Duke gets two celebrations a year. First is his actual birthday, today he turns seven. He was born at Mintz Creek Farms in Texas. He got his name from his mom Miss Daisy Dukes. His original family got him to be a companion to their five year old Lab but unlike so many older Labs and pups we've seen here lately, Duke's big brother didn't like him at all and finally sent him the the emergency room for some stitches. That's when his family finally decided it was best to re-home him at seven months so Duke also has a Gotcha Day on June 12th.
I didn't get to have Duke as a puppy as he was already 60 pounds when he came to us but his former family did send me this photo of the boy at three months old.
And here is one of the first photos when he became our boy.
And at 11 months.
And the big sweetie now.
Happy Birthday Duke. You can see how thrilled he is with his birthday hat.
I forgot to add that coincidentally today is also Dukesmom's birthday. I never forget her birthday because it's the same as Duke's.
Happy Birthday Duke. Love the hat.
Happy Birthday to Duke and Dukes mom! Hope you have a great day!
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
Happy Birthday Duke and Dukes Mom!!
Happy Birthday Duke! I love your bowtie! :-*
Happy Birthday Duke (and Dukesmom) !
Rusty, Blaze & Buster Brown
BJ - 3/9/2007 - 2/6/12 - miss you everyday
Boomer - ? - 3/15/12 - always in my heart
Happy birthday Dukesmom and Duke!! Hope you both have a great day!!
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Happy Birthday Duke and Dukesmom. Does Dukesmom get a fancy party hat too!!
Happy Birthday Duke (and Dukesmom)!!
Happy birthday Dukesmom and Duke!!