Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Norbert!

This weekend we celebrated Norberts 11th birthday, the date is guestimated but we know he is 11.   Its a scary age because there is no denying that particularly for a big dog Norbert is old.  We are lucky that he is in good health and his Adequan injections seem to be helping with his mild arthritis.  We are hopeful that we have many more wonderful birthdays left with our big boy, but we wanted to make this one extra special.

Unfortunately the day did not start out as planned.  When we woke up we saw this:
 Our neighbors tree had fallen in front of our gate blocking us from getting our car out.  This prevented the early morning walk and picnic we had planned.  Luckily Norbert's dad was able to go out on his bike and get Norbert a special birthday Bagel, which he really enjoyed, probably even more then a cake.


 After Norbert finished his bagel the fire department came and moved the tree and we were able to get out.

 By now it was VERY hot so we had to cut Norbert's walk short.  We decided to head to his favorite store Canis Minor.  We walked past the elephant sprinklers, nice for a wade.
 The store is pretty big and has lots of neat toys and treats.

 After shopping we went for a little walk in the shady section of the neighborhood.

 Norbert posed with his present choices a giant snake and some turkey treats.

 When we got home Norbert got the rest of his presents, Wagatha's senior biscuits and a planet dog senior ball.  You can read our review of Wagatha's here.

 The Planet Dog senior ball is softer then their other balls so its easier on older teeth and jaws.

 The giant snake was the best toy of all its bigger then Norbert at over five feet long.

Weasley in particular likes the giant snake.


  1. Happy Birthday, Norbert! Looks like you had a great birthday celebration in spite of Mother Nature's surprise! Love that photo in the shoppe with your eyes all happy :-)
    Sigh... 11. Hoping you'll enjoy many more birthdays with good health and lots of fun.

  2. Happy Birthday Norbert! You look much younger than your chronological age...maybe it's the TLC you are getting from your loving owners :)

  3. Happy Birthday, Norbert!!! I love the pictures.Your blog is nice I like it.

    Kopi Luwak

  4. Happy Birthday beautiful Norbert!
    Wow you have got some good pressies there.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  5. Happy Birthday, Norbert! Sounds like you had a super special day. That bagel looked tasty.

  6. A big warm Happy Birthday Norbert. We are so glad the tree got sorted out and you managed to have a great day. Stay cool all. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Awww Norby... you big big boy. You got a breakfast bagel for your birthday. Dad was pretty awesome for him to have done that. I do hope that you have more happy years to come. Glad you were still able to go around the city to celebrate your super duper special birthday.

  8. Happy 11th Birthday Norbert!! AND MANY MORE!!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  9. Happy 11th Birthday look grand taking your walk and visitn that store!!! I bet you had so much fun!
    I am ssoooo happy I won that chewie...could you email me your address and i will send the monies to there shipping cost also?
    stella rose

  10. Happy birthday Norbert! Glad that tree was moved and you got some good celebrations in!

  11. What a wonderful celebration you had! Happy Birthday Norbert!!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  12. Happy birthday Norbert! You still look like a young pup. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday Norbert!! You look mah-ve-lous!

  14. So glad Nornert had such a wonderful birthday!

  15. Oh Norbert, Happy Birthday Dood, look at that bagel all for you..Yum!What a fantastic day you had.. is that a little smile we see'z on Daddy'z face..BOL xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  16. happy happy birthday norbert!

    we love your birthday bagel celebration!

    what a wonderful day and party!

    we love you!
    melissa & archie

  17. Happy birthday, Norbert! He really is a big boy! Such a handsome creature. :)

  18. Happy Birthday Norbert!!! Hope you have many more with your wonderful family.
    Isn't this weather too weird. We had late afternoon thunderstorms with hail all weekend and even a tornado watch on one day
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  19. Happy Birthday to Norbert!! He sure looks happy! Such great treats and presents!
    *high paws*

  20. happy birthday sweet norbert! looks like you had a great day. i noticed you didn't share your bagel and i don't blame you. my favorite bagel is blueberry but i've never had one with a filling! mmm
    wishing you many more years of happiness... and bagels :)
    wags, bailey [unleashed]

  21. What a Happy Birthday you had Norbert! We think a birthday bagel sounds scrumptious! Happy Birthday from us.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  22. Happy Birthday Norbert! That is like the biggest snake ever...Momz sez that elephant sprinkler statue is totally cool and wishes we had one here like that

  23. Happy Birthday!

    Stop on by for a visit

  24. Happy Birthday, Norbert! We hope you have lots more birthdays!!!!!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  25. Happy birthday, Norbert! Wow you had such a fun day! That snake is really giant :-)
    Wishing you many more happy birthdays to come!!

  26. Happy Birthday, Norbert! Looks like you had quite an adventure!


  27. Awwww you don;t look like 11. Happy Happy Barkday! You had a PAWsome day of celebration. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  28. Looks like you made the most of it, despite it not starting out like you planned.

    Happy belated birthday Norbert!