Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Dearest Rosie! SURPRISE!!!

We're arrived at Rosie's home station! We're all so excited about our big surprise. Fortunately, Eric Square Dog shipped his Zoomer on the Royal Scotsman. Now we just need to squeeze all of us — and our luggage and birthday cakes and presents — into the boot/trunk!

Thanks to Marvin's expert packing, we got everything stowed away. It was a bit tight, but soon we were on our way to Dughallmor Manor. Let's see...we've got Kira, Marvin, Mason Dixie, Jake, Eric behind the wheel, me riding shootgun...where are those Basset Aunties and Hamish???

Ahh, apparently HRH Auntie Princess Bailey decided she was too royal to ride with us commoners (at least she hasn't taken to referring to us as her loyal subjects...yet) so she summoned Martha to serve as her Basset-in-Waiting and Sir Hamish (yes, she knighted him with a butter knife over tea) to be her coachman.

Soon we were pulling up the miles long drive to Dughallmor Manor!

The beagles were ever so surprised!!! We wasted no time setting up a lavish dinner party in the back garden. Rosie and I snuggled all through the soup course, Gabbi whispered sweet nothings into Jake's upturned ear, Asta and Clive discussed Asta's potential as a "fashion assistance" service dog, while Martha happily indulged HRH Auntie Princess Bailey's request that she be her official food-taster.

Despite protests that it wasn't dinner party conversation, Eric insisted on describing his latest surgery operations in detail. Marvin tried to keep his haggis down after hearing what Eric had extracted most recently from Lacie. Kira cozied up to her Snoop dog, while Alfie kept a proprietary paw around the lovely Mason Dixie.

Sir Hamish assured that everydoggie's water bowl was kept full, occasionally adding a splash of a particularly fine Glenlivet.

Our beautiful rose-bedecked cake had made the journey from the Harrod's Food Hall in fine shape! Gabbi and Rosie closed their eyes and made a wish.

I know you're not supposed to tell what you wished for, but sitting out there in the beautiful garden, surrounded by good friends and new tennis balls, I couldn't help but think that all of our wishes had come true!

Happiest of Birthdays to my dearest wee wifey Rosie Posie, who makes every day feel like the best birthday party ever!

15 comments:

Asta said...

I'm so delighted to be fiwst in adding to the vewy good wishes of youw bootiful wife Wosie Posie.
I toast to hew good health and gabbi's too of couwse!
May you bof enjoy life to it's fullest fow manymany many yeaws to come!
May you always have love and good fwiends and tweats and toys and adventoowes in bootiful places
smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..that cake was amazingly delicious..but I think Haggis is an aquiwed taste

Martha Basset said...

Happy Birthday Rosie
We hope you have the best of birthdays.
We wish you love and joy and an abundance of tennis balls to share with you husband, Petey, for many years to come!
love
HRH Auntie Bailey and plain old Auntie Martha xxxx

Clive said...

What a brillant birthday party - many happy returns Rosie. Petey really excelled himself with all the arrangements.

Love Asta's new potential job - I think she'll be brillant!!

With very best wishes to you Rosie and your darling husband Petey!

- Clive

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh Petey....I snuck out from under the blankie to write this....it's been the best birfday pawty ever! Thank you for arranging all this, the wonderful food, the excellent company....and doesn't our wee hoose look grand?
Thanks to all our wonderful friends for making it such a great day....and to you my darling Petey for being so awesome!
Now then....where were we....?
Ah yes....canoodling, hehe!
Lots of smoochy luuurve,
Your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your little wifey - we hope she has an extraordinary birthday.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus said...

Very Happy Barkday Rosie. Many more celebrations with family and friends are to come.


ummmm, Petey? Are you stopping at Wimbledon on the way home? Lots of tennis balls there!

gussie

Nibbles Treats said...

What a wonderful way to wish Rosie a happy birthday. Brought us to tears!

Lots of treats -
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Eric said...

Ahh wickedly good suprise Petey. The most pawfect present for your trouble and strife. I mean wife. Apart from your good self of course. Still time to tie you to the birthday rocket fireworks Petey. The one that writes "Happy Birthday Rosie" in the sky would be a goodie. Make things really go with a bang.

Sorry I got carried away at luncheon with my surgery conversation but think I'll try my new technique on HRH Princess Auntie Bailey.Get that royalty nonsense right out of her system. I mean knighting the coachman. With her butter knife??!!! Dog knows what she'll be doing with the jam spoon. Planting a few trees perhaps? Shudder to think what plans she's got for the tea strainer.

Wish your dearest Rosie Posie a truly wonderful day dear chap. Know it will be now your at her side.

Wiry loves and kissies Eric xxx

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

What a great birthday surprise for your dear Rosie! (Maybe you can talk to my Mom about planning something for my birthday next month?)

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Bijou said...

Hi Petey,

Rosie's birthday party was a grand event. The cake is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I bet everyone had a terrific time.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Jake of Florida said...

Just Harry has been reading about my adventures in Scotland and is starting to feel very left out.

Also, he is wondering, looking at HRH Auntie Bailey, whether the H in his name might stand for Highness. Just Highness.

I suggested that he might close his eyes really tight and whisk himself to the festivities in time to taste a bit of Glenlivet and smooch my girlfriend on her barkday.

What say you??

In the meantime, much hilarity and fun at all the memorable photos!! You and Eric and the others are the bestest pals ever!!!

Woof!!!

Jake

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

HRH looks quite regal there Petey. We are all proud to know here. Thanks for inviting me along once I crashed the party...
Great fun!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw...that is just the most lovely post...I was smiling all the way through!! :-)

Oh, Petey - I also came here to tell you that I think you have such a wonderful way with words. Aside from the funny, witty observations you made recently...I thought your comment to Dakota's family - about dogs living less long because we know how to love whole-heartedly already - was so beautiful.

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Joe Stains said...

It is so nice to see some happy posts and great celebrations, there has been too much sadness lately. I wish I could have a piece of that cake right now.

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to Rosie!
I can see you all had a pawesome celebration!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza