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Bruno is six.

This post comes a few days too late, but I can’t let another moment pass without acknowledging Bruno’s sixth birthday! On Friday night, he enjoyed a bowl of cottage cheese and rice (on the table, a birthday privilege), engaged in some serious cuddling, and fell asleep on the sofa.

Bruno was just a tiny puppy when we brought him home, and for the past six years he has filled our lives with an immeasurable amount of love and happiness. I truly can’t remember what life was like before he came along. He is a perfect dog in every way (well, he could be a little more tolerant of his little brother, but he gets a pass). He’s our little guy. Puppy forever.

I love you, Bruno. Happy birthday.

It was totally impossible to get a clear photo. He really wanted that cottage cheese!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Pam March 3, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Happy belated Birthday Bruno!! What a cutie-pie!!

  • Reply Amanda March 4, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Pets enrich our lives so much. One of my cats recently ran away and i tried to remember life before him, it was impossible. They’re family. Happy birthday Bruno!

  • Reply thisisunclear March 4, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I am going to bed with a smile on my face. Happy birthday to Bruno, who likes cottage cheese much much more than I!

  • Reply Katja March 4, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Happy Birthday Bruno! Ha, that last photo is the best. He really can’t seem to get to the bowl fast enough πŸ™‚

  • Reply Katharina March 4, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Happy Birthday, Bruno!!!

  • Reply Tristram and Sally March 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Happy birthday B!!!

    T and S.

    (Tip from us, next birthday ask for coffee ice cream!)

  • Reply belinda March 4, 2009 at 7:47 am

    happy belated birthday bruno. i miss you fluffy pup!.

  • Reply Mark March 4, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Happy Birthday Bruno! Cuuuute!

  • Reply Adam March 4, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday Bruno!!!

  • Reply Sarah March 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Aww! What a cutie! I feel bad that I never remember my pet’s birthdays, but I always give them a Christmas present, so maybe that counts…?

  • Reply atm March 4, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I love Bruno, too! Happy birthday to little guy.

    I’ve been lurking your blog over a year and this is the first post–I couldn’t resist send Bruno a birthday wish.

    Between, great work, Anna. You’ve been an inspiration to me.

  • Reply kate March 4, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Hahah…Oh my gosh, how much do I wish that I could get that excited over cottage cheese?? We’re not sure when our guy was born, so I think we’ll be celebrating “adoption day” instead.

  • Reply April March 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Omg! Happy Birthday Bruno!!!!

  • Reply Monica March 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday!
    You are so cute…

  • Reply Amanda March 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

    That is so cute! Aren’t dogs THE best things on the planet?

  • Reply Cyndi March 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

    He is so sweet! Such a cute, cute puppy! What kind of doq is he?

  • Reply Lily March 4, 2009 at 11:10 am

    he’s adorable. what type of dog is he?

  • Reply Mary March 4, 2009 at 11:44 am

    So sweet….happy belated b-day Bruno!

  • Reply Anna at D16 March 4, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Cyndi & Lily: Bruno is a mutt — half long-haired Chihuahua, half Bichon Frise. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy March 4, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bruno!!

  • Reply Regan March 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    awww. My Cricket just turned nine on Monday. I wish both of my dogs liked cottage cheese. Happy belated birthday, Bruno!

  • Reply Diane March 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I love dog birthdays. Last year we celebrated the 10th birthday of our dog – and we even made all of our friends and their dogs come celebrate with us. It seemed kind of silly at the time, but we had to put him down in January and now I’m so, so glad that we did that for him. It was perfect, and he loved it.

    Happy Birthday, Bruno!

  • Reply red.door.read. March 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    your dogs are so sweet. it’s my cat’s first birthday this week.

  • Reply Amy March 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Aww, happy birthday Bruno! We’ve never celebrated our dog’s birthdays (well, I guess it would have to be their adoption birthdays) but now that I think about it we totally should! I’m not sure how many more birthdays our big dog is going to have πŸ™

  • Reply Jan's camera March 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Happy Birthday, Bruno! You’re still the king!

  • Reply Katie March 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    oh, how sweet!! I always have parties for my little Yorkie’s birthday!! He’s 2 1/2 now… Here are some photos of him!!
    http://www.cocomale.com/blog

  • Reply jenny March 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Happy Birthday Bruno! We love you! Today’s your day (well, the today that was your birthday!)

  • Reply amanda monet March 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Bruno! If you don’t mind me asking, I’m a very big fan of your design and home things, and your pup! I used to have a bichon that I let get shaggy and looked a lot like your dear Bruno. I was wondering what kind of pup Bruno was? Because I have my heart set on a wonderful shaggy white pup.. πŸ™‚ Thanks for any information!
    Best, amanda monet

  • Reply Anna at D16 March 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Amanda, you’re right – Bruno is half Bichon Frise! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The other half is long-haired Chihuahua. I really really really love Bichons, they’re great dogs.

  • Reply Nancy March 20, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Bruno!

    You look just like a Coton de Tulear named Cody. I’m his “nanny” when his mum & dad are out of town. He loves rice & cottage cheese too! Of course, he also loves apples, bananas, carrots and just about anything else he gets a sniff of… πŸ˜‰

    My mean old landlord hates animals (probably why he’s so mean)….but he has allowed me to have a kitty and she’s my little furbaby. All of the dogs I take care of feel like part of my family as well. They make our lives so much better in so many ways. πŸ™‚ Nancy

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