Saturday, June 30, 2012

Norbert's 10th Birthday Give Away

Norbert playing with Tubby on the day we got him, ten years ago.

Norbert  with Tubby, Ping, and Bob at Bob's 5th  birthday party in April.

In the next few days Norbert will turn ten years old.   As a rescue brought into the NYCACC Staten Island shelter when he was a puppy  his birthday is a guestimate.  I have some mixed feelings about my big guy turning ten. I've been incredibly blessed to share ten wonderful years with him, however a dog loving co-worker of mine has been known to say: "with big dogs anything beyond ten years is a gift."  This idea gives me a shudder.  In ten years Norbert and I have never been apart and the thought of life with out him is grim.  On the positive side if every day beyond ten years is a gift then I need to be really thankful for that time and celebrate every minute of it.  So in the spirit of celebrating every minute (and hoping for many more years) we are hosting a special birthday give away!

    A few months ago we reviewed this product from  Polka Dog Bakery in one of my favorite posts.  Sadly, the Mighty Mutt cookies are no more BUT Polka Dog Dog Bakery has tons of other amazing stuff: treats and chews that will make you drool puddles!  So in honor of Norbert's 10th birthday we are giving away a $25 dollar  gift certificate.

You could get amazing treats:

Chew Bones:

Even an awesome bowl:

Some seriously cool stuff.

Follow the steps below and enter to win today.  We will announce the winner on July 8. (Don't forget to do all the Rafflecopter stuff to enter)

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. A happy tenth birthday to Norbert and just think of the great times you have shared together. Have a happy Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. As someone who's lost 2 of their (big) senior dogs this year, I agree that anything past 10 is a precious gift. We enjoyed 3.5 and 4 "extra" years with ours. Such a blessing! Wishing Norbert a very happy birthday! Woofs from Jeffie and Rudy, too!

  3. Hey Norbert!
    Wow, I'm so excited to help you celebrate your big 10th barkday! What a nice giveaway and I'm going to add this to the BCCalendar.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  4. I'm just dropping by to say Happy Birthday, Norby!

    This is indeed true with large breeds. Norby is truly a gift and a blessing. We wish him the best.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  5. Happy 10th birthday Norbert! AND MANY MORE!!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

  6. Happy Birthday Big Guy! Great milestone!!! What a cute party picture!!! Looks like everybody was having a great time!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  7. Happy Birthday Norbert! We hope you have many more ...

    Love, Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  8. Happy 10th Birthday, Norbert and here's to many more

  9. Happy 10th Birthday Norbert- 10 is a huge milestone!

  10. Happy early birthday, Norbert! Every day is a gift, no matter what the age. It's not that easy to implement, especially when someone has peed on the floor for the third time that day, but something I try to remember.

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  12. Happy Birthday Norbert! I hope you have many more with your Momma! :)

  13. Happy birthday Norbert! We have to guestimate for Linus' birthday too, but that's okay it's part of the fun of having a rescue dog.

    Happy Monday!

  14. Happy Barkday Norbert! Wishes for many more for you and your mama!

  15. So sorry we are late commenting. We want to wish Norbert the happiest 10th birthday ever. We love his blond furs and pug-loving demeanor. Hope you have lots more birthdays to come, friend.


  16. I didn't know 10 was considered very old for a big dog. Just cherish every moment you have. He looks like he still has a lot of spunk in him.