Celebrating Francesca's Birthday!!!

Posted by Sharkey

Today is December 13th, which makes it Francesca’s birthday.  Good thing I remembered because last year I forgot and I haven’t heard the end of it ever since!  This year, I even got creative in the kitchen and made a special treat.

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G.K.!  Watch the door and tell me if Francesca is coming up the stairs!  I told her to run outside after one of those pesky squirrels.

1 G.K.! Watch the door and tell me if Francesca is coming up the stairs! I told her to run outside after one of those pesky squirrels.

I needed some time to work on her birthday surprise.  I'm making meatball cupcakes for our celebration!  Our Franny turns 7 today!

2 I needed some time to work on her birthday surprise. I'm making meatball cupcakes for our celebration! Our Franny turns 7 today!

Don't worry, Sharkey!  I'll be your sentry.  Wow, I can't believe Francesca is 7 years old!

3 Don't worry, Sharkey! I'll be your sentry. Wow, I can't believe Francesca is 7 years old!

Hmmm - I'll use some white rice as jimmies.  Well, G.K., Franny is 7 in human years.  Some would say she's 49 in 'dog years', but that count is not actually accurate!

4 Hmmm - I'll use some white rice as jimmies. Well, G.K., Franny is 7 in human years. Some would say she's 49 in 'dog years', but that count is not actually accurate!

It's because dogs reach maturity much faster than humans!  By age 2, for example, no longer a puppy, I was considered an adult dog!  Humans are still babies at 2.  Hey G.K., how does my cupcake look?

5 It's because dogs reach maturity much faster than humans! By age 2, for example, no longer a puppy, I was considered an adult dog! Humans are still babies at 2. Hey G.K., how does my cupcake look?

It looks delish, Sharkey!  Boy, Francesca is going to be so surprised!  How very exciting!

6 It looks delish, Sharkey! Boy, Francesca is going to be so surprised! How very exciting!

I think I hear Franny coming!  Quick, G.K., let's light these candles!

7 I think I hear Franny coming! Quick, G.K., let's light these candles!

How pretty!  And delicious looking!  I don't really eat red meat - I'm more of a pescetarian lately, but I just might have to steal a bite!

8 How pretty! And delicious looking! I don't really eat red meat - I'm more of a pescetarian lately, but I just might have to steal a bite!

Wow, is this for little old moi?  I was afraid you two had forgotten my birthday again!

9 Wow, is this for little old moi? I was afraid you two had forgotten my birthday again!

Sharkey, this cupcake is simply beautiful and I feel so honored!  Now to blow out the candles and make a wish...

10 Sharkey, this cupcake is simply beautiful and I feel so honored! Now to blow out the candles and make a wish...

It's sure hard coming up with a wish when you already have everything a dog could want, and you two are at the top of that list!  Thank you so much!

11 It's sure hard coming up with a wish when you already have everything a dog could want, and you two are at the top of that list! Thank you so much!

Comments (16)

  • HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANNY!!!!!

    I wish I was there to celebrate your birthday and taste one of those cupcakes they look YUMMY!!

    I hear ya girlfriend when it comes to wishing for something because we are all very fortunate to have such wonderful families.

    My mom came up with the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything. Her friend Anne is an animal lover just like my mom, she lives in the city and rescues cats. Mom is going to the local animal shelter and making a donation in her name which will help lots of animals who need a good home. I thought that was a cool idea I told mom to pick up one of those scented candles to send along with the card. Anne is going to love her gift :)

    I finished my list for Santa yesterday it's only 3 pages long this year :) Mom came home with a few bags yesterday it looks like we are getting new beds for the family room. I'll go chew open the bag and check it out after she leaves for work.

    Well I think I'll go back to bed with Dad I'm still tired. Have a great day Franny!!!!!

    Zoe

  • Happy Birthday Francesca,
    I hope you have such a special day today. And Martha will be back today to celebrate it with you and the rest of the Bedford Farm Team. Those cupcakes look spectacular.
    Cora-Belle, we are all very concerned for you. Please have your friends post so we know how you are doing. We want you to know that we love you very much and will be thinking about you.
    Love Always,
    Maddox

  • FELIZ CUMPLEANOS my dear....
    Those cupcake look yummy. Franny, you are truly blessed. Such great friends you have to be sure.
    Enjoy your day.
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

    Now Zoe, behave! Peeking ruins Christmas day....

  • Happy Birthday Ms. Franny,
    I hope you have a very special day today. Sharkey did such a good job on the cupcakes. You can tell she made them with love.
    Zoe, it is good to see you are back. If you chew open that bag and there is a lump of coal in there, you will be surprised, won't you? haha But, somehow I think you will get very nice gifts.
    Just wanted to thank everyone for their comments about GK and his "team". He is doing well in the show ring and he seems to like it very much so he makes it easy for us. But, the main thing is that so many people see him and ask if they can pet him. He is being such a good representative for the chow breed and that is very important. Kirby, you are perfect the way you are and you are loved very much as are all of you and that is what is most important.
    Love to you all,
    Karen
    PS - Please let us know about Cora-Belle.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRANNY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful special day today Franny that's full of belly rubs and more delicious treats like these yummy meatball cakes. Great job on making them Sharkey. The presentation is perfect as well. G.K. besides being a top notch show dog, you also make a great sentry dog.

    Cora-Belle I will continue to pray and send good thought to you hoping that feel better quickly.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Wow another year has passed; happy Birthday Franny. Those cupcakes look so good I could just gobble them all up. I’ll be a good boy and just take one please. You can leave the candle off of mine. I’m not into wax yet. All right, I know that it’s just a decoration and you don’t eat the candle. Just a little “Chow” joke there. It did stop raining yesterday and Daddy took me for a long walk before going to bed. It made my tongue hang out a little. I guess when you are 10 (70) you have to start taking it easy; bummer.
    Catch you later, Kirby

  • Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Miss Franny!! Hope you enjoy your cupcake. I know I would!!! I have a birthday coming up as well. I am soon going to be 8!
    Beula Belle

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Ms Francesca, you are so adorable and being 7 years old today is terrific-HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetheart! Sure hope you have a delightful day today! I'm just 6 months older than you and I love you dearly! Sharkey and GK you did a great job getting ready to honor your beautiful sister and she looks so happy! Sure hope Martha is back home again to help you celebrate and I know you would love that! Dearest Cora-Belle, my thoughts and prayers are with you again today and I hope God will protect you. James and Lucinda, please keep us updated about wonderful Cora-Belle-God Bless you, too. Sure hope everyon has a delightful day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear Franny, Happy Birthday to you....
    Awwww, I love the photos, you look great at 7years(49) I wish for many, many more B.D.'s for you with health and happiness and God's Blessings.

    Love You,
    delia and =^..^= Kitty

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    I am writing today very upset, and yet happy also for the birthday girl. I was on the blog early yesterday and did not see the post until now of Cora Belle's collaspe. She can't be on the other side yet, she just can't. I love you Cora Belle, and am awaiting word and checking every hour on the blog. All the trouble you and G.K. went to Sharkey for our birthday girl is very special. Have a good one and I hope you get lots of presents.

    Dear God, please take care of my buddy, Cora Belle.

    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Please someone fill me in on what is wrong with Cora Belle? I didn't know she was sick :(

    Zoe

  • Happy Birthday Franny. Sharkey you made wonderful cupcakes. GK is a good look out. I think Franny is happy.

  • Happy Birthday to a fellow December birthday girl! Mine is the 24th and I'm slightly older than you Frannie girl!

    Wishing you health, happiness and lots of squirrel chasing in your future!

    gail :)

  • Happy Birthday Francesca!

  • Sadly, Cora-Belle announced recently that her eyesight had started to fail her and she was bumping into things. She was going to go to the vet to get her sight checked out. Her collapse the other night was sudden and unexpected. :sad:

  • Happy Birthday Franny!!

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