Belated Birthday

Hrmph.

In a family of rescues, almost no one knows when their actual birthday is. Unless, of course, you are the one dog that was raised from a pup and then the whole family knows your birthday. Or, at least, they are supposed to.

Does this jog any memories from about nine years ago? Go ahead, you can comment on how cute I was.

Yet, somehow, the birthday itself is forgotten year after year after year. If you don’t believe me, look back through the archives and notice that my birthday post is almost never actually on my birthday.  Which was yesterday in case you have missed my point.

At one year old. Did you remember this one, hu-dad?

In my subtle ways, I tried to remind him.

Forget something important, hu-dad?

You know how the hu-dad remembered this year? He was on his computer and received an automated email from the vet wishing me a Happy Birthday.  Yep, the vet sent me a wish on the correct day.  Again, which was yesterday.

Sometimes, you just have to throw your own birthday party.

So yesterday was my birthday and he, once again, forgot to post about it. So, let’s make this clear.

Wish me a Happy Ninth Birthday . . . or else!

Sincerely,

Queen Natasha the Evil

26 Comments

  1. Dr. Liz on June 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Heh. I was just looking at some very old posts (and thus affirming the DOH’s opinions about blog posts and looking back through the years) when I came across this comment you left on a post where we had first picked Abby out:

    We remember the time that Nikita came walking in from the backyard, with little puppy Natasha clamped onto her neck and dangling like a pendant. Nikita had the look of “Could you remove this thing now?”

    Can’t imagine where you got the nickname Natasha the Evil… 😉

    -Dr. Liz, who has FINALLY finished her abstract and is now walking down memory lane

    • D.K. Wall on June 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      One of the classic QNTE (though she was Baby Bear to her Mama Bear, Nikita, at the time) moments where we knew we had a “special” dog in our lives.

  2. siku marie on June 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Wishes for many many many more birthdays, remembered on the correct day and filled with every special desire you can think of! The WDA is late because we were busy organizing a feast in your hone…one fit for a Queen. Lamb shanks, beef knuckles, greens (with bacon) YoYoMa’s contribution, ducky jerky (of course), everything baked sweet potatoes, and for dessert, carrot cake with peanut butter filling and cream cheese frosting…with strawberry ice cream, naturally.

    Problem is, the USPS wouldn’t accept the envelopes we had it in to send to you so we may have to just eat it in your honor…but we will be thinking of you. Happy Belated Birthday.

  3. Elmo & Mouse on June 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Happy belated birthday my Queen!!!

  4. Iris on June 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Happy Birthday Natasha !
    Kisses
    Iris

  5. HuskyHavenInMD on June 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Kodi, Molly, and Georgia wish you a woo-woonderful birthday! Empress Mimi, who is North of the Rainbow Bridge, sends her best wishes from one sovereign to another.

  6. Garth Riley on June 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!!!

    Your pal,
    Garth

  7. Susan on June 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Happy 9th, Your Evilness!

  8. Lorenza on June 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Ooops!
    Happy Belated Birthday, Natasha!
    The mudd party sure was pawesome, right?
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  9. Huffle Mawson on June 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Happy birthday Natasha! I know you have some plan for making the hu-dad pay.

  10. HUSKY'S RULE on June 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Happy belated Birthday QNTE!!!!!! What type of revenge do you have planned for the Hu-dad for forgetting the Queen’s b/d? or did he make up for it by getting you birthday cake & pup cream??? You still look marvelous!!!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  11. houndstooth on June 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Happiest of Birthdays to the Queen! I heard that if your birthday is forgotten, you’re supposed to get two weeks of make up celebration for it. Hopefully next year the Hu-Dad will remember that it’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as she reaches double digits! Sheesh!

  12. Lisa Myers on June 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    May you have 9 more wonderful years Quenn Natasha! You were so darling. There is nothing cuter than a Sibe puppy! And of course they always grow up to be beautiful. Happy birthday hugs from a mom with a handsome, almost 9 year old,boy myself! And he still looks like he’s 3-4!!!

  13. Ice 'n Ayla on June 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Happy 9th birthday to “the Queen” from me (Ayla) and my Dad, Ice. My Dad has a birthday in June, too. Ice will be 10 on June 21st, the Longest Day. My birthday is on July 13th, and I will be 8 years old. Our hu-Mom and Dad, and our “Gramma Deb” NEVER forget our birthdays, and we always get a small ice cream cone from Dairy Queen for our birthday.

  14. Vivian Kuhn on June 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!! Glad you celebrated your own birthday and had fun. Better start reminding hu-dad a few days ahead of the actual date…

  15. Holly on June 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Happy Birthday Natasha! You look much younger than 9!!

  16. Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus on June 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Happy Birthday to the Queen! We sincerely hope you made the hu-dad’s life miserable until he went out and got your cheeseburgers and ice cream. I mean, only THEN could you CONSIDER possibly, maybe forgiving him. Maybe. And yup, you were a totally cute puppy!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  17. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning on June 11, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Natasha maybe that is because he celebrates your existence every day:) Happy Birthday, Queen Natasha. You WERE cute and you still are.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. Furbabys on June 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Dear Queen Natasha The Evil, I feel bad that Hu -Dad didn’t throw you a Birthday pawty but don’t feel down. I was rescued and my birthdays forgotten almost every year!! Beacuse This woman claims she stopped having Birthdays at 40? so since she stopped we all stopped. Humans can be weird. Course I think you like me have a Birthday every day. Good food, Love, Great Rides and the list goes on!! every day is our Birthday!! So Queen Natasha AroOoOoOoO To YoU and Many Many More AroOoOoOoOoO’s.. “blow out your candle and make a wish”

    Yours Paswsitivly
    Gracie, Harley, Molly

  19. Rose on June 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Belated Happy Birthday Queen Natasha! We wish you the most fun filled year a Sibe could dream of for this your 9th year. We’re sure you’ll get treats to make up for another lapse in the Hu-dad’s memory. It’s a family tradition now. Hugs & Kissies, Daiquiri & Timba

  20. jane on June 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Aww Happy Birthday Queen Natasha. I never forget my babies birthday’s now we get a cake to celebrate. I know that may sound weird, but we did it as a joke 2 years agol on my aries 3rd birthday. We were just gonna get him a hamburger,but my daughter wanted us to get a cake. We went all out. We got a 3 candle, partty hats it was funny. Aries really didn’t like the hat. I have pictures of it. That was his last birthday. I had to put him down 3 weeks before his 4th birthday. 6 days after putting down aries we got bruce. We just celebrated his first birthday in feburary. We did the same thing. The bakery were we got the cake even put a paw print on it. It was blue lmao felt like we were playing blues clue. Tell hu-dad to make up for it by making you a cake lmao. Love ya herd. Hugs and kisses to you all

  21. Khyra on June 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

    …and they say WE are hard to train???

    Khake&Khysses,
    Khyra

  22. Mary K. on June 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!!

  23. Billie on June 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Happy 9th birthday Natasha!

  24. Stella on June 11, 2012 at 4:43 am

    You and QE 2 are bound for celebrating , I guess. Actually QE2 finished up on Tuesday last week. But if you want a big hug! and a birthday KISS, know that we are ready to give them out!

    Happy (hughughug) Birthday, Natasha and here are some kisses to go with that >XXXXXXX Hope this makes you very happy.

    Stella and Zkhat

  25. Sankissjuice on June 11, 2012 at 3:31 am

    You look so cute! Happy Birthday!!!!

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