Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thor is 8!

Tuesday was Thor's 8th birthday. He can't read a calendar, of course, so we're going to have his birthday cake on Saturday, after all of his people are home. Shhh! It's a surprise!

I thought you'd like to see some of Thor's baby pictures.

Here he is at 7 weeks old, June 24, 2001.
And the same day, walking toward the camera.
He wasn't a lap puppy for long. It was over before he hit 3 months.

At 13 weeks, again walking toward the camera. One thing we can say is that Thor has always been curious about what is going on, and always headed toward the least amount of action. We didn't see him before we got him, but having paid for the "pick male puppy," we had photos sent, and chose him because of this very characteristic. He has been an excellent value.
He was a very young graduate of something, in June of 2004, at age 3.

And very tolerant of then 4 year old Mark, put on the pony by one of his brothers. I know, I know, this isn't good for the dog, and in fact, he sat down immediately after the picture was taken. But he's great at posing for pictures, isn't he?

I leave you with a reminder from last summer of the joys of having a best friend.

18 comments:

Paula said...

Happy Birthday Thor! I bet you could literally see him growing when he was a puppy! He's such a love ... bet he'll be overjoyed to see his people this weekend! (Bet a certain mom will be glad, too!) :-)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Aww Marjie, those are great pictures! Happy Birthday Thor!!!! I can't wait to see his party when all his peeps jet in for the bash!

knittinwolf said...

Happy Birthday Thor! Awesome to see his growth...what a cutie baby pic. Looks like a big lap baby! Big hugs Thor!

Channon said...

Cute, cute! Happy birthday, big boy! (That last photo brought tears to my eyes!)

Melanie said...

That last picture is just the sweetest!! Happy Birthday Thor!

Pam said...

You are killing me. Could he be any cuter? I love, love, love the puppy pictures and I also really love the last photo with your son.

Happy birthday hugs to Thor!

Sue said...

What an adorable baby he was. How could you not fall in love with him?
Mine can tell time very accurately, but thank goodness they can't read the calendar.

noble pig said...

Oh gawd I love puppy baby pics and the grad cap awesome. Happy Birthday Thor!

gaylen said...

OMG how could you resist that face? I think Thor is one of my favorites (along with Beau & Fudge). I know he will have a fabulous celebration with all his people home to feed him cake. g

The Blonde Duck said...

Look at that sweet baby face!

Charli and me said...

Happy birthday Thor ♥ Charli sends you hugs. You are so precious. We hope you have a wonderful and fun filled birthday.

Claire S. said...

Happy birthday Thor - Enjoy your surprise weekend !

My goodness, he was bigger as an infant than my chihuahua is now LOL

Alex is just a bit younger than Thor (her big 8th is on May 31) and when we brought her home she was just 2 lbs !!!

Pam said...

Isn't it amazing something so small can get so big! He is so cute!!!

monica said...

Happy birthday Thor !! 8 years. and forever a charmer! Love the pics - he is adorable! Marjie,I wanted to ask your opinion regarding castrating male dogs - we are really speculating on having bundy castrated, but we are not sure ... what do you think?

veedogknitter said...

Happy b-day sweet Thor! He is so wonderful!

Nichole said...

OMG - GREAT pics! I esp love the pup shot walking towards the camera. Happy Birthday Thor baby... you are one GORGEOUS boy! Muah!!!!!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday Thor! It's Miles 8th birthday, too! They grow up so fast. ~ Robyn

Scrabblequeen said...

Happy Birthday Thor! You were a beautiful baby.