Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Rowdy! He's One Today


I am participating in Six-word Saturday. Stop by and see Cate at Show My Face. Tell her Aunt Julie sent you.

We found LOVE
on the Internet!
Our 16 1/2-year-old Springer, Trouble, died last fall. We were NOT looking for a puppy! One night I was fooling around on the Web and found a photo of the most adorable puppy. I called the breeder and opened the conversation with, "Is your Web site up to date?" He said "Excuse me?" "Your Web site. Is it up to date? Are the puppies you list as available really available?"

Well, yes they were. We live in Wisconsin (as you know, Brett Favre and all) and the breeder was in Minnesota. How far could it be? So I asked where in Minnesota they were located. His answer: "Do you know where Canada is?" Turns out it was a 10-hour drive, one way! But he offered to meet us half-way, so early the next morning, we were on our way.

Today is Rowdy's 1st birthday. Who says you can't find love on the Internet? We did.

16 comments:

Rebecca Welch said...

He is adorable!

glenna said...

He's a cutie! Stopping by from SITS.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Who can't love that face?!

Tania (via SITS)

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my. This brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday Rowdy, you beautiful boy!
Sandi

monica said...

Happy Birthday Rowdy! He is so cute. Happy Saturday. Stopping in from SWS!

Call Me Cate said...

Awww, how awesome for you and Rowdy!

BTW - I responded to your comment on my blog via email and the message was rejected. Is your email behaving?

Robin said...

Is that the puppy? I thought that was a picture of your Springer.
Anyway....cute story. :-)
Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend and Happy Birthday to Rowdy.

Oh and....Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

Susie said...

He is so sweet! Happy Birthday Rowdy:-)

Becca said...

LOL I think many people find love on the internet.

shopannies said...

love that picture

carma said...

what a great story!

AudreyO said...

Great photo and nice story. Happy birthday :)I'm a dog lover too

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

First birthday party:
one-year-old Rowdy dashes
in endless circles.

My Six Words

Tina said...

Awww what a cutie! Stopping by from 6WS

Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

Rowdy is adorable. Does he live up to his name? :::visiting from SITS Sunday:::

Aunt Julie said...

Absolutely! Our last Springer was named Trouble. The vet laughed when he heard this puppy's name. Said he thought maybe we'd have chosen "Angel" this time.