Buzz's Birthday


Today, we celebrated Buzz’s Birthday.  He is (yes, you guessed it): Finally Five.

Buzz is now not to be confused with our daughter, who herself is referred to as Finally Five. She did not let anyone forget the fact that she is still his older sister (by 6 months).

Thanks to all who have inquired about Buzz’s health.  After his diagnosis of Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) in January (no, I still can’t believe it!), he is doing fine.  As long as he doesn’t exercise – ever – his doctor thinks that there is every reason to believe that he will live a normal lifespan (Silver Lining).

Buzz started the day with a fluff and puff by the wonderful Ian of Santa Barbara Groovy Grooms who swings by our home to do the bathing.  It took Buzz a little while to get used to the driveway cleaning, but now he and Ian are buddies.




After Mr. Fancy Pants finished his bathing, we treated him to a family singalong of Happy Birthday (no doubt thrilling for him) followed by a cookie (the best part of his day, I’m quite sure).



Since post-raditation my return home from San Francisco, Buzz continues to be a Stage 5 Clinger.  I admit that I love it.  There is nothing like having his ginormous, loving and beautiful brown eyes staring at me saying, “I love you!”



Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

~Jean Paul Richter

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  1. Catie says

    Happy birthday Buzz! I can't believe it's his birthday already 🙂 I remember when you got him, little Finally Five was SO excited, her very own dog!! 🙂 He's the best, (of course Guinney was pretty great too!) – what a great and loyal friend!

  2. Merryl says

    This is the cutest thing, ever! I love this post, I love that adorable little beak on Buzz staring into the camera and I love love love You HFJ!!