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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Ricky at Three

Today is Ricky Ricardo's three year old birthday. It is hard to believe he is growing up so fast! We see some changes in him. His black fur is turning a bit silver with reddish overtones in the sun and his white hair is turning a bit gray. It is not unattractive, just different. He has become more communicative with us through wimps, whines, chortles, yips, yaps, and growls. We are learning more and more of his language (as he learns ours) and at times we seem to be carrying on a conversation as unbelievable as that seems. He has become more emotional in his happy moments and his disappointed moments. He still remains our beloved companion, dedicated protector, enthusiastic playmate, willing travel mate, and most of all, the love of our life.

Yesterday, January 20, 2017 was a dark and gloomy day. So Ricky and Momi and I spent the day together doing things we all enjoy. First, Ricky had a pre-birthday spa treatment with the works. Then we went shopping for presents for our youngest spawn, who shares the same birthday as Ricky, and for Momi who has a birthday a couple of days from now. Then we took Ricky to Petco to shop for his birthday. He picked out a new shirt and a new day bed with matching fabric for his Mexico casa. As luck would have it, a trainer was working at Petco and she was conducting CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification testing. For the last two years, I have been wanting to get Ricky CGC certified but never kind find the right location at the right time, so here was our perfect opportunity. Ricky passed with flying colors! The trainer said he was the most competent dog she has tested. She said, "Have the two of you ever considered Obedience competition?" I answered, "yeah, I've thought about it a time or two." Last evening Ricky had a feast of Honest Kitchen Kindly, vegetable Kong, fish skin, and a piece of bully stick. He was stuffed! What started out as a depressing day, ended with a day of happy bonding among the three of us.

Early this morning we drove into Long Beach where our oldest spawn is hosting an Indian food feast to honor Ricky, youngest spawn, and Momi's birthdays. Before the feast Momi and our two daughters took the Metro into downtown Los Angeles to go walkies with 100,000 of their friends. They had a one hour wait at the Long Beach Metro station to just get on the train because of all the participants coming from Long Beach. Ricky wanted to go too, but no dogs allowed and with the crush of people it would not be safe for a little guy like him. So Ricky is hanging out with me and his two cousin doggies until the three nasty women return.

Here are some pictures from today and yesterday. We celebrate not only the birthdays, but a new year filled with more love, happiness, and optimism for all of us. Feliz Cumpleanos mi amor, Ricky

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Happy Birthday Ricky, you handsome devil!!! Hope you enjoyed your special day.
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Happy Birthday handsome boy!
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Oh, love the last picture! The side-eye!
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Happy Birthday to you!! And many many more! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Such a cutie pie
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¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Guapo! You bring such joy to your family!
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Happy Birthday Ricky! You are handsome in your new shirt!
What a fun day!
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Happy Birthday, Ricky! And Momi, too!
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Happy Birthday, Handsome Ricky! And congratulations on your new title!!! Tell Popi he needs to put it in your signature on the forum!!!
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Happy birthday, wonderful Ricky. You look very handsome in your new duds, and I look forward to reading about your continued adventures this year.
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