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Doggie Birthday Party

Updated on April 27, 2015

Doggie Birthday Party - A Lesson Learned

The internet has lots and lots of articles on just about any subject you can think of. Some are meant to educate, some are meant to entertain and some are just beautiful to look at. There are even lenses about interesting personal happenings. This is such a page. Unfortunately, every word of this story is true.

In September of 1993 I got the bright idea to have a Birthday Party for our dogs, Bill Murray, the Boston Terrier and Kandi, the standard dachshund, that belonged to our grown children. We were all old enough to know better but we got wrapped up in the excitement of the moment and before long we had it all planned.

We sent out invitations to 4 dogs who were pets of friends of ours:

Jackson, the Jack Russell; Brandy, the Shih-Tzu; ChiChi, the Peek-a-Pooh and Jamie, the Pomeranian

Note: This dog birthday party story is told with permission from my good friend, Sue.

Photo Credit: Photo of Bill Murray by OhMe

The Actual Invitation to the Doggie Birthday Party - No computer at the time of the party - Amazing that I save this, isn't it? Well, not really.

The Actual Invitation to the Doggie Birthday Party - No computer at the time of the party
The Actual Invitation to the Doggie Birthday Party - No computer at the time of the party

Never A Dull Moment In This House

Get Ready To Party

Lots to do to get ready for our birthday dog party!

I molded a cake (well, sort of) out of dog food and we had goody bags for each guest filled with doggie bones. Of course, we had party hats and balloons. We fixed everything up on the picnic table outside and waited for our guests to arrive. Since Bill and Kandi were oblivious as to what was about to happen in their honor, I guess you could say that it was a surprise party.About the time our guests started arriving, so did the rain. We grabbed everything up and just moved to the porch. No problem at all. We were flexible. Nothing was going to spoil this day(or so we thought)!

Birthday Boy Scarf - LARGE - by I SEE SPOT
Birthday Boy Scarf - LARGE - by I SEE SPOT

A Birthday Scarf for the Birthday Boy. Don't worry, they also come in pink

 

Does your dog have a Birthday Scarf? - This would have been great for Bill and Kandi

Just click the doggie to go directly to Amazon to purchase or browse around for another gift for your doggie. Amazon has tons of stuff for our pets. Your pet deserves the very best, right?

Of course, they have one for the Birthday Girl, too!

Bill and Kandi's Birthday Cake

Bill and Kandi's Birthday Cake
Bill and Kandi's Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday, Bill Murray

Happy Birthday, Bill Murray
Happy Birthday, Bill Murray

Happy Birthday, Kandi

Happy Birthday, Kandi
Happy Birthday, Kandi

Notice That There Are No Pictures Of Our Son and Daughter

They would be totally embarrassed that I had the nerve to tell this story!

Guests: Jamie and Brandy and their owner Sue

Guests:  Jamie and Brandy and their owner Sue
Guests: Jamie and Brandy and their owner Sue

Chi Chi and owner Jo Dot

Chi Chi and owner Jo Dot
Chi Chi and owner Jo Dot

Jackson and owner Julie somewhere

Jackson and owner Julie somewhere
Jackson and owner Julie somewhere

Don't Try This At Home!

It's Birthday Dog Party Time!

Are we having fun yet?

Ok. Picture it: 6 dogs on a screened in porch with their owners and friends of their owners with everyone talking 50 miles an hour.It was then that it happened:Before we knew it, Kandi (standard Dachshund) had little Jamie (Pomeranian) by the leg. Jamie was barking like crazy. Kandi was growling like crazy. Jackson, Chi Chi, and Brandy began to bark. Dogs were everywhere. People were everywhere and poor Jamie was hurt very badly. Sue grabbed him and I ran after them.She got him to the vet who referred him to the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine Hospital for surgery. We felt awful. We were all so worried about poor little Jamie who was 5 years old at the time. It was major surgery to repair his leg that was broken in two places.What can we do?

I had to do something!

Jamie recovered from surgery just fine but was going to have a long recovery and would have to come back to the hospital in Athens for follow up treatment. I offered to go with Sue on one of these trips but that wasn't enough. I knew we should offer to pay the hospital bill. My husband felt that it might be covered under our Homeowners Policy which it was.This is the rest of the story:

Our Homeowners Paid For Jamie's Medical Treatment - One of the checks

Our Homeowners Paid For Jamie's Medical Treatment - One of the checks
Our Homeowners Paid For Jamie's Medical Treatment - One of the checks

Our Insurance Company

One day I got a call from our insurance company and the gal asked me if I had pictures from the party where Jamie was attacked. I told her I did. She then asked me to write down everything I could remember about the incident and send to her along with the pictures. I did that, too. It seems that this company was having a contest over the most unusual claim and our adjuster was bound and determined to win. I never did hear if she did or not.Several months after the incident and after all bills had been paid, we received a letter from our insurance company stating that due to the hurricanes being so costly to their business, they would no longer offer this program.

"Birthday Party for the dogs? That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard"

— Dr. Joe

My Sense of Humor

I took the Insurance Company letter and re-worded it to read"As we all know from either personal experience, or television and newspaper reports, Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew were major natural catastrophes and very costly to the insurance industry. The Jamie Medlock incident was an additional burden on our industry."I mailed it to my friend, Sue and we continue to laugh about it to this day.

The letter from our Insurance Company

The letter from our Insurance Company
The letter from our Insurance Company

This page dedicated to 6 wonderful pets.

We hated what happened to Jamie but he did live a long and healthy life. He passed away 7 years after the incident. All the dogs that were either honored or guests at the famous Doggie Birthday Party are gone and I would like to dedicate this lens to:

Bill Murray, Kandi, Jamie, Brandy, Chi Chi, and Jackson

I Believe That Our Pets Go To Heaven

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Lesson Learned?

You bet! We have not and will not EVER host another Doggie Birthday Party at this house!

Let Your Doggie Promote Pendleton

by Proudly wearing a "Think Pendleton" doggie shirt from Cafe Press. $19.99Pendleton Photo Shop

Hi Nancy,I hope all of your readers enjoy the dog lens as much as I have, and are not "put off " by the accident involving Jamie. The concept of a doggie birthday party was brilliant, and the fun regarding the insurance remains memorable. It was great seeing the pictures of all the dogs in their party hats. Weren't they cute?

All's well that ends well!

— Sue

Evidently we aren't the only ones that celebrate our dog's birthday! - See what Amazon has to offer for that special doggie birthday!

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Next Came The Bulldogs - And lots of them

We started with a beautiful and wonderful male Bulldog name Bruno. We bred him to Miss Emily and kept Penny from the litter. Bruno and Penny had Bruno II, Pitty Pat, and One Eyed Willy. Poor Willy died from a drug reaction. Pitty Pat was bred and have several beautiful litters. She is still alive and well but moving slow. Bruno II died just last year. We have really enjoyed our Bulldogs.

Thank you for reading my story. - Ya'll Come Back!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Pam Irie: You are exactly right. Thank you so much for visiting!

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      When you get a group together, sometimes personalities clash. It's no different between people and animals though I doubt you'll find Uncle Bob biting cousin Fred's leg. lol Dogs are family! I enjoyed reading this lens (without a video even!) :)

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      It would have been a wonderful day if only it hadn't rained!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Glad Jamie recovered from her wounds. Hope she wasn't too traumatized. I can't believe your insurance paid for it.

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      thegrowlinggour 5 years ago

      Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing & caring

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Very interesting story, and yes, very unfortunate as well. Sorry to hear about Jaime, but glad they turned out alright. This is one of those stories that will never be forgotten, and can be laughed about later on in life for sure.~BLESSED~

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 6 years ago

      Only you, Nancy....hilarious!!

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Great lens. I can see how trouble would happen. Charlie and the boys had a discussion and they said to tell you to blame it all on the Pomeranian. Those little dogs have fragile bones. :) I know, that's just what they said. (Charlie the Pug wants his Birthday Dog Party.)

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Oh man! Sadly, I think that's a crazy funny story! That's nuts that your insurance covered part of it!!! WOW! Thanks for this lens!

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 7 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      Oh poor Jamie! I've got 3 dogs myself and I can understand why this was a one-off event (it did make me laugh though :) ) - blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @kerbev: Thank you so much. I have loved receiving all these Birthday wishes.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Happy Birthday, OhMe!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: awwwdoggies love bdays.. they have doogy icecream at the stores put a candle in it .......poodles have a sweet ttoth .....my favoriete puppiesd are Whisper and sasha my vbabies awww bye

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It just shows what can happen when dogs all get together in closed spaces. What gorgeous dogs they were though. Thanks for your lovely comments on my "Pink" lens.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Interesting story, I can see why you wouldn't do it again!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Interesting story, I can see why you wouldn't do it again!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: that is adorable right a doggy bday party Awwww poodles love to perty mine does so does jeanies doggy whisper!!!!mine is named Sasha

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      This was a great lens. I am so sorry that it turned out like it did. It really did seem like a good idea. Thanks for sharing. Love the Happy tails to you image!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      This was so much fun to read. I had absolutely no trouble imagining the scenes described! Who needs a video when you can write like Ohme! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

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      AshleyBretting-MS 7 years ago

      Worthy of lensrolling :) Very cute! My Dog has a sweet tooth, I have to stay on top of that or she steals anything chocolate.keep up the humor :)

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Too fun! Blessed!

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      spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Thanks for sharing. Loved every minute of it.

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      Very funny, loved everything about the party and laughing while reading until I read about poor Jamie's broken leg. Glad everything worked out and Jamie recovered. This story has everything funny, good times, tragedy and happy ending. 5*

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      theherbivorehip 8 years ago

      Another great lens! I'm lensrolling this one too! They are so adorable!!!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Have always wanted to bless this lens. Now blessed :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Perhaps the doggie party was a bad idea, but this is a fabulous lens! 5* and lensrolled to my lens http://www.squidoo.com/puppyloveconnection

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great Lens! You poop. you scoop is priceless!Visit a lens and Send a *Secret Squid message* to someone else! Pass it on!

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      Slothlover LM 8 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens--I lensrolled it to my pages about dogs!!! :) 5 stars.

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      OMG that is too funny. with 9 pets in my house there is no need for me to invite any extra guests to our pet parties - although I have never had any - lol

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      I just had to come back and re-read this one! Mimi (growwear) and I were laughing about it again last night! Funny, funny lens! Congratulations on 50 lenses!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a very funny story now, but I bet at the time you were wondering what on earth you had done! I think there are some things you can do with a lot of animals together, but it's always a risky business. 5***** Great lens.

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      great idea. and i had no idea homeowners would cover that kind of thing.

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      RhiannonL 8 years ago

      Very amusing, I love it. The time your dogs must have had! 5*s

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      kimark421 8 years ago

      Thanks for the warning. Scratch dog birthday party from my list of things to try...5 *'s!!

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      I love dogs! What a cool lens! 5*...those pics are hilarious!Great job!...thanks for popping into my digital collage sheet lens...I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      What a great story - our friend sends his puppy to doggie daycare one day a week (more to give the older dog a break!) and they throw birthday parties for the dogs that attend, apparently Bronte loved her 1st birthday party as she slept for hours afterwards!!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      fun lens, lensroll to my Dog Training Works lens, and 5*. I have birthday parties for my 2 dogs, but just us, here at our house. They get too excited by other dogs and it would be chaos. Thankfully neither one even knows how to bite, they are love angels.

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      Great lens! Adorable images! It's unfortunate that Jamie was hurt & you had to stop having dog parties. Your dogs are lucky to have you and vice versa. It's wonderful to see all the love ~ (and sometimes that includes the misfortunes that no one sees coming). Thanks for sharing. 5*s!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens. You just got featured on the Humor and Hilarity group page:)

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Thrilled to welcome this lens to the Memoirs Group!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love this lens Nancy, it wonderful! - I'm going to lensroll it to my birthday lens. :))I love dogs!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to PaulHassing] Oh me! Oh my! Paul, that is quite a comment and much appreciated. Thank you!

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      Paul Hassing 8 years ago

      This was quite an emotional ride. First it was saccharine, then surprising, then tragic, then fascinating, then educational, then funny. A very unusual find and well worth a lensroll with stars. Thank you! P. :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Joan4] Can you believe the review MiMi wrote about this lens? I am so excited to know that somebody "gets me". lol

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      As funny today as the day you created it! I love this lens! Thanks for the giggles - again!

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      Well the lens made me smile - but a dog's birthday party! I've had dogs for years but the thought never entered my head. Loved the photos though and the lens.Mike.

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      Charlyjl 8 years ago

      Oh Nancy! I'm going to make sure Rhiannon reads this one... particularly when she wants to do a birthday party for our many dogs! She makes XMAS stockings for all of ours and puts a dog biscuit or two in them..... lol.... this looks like a lot fun!

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      Karendelac 8 years ago

      5 Stars!!!! Love the lens. What great ideas you have displayed on this lens.Please visit my bird rescue lens.Thanks and GREAT JOB!!!!!

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      Jack 8 years ago

      Great lens. Five stars, favorite, and lensrolled to Dog Training and Grooming.

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      MSBeltran1 8 years ago

      How cute... my dog's birthday is this month.

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      michelledurakis 8 years ago

      great lens and great story truly enjoyed reading.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have a feeling that you will still come up with another adventure or two, after all, the story that comes out of such an experience does make a great Squidoo lens! Best of luck!

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      Trekkiemelissa 8 years ago

      Oh me, that is a great story. It's a good idea, but things didn't come out like you had hoped. She never thought that would happen. I could only imagine what would happen with our double trouble. Well at least you tried and know what not to do.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      As the devoted slave of 3 dogs of my own, I love this lens...but I will learn from your experience and NEVER allow my devotion to my hounds to inspire me to host any birthday parties for them :)Lensrolling to my own doggie lens - Lurchers - 40MPH Couch Potato Dogs!

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      marsha32 8 years ago

      sad that one of the guests of honor got hurt, but I still think it was a pretty good and fun idea...thanks for sharing your story, and the photos too. (p,s, that pets video on my pets lens came from youtube )

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      It took me a while to get by some of your lenses. I'm glad I did. This is one of my favorite lenses of all time. You tell the story so well. You really had me glued. I'm glad Jamie recovered well. Thank you for created this lens.

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      Sniff It Out 8 years ago

      You tell a great story! :) We never have more than our greyhound and two cats at their birthdays :) 5***** and lensrolled to The Complete Survival Guide For Desperate Dog Owners!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I loved reading this lens! Very amusing! Thanks for a great story. You are a wonderful storyteller!

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      MobyD 8 years ago

      It seemed like a good idea at the time, no doubt. I'm glad the insurance covered the damages! "snifflove" is an appropriate security word for a doggie lens :-)

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      bgamall lm 9 years ago

      You have seen my Zoe. I am sure that she would have gone nuts at a party like that. Come to think of it no Cairn Terrier should go to a party lke that, lol.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      It's hilarious except for what happened to poor Jamie. Who would have thought they wouldn't all just get along? I guess Kandi had pack leader issues. I like the pooch party concept. High 5*!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      I'd rather host a doggy birthday party than a child's.... What work they were.Great lens.Lizzy

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      Andy 9 years ago from London, England

      What fun. Very amusing.

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I love the doggie party invitation

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I have a friend who puts on parties for her dogs - not just for birthdays, but a lot. She invites other owners with their dogs. She invited us with our three once ... we had a previous engagement so couldn't go. Now she has moved. Just think what we missed out on!!! 5 stars for your great lens. I love dogs! Lensrolled, favorite and fan.

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      papawu 9 years ago

      This lens was just too precious.lol. You named your dog Bill Murray??!! LOL. That is classic.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 9 years ago

      Oh, this actually sounds like something I would do and laugh about later. Pets can lead to some pretty unpredictable adventures, but I'm happy to hear everyone survived the chaos and you were able to take care of the bills. Thanks for sharing your story and memories of your beloved friends.

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Glad everyone survived...with their sense of humor intact!

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      nightbear lm 9 years ago

      What a great story, and something I might do. oh and I really enjoyed your video of the party. (wink)

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      Spook LM 9 years ago

      We sometimes had a birthday party for our dog or dogs when the kids were small but only ours were invited.

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      alslad 9 years ago

      Thanks for adding this lens to the Gone to The Dogs GroupDarrenwww.squidoo.com/groups/gone-to-the-dogs

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nancy, the pictures are divine! I wish that I had taken pictures of our chihuahua that our daughter dressed up on a regular basis in her doll clothes.The dog loved it! She thought she was hot stuff parading around in the doll outfits, including hats. The birthday party was a fabulous idea. I find it appalling that your homeowners insurance would treat you that way, but insurance companies are in a league all their own. You ladies in Pendleton sound like the Steel Magnolias. You all should make your own movie over there. This lens is definitely a five star rating.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this story! I'm sorry that things went a bit awry, but very glad that it all worked out in the end. It really was a great idea :)

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      patinkc 9 years ago from Midwest

      Excellent lens. My pretend video had a lot of barking!! I hope you will add your lens to my lens Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.

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      Sandy Mertens 9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for leaving a comment on my College Textbook lens. I need to apologize that I had it set on “for approval” and just noticed your comment. This is a dog gone nice lens. I am so glad that Jamie had made it through the ordeal.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Loved this lens because I love dogs you really have some good lens another 5 stars

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      Hi ohme,Thanks for stopping by Lucky's lens. Your lens is very good. I had already come by and gave it 5* and faved it.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nancy, loved the story and what a group I missed by not being in this town sooner.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice story, I like it

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute. Our pets are a part of the family and should be treated as such.Great LensLizzy

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.Lizzy

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I can't believe I have never heard this story....well on second thought maybe I can.This is so so so so funny. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Kaela 9 years ago

      This seems like one of those "it seemed like a good idea at the time" things. Funny story and nice lens!

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      MatCauthon 9 years ago

      You lucky dog you...

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I am not really a dog person, but this was hilarious. Great job :)

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      Frankie Kangas 9 years ago from California

      Great story. And, you described it so well, I felt like I was there with all the commotion. Great job on the lens with the royalties going to a great organization, Wild Animal Sanctuary. Thanks and bear hugs, Frankster

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      VBright 9 years ago

      What a funny story! LOL. I think it was nice you wanted to have a birthday party for your dogs!

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      JudyDunn 9 years ago

      Ohme, this is a real "Oh, my!" story! You did a wonderful job setting the scene. I thought pre-school birthday parties were a horror....this has it hands down. Great lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      ooooooooh, this is tooooooo funny!!...You did a super job with this one!! loved it...and, we DO love our doggies, too!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      When Zoe was still an Only Dalmatian we had a 1st birthday party for her. Two of her litter mates came and a bunch of other dogs running around the yard. I found some dalmatian flannel (I think it was really cow, but close enough) and my mother made Dalmatian bandannas for the non Dalmatians to wear (The Dals got red ones) One of the guests was a little Dachsund. He was pretty aggressive with the other dogs, but he loved his bandanna.His mother said that after they got home, when ever they went out in the car, he insisted on having his Dalmatian Bandanna! It took them a while to figure out what he wanted, but that was it! The Princess and the Pauper: A Tail of Two Canines

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      GrowWear 9 years ago

      Funny story; great lens! I love dog-lover stories!

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      CCGAL 9 years ago

      Hey, we have doggie weddings in California (granola land) so a doggie birthday party wouldn't raise an eyebrow out here. Poor Jamie -- what got me was that your homeowner's insurance paid the vet bill. I didn't see THAT coming. Except for the biting part, it sounds like it was a fun day up until that part.You have inspired me again, my friend ... I now have a place to share all the stories my kids love for me to tell. One more reason to love Squidoo and the great people who make it such an interesting place to hang out.I hope you win!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What a great story - my little doggie is only 7 months old and I plan on having a birthday party for him when he turns one year old. But, it is just going to be a family party - with people, no other dogs.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Tooooooooooo funny! What a story - well told! Pics are great!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Unforgettable party. Great job remembering all the details of the party.Chi Chi's owner

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You captured it Nancy! This is a great lens, and I hope you win the contest. Thanks for dedicating it to those six sweet dogs.

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      I am still laughing - because I am your sister and I know all you fine Southern ladies and your precious dogs! What a hoot! I have heard this story before, but oh, you presented it so well in writing! Hilarious! Love it!