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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We have a bone to pick with our mom. Do you know what day today is? Well if you keep up with the Blogville birthdays you will know that today is Walter’s birthday.

I’m 4 years old today!

That’s not all that is special about today. Do you know what else happened 4 years ago today besides Walter being born? Maybe this will jog your memories (for those that knew us then).

This was taken my first days in my forever home.

This was taken my first days in my forever home.

Look at me now!

Look at me now!

If you guessed that it’s Millie’s Gotcha Day you would be right. Once on this day mom baked us a cake to celebrate.

Mmmm...that smells great! Are we done with the pictures now?

This was a tasty blast from the past.

This time our mom says she can’t bake anything for us and she is claiming that it’s because her oven is broken! We’ll let her explain.

Hi everyone. It’s Cindy here. Back in the beginning of August our oven went dark.

Notice no clock showing on the oven.

Notice no clock showing on the oven.

We tried to get it repaired but there are no parts available for a 21 year old oven. When we went to buy one the sales person suggested we have an installer come first to make sure we were ordering the right size oven. Well since we have our cook top installed just above our oven it would have been next to impossible to find an oven that would fit under a 21 year old cook top. The only solution was to replace both of them. I won’t go into the boring details but there were delays in securing the cook top and as of now we have the new oven in our garage…

New oven...still in the box.

New oven…still in the box.

…and it will finally get installed this coming Thursday (along with the new cook top)! Mom Cindy out!

Millie Walter - Birthday Party Hats

Let’s celebrate!

Well we guess we will just have to find some other way to celebrate today but we hope our mom makes us a cake for her first time baking with the new oven.

We think since there isn’t going to be a cake today we should at least get extra treats.

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Hi everyone! It’s me Walter.

Walter - Head shot

I can hardly believe that it is my third Gotcha Day today! I had a rough start in life with my brother but thanks to Big Dogs Big Hearts rescue and my foster pawrents Lindsay and Jon I was lucky to find a great forever home.

Snuggling with foster mom Lindsay and foster bro Rocco (I'm the one with the green and yellow collar)

Snuggling with foster mom Lindsay and foster bro Rocco
(I’m the one with the green and yellow collar)

Pups like Millie & I, who were taken in by rescues, know how special our foster pawrents can be to us. Millie gets to see her foster pawrents when we go visit our rescue at their meet and greets but I hadn’t seen mine since the day I was adopted. Well a few months ago I finally got to see my foster mom Lindsay and boy was it a great reunion.

It all started because mom invited her Crochet and Knit group “Purl Jam” to our house for a holiday celebration just before Christmas. Foster mom Lindsay is a member of the group and mom sent her a special message hoping she could join us. Mom didn’t tell me she was coming so when I heard her voice outside when mom went to greet her I got very excited. We don’t have any photographic evidence of my greeting Lindsay but I just started jumping up and down (kind of like the dog in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpOghdjZaA) and mom and dad worried that I wasn’t going to stop.

Eventually all the other ladies showed up and after having some snacks they went into the family room to work on their projects.

I was so happy to see Foster Mom Lindsay

I was so happy to see Foster Mom Lindsay

Millie behaved herself and mostly laid in the middle of the floor but I just couldn’t get enough of Foster Mom Lindsay.

Kisses for Foster Mom Lindsay

Kisses for Foster Mom Lindsay

In between giving Foster Mom Lindsay lots of attention I did take some time to hang out with the other guests.

Everyone working on their projects

Everyone working on their projects

But I couldn’t stay away for long.

You don't mind if I sit here do you Foster Mom Lindsay?

You don’t mind if I sit here do you Foster Mom Lindsay?

Needless to say she didn’t get as much done on her project as some of the other ladies did. I think the look on her face says she doesn’t really mind at all.

Eventually I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer

Eventually I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer

As you can see I settled down next to Lindsay in her chair and took a little nap.

I love my family but us rescue dogs all know how special our foster pawrents are to us too. If it weren’t for them opening their homes, we might not be in our great forever homes. Thanks Foster Mom Lindsay and Foster Dad Jon for giving me a place to hang out and learn what a loving home could be like while I waited to find my forever home. You made my Gotcha Day possible.

Before I go I have to give a little shout out to another guy celebrating his Gotcha Day too. Happy Gotcha Day Frankie Furter! We sure are a couple of lucky guys.

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Hi everyone, it’s Walter here. OMD it’s hard to imagine that it’s already been two years since I came to live in my wonderful home.

I love hanging out in our yard

I love hanging out in our yard

Can you believe that this is what I looked like then?

Skinny little Walter

Skinny little Walter

I sure was a scrawny kid then. Now I’m a lean, mean, running machine.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/126214818]

If you can’t see the video you can go here to see it. I hope you noticed that Millie never catches me and I always call off the chase by running into the garage.

Did you see how I smoked Millie? BOL!

Did you see how I smoked Millie? BOL!

Of course I have to thank my rescue Big Dogs Big Hearts and foster pawrents Lindsay and Jon for helping me find my forever home. I sure love my family and would never want to live anywhere else.

Before I go I have to give a little shout out to another guy celebrating his Gotcha Day too. Happy Gotcha Day Frankie Furter! We sure are a couple of lucky guys.

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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. There is no mischief today. Instead I have something exciting to share with all of you. I can’t believe that it has been one year since I joined this family already! It sure has been an exciting year. Before I get started I have to tell you that another very important Blogville resident has his Gotcha Day today too. Please visit Frankie Furter to wish him a Happy 7th Gotcha Day. I’m honored to share this day with the former mayor of Blogville.

I love to pose for pictures

I love to pose for pictures

I don’t know where to start to recount my first year in this great home. Of course I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my rescue Big Dogs Big Hearts that came and got my brother and I from our awful first home. We were in pretty bad shape but with a quick bath we were on our way to our foster homes. I was lucky to have a wonderful foster home with Lindsay and Jon and my foster fur sibs Rocco the dog and Zoe the cat.

Millie & I love to hang out in the big bed and snuggle with mom and dad.

Millie & I love to hang out in the big bed and snuggle with mom and dad.

One of the best things about my first year has been having Millie by my side. She is a great big sister and has taught me so much. I don’t think I could have possibly found a better match as a play mate. During this past year I gained about 15 pounds (6.8 kg) which makes Millie and I exactly the same weight. She still can kick my butt every time we wrestle but I don’t care because it is all fun.

Everyone loves my spotty leg

Everyone loves my spotty leg

I’ve had so many firsts this year I couldn’t possibly recount every one of them. Of course you could always take a trip down memory lane by perusing our blog for the past year too. Millie and I love to participate in Blogville events and I would have to say my favorite was the Valentine’s day dance where I got to escort my beautiful date Tui.

Walter Tui - sipping milkshake

Tui and I sharing a milkshake

I heard that Sarge is hosting another Date Day coming up on May 19th. I can’t think of a better Gotcha Day gift than having my sweet Tui agree to go on another date with me. So how about it Tui? Will you go out with me for Sarge’s Date Day? I have no idea where we will go or what we will do but I promise it will be fun.

To finish the Gotch Day post I just want to say thanks to everyone that visits us whether you leave a comment or not. We love all our Blogville friends and love being part of this wonderful community.

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Hi everyone it’s Millie here. I’m filling in for my mom to tell you about some mischief she got into a couple of days ago. You see a few days ago she started putting her treadmill back together. In order to move it to the basement a couple of years ago she and dad had to take it apart to make the parts light enough to carry. She wants to start using it again since this winter has been so crappy and we can’t get out for walks. Well she was almost done when part of the frame came crashing down and squished her fingers into a gap in the base.

Bottom finger is the swollen one

Bottom finger is the swollen one

Some loud HBO words came out of her mouth, but she was sure it wasn’t broken just squished. How did she know it wasn’t broken you ask? Well years ago our mom was a klutz and broke two fingers (at different times) so she said she knows what a broken finger feels like. Luckily it is her left hand, but even if you are right handed you do use your left more than you like when it hurts.

Circle shows bruised area

Circle shows bruised area

She put lots of ice on it the first day and it is already feeling much better. It is still a bit stiff and gets sore if she uses it too much. Our mom wanted all of you to know that to help her hand heal quicker she is not commenting on any blogs for a few days. We are keeping up and reading all your blogs, but we just can’t leave any comments.

We think maybe we should ship our mom off to France to recuperate with  Easy’s dad who chopped off a piece of his finger a few days ago. Maybe together they can use two hands.

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here to tell you about a great give away we won a few weeks ago. Gizmo had a whole week of giveaways to celebrate his Gotcha Day and Millie and I won 3 bags of Zuke’s Lil’ Links.

Gizmo with his own Zuke's Lil' Links

Gizmo with his own Zuke’s Lil’ Links

Gizmo got his own set of 3 bags of Zuke’s treats and then was able to give away another 3 bags and we won!

This smells good!

This smells good!

First I had to check out the box just like Gizmo. They smelled great even before mom opened any bags.

Zuke's helped me pose for my photo shoot

Zuke’s helped me pose for my photo shoot

Mom decided to use my Halloween costume photo shoot to see how good the Zuke’s were. If you look close you can see the bag is open but I was focused on mom because she had some treats in her hand.

I can't resist any longer!

I can’t resist any longer!

OMD! These treats are fantastic! They are about an inch long and soft so mom prefers to break them into smaller pieces when she gives them to us. I don’t really care how she gives them to me as long as she gives me some!

Zuke's Lil' Links Treats

Zuke’s Lil’ Links Treats

There are three flavors Pork & Apple, Chicken & Apple and Rabbit & Apple and they are all my favorite! If you are looking for a great healthy treat to use for training you can’t go wrong with these. Thanks again Gizmo for having all those giveaways during your Gotcha Week!  We sure are a couple of lucky pups!

 

We are hooking up with Sugar’s Tasty Tuesday Blog hop today!

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here to tell you about the fantastic cake our mom made for us for our big celebration.

Millie Walter - celebration cake

Okay it might not be a fancy as the one we pictured on our celebration day post, but we think our mom did a pretty good job. She said the squirty green icing was not very easy to control, but you can still read it just fine. She found the recipe online at allrecipes.com and added some canned cream cheese frosting. Since she put frosting on it mom and dad decided it would be best if we had out pieces outside so we didn’t make too much mess.

Mmmm...that smells great! Are we done with the pictures now?

Mmmm…that smells great! Are we done with the pictures now?

We each got our own plate with a small piece on it (stingy pawrents!).

Millie Walter - eating cake

I, Walter, had my piece gobbled up in no time.

Nom, nom, nom!

Nom, nom, nom!

Whereas I, Millie, was more cautious about eating it and needed a little help.

Nom, nom, nom!

Nom, nom, nom!

While Millie was taking her time eating her piece of cake I had to just watch. It is torture watching Millie eat…she is sooooo slow!

Thanks for holding the plate dad.

Thanks for holding the plate dad.

Dad helped me out a bit too and held the plate so I could be sure to get every molecule of frosting.

Gobble, gobble...this is good.

Gobble, gobble…this is good.

After being so dainty with my cake at first I decided it was good enough to just snarf it down in one gulp. We are very happy that mom made us this great cake and we even got more for the next few days until it was gone. We are joining Sugar’s Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.

By the way all the ingredients in the cake are human edible too and our dad even tried a piece. His only complaint was that it was a bit dry. If it weren’t for the frosting he said he couldn’t have gotten it down.

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