Thursday, September 16, 2010

Birthday Boy

Today is Gibby's 1st birthday. We are so happy to have him. It has been the best dog year of our lives. This was Gibby this morning on our walk - aka "The Great Neighborhood Squirrel Patrol".I don't know what it is with his obsession with squirrels. I am hoping he kind of outgrows it.
This is Gibby helping me take a picture of my obsession the last couple of days.Piecing together little tiny bits of Charlevoix.

Remember that huge box of scraps that the Moda folks sent me?? Well, we had 3 winners of that contest a few days ago and I sent out 3 large boxes of scraps. I also sent out a few more to some bloggy friends. I barely made a dent in it. Post a comment about Gibby's birthday and you could get a box too. Also, it will include a pattern for what I am making with my tiny bits. Post before midnight September 18th and you could be an obsessive person too.

Laurie

I had forgotten that this squirrel thing is not uncommon.....

174 comments:

DebrafromMD said...

Happy birthday to the Gibster! Hope he catches a squirrel to mark his special day.

Monica said...

What a handsome young man Gibby has become! From one September baby to another, Happy Birthday Gibby.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!
May your day be filled with puppy treats!

Cheryl said...

Carrie N. mentioned how pretty this fabric is and I would love to get my hands on some.

Kaye Prince said...

Yay, happy birthday puppykins! May all the squirrels come out and party with you!

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday to Gibby Happy birthday to you. Hope you got a box of puppy treats to mark your special day.

Sounds like Mom has lots of boxes. Would luv to win one. lol

Amy R said...

I've watched Gibby grow over the last year via your blog, and it is easy to see how much joy has been brought to your lives since he became a part of your family~ Happy Birthday Gibby. . . . and many happy returns!

JaNeanne said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby. You are quite handsome!!

arlyce said...

We who have wonderful dog love from our companions are given special blessings...and sometimes I need to remember that when their puckish humor breaks through. Happy day to you both. (and what else could be the purpose of squirrels ?)

little acorns said...

Hi Gibby! Bailey & I want to wish you a very happy birthday! (. . . & Bailey wants you to know that he truly gets the squirrel thing. . . )
xo, Bren (. . . & Bailey)

Lyn said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby!
I have a 7 year old Golden Retriever who is also obsessed with squirrels. He thinks it's his duty to rid our yard of all squirrels. He's doing a good job too.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Gibby! How can he be a year old? I love it -- squirrel patrol. lol! Do they ever outgrown that?

Anonymous said...

Gibby is so cute! I have two shepherd brothers that turned one a few months ago, I don't know what we were thinking getting two but that's besides the point! One of my pups loves birds! I think he must have been a bird dog in a former life. He will even chase planes across the field when they are low enough in their flight patterns, he looks like a cross between a gazel and a rabbit, it's a quit a scene! enjoy, wendy

Glenn Dragone said...

Happy Birthday Gibbester!

sharon said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! May you have many years of mindless squirrel obsession ahead of you!
Sharonj.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Gibby !!!! What a lucky dog to be around all those beautiful quilts :)

Sinta Renee said...

Gibby Gibby
with eyes so true,
It's been great to have
this last year with you!
A birthday wish,
a candle to blow,
a big kiss-
oh how you make our hearts glow!

Helen said...

Happy birthday to Gibby! I hope he gets a nice birthday treat and maybe gets to chase a squirrel just a little--on a leash. If he's anything like my dogs, he won't outgrow the squirrel fixation, as they captured so well in Up.

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to the birthday dog!

I think the obsession will be a lifelong thing. Obsessions are good - just ask any quilter!

Now where is his party hat?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gibby from Jesse & Riley...can we come to your party?? We can help you catch squirrels...

Marg

MonikaC said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! My boxer babies wish you many peanut butter puppy treats on your big day!

Lesly said...

Happy birthday to Gibby! He's certainly a handsome boy! Sending birthday wishes for many satisfying squirrel chases!

THE OLDE SALTBOX said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! What a handsome boy you are!
When I take my 3 dogs for their walk every day they have to check their 'pee mail' and do squirrel patrol.
At home they sit at the window and watch the squirrels running amok in the yard. We call it 'squirrel TV'.
Many happy squirrel hunting years to you Gibby. Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and sloppy kisses to you from me and the 3 furkids.

Karen

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Happy birthday, Gibby! And please throw my name in the hat for the box of scraps! How fun!!!!

A little aside for Gibby -- squirrels aren't really much fun once you catch 'em!

Teresa

Mary said...

My dog Hattie is 2 1/2, wishes Gibby a very happy birthday, and wants to invite him over. We have more squirrels than she can vanish. And believe me - she tries! She also says he's quite handsome.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I hope that you get what you wish for--squirrel! Maybe a cake with a squirrel on top. You are the luckiest dog to have such a wonderful mommy.

Mary Lou Casada said...

"Squirrel!" "...I'm on your porch because I love you!" LOL
My (in college) girl LOVES LOVES the movie Up! and quotes it on a regular basis. Happy Birthday to Gibby, and Blessings to you, Laurie. Many happy returns of the day, and many more years with "man's best friend." :-D
Mary Lou

Megan said...

So glad he got to celebrate his birthday with all his favorite things! Gotta love Up - it makes me smile every time I think about that movie.

Vicky said...

Hey, Gibby, do you like older women? Penny is 1.5. (That makes her a cougar in doggie years!) He's so handsome, Laurie! It's clear you'll never have to worry about a squirrel attack in your neighborhood! Happy Birthday, Gibby!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Gibby! I have a cat that loves to chase squirrels too--she never catches them though since they can climb a tree faster and further.
Karen in Breezy Point

Patty Nordahl said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby from Bingo and Lady - they will come help catch squirrels anytime. Of course Bingo being quite old at 13 will need frequent naps but he has years of squirrel hunting experiece.

Kathi said...

Oh, Gibby is not alone in his squirrel fixation. We had a hyper dog who would sit transfixed at the base of the big backyard tree waiting for the glimpse of a fuzzy tail. We called it "squirrel TV."
You would be worried if he didn't notice!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I wonder if he would like a trip to my yard to meet some new playmates, the chipmunks are everywhere.

Mary said...

Happy birthday to Gibby! He is a beautiful dog. I don't know the exact birth date of my dog, Ozzie, but he is about one year old, too. Isn't it nice to have a dog to love? I hope mine loses a few of his puppy behaviors now that he is around one.
Love the new fabric line.

Karen S said...

Happy birthday To Gibby! My sheltie, Molly is obcessed with squirrels also,they could be great friends!Love, Love your new fabric!

Janet said...

I like watching squirrels too - especially as they hang upsidedown trying to eat from our bird feeder in the winter. They're funny little animals so I can understand Gibby's fascination :0) Happy Birthday Gibby!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!
Our Gordon Setter (who should be bird-nuts) LOVES to chase squirrels in our back yard-and sadly for the squirrels she's caught a few--and to my horror has presented them on the porch for my inspection! Lordy-neds I about freek out!
Our Westie, who should go for squirrels and chippiesinstinctively, sits and watches the ground on sunny days and chases bird shadows...I don't think he knows that there is a bird flying over-he's looking down.
:)

FionaPoppy said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! My dog (nearly 10) is tormented by a squirrel that sits on our shed and sneaks down to pinch the nuts in the hanging bird feeder. She's on squirrel patrol all day!

Helen said...

Happy birthday, Gibby! Did you sing happy birthday to him this morning? My dog (Archie) always looks puzzled when I do this, maybe it's because I don't definitely know when it is (he's a rescue dog) and he knows it's not the right day ;o) Or maybe he's waiting for the cake and candle...

Laura Jean said...

A very Happy Birthday to Gibby! What incredible friends/babies they are! I have a two-year-old Norwich (after 14 years of being blessed with my Border Collie, Dakota) -- just CANNOT imagine life without them! Would be wonderful to have a box that fabric in my life, too!

Beth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Gibby hope you get all the squirrels you want!!!

Pam P said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Gibby!! Seems like the "kids" grow up so fast :) My girl, Sugar, is 11 already and still acts like a pup. Many happy returns to you, young Mr. Gibbles . . . may you have many, many more!!

susan_bish said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!!!!!!!

I have an 18 month old Scotty who is also addicted to squirrels. The sad fact is that the squirrels in my yard know this and constantly tease her by sitting outside the window where they know she can not get them. We have lots of barking at my house. But I love her so........

passingdowncrazy said...

So glad our dog is too lazy to care about squirrels because we have several black walnut trees in our yard!

I'd love a box of scraps! Sounds like fun.

Nancy Sue said...

Happy 1st birthday Gibby! Get the squirrel, boy! Good doggie! Our dog, Dunlop, (a whippet/black lab mix) loves the smell of squirrel in the morning! heheheh Happy Birthday Gib! May you get extra scooby snacks this week!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY GIBBY!!! Hope you day is filled with treats and love. Go ahead and bark at the squirrels.

Jo Anne said...

Glad he has enriched your life.

quiltnmaryf said...

Happy Birthday Gibby-I love your face! You make me smile~

Allie said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! And leave those squirrels alone, lol - my dog Abby will sit under the tree in our backyard for hours, still as a statue, with just her eyes moving. There's a squirrel's next in that tree, and she's trying hard to wipe out the whole family. We bring her in when we see a squirrel wants out of the tree!

moosecraft said...

I would think that with so many scraps, you could stitch Gibby up a "Charlevoix the Squirrel"! LOL!

Izzy said...

squirrel!!!!! lol YES THAT WAS A GREAT MOVIE I HOPE GIBBY CAN SEE IT ON HIS BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIBBY!!!I HOPE I CAN A BOX FROM U TOO!!!

Sarah p said...

May your birthday be full of squirrels! What a sweet dog. You look like you have great taste in fabric, too.

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!

ps love my little pile. MY LQS told me they just ordered the collection! Can't wait.

QuilterPattiO said...

I think Gibby is just beautiful. But I have to Westies who are 4 or 5 now and they still chase and sometime catch squirrels.

pdudgeon said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby, you are such a lucky dog! You've got all those nice squirrels to entertain you, fresh fabric to inspect, and some great owners who love you very much. And then you've got all the rest of us to entertain as well. Letterman should have such a loyal, devoted following as you do.
if you can spare a few minutes out of your busy day to shuffle a few scraps into a box for me, you know i'd be greatful.
pam

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Would love to win!

Nancy E

Kristine said...

I have enjoyed your tales of Gibby, and am so happy that he's brought you so much joy. Hopefully he'll get a bunch of snacks for his birthday!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Maybe Gibby wants a new 9-patch quilt for his birthday. Happy Birthday, Gibby.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! I don't think the squirrel obsession will go away! My dog, Cooper, is 3 and still loves to stalk squirrels. Luckily, he's a slow ridgeback, so I don't think he'll ever catch one, but the squirrels love to taunt him all year long (usually from a distance in our backyard pine tree!!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Squirrels are hard to catch - how about a doggy cake and party hats for your birthday! That's what we did when our dog was 1 - invited all the other puppies from the litter for a back yard party - it was great fun, the kids loved it! I'd love to win some of that wonderful new line - just my colors! Terry

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Gibby - you have grown to be quite the handsome young man.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!!!!!! Frosty Paws for a treat tonight???????????
Jill

ledamewood said...

Happy Birthday Gibby. Hope you had loads of fun.

Susan said...

I LOVE birthdays, is there a cake involved???? Susan

Karen S. said...

Nothing like the love of an animal, it is unconditional. Happy Birthday Gibby!!! I have a few squirrels here that you can chase....

The Winn's said...

I thought of UP when you mentioned the squirel. I hope you get to chase many squirrels today, Gibby! Happy birthday.

Tracey said...

Happy birthday to Gibby. Gibby looks remarkably like our dog Hank, who, by the way, has an obsession with the squirrels in our back yard!

busymom said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Great name by the way. I hope your dreams are filled with squirrels

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I love reading about you and you are a gorgeous dog!

Becky in Michigan

Cathi said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby!! Hope you have lots of doggie treats and fun on your birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Gibby. You are quite handsome.

Darlis

Robin said...

We went out to lunch today to celebrate my DIL's birthday, guess I'll never forget what day Gibby's birthday is on - ha!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Happy birthday Gibby! Our dog as a similar obsession only with hedgehogs!

Meg said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Gibby! May your day be filled with kibble, belly-rubs, and happy squirrel-catching dreams!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Gibby - just shows what a smart dog you are!!

Sharon

S. said...

What about CAKE? Every birthday needs a good cake. Maybe a large Kong (the rubber dog toys) filled with cheese whiz, peanut butter and liver treats? Topped off with some ice cream, of course. Happy Birthday Gibby!

S. said...

And for a present.. a crazy critters! A critter that Gibby can catch.https://www.getcrazycritters.com/?cid=733117

Mary said...

wow Gibby is a handsome guy. Hope your birthday is special. You are obviously loved and an important part of the family

Mary said...

wow Gibby is a handsome guy. Hope your birthday is special. You are obviously loved and an important part of the family

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Happy Birthday Gibby!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! Try to save one of those boxes for me.

SueB said...

Happy birthday Gibby you handsome young man. They grow up so fast.

hookinct said...

Gibby is such a sweet boy! Happy Birthday!! I have lots of squirrels at my house, come and get'em

Marcia said...

Happy birthday Gibby! I hear that your Mom is baking squirrel treats for you to eat! Yum!

krisgray said...

What a cute dog - our 1st dog always chased squirrels - we couldn't even say the word - we had to spell it!

mascanlon said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Don't we love our doggy boys! Spike said HI!

Lizzie said...

Happy birthday to Gibby...! Thankfully we don't have squirrels here but my particular puppy hates birds so she's always on the lookout for any that might land in HER garden....
Lizzie
xxx

Laura T said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby! Our little Pomeranina Ranger is only 13 weeks old and sooo cute! I'm looking forward to his 1st Birthday as well. Yep - they all love to chase squirrels! Loved the Up movie:)
Laura T

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby! Those ears remind me of our daughter's dog, Whiskey. He's been with us 2 years (rescued from Qatar), and he still LOVES to chase squirrels! And is a very efficient mouser...

kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! I hope you get some yummy birthday cake made just for dogs!

Kathy

Janet said...

Happy birthday Gibby!

LK said...

Happy Day to Gibby! We have a 10 month old and agree about the best dog year ever!!! Enjoy!

mj said...

Ruff, Ruff, Bow WOW, RUFF, grrrr!

Cindi P. said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!!! Hope it's great !

mamabug said...

Happy 1st birthday to a very lucky dogs to be able to sleep on beautiful quilts all day. That squirrel clip is wonderful!! Thanks

Cynthia said...

Beautiful dog....happy B-Day Gibby! We have 2 cats....interested in trading? LOL

Anonymous said...

Dear Gibby -
Happy birthday! Make sure your people know that you will need lots of special treats and new toys since you are now such a handsome big boy! It is never to early to get those people you own trained right! I will be 5 pretty soon and I would love it if you come to my house for the party my people will be having for me! Stanzi (the adorable mini red daschund)

SheilaS said...

Happy Birthday to you-Happy Birthday Dear Gibby tra la la!! The first year is just the best! I would love to have some of your beautiful fabric and the pattern to find out what you are doing AND I can't wait to make those brownies from an earlier blog!

lovetostitch said...

Happy Birthday wishes to the birthday boy, Gibby! May all your puppy wishes come true - hope your mommy has a party for you! LOL...now that would be cute!

Barb said...

Gibby shares an "almost birthday" with my son is close to one year from a bone marrow transplant. In addition to his brother who was the donor, it was his dogs smothering him with love and warmth through a long, long winter that got him to this birthday. Dogs really are man's best friend, and in this case they are a mom's best friend as well. Thanks to Gibby and all the loving dogs in the world for all they give us.

sewingthreads said...

Happy Birthday Gibby

Marcia said...

Your gal Clara sends you wet smooches, but she's still pissed that you scare all the squirrels away instead of quietly stalking them.....:-)HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BL said...

A quilt-loving puppy is a good thing. Happy Birthday, Gibby!

dorthac said...

Happy birthday to Gibby. I know you are glad to have him.

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Gibby...perhaps he could enjoy the squirrels on the TV while watching the fabulous movie UP,while you sew.

rebecca said...

Happy B-Day Gibby. One year old and a very handsome guy!! Please think of lots of doggie treats!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I might want to come back as a dog owned by Laurie Simpson in another life!~~~

Mariel said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I love his color. Nothing like a little squirrel chasing to get in a good workout!

Audrey said...

Happy birthday to Gibby! I love that he is obsessed with your fabric. That's my kind of dog!!

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Birthday to Gibby!
He is such a cute guy and love his expressions.

Debbie

Becky S. said...

Happy birthday Gibby! I would love to send you all of the squirrels from my yard- they make Duffy crazy!

Logan said...

Happy,Happy,Happy Birthday to Gibby!!!! He's just sssooooooo handsome!

I can't wait to see what you have making! I loved your last line clermont farms. I'ts going to be hard to top it!!!

Bari Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! Hope your year is filled with special treats! :O) Bari

Kwiltsfl said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Gibby! He is such an incredibly handsome boy!!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby! I think he likes the fabric too! I know I sure do.

Anonymous said...

Gibby, you should have come over to my house on the 8th for my birthday and then you could have celebrated twice. And you would have had a great time as I have squirrels who sit on top of my shed and tantalize the cat in the window. The two of you together would be fun to watch.

Tell your mom I like her fabric.
Judy

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Count me in!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIBBY! What a happy home you have, you lucky dog!

I would love to have scraps to play with too!

Mary

sew1800s@yahoo.com

Erin in MI said...

Since I didn't win last time, I'm still hoping I win this time. ;)

Happy Birthday Gibby!! Doggy hugs from our own Pips here :)

Kathy said...

Happy birthday Gibby! You are a very good looing dog. Hope you had lots of treats on your first birthday.

Rhonda said...

I love your baby and I have been watching him grow into a big boy. Keep up the good work

Kathy Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Dogs enrich our lives so much! We have six of them at our country home-mostly they adopt us by wandering up to our house. Thank goodness we have six acres for them to roam safely.
Kathy

Deb G. in VA said...

What a handsome boy you are! Happy Birthday Gibby!

Carol Sc said...

Maybe Gibby's birthday will inspire the Tigers to win --- otherwise they will be mathmatically eliminated from the pennant race again! Sad! ...but, Happy Birthday to Gibby!

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day Gibby! I hope you get some delicious puppy treat today. Laurie and Polly I loooooove your creativity. Thanks for sharing your quilty life with us.

ninepatch said...

HAVE A GREAT DAY GIBBY. You are one handsome dog. Keep those squirrels on the run.

Jo Anna said...

Happy Doggy Birthday. Hope you get your birthday wish, (unless it is a squirrel!)

Jo Anna

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I had a dog, Michael, who was obsessed with chasing squirrels too. She almost caught a couple over the years. Of course, she almost broke my arm doing it a few times as well. When she got older and sick I used to wish for those days when she was chasing them again. So enjoy his antics - just don't let him catch one!

sndy1 said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby! Dogs add such enjoyment to our lives.

Carol said...

I'm not sure I need help being obsessive since I do just fine on my own, but fabric scraps like yours are the best!

Nancyz said...

Hope Gibby has the best "doggone" birthday! As a dog lover, I totally enjoy the pics of Gibby. PS, I enjoy the fabric pics too!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! I have enjoyed watching you grow up this past year. It has been fun to hear about all your antics and see how you've grown. Many more birthdays to you, good boy, and happy squirrel hunting.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby!!! Why don't you come to my house to celebrate? You would love chasing all the squirrels we have around here with our Pepper and Betsy! I can't think of a better b'day present for a dog than that!
~Joyce in MI

Julie said...

Arf arf arfy arf!! Bow wow! (translated: Happy birthday Gibby! Good dog!)

patrice said...

Happy Birthday Gibbs!!
Great line of fabric, would be fun to win!

BethN said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!

Our Labradoodle, Chloe, is turning 2 on Saturday the 18 and she is a big fan of chasing squirrels.

Hope Gibby had a great birthday!

BethN

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Gibby is already one year old!! Happy birthday Gibby. Don't eat too many doggie treats ;-)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday dear Gibby!! Please give him a pat for me. And hoping I wion the scraps as I'm on austerity until I finish a few projects, but we can sneak in a box of scraps?

kjb139 said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!!! He should have something sweet for his birthday to eat!

Kathy in MA

Melissa C said...

I hope Gibby has a very happy birthday and has fun chasing squirrels.

lesizmo said...

Did you know that chipmunks and wild turkeys sound just like squirrels creeping up on you? Most of the squirrels have been scared off, but our collie is still fooled every @@#$%^#@ time. Rabbits, coyotes, and even crows, deer and bear have a certain squirrelishness to them as well. But squirrels are the worst! They drive us crazy!

Jennifer said...

What a cute pup! Our's is now 2 & a half and finally out of the chewing everything in sight phase.

Would love to be considered for the giveaway...so I hope you will ship to an APO box.

Much love from an overseas Army wife,
Jennifer

casey said...

Ooooh, I get another chance. So love seeing Gib's pictures. I miss having a dog around. Having a grand dog is pretty nice, though, and we get Boris for the three day Columbus Day weekend coming up...while his two legged mommy goes to goat school!! Can't wait...woo hoo!!

Casey

Sherrill said...

That Gib's so handsome to be so young yet! Here's hoping for many more happy, healthy years (and LOTS more squirrel sightings! LOL)

Ginny Worden said...

"Up"is a favorite movie, and the "Squirrel" is often muttered, when someone else in the family isn't paying attention to what is going on.Gibby is only protecting his family from those squirrels, so "Happy Birthday" and good work Gibby.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Gibby, You're the most photogenic pup ever, I have not seen a goofy picture of you (yes, even the tongue picture is cute!). I understand about the squirrels. They're pretty entertaining, bouncing all over and swishing their tails. I hope your birthday celebration is one to remember. Thanks for months of entertainment!

Tressa said...

What a stance and with eyes like that you better watch out for the ladies... Hope the birthday was great.

pecasatwo said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! Hope he chases squirrels for many many years to come. My silly Merlin at 7 still thinks he's going to catch one some day! I think it helps keep them young. I would love some scraps too -I love the colors and scraps are a treasure to me.

Terri said...

The movie UP was exactly what I was thinking about when you were talking about Gibby's infatuation with Squirrels! Happy Birthday Gibby! Hope year #2 is as fabulous as this past year.

Dixie said...

Happy birthday, dear Gibby, happy birthday to you!

Petra. said...

Hallo Gibby.

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag. Wens je dat er altijd eekhoorntjes zullen zijn om achter aan te rennen en quilts om op te liggen.

Petra, Nederland.

madrekarin said...

Arf,arf,arf,arf, to you.
Arf,arf,arf,arf, to you.
Arf,arf,arf,arf, dear Gibby.
Arf,arf,arf,arf, to you.
Happy birthday, Gibby!

That is quite a bit of silliness for a Saturday morning, but I've been up all night waiting for a phone call to rush to the hospital to see the birth of my first grandchild. No sleep makes me a bit wacky.

HollyC said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby! Can't believe that you are a year old. Hope you get alot of (chew-toy) squirrels for your birthday.

thelazyquilter said...

Happy Birthday Gibby! And yes... SQUIRRELS! (Couldn't see your last pic - but I'm thinking it may have been from the movie UP.) :)

Anonymous said...

Gibby you and my Aussie Walter have the same birthday....but he likes to keep the moles at bay here.....Trudy

greg said...

Happy birthday, Gibby! Maybe with a few lessons you'll be a great quilter as well as a great squirrel chaser!

Anonymous said...

Gibby is a very handsome dog! I love BIG dogs. Wow, his first birthday?? Happy first BD, big guy! Hope you got lots of treats! And I hope your mistress gives you a great big hug from me, and an belly rub!

Gerda in AB

jahogan said...

Gibby is a very handsome looking dog. Hope he has many many more birthdays! And perhaps catch a squirrel or two.

Lori said...

Laurie and Bill:
I see Gibby has taken over your home along with your hearts. Hope all of Gibby's family has received a nice home like yours. We have enjoyed the last year and sharing the pictures of Gibby.
Lori

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby from Maggie (the Yorkiepoo) and Chuck (the ???)!!

bobbie said...

Happy Birthday to Gibby, he is a beautiful dog.

Bobbie

sandra said...

happy Birthday Gibby, you are a beautiful dog , hope you have a fun b'day.

sandra said...

happy Birthday Gibby, you are a beautiful dog , hope you have a fun b'day.

Karen said...

Happy birthday Gibby! My Lucy was 2 yesterday and she's just as busy as ever. Squirrels are her favorite also. They sure love to tease. Hope your birthday was filled with lots of wonderful treats! Thanks for the chance to win, Karen M

Anonymous said...

What an adorable companion! Wishes for a happy birthday!

Deborah said...

What a handsome boy you are Gibby! I hope you had a happy, happy birthday....

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happppy Birthday Dear Gibby, Happy Birthday to You....woffff....woffff, Nancy

Janet said...

What is it about dogs that just makes you smile? I have 2, Chewee who is 15 and moving very slow and Mudd who never stops. He is like your Gibby, you say Squirrel and he
takes off.
Birthday wishes to Gibby. Still a puppy.
Janet

Ann said...

What a handsome young man you are Mr. Gibby. Have a wonderful birthday with your lucky owner.

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday, Gibby. May you have many squirrel encounters in your life.

Lee said...

I am late in posting, but I still wanted to wish Gibby happy birthday! What a cute pooch!
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MJinMichigan said...

Happy Birthday Gibby!!!Thanks for a second chance to win some of your scraps. It's amazing hoiw fast Gibby has grown. For your sake, I hope he never actually catches a squirrel.

Judy B said...

Glad to know you had a big day...

rderrett said...

Belated Happy Birthday Gibby!

Shar Pei are renowned for their ability to chase as they were bred to hunt boar in China so this is his Pei side coming out! They were also used as farm dogs so some do rats and rabbits as well.

I know because I have had six and the current one who is 6 has an obsession with squirrels and cats. Not to harm but to play with!

oh and puppy kisses from Phoebe

Barbara said...

Great movie. Happy Birthday Gibby

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