Celebrating Lily

Lily | July 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | July 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Tomorrow is Lily Blossom’s makeshift birthday. Lily is a rescue that came to us an estimated 6-8 weeks old. However, the FIRST day we met little Lily was on Friday, July 19, 2013 (last year) so… forever more, we declare her birthday to be July 19. Tomorrow, for us, Lily turns one, and we’re celebrating all weekend long with close friends. We’re going to our favorite beach on Saturday and our favorite local dog park on Sunday. We didn’t originally intend to keep Lily, but like many foster parents before us, we happily joined the foster failure club. You know how humans can accidentally get pregnant sometimes?!? I think some folks call it a happy accident (for an unplanned pregnancy). Well, Lily is our happy accident. We weren’t planning for a third dachshund, but she assimilated so well in to our pack, lives and hearts that we just couldn’t let her go. AND each day she’s with us, I’m so grateful to have her. We’re smitten by her.

Today’s featured photos are of Lily at the beach. The top photo I call the Lily Shake. Looking at the composite of pictures I hear the fame Harlem Shake song in my head. The bottom photo is Lily finding something at the beach and rolling in it – such a distinctively dachshund trait. Lily continues to blossom each day. The once shy and reserved dachshund is more and more confident every day. Have a wonderful day dachshund friends.

Lily | July 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | July 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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7 Responses to Celebrating Lily

  1. Diane says:

    Happy Birthday Lily! She is adorable.

  2. Joy says:

    This is what Mindy does at the beach and gets sand in her eyes and I worry she’ll scratch her eye.

  3. Jackie Sikora says:

    Happy Birthday, Beautiful Lily Blossom!

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