Thursday, July 07, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 

Once again, I'm showing off my dog, Beau!  He turned 7 years old on the 4th of July!  He was premature...his poor mom was so afraid of the fireworks that she went into labor early!  I'm not sure if I ever shared the story on how we got Beau. Lauren was in 5th grade and wanted a little Chihuahua. This was the during the time when Paris Hilton was caring hers around everywhere. 

I told her if she could find one for $70 I would get it for her. Chihuahuas were going for a lot of money back then because they were in high demand...thanks to Paris!

Well, leave it to Lauren, she can be very resourceful when she really wants something. She put an ad on Craigslist (unknown to me at the time) saying she wants to buy a Chihuahua for $70 or less. She got lots of really rude replies back from people saying that the immunizations and vet check ups cost more than that!  I'm sure they had no idea they were being so mean to a kid! Anyway, she had someone contact her that had one dog left in a litter and that was Beau!  He was 7 months old when we brought him home and he quickly grew into one of the biggest Chihuahuas I've ever seen!

He is the best watch dog ever, although my neighbors would probably call it something else....like annoying!  We love him anyway! He always greets me at the door like he hasn't seen me in a week. Even if I'm only gone 10 minutes!

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45 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cindy, Happy Birthday to your sweet boy, I'm linking up some painting in my Living Room. Thanks for the wonderful party each week!
xo Debra

Ladybird Ln said...

Thanks for hosting, and Happy Birthday Beau!!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Ami w/AliLilly said...

What a sweet story! Well, except for the rude people. I mean seriously didn't their Momma's teach them that "if you don't something nice to say don't say anything at all" RULE!! Happy belated Birthday Beau!!! :)

Mary Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Beau! Thanks for another great party

Richard Cottrell said...

Sissy Dog the beagle says, Happy Birthday, Beau! Thanks for sharing and letting me link along. Richard at My Old Historic House

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Beau! My two Chi chi's say Happy Birthday too!~Hugs, Patti

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Happy B-Day Beau! Thanks for hosting!

Carolyn said...

He is a cutie! Thank you for hosting.

Carolyn

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Beau. What a cutie!

Katie said...

Haha! What a cute story! Happy birthday to Beau! Thanks for hosting Cindy!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Birthday To you handsome young fellow!

Shelia said...

HI Cindy and a very Happy Birthday to little Beau! He's a cutie. I'm joining your party tonight and thank you for being the gracious hostess.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Faye said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for hosting!!!
Faye

Junkstylediva said...

Happy birthday Beau! What a lucky dog he is!

Sherry said...

What a cutie! Happy birthday to Beau. Thanks for having us.
Sherry

Rita said...

Happy Birthday to Beau! We are dog lovers, we have 4 and 2 of them are Chihuahua mix. Thank you for having me on your show and tell Cindy. Have a great weekend, Ciao Rita mammabellarte

The4Rs said...

Happy Day! Celebrating 33 years of bliss with hubby today. I am sorry, I posted a link, first incorrctly, and the second one, not sure, why it didn't grab correct pic. Feel free to edit...thanks!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting this link party every week.

About Vintage French Hen said...

Yappy Birthday Beau from my dogs Cowboy, Bella and Cora! Thanks for hosting...Marcia

Steph. :) said...

I love Beau!!!!

Cindy I SO wish I could go hiking with you!!!! XO, Steph.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ah Happy Birthday Beau!
love
Alison
x

Patti said...

My sweet McKenzie (golden retreiver) is laying right here next to me when she could be on her soft cushy bed. Our pets really do bring us companionship and love. Beau is a great name for a dog, I think!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Happy Birthday Beau xoxoxo


there is nothing like the love of a dog I miss my little pug so much


hope Beau gets lots of attention on his special day


kisses & dog bones to Beau

Shore Girl said...

Thanks for hosting this fun link party -- I'm off to look around!

Michella Marie said...

Hi Cindy!
Happy Birthday to your little (or big, lol) Beau :)) Like you, Our Max is the biggest PUG I've ever seen in my life!! (But he thinks he's a tiny one! We won't tell him that he's not, lol)
Hope you have a wonderful day!! Thank you so much for hosting :))
LOVE FROM TEXAS!!
~~Michella~~
www.michellamarie.com

Kerry Rossow said...

Thank you for hosting such a dreamy link party!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Dixie said...

Happy Birthday Beau! Thanks Cindy for finding the joy all around...and then passing it on!

hugs. Dixie

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Happy Birthday to Beau! What a sweetie. And thanks for hosting this fun party. It's always a pleasure.
~Lynn

Jil Casey said...

Thank you for the link up, have a great weekend!

Ana said...

He's sooo cute! Happy Birthday Beau!

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Cass @ That Old House said...

Happy Birthday to Beau! He is a cutie for sure -- and no matter what size he is, he is a lucky boy to be loved.

Our 12-year old Cavalier Dion sends his best regards to a younger fellow.

Happy Show & Tell Friday -- Cass

Patricia Torres said...

Hey Cindy.. Happy Birthday to your handsome little one.. :-) Hope you made it extra special for him!!

sheila said...

Hope your sweet little Beau had a very Happy Birthday. Pets are just family, you love them so much.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Beau!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Un gros bisou Beau!! Joyeux anniversaire ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Elsie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Beau!!! That is a cute story Cindy, at least she got her pup. A girl that knows what she wants and goes after it.
She will go a long way in life with that attitude. Lauren and
Beau were meant to be together.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Happy Birthday Beau!!

Have the best doggie day ever!

laura said...

I have a chihauhau




















I have a chiweinie that's the same way! She's so cute, and always acts happy to see someone come in the door, just like Beau! happy bday, Beau!

Marysol said...

The birthday boy is quite handsome, and judging by the way he posed for the camera, he appears to think so too :)

Happy Birthday Beau!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love looking at all the Show and Tells....soon it will be time to post holiday things...Have a great weekend....I have a giveaway on

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Cindy~ What a charming sweet little guy you have!! Happy Birthday to him!! Thanks for hosting! :)

Kathryn Griffin said...

I'm your newest follower and can I just say WOW! Your home is beautiful. It reminds me of a photo layout in Victoria Magazine! I love your blue and white. I too am a blue and white gal. I'm also a brand spanking new blogger...about a week old. Feel free to stop by and give me some tips. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com

Marguerite said...

Fabulous blog and party! Your little Beau is just adorable. Thanks so much for hosting and have a lovely week!

classic • casual • home said...

Your daughter, Lauren is going places and Beau is darling.

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Cindy,
So sorry I haven't had time to join the Friday party for a few weeks, but wanted to stop over and visit anyway. I just adore your little Beau!
My 7 year old grandson wants a Chihuahua also because of the movie that was out. I think they're adorable!