EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

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Hard to fathom Harley (the Grooviest Goldendoodle) and I have spent the last eight years together – but we have.

Today (November 25th) is his birthday…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

Thorn Jones once wrote –

Dogs have a way of finding the people that need them… Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.”

This is a very accurate quote when it comes to Harley & I. He’s taught me so much these past few years,

If Harley could read – this is what his birthday card would say…

DEAR HARLEY –

I know the day you got in the car with me, you probably thought you were coming home with an experienced pet parent…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

NOT! –

Honestly we had no clue what to do with you! You hung in there with us though. But then I guess you had no real choice.

I remember the first time you got sick. I apologize for the dozens of times we checked on you and asked how you were doing. That’s what we did with the human children, so we thought “why not.” #wedidntknow

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

Harley in eight years you’ve done so much for so many.

THANK YOU FOR –

always waiting up for me, every time I leave the house #Iseeyou

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

making my mom believe she was the most important person in your life as her’s began to slip away…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

calming Tiffany when her cancer fears were out of control...

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

being that gentle canine friend to so many pups…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

accepting the arrival of Leo

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

becoming his BFF

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

patiently living with me in my rabbit hole of mourning when Leo passed away…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

helping the neighbors navigate through the loss of Leo when I couldn’t…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

not KILLING me (or running away) when I brought Jaxson home…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

Doodle sitting Jaxson when I had laundry to do…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

being a great big brother (again)…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

Never EVER meeting a stranger…

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Happy Birthday Harley, thank you for finding me, loving me, and teaching me how life should be lived…

EIGHT YEARS TOGETHER

And now we eat ice cream!

Careful out there today don’t let Black Friday put you in the red ❤️

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34 Comments
  • Robert Delamater
    November 25, 2016

    Your Doodles are beautiful! I saw them at the groomer today and they told me about your site. My wife and I would like to meet you and the pups and introduce ourselves to you.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Hello Robert! And welcome to Groovy Goldendoodles!! I’m sorry I missed you at the Groomer’s the other day. The Boys and I are always interested in meeting new people. Look for an email from me, and we can schedule a meet-up! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lee J. Bennett Jr.
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday Harley! You are one of a kind and a great friend!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks Pops! Thanks for sharing your corner of the bed too!

  • Pedro & Alessandra
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday dear Harley! What a sweet tribute your Mommy has written for you.
    And if I may add, thank you for inspiring your Mommy to tell us about your, beloved Leo’s and adorable Jax’s adventures. The world is a little cozier and so much better with the smiles (& the laughter) getting to know you all has brought us.
    Hugs and loving paws!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Hi Alessandra! What wonderful words! Thank you so much, we are thrilled to have gotten to know you over the years. We are blessed beyond measure to have such a loyal friend.

  • Emma
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday Harley! You and your mom are a special pair who truly need each other and love each other. Enjoy your day, and don’t let your pesty brother steal the limelight. Younger siblings try to do that all the time! Have a wonderful day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Emma, we’ll keep that in mind, but you watch out for Bailey and Madison, you’re the oldest now, the trend setter. Show em the ropes girlfriend!

  • Greg Reid
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday Day Harley!!! You truly are a Best Friend. You can read, they just don’t know it…keep ’em in the dark. It is Black Friday.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Don’t give away his secrets Greg, you and I are the only ones who know he’s really writing this stuff LOL

  • Rich
    November 25, 2016

    Best wishes for your day Harley. May you have many more.
    Enjoy your family and especially your younger brother.

    Rich

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks Rich! How have you been?

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday Harley, hope you have many many more.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks JoAnne – you and me both 🙂

  • Laverne
    November 25, 2016

    Happy birthday Harley, you are one of a kind. Thanks for the laughter, Valentine candy and fun walks.Enjoy your day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks Auntie Verne! Does this mean you will now start buying string cheese at Walmart and keeping it in your fridge for when I visit? #justasking

  • Cheryl
    November 25, 2016

    Happy, Happy Birthday Harley!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks so much Cheryl – how was your holiday?

  • Monika & Sam
    November 25, 2016

    Happy birthday to one very special dude.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks Monika!

  • Dz Dogs
    November 25, 2016

    Happy Birthday Harley!!! You look so young!
    And what a hero, we love the pictures of you with your grammy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      HA! Harley looks young alright – it’s the rest of us that seem to keep aging. Gotta ask him about his secret.

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    November 26, 2016

    Happy Belated Birthday Harley!! Hope you have many, many more!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks so much! Harley had a doodle*tastic birthday! How was your holiday?

  • Amanda
    November 26, 2016

    Happy Birthday sweet Harley! This made me cry. Wrigley turned 7 earlier this month, and I know just how you feel. It has been such a blessing to have found your blog and been able to follow along with your journey over the last several years. We are both blessed with much to be thankful for this season!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Oh Amanda, now I’m crying! You, Wrigley, Harley and I have been together online for ages. I hope to one day meet you both in person/canine. LOL And you’re right we’ve both bee blessed with so much having them in our lives.

  • Hera's mom
    November 26, 2016

    Harley! Happy Birthday! Yes, you have brought a lot of joy to others. Do you remember the football field trip that we took where we had a car full of dogs and you rode shotgun up front? Don’t worry mom, he wore a seat belt. Harley l miss how you always give kisses and are such a great ambassador. Find a reason to come for a visit. Hera sends dobby kisses!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      Harley misses you and so many from OTPR.I so wish we had you here managing something close to OTPR. #hinthint Yes, Harley remembers his football game, and riding in your car. Good times! Tell Hera whenever we come North, we will make sure you know in advance. Playdate in the lobby maybe?

  • Lindsay
    November 27, 2016

    <3 <3 <3

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      XOXO

  • Lindsay
    November 27, 2016

    I cried reading this, I can feel how much he means to you and how special he is.

    xoxo

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 27, 2016

      He is very special Lindsay, he means the world to me.

  • Jan K
    November 28, 2016

    I’m so sorry I’m so late for wishing Harley a Happy Birthday! I’d say I hope he had a wonderful day, but I feel pretty sure that he did, that you all enjoyed it. I love this tribute to him – he is truly a special dog!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 30, 2016

      Birthday wishes are always “on time!” He had a great birthday. What dog wouldn’t like a stop of ice cream and a doggie sandwich cookie?

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