picture on the site that was “love at first sight”
I HAD to get this “Birthday Boy” button for him as I didn’t know how long he would wear the hat! He did so well!
Gibby looking at Truffles and thinking ( Why is she doing this to us? ” I dunno, what did you do? ”
Ahhh. I couldn’t wait to take off that silly hat!
Marley, my little one’s buddy, next door neighbor’s weinerimer wanted to join in on the fun!
My feminine and soft blush outfit with the look by Ann Taylor. A soft chiffon print flowy skirt with brown and pink print. The blush shell you have seen me style, white zara heel, and one of my birthday gifts a new Blush leather GIGI New York clutch, I have wanted for a bit!
So, I am now 4-7! No problemo. Happy for each day I can appreciate, especially with my little family and my fur bears to help me each day! Nothing like unconditional love.
The marina where I will rent my ‘Birthday Boat” for the day!
So, I hope you enjoyed my little surprise and I will be sharing some of my birthday goodies as time goes on.
linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday Watcha Wearing Wednesday, Jersey Girl Texan Heart Trendy Wednesday Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion ,Style Elixer Fun Fashion Friday / Forage Fashion
On to my Co-Host and Linkup! Cherie, who has an awesome shoe collection, and great vintage style is my co-host for the day. I came upon Cherie and her site, Style Nudge early in my blogging days. I love her vintage style, beautiful unique coats and bags, as well as her penchant for finding just the right shoes! A wonderful lady, she shares my love for dogs as she has several cuties of her own.
Enjoy the 3 ladies that are featured this week: Most clicked this week is Casey, from A Little Bit of Cheer looks so lovely in this soft pink pencil skirt, love the polka dots.
Fun and trendy, I love this high low dress on Alex of A Funky Jungle, this all white with a large blue print
Love this white on white look by Betsy of Two Peas in a Blog. The over the shoulder is sexy and I love the leopard clutch.