April 13 /09


It's two years ago, give or take a few days, that I started this blog. I was just a nine-month-old pup discovering the world of humans and cats and toys and walks and food and friends and love cuddles
and dog shows
and my favourite discovery: STICKS!

This is what I looked like when I started blogging.
I really had to grow into my ears ... I look like I had wings growing out of my head! You can't see them here, but I also had big, floppy clownfeet.

Soon I looked like this.

Then this

Have I grown up or what??

Notice how my muzzle got darker?

Anyway, my blog started as a cyber diary about my life. But then one night Mama was Googling dog health and came across Dogs With Blogs. She read some of the blogs and was so impressed with them that she decided to turn my diary into a blog.

Since then we've met so many of you online, and a few of you in real life, and I just want you to know how much we love you all. We love reading about your lives and seeing your pictures and videos. We just wish we could get to meet all of you, or that we all lived near each other so we could all be real friends.

A truly amazing thing about blogging is how we're all there for one another when things go wrong. It touches our heart to see the outpouring of care and concern during rough times, all the good wishes that go around when we've accomplished something, and the acknowledgements of the simple things we do on a daily basis as pets.

Each of your blogs is as different as each of you are. But with each post is an understanding of the love and joy that we bring our parents, and that's something that bonds us all as bloggers. And we think that's great.

Wow, doesn't time just fly right by? I'm going to be three in July. And as you know, I'm now a big, lanky teenager with hormones that make me get pimples and do rude things to girl dogs. Ah, but it's cool. Speaking of the passage of time, take a look at these two pictures. In the first one, I was still with my breeder so I was about six weeks old. I was a little conehead! In the second picture I'm a year and a half. Can you see the resemblance?

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Today you could finally smell spring in the air. I went stick hunting and found the biggest stick I ever saw. I dragged it all the way home and led Mama to the back yard so I could throw it on my stick pile. Well, there's a little hill on the way to the back yard - the one I once pulled Mama down and made her fall and put her in physio for three weeks - but anyway, it's a very narrow hill so in order to manoeuver the stick I had to walk backwards. That's right, I walked backwards up the hill with a big stick in my mouth! Mama was laughing so hard. Unfortunatley, she didn't have her camera. Silly Mama actually ran into the house and got her camera and tried to make me re-enact the scene but I refused. She should know by now that I do goofy things when she least expects it, and never, ever on demand. Doing a retake makes it just not funny anymore, right?
So let this be a lesson, Mama - when you're with me, always take your camera!


Lorenza said...

Happy Blogoversary Chef!
I am so happy to be your friend.
Thanks for sharing your life with us!
Kisses and hugs

Tibby said...

Hi Chef!
Happy 2nd Bloggiversary! Even though we just met, I hope you are blogging for many more years so we can become great friends! You have grown into such a handsome dog! My owner girl always forgets her camera at the best times too!
:) Tibby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, would we have like to see that backward stick-walking stunt. Sam grabs up big sticks when we walk Jan and then waves them around, poking us in the faced or jabbing Jan in the leg.

And now for the singing.

Happy blogoversary to you-ooo.
Happy blogoversary to you-ooo.
Happy blogoversary, -ooo.
Happy blogoversary to you-ooo.

Sorry about the howling but Buddy is a hound.

Moco said...

We are proud to have you as a friend. Happy Anniversary. We are laughing just thinking of you dragging that stick backwards.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


And khudoes too/two!

Yes, this is a furry khool world to be a paw't of!

Tank woo fur sharing your pikhs!


Suzuki said...

Happy blogoversary!
Big licks to you

Mango said...

You are much handsomer now for sure.


Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary...

You sure have grown into a handsome young man...

Oh...I wish your Mom had the camera when you were walking backwards up the hill with the stick...

Spring is here...Have fun adding to your stick pile...

Abby xxxooo

Niamh said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary Chef!! You were a cute pup and you've grown into a big handsome boy. I'm so glad we are blogging friends and I will chew up a stick today in your honor.

Your friend,

Mason Dixie said...

Wow 2 years!! that is just awesome, I am coming up on my 1 year. You were such a cute puppy and grew into such a handsome man. =)

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


It's been two whole years! I didn't know it had been that long! I am greatful that I met you and that our humans had a chance to talk and of course send our presents across the country! By the way, I still have lots of the toys that you sent me! Well, four of them anyway! I still have the giant green rubber bone which is awesome! I killed the squeaker, but I have tons 'o fun throwing it around the back yard!

I shall have my human e-mail your Mama soon, their words together are long over due! Though it is my human's fault...she's silly like that!

Congrats on two years Chef! I will have to create a new awesome rap for this event!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy blogiversary, Chef! You sure have grown into one handsome boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

happy said...

Happy Blogoversary, Chef! We're glad to have your friendship too! You're such a handsome boy now!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary, Chef! I'm glad to be your blogging bud.

See ya!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Happy Bloggiversary!
You sure have grown up to be a handsome boy!

Trailboss said...

I'm glad I found you online Chef. You are so funny!

Rambo said...

Happy Blogoversay Chefster.
You are the most handsomest boxer dog we know and we love you too!
Rambo & Midget

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Chef....Happy belated 2nd Blogaversary.....gee ya sure grew up the last 2 years.....do they crop boxer's ears???? Guess they do the same as they do Schnauzer's.....but then we see a lot of schnauzers now with ears like us so maybe they don't do it so much anymore ta them....unless they're show dogs...

Keep on bloggin'....'n we're sure glad ta hear that yer weather is gettin' better....ya need ta be able to see the ground (no snow) ta find the best sticks......

Dewey Dewster here....

Emma and Emmy said...


You have changed from a cutie puppy to cutie prince charming. ^_^

Hero said...

Happy belated blogiversary! You were so cute as a little pup and have grown up to be very handsome and noble. It's a privilege to read about you and follow your adventures.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, happy blogiversary. we are glad that you turned your diary into a blog. it's so much fun to meet new pals and hear about your life!

you were a really cute puppy! you are very handsome now.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary Chef!
Please help!
Axl, Autumn's little brother has accidently bumped his head and has been very sick after that: vomit, seizure, hasn't eaten for a week, please, I'm begging you to visit Autumn's blog to support her and sending positive power to help for a good recovery!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mango, Ximui and Chubs

Pippa said...

Hello Chef. Happy blogoversary.

We must have started blogging at a similar time as I started just over two years ago - think it was March, but Misery usually forgets to mention it.

You have turned into a very debonair young adult.

Peanut said...

I can't believe it has been that long. Sorry we missed your blogaversry