Friday, June 3, 2011


As some of you know, we've been adjusting to a different life around here. We are "making it work" because that's life. I, Mamma Heartbeat, am so VERY thankful that through thick and thin, I always have my dogs and cats. 

I swear to you they know I am stressed. 

Every night I look forward to our cuddle time. No more unhappiness around here!!

AND to prove that, TODAY, I celebrate and honor my sweet Calhoun on his 5th birthday. 

He is my heart dog. 

No matter what, he will always be there for me and me for him. 

I tried to get some good photos of Calhoun's "parts" but they are blurry because he moves too much!

I took these pictures one night because I was afraid that one day I would forget my favorite parts of Calhoun. I don't ever want to forget any part of him. 

Sweet wrinkly muzzle. Too many grays for my baby.

Always with that nose and smile! He rubs his chin raw from chewing bones and stuff!

Those big paws that dance when he sees me. Yes he broke a toe once.  The vet said there wasn't much to do for him. 

Those soulful eyes. He's seen so much.

My lovebug, Calhoun

Therapy Dog work is way too hard for Calhoun. He needs a nap!

more napping...

Who could resist that wiggle butt? Lucy and Calhoun playing with a puppy-sized McIver  (laser  beam eyes!). 

Gratuitous shot of McIver for tha ladiiieesssssss! (ANNA & MORGAN)

A McIver puppy shot! Good thing he grew into those ears, huh, ladies?


  1. Oh my - what big ears you have! hehe - couldn't resist. You can throw Nyxie in with McIver's admirers...she's swooning!

    As for Calhoun - what a sweet boy. They're always there to keep us cheered. They know when we need it most. heart dogs all of them.

  2. Happy Birthday, Calhoun - we think maybe your Mom loves you:) We do too and we hope you have a great birthday! Mom is right, we pups always know how to make the humans feel better.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. I had to get out the smelling salts before I could type this message!

    First, Happiest of Birthdays, Calhoun! May you have a great year ahead and celebrate many more!

    Second, Morgan says she sees NOTHING wrong with MacIver's ears whatsoever! She just thinks there should be more pictures of them!


  4. Happy Birthday Calhoun! from a group of fellow wiggely-butts!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  5. Happy birthday, Calhoun!

    Joyful, Waggin' Tails (or wiggling bums and nubs as the case may be,) FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  6. Happy Birthday Calhoun! I bet you are an awesome snuggler.


  7. HAPPY BIRFDAY CALHOUN!!! We are almost TWINS.. I just turned 5 on MONDAY!!
    I hope you have a Super Duper Day!!!

  8. Happy Birthday Calhoun!
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Happy Happy Birthday, Calhoun!!

    And happy Saturday woofs & hugs to you!


  10. super mega happy belated 5th birthday, calhoun!!! :)

    the booker man

  11. Happy Birthday, Calhoun! All those parts put together make one handsome pup! Hope you got lots of yummy treats for your big day!

    PeeS - Thanks so much for your kind words about our Gracie Girl.

    The Road Dogs

  12. We hope you have the best Birthday EVER Calhoun!


    p's n s's::: The moose Hannibal says you have a great snootal region!

  13. The momma was reading all your posts Calhoun and wants to know if the Linda at Petsmart who finally helped to tame the wild beast was in Anderson, SC?

    If it was she is also a Who-tamer

    Sugar the Who

  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Calhoun! So sorry we missed the big event. We're sure your mama made you a super birthday with treats and everything. Hope it's not as hot there as it is here.

    Jed & Abby