The Big One-O.

October 10th, 2007 1:07 pm by Kelly Garbato

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That’s right: the Ralphster turns the Big One-O today. My little man, all grown up.

*Sniffles*

I don’t want to get all melancholy on what should be a day of joy, happiness and celebration, so I’ll try to overlook the bittersweetness that is the double-digit canine birthday milestone and instead reflect on the six wonderful years (and hopefully six+ more!) I’ve spent with My Other Boyfriend ™. Ralphie truly is the best wiener dog a girl could ask for.

*Sighs*

K, enough of that. Let’s break out the pictures!

Vintage Ralphie, taken the summer we adopted him:

2001-Summer - Ralphie'MightyDog'

Even more vintage Ralphie – his DRNA adoption photo:

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Some pics of The Ralph that I took during the move. Quite spry in his old middle age, eh? (He gets a lot of action for an old guy, too.)

2007-09-13 - Moving Day! - 0037

2007-09-13 - Moving Day! - 0039

2007-09-13 - Moving Day! - 0059

2007-09-13 - Moving Day! - 0086

2007-09-13 - Moving Day! - 0093

2007-09-14 - Onward to Missouri - 0002

2007-09-14 - Our First Place - 0024

2007-09-14 - Our First Place - 0075

2007-09-14 - Our First Place - 0078

2007-10-01 - Playing in the Work Room - 0035

2007-10-01 - Playing in the Work Room - 0039

And last year’s birthday montage, which I lovelovelove and have been meaning to print out and frame for – what? – a year now:

To Ralphie

Man, I could do this all day. Every picture of Ralphie is my favorite…

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But now I’m off to make my little guy some homemade biscuits, to (soy)butter him up for the photo session (complete with pumpkin and pirate outfits!) that’s sure to follow.

I love you, Ralphie, more than words can say.

{{{Hugs}}}

Mommy.

P.S. Daddy also loves you, so much so he wrote you your very own ode.

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