Monday, February 9, 2009

Birthday Bash For a Good Cause!!

On Saturday, my family and I went to Cave B Estate Winery to celebrate Cuvee's birthday. Cuvee is the sweet black Lab girl who lives there. Being as sweet as she is, she decided to turn her birthday bash into a fundraiser for the Skagit Valley Puppy Mill dogs that were recently rescued. Click on the link to read about them. :) What a pawesome thing to do!! It was the first time I had met her and we got along very well....she is super mellow and friendly! :) She is the cute one above with the yellow and green bandana.

At her birthday bash, there were lots of fun things to do like run around the vineyard, try out an agility course that was set up, partake in "Yappy Hour"(there were lots of yummy treats and they even had mint flavored water), hike down through the canyon, meet and greet other dogs, bobbing for bones, and my Auntie Lori was there talking about basic training! Lori is the president of my dog club plus I go to her for classes and doggy daycare. :) She even had Mom and I come up and show everyone how I spin. Good thing too because after that people didn't think I was just a crazy, high energy girl. You see, when I first came in I was a bit excited and one man said to my Mom that when I first came in he was thinking I was "out of control" whatever that means but when he saw me doing all of my tricks he thought I was very well behaved. :) I just get excited in new situations what can I say....I will never be a dog who lies calmly at her human's feet and chills....NOPE, I am the one running around saying hello to everyone, sniffing all the scents, and searching for any food that has been dropped. BOL! All in all I think I was pretty well behaved...I didn't knock anything over or eat anyone's food or sip their wine, and I didn't steal the birthday cake. ;)

There were also lots of people with different booths set up and one was a dog photographer, Erin Vey. Go check out her site....she takes AMAZING photos of us canines. My friends Gus and Waldo just told me that there was a dog on her site that looks like me. GUESS WHAT??? It is ME!! What a privilege to be photographed by her because she takes such great dog photos! ;) Check out the one with my Mom's legs in there too but don't linger too long on her legs...notice how focused I am!! And that dude thought I was out of control...HMMMPH!!

Enjoying some play time with the birthday girl!

Hiking and taking in the beautiful views!

As I said, they had an agility course set up for us dogs. Here I am warming up with a little jump through the hoop. :)

This was the highest jump and the first few times I got to it I would veer to the left and go around it. ;)

Not this time though....I made it!!

Mom was very proud! Check out her Medusa hair...BOL!


Raising Addie said...

What a wonderful birthday party!!!

You were very lucky that you were able to attend such a wonderful event!

That picture of you looking to the left is simply stunning! That one needs to be framed.

Thank you sooo much for sharing this event and your beautiful pictures!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

BOL! That's too funny! We thought she looked familiar!!

Great agility work, Nala!!

Gus and Waldo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun. I have never been to such a fancy birthday party.


Lina, Alih and James said...

Alih & James are so jealous of you Nala - you got pics taken by Erin Vey!!! I read her blog yesterday and saw "your" pic but didn't know it was you... how cool is that though!! Now, I will have to re-visit her blog and look at "the Nala pic" again. :)

I may be impressed by Erin Vey's amazing pics, but Amber - you have taken some amazing pics yourself. Some of the pics of Nala are soooooooooo good! Very, very nice.

Anyhow - it's time for the morning walk. Stinkin' kisses from Sweden.

Lina, Alih and James said...

I forgot... James has something he wants to tell you Nala. He says not to listen to crazy old men who say mean things... like accusing you of being wild and uncontrollable. Of course one must go a little crazy when coming to a new place - it's sooooo much fun to meet new dogs and people right! I sure don't blame you, I'm the same way. ;)

With Love from James.

Ruby said...

Hi Nala
What a fun party for a great cause. It looks like you had so much fun. I love the pictures of you on the agility course.
Love Ruby

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Looks like you had an amazing day!!! I wish there were things like that for us doggies over here!
You can certainly jump high!
We did our blog on Hot Laps like you said, come check it out! :) xxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome day was had by all, great idea for a Barkday Bash....and what a sweetie Cuvee is, aww!
BOL at your Mom's Medusa hair, haha!
Gorgeous photos, as you always have :o)
Slobbers xx
pee-ess, once we've caught up we're gonna visit Rusty's bloggy, you know how we love to do the zoomies!

Clover said...

Nala, you do the most pawesome things! And you always have amazing pictures to prove it too. :)
I think we might be twins, you and I!! It sounds like you are just like me with your energy level. And I bet I would be good at agility too. :)
Love Clover xo
P.S. Thanks for your vote in the toy dog category at Mangominster. I appreciate it!
P.P.S. I am going to leave an award on my blog for you today! I haven't done it yet, but soon.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

But did you score any booze? BOL!

Anonymous said...

Bow Wow! what a great time for all! And what a great cause too!

Gennasus said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks such fun.....we want to go!!
Great views on that hike too, especially the panorama.

The Army of Four said...

Wow, what a birthday party! It sounds incredible - and I LOVE that picture of you jumping over the hurdle! Way to go, Nala!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


A Winery!


What is NOT to like!


Anonymous said...

Nala, I think I need to make furiends with your furiends!! I have never been to a barkday party like that!! You look like you had a lot of fun, and those views make my mommy and me jealous! Way to go on the jump!!!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great pawty! The view is just spectacular!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Hi Nala!
If you look on your "dashboard" on blogger, there is a link to "layout", and once you are on that page, you can click on "add a gadget" which will be on the right hand side below your buttons for "preview", "clear edits" and "save".
The little menu that pops up for "Add a Gadget" gives you different things to choose from, and if you select "picture", you can upload the award from your computer (don't forget to save the award to your computer). Then once you save it, you can click and drag it to where you want it to be displayed on your blog.
Does that make sense? Let me know if you need any help ok?
Love Clover xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Nala, I met you at Cuvee's birthday party- I'm the Airedale Terrier. I love the photos of you on the agility course. My mom tried to get me to do that, but I'm afraid I'm not as athletic as you. My picture is on Erin Vey's site too!

Amber and Nala said...


In case you read this again then thanks for visitng my blog! I wish we could have played at the party! You are quite the beauty and I LOVE your picture on Erin Vey's site too! :)


The OP Pack said...

That looks like it was a wonderful birthday party. And woo sure do a great job with all that agility stuff.

Tails wags, the OP Pack

Simba said...

great shots!! Isn't agility the BEST!!!