Birthday Party Love

posted by Sharon June 10, 2014 14 Comments
Idyllwild Mayors

Mayor Max of the mountain town of Idyllwild and his deputy mayors Mikey and Mitzi recently had birthdays. And they invited the town to celebrate with them. It wasn’t any ordinary birthday party because the mayors are golden retrievers.

We first met Mayor Mitzi. She is simply beautiful. She greeted guests as they arrived, showing off her regal pose.

Her fun-loving bent soon took over. She promptly nabbed my sunglasses off my face, then got frisky. My husband snapped this photo of us.

Mayor Mikey is one handsome dude.

Mayor Max is calm and distinguished. You can always tell which golden is Mayor Max because he wears a tie, as befits his office.

He does what all good politicians do. He greets babies . . .

He looks mayoral.

The mayors also live with Pookie, who of course dressed for the occasion.

The townspeople came to celebrate–

–and they brought their dogs. All sizes, colors, ages, varieties.

The perky . . .

The relaxed . . .

The elegant . . .

The small but confident . . .

The adorably scraggly . . .

The dainty.

Here’s what I learned. Even though I didn’t know anyone at the party before we went, it was easy to talk to people when I admired their dogs. Bennie’s owner told me the sweet story of his adoption when I commented on Bennie’s rich gray coat.

The owner of this Belgian Malinois told how well these dogs can be trained for military service because of their intelligence.

Chica’s owner told me that right after he adopted her, she jumped and broke two legs. She’s healed now and is fine. The memories of that trauma visibly moved him.

When people show up with their dogs for an afternoon of celebration, joy ensues. It’s easy to make new friends. Duke and Shadow showed how to do it.

The mayor’s birthday party brought together a splendid bunch of folks and dogs. Love could be seen all around.

How about you? Where have you seen love displayed lately?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. The first photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Savor.

 

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14 Comments

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dalettre June 10, 2014 at 5:03 am

Love these, Sharon! What fun!

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Earl June 10, 2014 at 5:20 am

Wonderful series of photos of an excellent birthday party.

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Tamar June 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

Oh my goodness, the cuteness is killing me!

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Lori June 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

These are adorable, cuteness overload!

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inspiredbyjune June 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Inspiring, Sharon! A friend of mine is a Golden lover and has three rescue dogs. She will love this. Have a blessed week!

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Melinda June 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

What a wonderful story! I totally agree that the mayor should be a golden- in fact, if the world were run by goldens, it would be a much more loving place! (I’m a golden lover- I have had a golden and have two golden grand-dogs.) Thanks for this piece- it made me smile!

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Dotti June 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

What an amazing idea! And you captured each personality so well. You’re so right … dogs do have their own distinct personality. So fun, isn’t it?

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theartfuldiva June 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

fantastic birthday party idea!

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Claudia {SparrowHawk} June 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

How fun! I love the candidness in the picture your husband captured; hopping over from the Sweet Shot Tuesday link-up party!

Here’s my Sweet Shot:
Sparrow’s Snapshots

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Pat June 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Lots of love at that party. What a great post, full of adorable dogs!

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Mayor Max June 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

OK, this was awesome! Thank you. We love you! Love always, The Mayors of Idyllwild, Staff, and Pookie Too!

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kim June 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Adorable! Look at all those sweet pups!

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prairiejill June 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

Oh, what fun! Great photographs.

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Anne@Grit and Giggles June 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Love all the doggy photos. I have seen love when my niece greeted her Ganny (my Mum) with a big snuggly cuddle.

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