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Thursday, September 23, 2021

And now he is seven.

(With apologies to Mr. Milne.)

It's hard to believe Peanut has been with us for five years.  It seems like 20.  In honor of his birthday, let me introduce you more thoroughly to the nut.
 
First, a little background.  Peanut Butter was removed from his original home due to serious neglect.  He and his brother (a Border Collie) were kept 24/7 in their crates.  He was taken in by my favorite rescue and put into their foster program.  His foster mother was very tearful when handing him over.  I believe she must be a saint.

Personality:  Cheerful, manic, loving, stubborn - all traits are exhibited in five second intervals.

Motivation:  Food.  And more food.  His food, Lovey's food, the cat's food, my food.  He could consume his body weight every 15 minutes.
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Strengths and Super Powers:  Protector of the house (and yard, street, any street in the area), can turn into a heat-seeking missile when a piece of food hits the floor, even if he is in another room, can completely cover himself with his blankets, world's best cuddler.

Weaknesses:  Selective deafness, tendency to evoke high drama at the drop of a hat

Fears:  Food supply shortages.  Flies.


I adore him.

16 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

PEANUT RULES! Happy Birthday to him!

Mama Pea said...

The little Peanut Boy may have had a rough start in life, but he wound up in Doggie Heaven here on earth. Just sayin'. :o)

Retired Knitter said...

After your introduction - I adore him as well! Happy Birthday, Peanut.

Michelle said...

Where does the time fly to?!? Happy birthday, you typical Dachshund, you! And celebrate the fine life in which you landed!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahaha....happy birthday peanut. i've never even seen a human wrapped up that well.

ellen abbott said...

dogs are such a gift.

Susan said...

What a boy! Happy Birthday Peanut xxx

Angie said...

As a human that has been owned by Daschunds for the last 30 years, I am so happy to know you are one special, typical wienie dog! :D Happy birthday!!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Happy birthday little doggie what a cutie!

Joanne Noragon said...

Happy birthday, Mr. P.

Steve Reed said...

Awwww...I love this! Peanut is awesome! (For the record, my dog shares many of Peanut's characteristics, including food-obsession and fear of flying insects.)

Agent X, not said...

I think I may have his soul mate with one of my pups. Everything described fits. Happy birthday Peanut.

Theresa Y said...

Happy birthday to the four legged cuddle bunny!

Debby said...

Aw! Happy birthday to your pal. All the best critters, (biped and quadriped alike) have our quirks. I'm so glad that he was rescued.

Rain said...

Susan!!! We lost each other...it was really nice to see your sweet comment on my blog last week. ♥♥♥ Peanut is adorable, I can't believe it's been THAT long since you've had him, time flies way too fast. ♥

tpals said...

We adore him too!