Happy Birthday Beale!

November 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm 5 comments

Beale and her seven siblings (and two cousins) turned 1 this week! Beale’s birthday is the 10th of November. Her two cousins turned 1 on the 9th.

In one year, Beale has been to

California, Kansas, Missouri, Washington D.C., Maryland and Delaware.

She has been in elementary school, middle school and college. She has visited a high school.

She has shopped at the grocery store, the coffee shop, farmers’ markets and the mall (among other places, I’m sure!).

She has ignored Mexican food, Sushi, Italian food, Thai food, pizza and other cuisines at various restauraunts in Sacramento.

She has met cats and dogs of all shapes and sizes. She has sniffed horses, pigs and geese.

She has known the loss of a sister-dog (our papillon, Bella).

She has flown. A lot more than most dogs!

In this one year, Beale has loved her momma (me), her pappa (Jack) and pretty much every other human she has met.

But now we start the countdown. How much longer until Beale returns to Kansas to go to puppy college? We’re thinking six months, but it could be as early as four. Our organization keeps these kinds of things secret. Eeek! Time to start steeling my heart for this one.

Love from my lunch break,



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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mel  |  November 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Aww. What a sweet, sweet girl. Even knowing what a wonderful and fulfilling life she’ll have as a partner, my eyes welled up just thinking of her graduation. Hope all is well with both of you and you have much fun and make wonderful memories this holiday season.

    Happy Birthday, Beale!

    Melissa & Bodhi
    Lawrence, KS

    • 2. Becka  |  November 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Mel and Bhodi for your empathy. There is so much joy in puppy raising, but a lot of sadness, too.

  • 3. Sarah and Vance  |  November 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Happy Birthday Beale! Vance wishes you all the happiness in the world and maybe sometime this winter, we can get together soon 🙂

    • 4. Becka  |  November 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Sarah and Vance! We hope you had a great birthday, too! Miss you! Becka and Beale

  • 5. Erin And Guide Pup Pompei  |  November 15, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Happy Birthday! Pompei turned 1 two weeks ago, and he’s leaving us the end of the month. :((( I’m jealous you get a few more months!


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