Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thor's 8th Birthday!

I'm almost positive that Thor's birthday is May 5, but it could be May 8. That's because the breeder had 2 females, and both had litters at the same time. We had the pick of the 27 puppies available, and he was Thor. He weighed about 2 pounds when he was born, 21 pounds at 7 weeks old, when he came home, and today he's just a house pony, as Chan says.

Saturday night, after 3 more of his people came home, we had a birthday party for Thor. He didn't much care for his hat.

In an effort to appease his concerns over Larry's missing squeaker (the generally dilapidated appearance bothers Thor not a whit), Thor eagerly tore into his present.
Darryl the Duck!

This is not a candle in his cake. His brothers insisted that Thor needed the appearance of a candle, so we used a rawhide stick.

Yum, yum! Banana nut meringue cake!

Note that we haven't actually played much with Darryl yet, but Thor did bring Darryl to Ryan to play yesterday. Either Darryl's gaining acceptance, or Thor was supremely bored; I'm not sure which.

Happy Thorsday, everyone!

18 comments:

Channon said...

Happy birthday, big guy!

21 lbs. at 7 weeks. Wow. Makes me wonder about the Great Dane pup we met two weeks ago... she was 40 lbs., and I think she was 12 weeks, but I could be wrong.

Pam said...

I love how good you are to Thor - he is such a sweet pea. Your kids all look so much like you.

noble pig said...

Happy Birthday THor! I love that you celebrate for him...I'm sure the kids love it.

gaylen said...

How freakin' cute is Thor? I've been on the lookout for a lobster and almost bought different sea life, but I see it won't work. I'll keep up the search. What a lucky dog - banana birthday cake with a rawhide candle.

Sue said...

I love the look on his face as he checks out his cake and 'candle'. Poor little Noah was only about 5 ounces when he was born, not even a good snack for Thor.

You're right about the pack plotting together, but they've already taken over the house.

Melanie said...

What a sweet birthday party. Thor is lucky to have so many loving humans surrounding him! Is that cake a recipe you have posted before? It sounds delicious!

Kathy R said...

Happy birthday, Thor! Looks like a great party.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love you gave him a bone for a candle! Queen Bitty and Bear have sent a gift by royal messengers!

Oh. My. God. Brilliant idea. Let's have a blog puppy ball. A big party.

Anette said...

Happy birthday Thor! My kids absolutely adored the photo of him, with the presents, and his cake! Dinkie sends her love!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy Birthday Thor! He is a very lucky guy to have a great family ;)

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday, Thor!
From your friend Miles

monica said...

happy birthday Thor, again! It's like winnie the pooh's reasoning for Eeyore's birthday: If you don't know what day it is, you don't know what day it isn't - so let's throw him a party today!
Great pics! Love Thor the Great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like he had a wonderful birthday! He's such a big ol' softie. I loved seeing him eat his cake. Makes you wonder what goes through their minds while all of the hullabaloo.

TavoLini said...

LOL, great post. Happy Thorsday, indeed :)

Pam said...

I'm so happy that I share a birthday month with Thor!

Vivian said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Thor! What a big boy you are! and all those siblings to share your toys with (Not!) :-)

Mickle in NZ said...

Just love the expression on Thor's face in the fourth photo. Three more of his humans home, then cake too!

Looks like you all had a very special time.

Paula said...

Happy Birthday Thor! I love Darryl the Duck! The name alone puts me in stitches! Speaking of stitches, is Larry beyond repair? Love the family photo.