Bilbo Turns Ten and Becomes a Real Doggie

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 Happy Belated Birthday to the Boney Man!! Although Mama thought he was ten last year, we made her look it up and he didn't turn 10 
until THIS year on May 17th!!! 

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The funny thing is that during the last six months Bilbo has gone from cracker crazy dog, who didn't eat much and who Mama worried about ALL THE TIME into..... 

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NORMAL DOGGIE!!!!!  Here is that picture of him snuggling with me and Jakey....A year ago, it would have to be a pretty chilly day for him to even get on the couch with Mama!!

Here is Mama to tell you more.....you can go lay down, I think the rest is pretty boring (and NOT ABOUT ME!)


It seems that ever since we started fostering that Bilbo has totally come out of his "Loner Shell". First and most importantly, he has gained 3 or 4 pounds and doesn't look emaciated any more! He is eating every night with Dory and Jakey (our fosters eat in a separate area) and is not shy about asking for his share of loving. 

Sounds like a normal puppy right?? We are so excited and happy about the change and whether it is the new dogs in the house or just that his elevator has fixed itself we hope that it sticks around for the duration!

Now Bilbo still hasn't stopped managing the household, and sometimes he still goes cracker dog when he doesn't get things he wants and he has a new trick of squishing himself through the rungs in the stairs to come upstairs when the dogs are "put to bed" (this is a BAD thing he learned from one of our fosters). Overall though, Bilbo has turned into a pretty stable pup!!

Here's to another 10 years Bilbo....Happy Birthday!!



Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Happy 10th Birthday Bilbo!
Hope you enjoyed your day!
It's nice to see he has become more chillaxed with everyone and enjoying his meals more.
He is such a little cutie.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Mango said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo! You da man!


Madi and Mom said...

Happy Happy 10th B-day Bilbo.
I can tell you for a fact it will be a good year. I turned 10 on March 11 and everything is better and more fun.

We are even more thrilled to learn you are enjoying your role as a foster parent. That must be the secret to your happiness every puppy needs a job and yours is fostering.
Hugs from Madi your BFFF

Sam and Pippen said...

Happy Birthday, Bilbo! We can see why you like the foster doggies... they can teach you lots of interesting things!

Sam and Pippen

Finn said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Fred said...

Happy 10th birthday, Bilbo! And, we're behind, hooray to your family for another foster!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


So are you still eating Pumpkin Crunch every day????

Piappies World said...

Happy Happy 10th Barkday Bilbo!!!

We are happy that you are having fun looking after your foster pups and also snuggles with Jakey and Dory.

What could be your special barkday treats? Hmmm... do send some our way, ok?

Enjoy many more adventures! Paws up from the Piappies!

Piappies Fudgie Bear, Princie, Frap, Moc Moc, Sugar Pie, Maxie Bear, Pie Pie, Smiley Face & Bee- Bear

*yup, still us (with our temp baby sis Bear Bear) with our winning nicknames for this week

Cole said...

Happy Birthday, Bilbo!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That is excellent news! Happy Birthday Bilbo!!!!

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!

Stop on by for a visit

JackDaddy said...

Good boy! And I must agree: Here's to another 10 months!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Happy 10th birthday Bilbo! Double figures means double wisdom, or so Auntie Penny says.
~Lickies, Ludo

Jazzi said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!! Thats cool that you are hanging with the other dogs and having fun!!


Oskar said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!

I hope it was a great one & I'm glad things are going well.

Nubbin wiggles,

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!
I am very happy to know you feel more part of the family now!
Kisses and hugs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthdy, Bilbo!!! We think you are looking just wonderful. Phantom seemed to come out of his shell a lot as he got older too. We hope Bilbo has many more great years too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Birthday sweetie
Benny & Lily

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!

Maybe Bilbo figured out he needed to be a better role model for all the fosters.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Happy Tenth Birthday Bilbo!!! Hope you had a great celebration!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug