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birthday cakeHi everyone! If you didn’t know it yet today is my birthday. I’m all of 7.4 in dog years (don’t do the math). At this point in my life I don’t really have anything that I would put on a wish list. Charlie and I are the type of people that if we need/want something and we can afford it we just get it. We never wait for a special occasion as I’ve never been a very patient person.

So what do I wish for this year? Well I could say world peace and stuff like that and of course that would be great. Many of you would also say a home for every dog, cat or other companion animal and that is of course something I wish for every day and it is something that you can help with.



This Saturday Millie, Walter, Charlie and I will be participating in The Fast & The Furriest Dog Walk. We have already received generous donations from many of our followers, but would love to have more. If you could spare just a few dollars to sponsor us it would help to improve the lives of many pets.

Cindy, Millie, Debra & Remy

Cindy, Millie, Debra & Remy

Millie and her friend Remy both came from Rochester Animal Services, the organization that benefits from the walk. They would both be very happy to see more donations for the walk so more pets could have great forever homes like them.

I recently realized that the online donation system requires a minimum of a $10 donation. I know that this may be more than some of you would like to contribute so if you would like to make a smaller donation just let me know in the comments and I will email you with details of how you can do it.

Thanks for your support and for making my birthday happier. Oh yeah, the only thing I wish for these days is a cake with lots of frosting. I’m a sucker for sweets!


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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. First Millie wants me to thank everyone that stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. It was a great day and you all helped us raise lots of money for Rochester Animal Services. Mom decided to make the donation the full $50. Some people visited our previous post and left comments there and we had the largest number of hits on our blog ever that day! You can still sponsor her by clicking on the Sponsor Millie button to the right.

walter - meeting grands


Now on to the real reason for this post. Last week I got to meet my grandparents (Cindy’s mom and dad) for the first time! I always love meeting new people and they both gave good scritches. We hung out in the back yard since the weather was so nice. Millie and I played in the grass and we walked around the yard looking at all the flowers for a while.

walter - holding hands with chuck


Later we all hung out on the patio. I liked holding paws/hands with Grandpa Chuck. He really seemed to enjoy having me put my paws on his lap.

walter - kisses for chuck


Grandpa Chuck and I exchanged a lot of kisses. He would pucker up and then when I planted one on him he would laugh really hard. It sure was fun!

walter - checking out claire


Grandma Claire was pretty cool too. She wanted to get a good look at my cute face so I got up close with her too.

walter - kisses for claire


And of course I didn’t hold back on the kisses for her either. I’m pretty sure she enjoyed it too.

millie - claire gives good scritches


Don’t worry Millie was there getting scritches too. I had a really great time getting to know my grandparents and can’t wait until they come again some day. Mom told me that when she talked to grandma a couple of days later that Grandma Claire was sure to mention how nice both Millie and I are. You’re pretty nice too Grandma Claire and Grandpa Chuck. Come back and visit any time!

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Hi Everyone! Today is my First Birthday! I’ve only been in my forever home for 7 months, and so much has happened since then, but it all started about one year ago. Before I came here I was in another home and then they took me to a place called Rochester Animal Services when I was only 4 months old. The nice people there thought I would be happier with my foster parents so I was moved again. My foster parents are from a group called Big Dogs Big Hearts. I had a lot of fun with them and really love my foster mom and dad.

The first time my parents saw me I was just a little girl and they fell in love right away. Really who wouldn’t.


Next thing I know I got to move again to my forever home. A lot has happened since I came to my new home and if you read back over the past few months on this blog you can learn all about it. Things might have been a little rough for me  before I came here, but I couldn’t be happier with how my first year has finished up.

puppy birthday cake 2

Please join me and eat some of my birthday cake. The weather is supposed to be nice today so I hope you can join Walter and I playing in our fantastic yard.

walter - little dog in big yard

There is lots of room for zoomies, chasing balls and plenty of grass for a good roach. Grab a party hat and let’s play!

Millie in party hat

As I mentioned in an earlier post my mom and I are walking in a fundraiser for Rochester Animal Services on June 8th. In honor of my birthday my mom will donate $1 for each comment (up to $50) wishing me a happy birthday today. Please only one comment per household. I still want my mom to have money for treats and toys.


You can help out too, by sponsoring me for the walk. I want to thank all my friends that have already donated. My mom recently realized that the online donation system requires a minimum of a $10 donation. We know that this may be more than some of you would like to contribute so if you would like to make a smaller donation just let me know in the comments and I will email you with details of how you can do it.

Thanks for your support and thanks to all my Blogville friends for helping to make my first year great!

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Hi everyone, it’s Millie here. I don’t know if any of you know but I have a big day coming up. This Saturday I will be one year old! Okay we don’t really know my exact birthday, but mom and dad have designated May 11th as my birthday.

millie - in the grass

Can you believe I am going to be 1 year old! My first year sure has been exciting. Of course the highlight was finding my forever home with Cindy and Charlie and most recently having Walter joining us.

millie walter - 2 crashed puppies

To celebrate my birthday I hope you all can help me give back a little. You see before I found this home I ended up at Rochester Animal Services (RAS) the animal care and control organization for the city. The nice people at RAS saw how special I was and called the Big Dogs Big Hearts rescue to take me into their group.

RAS is a small shelter run by the City of Rochester and has a very limited budget to care for all the animals that come through their doors. Since they are a municipal organization they are not allowed to do any fundraising, but the Verona Street Animal Society (VSAS) was formed just 7 years ago to raise funds to help RAS better serve the animals in their care.


On June 8th I will be joining in the fun at The Fast and the Furriest! It is a walk and run to benefit RAS / VSAS. There are two ways you can help me.

The first is to visit my fundraising page and make a donation to our team. My mom and I are going to walk with some of her friends that she crochets with a couple times a month (some of the ladies knit too). The group is called Purl Jam (in case you didn’t know purl is a knitting term) and we hope to raise lots of money for the animals at RAS. Of course if you want to join me you can also register and walk with us too.

millie - happy tails 3

The second way you can help is to come back here on Saturday, my big day, and leave me a comment. I will make my mom donate $1 for each comment. Please only one comment per household. I want to make sure there is still some money to buy my treats. So I hope you will come back in a few days to help me celebrate and raise some money for a worthy cause. Oh yeah you could also help by telling your friends to donate or at least come over on Saturday for the comment-a-thon. Thanks!

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