Monday, March 25, 2013

Mischief? My Birthday Was Rained Out!


Hi Y’all!



Sunday was my birthday and the Humans hoped to make it a special day for me…outdoors of course…running, exploring, hiking…but Mother Nature had other ideas!  It  poured rain…hard rain! 

So, instead I’ll show y’all some “growing up” pictures.

Hawkeye 9 weeks old


Hawkeye 9 weeks old


Hawk at 6 mo at the National


The above puppy and show pictures are courtesy of breeder.

Then suddenly I was uprooted.  I went to a show. Then my world turned upside down.  A couple of women showed up, loaded me into a crate and brought me deep into the U.S. southeast.

Hawkeye arrives! in the Carolinas.


Watching the ducks and geese heading home for the night.


Hawkeye tests the lake waters.

My first thoughts…this is no swimming pool! 


Just being me.

My Human had been warned that I liked to play “keep away” instead of retrieving to hand…so…

Between the long hallway, water and a check cord at all times I soon learned that retrieving to hand could be fun…and REWARDING!  (yummy treats)

I got to go boating when it wasn’t too hot.

I got to ride in the bed of the pick up!  Wow, can you get great smells!

Momma made me learn to use a ramp like an OLD dog!  She says one day I will be and I'll be too heavy to lift.   I only get to ride to the creek or the mountain top in the truck.  Other trips I have to take in the car.  She says it's too hot when we leave the mountain.

When it got hot at the shore we went to the mountains and I got to hike there.

Here I am with all the world at my feet!  Sittin' at 6285 ft.!  Woooheee!

I'm havin' a great time!

It didn’t take me long to realize I might not have all my playmates anymore…but I didn’t have to share my Humans with anybody! 

The years have flown…I’m 7 years old now.  Can you believe it?  Sigh…

My favorite thing! Swim and retrieve!

Now I’ll leave you with some spring…




An Award tomorrow…

Y’all come back now!






  1. Happy Happy Birthday Hawk. We just loved looking at your growing up photos. You sure landed in just the perfect family for you. If you don't mind send some of that Spring my way will ya.

  2. Sorry, Hawk, but I'm glad it rained because we got your story and fabulous photos! Boy, you were a cutie! Of course, you still are :-) Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy 7th Birthday Hawk. Sorry mother nature was not obliging. Wow look at your puppy pix. So cute. We of course will see you tomorrow. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Happy 7th birthday Hawk! You and Thunder are basically the same age. You sure were a handsome pup and grew into a very handsome adult doggie. Loved the pictures!

  5. Woof! Woof! Wishing you a Happy Happy 7th. LOVE your puppy photos and your story. Hope the weather gets better and your barkday celebration continues outdoors. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. What a great look back. I love that. And thanks for the shot of spring, it's all we've seen lately of it.

  7. So cute as a pup and happy birthday too, yours is the same day as the human's at our zoo.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Hawk. So sorry your big plans got rained out...but how wonderful to see some puppy pictures of you! Here's to many more happy birthdays...
    *high paws*

  9. Happy birthday Hawk!! Sorry it rained out on your birthday, but I'm glad you took it as an opportunity to share your story with us. It was a great story and it seems like you've had a great life since your Human sweeper you up.

  10. Happy Late Birthday Hawk!! You sure were a cute little guy. :-) I hope you got to do some fun things on your birthday too!!

  11. Well that just proves it - you've always been that handsome! Hope you had a nappy birthday anyway!

  12. Wow, 7! Happy Birthday, and many more!

    (your puppy pictures are adorable!)

  13. Happy belated birthday, Hawk! Sorry you got rained out but boy are we lucky in your misfortune. Those puppy pictures of you are great! Oh gracious were you a cute wee little one. And handsome on the stand there, too.

    Happy 7th birthday, handsome Hawk.

  14. Happy 7th! Gosh - you were a cute little puppy and have grown up to be a handsome fella! :)

    What a great life - may you have many more years of fun with your humans!

  15. What a cutie! Happy birthday Hawk!!! Sorry the weather didn't turn out so well. There's always tomorrow, the next day, and the next day, and the day after that. :)

  16. What a handsome pup you were and what a handsome fellow you have turned into. Happy, happy birthday!! Coach and I wish you many happy returns (retrievals, er, whatever! 8-)

    Cheryl and Coach

  17. Happy belated birthday! We are practically twins, since it was my birthday on Sat. It was also National Puppy Day on Sat, so it was great to see your puppy pics!

    Looks like you have a great life! We'll be back tomorrow...

  18. Hi Hawk,

    Yes, it's me, Penny your Jack Russell friend over in England.

    I just loved all those photos of you and I know you will always embrace your inner puppy.

    Happy belated Birthday wishes, dear Hawk.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

  19. Happy Birthday Hawk! You sure were a cute puppy...It was great seeing your history in photos...You've got a great life and you're a lucky dog for sure