Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Happy 3rd Birthday, Penny!

It's hard to believe, but our little ball of Karma is now 3 years old!

Happy Birthday Penny!
dog birthday hat doberman rescue mixed breed
 
At times it seems like just yesterday she was that itty bitty 8.5 pound bundle of energy who landed in our laps (if you don't recall, be sure to click that link)... and at other times, it seems like she's been with us forever.

Her personality shines in everything she does, and every where she goes. Whether it's hiking with her humans, playing in the snow, hanging out at the race track, modeling new headwear, or napping on the couch...
 
doberman dalmatian beagle mixed breed dog rescue

She's definitely quite the little lady...

doberman mixed breed rescue dog birthday hat

If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you know that Penny has been keeping very busy working her nose...
 
nosework scent work dogs sports doberman rescue

Penny and I jumped headfirst into the world of dog sports over the past year and we love it! She's pushing me to do things I never thought I would, and our scent work and ratting skills continue to grow and improve every day.

I think we make a pretty good team, if I do say so myself. I'm always amazed at what she can do, and I love seeing the focus she shows me during trials. We've been videoing our runs and I find it fascinating to watch them and catch everything that's going on that I don't necessarily see while in the moment. I've always had an amazing bond with all of my dogs, but working with her in this manner truly takes that bond to a higher level.

And yes, she's been collecting lots of pretty ribbons along the way...

doberman scent work nose dog sports canine ribbons rescue

We've been doing nosework trails for almost a year now, but just started ratting in November. Much to my surprise, Penny took to it right away and we have had great success in both Barn Hunt and Happy Ratters. 
 
doberman barn hunt dog rescue canine sports ribbons high in class

doberman barn hunt ratting dog sports
 
It's been another amazing, adventurous, exciting year with the youngest Lapdog. She's taken me out of my own comfort zone, as well as got both of her humans back out hiking (something she absolutely loves!). I look forward to where she continues to take us each and every day.

Happy Birthday sweet girl...
 
birthday dog cake doberman rescue hat

here's to many, many more!

28 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Awww! Happy Birthday! I loved looking through all your pictures! Here is to many more years!

nellwyn said...

What an adorable pup! Happy Birthday Penny and here's to many more!

tracie threadford said...

Penny, I really hope you had a very nice birthday! Happy birthday to you and many more do I hope you celebrate!

Gluten Free Lady said...

Looks like my kind of fun at a party. I just love dogs!
She is a beautiful one too.

Eileen Mendoza Loya said...

Happy birthday to your pretty dog! I am glad she was instrumental to you getting back to hiking again. That is good exercise. Penny sure won lots of awards, didn't she? What a smart, loving, pretty dog!

Neely said...

Looks like a super fun pup party! Happy birthday to your sweet dog!

emeralddagger said...

Happy birthday Penny! Looks like she's loving all the attention she's getting (and deserves). Sending hugs and kisses to your beautiful dog.

Montecristo Travels said...

Happy birthday beautiful lady!! Keep up the good nose work and just be you!! hugs, kisses and treats!

Edie ThePug said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Wow, you are only 3 and you've accomplished so much already, can't wait to see what the years ahead have in store for you. Hope you got some great pressies :)

Sue said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been three years!! Working as a team with your dog is so rewarding. Fudge helped me achieve lifelong goals with our rally work. Happy birthday little miss. We hope you got lots of treats with sprinkles.

Kamira G said...

Aww Hi Penny! Happy 3rd birthday! What a lovely trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! You are quite the birthday princess with your beautiful party hat and purple cake (Lexy's favorite color.) You should be proud of yourself for all of your accomplishments! We're proud to have a friend like you.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENNY! I hope you're havin' a WONDERFUL day. And boy-oh-boy-oh-boy... Just LOOK at all the ribbons you've won! That's an amazin' haul you have there. PURRS.

Fashion Beyond Forty said...

A Very Happy Birthday Sweet Precious Penny! You are so smart, so beautiful and clearly so very loved! Keep up the good work! You deserve all the ribbons!

Jana Rade said...

Aww, happy birthday, love. So young and so many accomplishments already! You're going places :-)

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! You sure are a cutie. Congrats on all of your ribbons too. Nosework sounds like so much fun and a great way to bond with your dog. Glad you two have something like that to share together. Anyway, enjoy your special day, sweet girl!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy 3rd birthday! I don't know why I thought Penny was older. I hope you have a long and happy life together!

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Looks like you've had a great year racking up those ribbons. Here's to another successful and happy year.

Sandy Kubillus said...

Happy birthday, Penny! You've accomplished so much! Three is a good age, no longer a crazy puppy and mature enough to be more reliable. Have a great year!

ConciergeLibrarian said...

Penny you are one lucky dog. Seems you had a much better birthday than I did

Animal Lover Amelia said...

Happy Birthday! You are one lucky dog to be able to do all of the things that you do and have fun with your human. Keep up doing new things!

Sadie and Co. said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl! That cake looks divine.
Jack was three when we rescued him and I think he is settled and confident enough now, to do some agility work. Congrats on all your ribbons!

Beth Patterson said...

Happy Birthday to Penny! She has made such a positive impact on your lives (and vice versa!) I enjoy following all your adventures.

Jennifer Shafton said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Looks like you had a great time celebrating! Love the picture of you in your birthday hat.

Jennifer Shafton said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Looks like you had a great time celebrating! Love the picture of you in your birthday hat.

Sheltie Times said...

Happy Birthday. Sometimes Mom finds herself arguing with the calendar where she puts our age on it to make sure she remembers correctly. She is honest about her age but you find her carving years off our ages all the time.

Rachel Sheppard said...

Happy Belated Birthday Penny! Keep up the great nose work!

Cathy Armato said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Penny! You really have had quite an exciting year with all your sports and competition. I need to get off my rump and look for agility and nosework classes for my dogs, I think it's such a great thing to do with your dog.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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