Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Merci Is 7 or 8

Buddy: Whap, whap, whap, whap, whap!

Sam: Owwwwwch! Why are you slapping my head?

Buddy: Because you were in charge of checking Jan's calendar and you missed the special day of one of our own.

Sam: I was not in charge of checking Jan's calendar. Jan is in charge of that. Go whap her.

Buddy: Um, I don't think so. What? You think I wouldn't. **sigh** You're right. But I did elbow her in the shin real good the other day when she stepped on my foot. Okay, so it was an accident. Stop staring at me, all of you!

Percy: You and Sammy the Whap Meezer probably have a lot in common, Buddy. But that's right. It's Merci's assigned birthday today. We never heard of a Gotcha Day back then, but this is the day Jan rescued her from the shelter six years ago. The guy said she was about 1 or 2 back then. How could we forget her birthday?

Cotton: Let's post the photo where Merci tried on Jan's pearls and scarf. They were a bit large for her, but ....

If you haven't read it, we posted some of Merci's story last year.

And thanks, Cat Blogosphere, for reminding us today.

Happy Birthday, pretty girl, from all of us,
JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam

PS -- Merci is in biiiiiiig trouble with Jan! She growled and tried to bite the vet and his assistant when they came out with the needle. Plus she peed and crapped all over herself and the floor. Jan has never seen her act like that before. (Merci hates Little Hitler from the shelter, but he isn't there.) She had to hold Merci's head and neck while Merci got jabbed. Merci is timid, but growling and trying to bite? This really embarrassed and scared Jan!

PPS -- This is Jan. While I was in Wal-mart spreading litter all around (hole in the bottom of the bag), it dawned on me it was my fault Merci freaked out and tried to bite the vet. Always before she has been on the exam table or in my lap, as she was 3 years ago when she got a rabies shot, but this time I didn't pick her up. And when a tall man came around the corner carrying a needle, it scared little Merci. And a scared, cornered dog will growl and try to bite.


  1. Happy Birthday, Merci! I hope you have an extra-special day!

  2. Happy Birthday, Merci. We hope you have a very good day!

  3. Happy honorary birthday, beautiful!
    Play bows,

  4. Happy Purrthday AND Gotcha day Merci!!!

  5. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY PURRFDAY MERCI!!!!!!! woooo hoooo!!

    you look mah-ve-lous in those pearls!

  6. Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday from Brian, Sascha, Gracie & Zoe!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday Merci and many, many more...

  8. Happy Purthdy Merci!

    Hey...we gots sum moneys to sinds u!

    Just 15 greenies...pleze ask ur Mom how she woods like dat sint and ask hur to email us bout dat!

    Katie Ann Kitty Too
    Speshul Kitty Repurrter

  9. Happy Birthday, Merci!!! Hope you get cake.

    Play bows, the OP Pack

  10. w00fs, happy honorary day Merci...git lots of ear scratchies...and had many many more..

    b safe,

  11. Happy Gotcha Day Merci. You are one lucky pup to have such a wonderful forever home. Sorry about the vet scaring you. Bad Vets..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. Happy Happy Birthday Merci!

  13. Poor Merci, we hopes she isn't scared anymore.

    Merci, Have the Happiest Birthday ever. ~S,S,C & F

  14. Merci! Happy birthday, but you still can't bite the V-E-T!

    I've fixed the video on my site too..



  15. Happy Birthday, Merci! We're sorry that needle scared you...they scare us too! Hope you have a wonderful day otherwise!


    Poor little Merci...the vet scared her! We don't blame her for doing what she did!

    Auntie Jan, Mommy has "spread" kitty litter like that before! Don't you just hate it when you find out that there was a hole in the bag! Usually Mommy does that with sugar! That makes a nice mess!!!

    Love to all!!!!


  17. Happy birthday ;D
    Thank you so much for worried with me ^^

  18. Happy Birthday, Merci!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. Happy birthday Merci!!

  20. Happy Birthday Merci. I'm sorry the big man with the needle scared you.

  21. Happy Biwfday Mewci!!!!!!!
    I love you and think you awe pawfect as you awe and it cewtainly wasn't youwfault that you twied to defend youwself against a lawge man wif a giant needle.
    I hope you get tweats and love galowe
    I wish you many many mowe happy yeaws at Jan's funny Fawm wif all youw loved ones
    smoochie kisses

  22. Nothing says Happy BirthdayGotchaWhateverDay like a trip to the v-e-t...

    Sorry woo embarrassed your mom like that...hope woo feel okay now!


  23. Have a wonderful Happy Birthday, furriend! We hope that all of your dreams and wishes come true:)

  24. Happy Birthday Merci!! We hope you had a wonderful day!
    Your FL furiends,

  25. Happy Purrthday, Merci... a bit late.
    Love & Purrs,

  26. We wish you a wonderfur birthday dear Merci! Mommy loves your name...we all need that name at times.
    We are sad too about all the furries going to the bridge and will write a poem for sweet Sugar. While it is so hot here we think we might be losing our minds...
    We think it is funny that your mommy put kitty litter all over the wally world store hee hee hee.
    Love Miss Peach

  27. Happy Birthday Merci! And I'm sorry you had a bad experience at the vet but I think Jan's theory is right! It's natural for us doggies to react like that when we're frightened! Anyway, hope you get over it and maybe next time you visit the vet, Jan should ask them to feed you some treats first, so you build some good association with them!

    Honey the Great Dane

  28. Happy birthday to Merci!!
    Hope she over her scare at the vets now.
    ~lickies, Ludo


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