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Fritz is a year old!

I didn’t want Fritz’s birthday to overshadow the inauguration (it’s difficult when two events of equal global importance fall on the same day!), but it’s almost midnight, so I have to hurry up and beat the clock so I can wish my little guy a HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!

In honor of the event, Fritz was allowed to eat half a tin of dog-friendly carrot cake on the table. (Bruno got the other half, but he had to eat on the floor.)

I can’t believe Fritz is technically no longer a puppy. He’s just a little speck! A baby schmutz! My Fritzy Doodle Dandy! He’s a problem child, yes, but he’s so completely full of love and sweetness and I love him to pieces.

Here’s to you, Fritzy! Happy birthday.

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  • Reply Lonnie January 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    awww, “Fritzy Doodle Dandy.” I love to hear people’s “pet” names for their pets. Lucky boys… to have doggie carrot cake!

  • Reply Tam January 21, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Happy Birthday Fritz!

  • Reply belinda January 21, 2009 at 12:23 am


    and what a special & triumphant day to celebrate your birthday on.

    love from, B, P, alfie & cheyenne (who is much older!)

  • Reply sofi January 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Happy Birthday Cutie!!!

  • Reply Benita January 21, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Grattis på födelsedagen, Fritz!!!

  • Reply sandra January 21, 2009 at 2:43 am

    happy birthday to fritz! 1 year already, wow! time flies.

  • Reply alice January 21, 2009 at 4:37 am

    So totally CUTE! 🙂 Happy Birthday Fritz!

  • Reply Amanda January 21, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Happy birthday Fritz! He looks mighty excited about that carrot cake! 😀

  • Reply Sammi January 21, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Happy Birthday Fritz what a spoiled little doggy you are!

  • Reply Mark January 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday Fritz! We’ve enjoyed watching you grow up so quickly.

  • Reply Karen January 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Aw, that’s gorgeous. Happy birthday Fritz!

  • Reply martha January 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

    My Fritz sends your Fritz best wishes.
    My Fritz has also forbidden me from ever calling him Fritzy Doodle Dandy. (and he sends condolences to your Fritz for having to endure such indignancy).

  • Reply megan January 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

    happy birthday, fritz! 🙂

  • Reply joanna goddard January 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

    oh my goodness, too cute!!!

  • Reply DawnMarie January 21, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Happy Birthday Fritz. I know how hard the first year with a puppy can be. Rewarding but difficult. Lucky he is so cute.

  • Reply mommy January 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Happy belated birthday, Fritz! Did you know that you and your cousin Emma have the same birthday?

  • Reply Mary January 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The end of a great day topped off with puppy photos – perfect! 🙂 Happy birthday to Fritz!

  • Reply kim@dti January 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Aw, happy birthday little buddy! I Wish I knew my cats’ birthdays so I could throw them little tuna parties.

  • Reply John@ThisYoungHouse January 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Happy Birthday, Fritz! I love the look of him eyeing his cake (and probably wondering how the candle tastes).

    Brings up fond memories of Burger’s 2nd birthday “party”:


  • Reply The Finishing Touch January 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Too cute. My cockapoo celebrated 2 months on January 17 by running all the way down the stairs by herself. Happy birthday, Fritz!

  • Reply Jan's camera January 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    LOL. You are too funny. Fritz, congratulations to you on the big Numero Uno. Happy Birthday little guy and many more.

  • Reply Jan's camera January 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Seeing as how my cat was a year old when I got him, I figure his birthday is the day he came to my home.

  • Reply Adam January 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Fritz!

  • Reply April January 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Fritz! So adorable!

  • Reply Caity January 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Aww, how cute! I love the pictures. Happy Birthday!!

  • Reply mixette January 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Fritz!

  • Reply Lisa January 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Fritz! You make me want to adopt a little buddy like you!

  • Reply Hilary January 22, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Oh i just love your little dog, we hope to get a little trouble maker of our own soon, i can’t wait. Happy Birthday Fritz (and hey Bruno!)

  • Reply porter January 22, 2009 at 9:17 am

    OMG!! He’s just toooooo cute!!!

  • Reply Cait January 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

    These pictures seriously made my day. Happy birthday Fritz!!

  • Reply michelle January 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Happy Birthday, Coco’s birthday is coming up on the 26th, we are excited.

  • Reply Michelle January 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Aww! No longer a puppy, but still just as adorable! And he looks so mesmerized by the candle in the first picture… that or he was really desperate to dig into his cake. =D

  • Reply Eva January 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Happy Birthday, cutie Fritz!

  • Reply Jenice Perez February 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I would like to know if Fitz is a full bred chiuahah?

    I have a long haired and was wondering if he is able to mate

  • Reply Anna at D16 February 12, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Jenice, Fritz is a purebred Chihuahua, but he has been neutered.

    For the record, I do not believe in or condone hobby breeding, and recommend strongly that you have your Chihuahua spayed.

  • Reply uche March 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    My friend forwarded me to your site. You give great tips. Fritz…Sooo cute. Happy belated B-day Fritz! Shine my Chihuahua/Pincher mix I let her eat same food I eat on a real plate on Xmas + TGiving.

  • Reply brenda January 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

    It sure does look like it took every ounce of strength to hold Fritz back from cAke while Happy Birthday toOo Fritz was being sung and his close up was being shot – soOo exciting – thanks for sharing – what a lucky little guy! hey Bruno

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