Hank’s Happy 14!

photo of puppy stealing other puppy's food

The more things change…

Amazing as it may seem, our Hank is 14 years old today.

Yes, it’s his birthday, and he’s been doing a little celebrating. The sun is shining—miracle of miracles—so our equally sunny spring chicken started his birthday off right:  with bacon from Pete’s Egg Nest, and half a breakfast burrito. Here are the goods:

bacon and breakfast burrito for Hank


Here’s Hank’s pre-bacon face:

photo of Hank looking for bacon

Whatcha’ got in that doggie bag, big spender?

Here’s his after-bacon face:

Hank the Labrador smiling photo

I’d smile wider, but I’ve got bacon in my teeth. All four of them.

Whew. So, what’s next on Hank’s birthday agenda? Taking a good stroll, collecting more biscuits, more belly rubs, a light lunch, more of the same, some good yelling, a few sniffs, and making plans for a big-time peanut butter & yam birthday cake on Saturday.


Hot Buy Pork Butt (!!! $uper $weet $Savings !!!)


Probably not, little piggy. But Happy Birthday anyway, you marvelous old fellow!

Happy Birthday card to Hank the Yellow Labrador

…the more they stay the same.


A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King
Emily Dickinson


About Hank.

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13 Responses to Hank’s Happy 14!

  1. Christine Barbour says:

    Happy Birthday Hank!

  2. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

  3. Hank. says:

    Thanks, lady!
    Hank requests Longhorn BBQ from Pioneer Square!
    Hank’s VFP says, don’t listen to Pork Butt!

  4. Hank. says:

    Thanks, pal! It’s great to hear from you!
    Hank has been showered with all sorts of good stuff today, but he’s still waiting for a chance cheese shower. However, the skies look too clear for a cheese shower.

  5. dandyknife says:

    Happy barkday, Hank! Your dad spoils you, but I won’t tell anyone if you won’t.

  6. Dana Arnim says:

    Happy Birthday Hank – and many returns!

  7. Hank. says:

    Return to the food bowl, return to Mud Bay, return to the biscuit jar, return to…exactly!

  8. Jo Woolf says:

    Happy Birthday, Hank!! 🙂 A bit belated – sorry! You share your birthday with our daughter, Verity, who would also love bacon butties, I’m sure! Looks like you had the most wonderful birthday and I love your pre-bacon face (and the post-bacon face!)

  9. Catherine B says:

    Hank – you’re my role model for how to age with grace. And also a reminder of the importance of treating yourself to a little bit something you love every day (bacon!! Biscuits!!). Happy birthday buddy!

  10. Hank. says:

    Thanks, Catherine!

    Another wise Catherine once said, “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.” Hank is totally comfortable with both. Isn’t that just like him?

  11. Hank. says:

    Talk about belated, Jo–so sorry for the late reply. Hank’s minions have been slacking after his epic 14th birthday party… he’ll have to have a word with them. Happy Birthday to Verity from Hank!

  12. Hank. says:

    Return to the food bowl, return to Mud Bay, return to the biscuit jar, return to…exactly! Thanks, lady!

  13. Hank. says:


Woof! Talk to Hank

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