Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It's my 6th Bark Day.

    Hi Fur Pals.

   I am celebrating my 6th Bark Day and my 2nd year with my Mom & Dad.

          I don't have a birth story. I have a story of Love.
   I am one of many dogs that roamed the streets in Bandera, Texas.
   On March 21st 2016 I was taken to Hill County Animal Shelter.
   From there I was transferred to Paws in Lynnwood, Washington. Thank my lucky butt
   because you know what happens to dogs like me in Texas. Let me tell you,
   they go to the Rainbow Bridge. For many reasons some good some bad & some sad.
   If I had known how cold it was here in winter I would have booked it to Florida. bol

   Then one day July 1st 2016 I was hanging out in my bed chilling, when a man came and looked at me. I walked up to the gate and wagged my tail for him and didn't bark like all the other dogs.
But he left and my heart sank. Wait here he comes again but he's got a lady with him.
My future Mom and Dad were talking about me. They just lost Cinnamon and were not
sure if they were ready for another dog. They were reading the paperwork attached to the gate
where I was. My Mom still has that paperwork today. It says I was born June 20th 2012 I am a American Bull Terrier-Australian Cattle Dog. I am house trained and a social butterfly, love toys,  rolling around in the sunshine. Loves to play with other dogs. No Bite History.

Mom and Dad took me out to the play yard at Paws and I was so excited.
After some play and talking Mommy got her checkbook and $150.00 later
I ran out of the Paws Center to my dad's truck. Let's go home now.

 Mom won't let me have cake, It's ok dad will give me one when he gets home from work.
 She made me a healthy snack for my Birthday.

 Yeah right who wants cottage cheese and a vita bone 
with wax candles, seriously my mom needs help.
Cake mom  (c a k e )  do I have to spell it for you?  

  Aunt Cathy came over yesterday and look what she brought me!!!!

A bird stuffie he squawks when I bite him. bol

I took it from her and ran to the family room.

Squawk Squawk. Still doesn't taste like cake mom!

Mom said maybe by this time next year I can have a little sister.


  1. You are just the cutest...thank you for sharing your story wif us, remember that is just ONE chapter, and you have so many more to write. Hugs and Happy Happy Birfday.....mags and gus

  2. OMD, I never realized you were Texan! I guess we're cousins. Happy barkday to you.


  3. Happy Barkday dear sweet Astro
    I am sooooo please you fell on you paws wiv your peeps, you healed broken hearts and found a WONDERFUL place filled wiv LUFFS, can't tell you just how pleased we all are
    I raise my puppicino mug and wishes you and your peeps many many more Happy Bark Days!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Hari om
    Happiest of barkdays darling Astro!!! I remember the sadness of Cinnamon's departure, but equally the joy of your arrival :-) hugs and wagz YAM-aunty xxx

  5. That is a wonderful story Astro, mom remembers when your peeps found you. A lucky boy you are
    Happy Birthday
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. Happy birthday dear Astro. We are glad your peeps found you. Lady says she sees the cattle dog in your face cause it reminders her of Lee's.

  7. Happy Birthday Astro! We're so glad your peeps found you and gave you a new life with them even if it was in a colder climate than you were born.

  8. You have the bestest home even if you are cake deprived. I LOVE dairy stuff and would like a cottage cheese treat anytime!

    Happy Bark day!

    Abby Lab

  9. The story of your life is truly a story of Love, Astro. Happy Birthday - you picked a great family. Maybe you can get them to move to Florida for their retirement days:) And what ???? A whole year to wait for a sister???? We think that sister or brother would make a great birthday pressie, even better than a cake.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Such a beautiful Gotcha story, had the best happily ever after ever!!

    Happy, Happy Barkday, Astro!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  11. Happy Happy 6th loving bark day Astro. Yes indeed that is truly a love story handsome friend. We love that photo of you sitting up in the car like you own do own it and your Staff drives you to and fro.
    What a great cottage cheese and bone celebration and with such adorable friends. Have you named your stuffy yet?
    Hugs and kitty kisses madi and mom

  12. Happy birthday Astro! We're glad you got a forever home.

  13. Happy barkday, Astro, from Barkley's e-friends Samantha and Serena.

  14. oh Astro your story of love is just fabulous!! Happy Happy Barkday !! xoxo

  15. Happy Happy Birthday... a story of Love is the best story ever....and it has no end it lasts furever and ever ;O))

  16. Happy Bark Day, buddy. I'd be careful on the sister thing. Sometimes they aren't what they're advertised. BOL
    Your fur-iend,
    Sam 🐾

  17. Oh my goodness, Astro! You are six!!!!! Happy Barkday!!! What a wonderful gift from your aunt. I love that it squawks when you bite it!

    I love your mom's c-a-k-e... but I hope that your dad got you one too!

  18. I didn't realize it was your birthday---so I missed it. No cake unless it is made outa CHEESE! Yes that could happen.
    MB and Bingo----Bingo never had a birthday cake either or ever

  19. Happy Birthday, Astro! I'm so glad that you found such a nice home. Shelters here are not so good either. We rescued our Owen from the shelter, thank goodness.