Lucky Eight

Today I’m EIGHT years of age.

In the Chinese culture, EIGHT is considered a lucky number because it sounds very similar to the word for “prosperity” or to generate wealth.

Wonder if this could be a double whammy as it is also the year of the Golden Pig.

Today we’re headed out to Maidenhead for a birthday celebration with friends. So in order to look presentable at this rather swish place, I had a birthday groom yesterday at Love My Human.

We were in the store and Mum was having a good chat with Jenny when – would you believe it – George stole a duck neck treat from a package that was at floor level!!!!!!!!!

How embarrassing that Mum has such an ill-behaved dog! It really was George! But since he managed to open a package, I was given one too! Way to go George! The treats were obviously delicious as we sat and gnawed at them – without a care in the world!

Look at us both! Gnawing away at our stolen treats!!!!

When we were done with all that chewing, leaving hardly any scraps on the floor, we headed downstairs for my groom.

See who was there!!! FREDDIE! He too had a fluff – ready for my birthday celebrations!

Patsy took me away for my birthday groom …

Er, what are you looking at?
I know what you’re doing Mum … waiting to see the transformation?
Yes, I become very cocker when I am wet.

After we were all done, we walked home as the sun was just setting …

and then we caught sight of the first cherry blossoms.

But this glorious weather in February is causing confusion for everyone. Mum keeps wondering what to wear …

This is my first pressie – the bag of Cotswold Raw treats of duck neck that George stole!!! And some heart shaped Furry Chef biscuits. Love My Human – they know me so well!

Mum told everyone – no pressies because we have been decluttering and besides I have only one toy that I play with – my Teddy. But everyone knows I love treats. And Mum, there’s no need to store them – I can clean them up pretty effortlessly! And at great speed.

May’s comment: Hard to believe that eight years ago, a whole litter of puppies came into the world – somewhere in Wales. They named one of the girls Lulu.

About five weeks later, I met that little pup and her brothers online.

Fate it was that I went on the internet that day in early April, five weeks after she was born – because someone gave me the name of the breeder she recommended. There were three left in the litter.

Lulu was not my first choice because I wanted a “Mr. Darcy” in my life. But I was talked into picking the girl. So that’s how I have a Miss Darcy.

But there’s also always a tinge of sadness on this day, as we also remember Milo, her brother who passed away two years ago. Thinking of you Milo at Rainbow Bridge, and especially your family here on earth – BIG hugs. We’ll see each other again some day. xxx


  1. Liz Burman

    Happy Happy birthday sweet Darcy, have a lovely birthday celebration.πŸ˜πŸŽ‚

  2. Cheryl

    Happy, Happy Birthday Divine Miss D! Enjoy your celebration and treats!

    • Rita and Gracie

      Happy Birthday Miss D. and enjoy your special day and remember stolen treats like stolen kisses are the very best. Have a fab lunch with all your friends and hoomans.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯•πŸ–πŸ—
      Love and licks from Gracie. Xx

  3. Cheryl and Susie

    Happy birthday Miss D! Enjoy you special day. xxx

  4. Jane

    Happy birthday to my sweet friend! πŸ₯° πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ₯°

  5. Barbara Latford

    Happy Birthday Miss Darcy poo! Love from Khalee poo xxxxx

  6. Ian Harrison

    Happy birthday, Miss Darcy. β€œI love an older woman” says our cheeky Archie who’s seven in May!

  7. Tracey & Sydney the Mi-ki

    Have a wonderful birthday Miss Darcy and a year full of the finest treats! 🌹❀️

  8. Rita and Gracie

    Happy Birthday Miss D. and enjoy your special day and remember stolen treats like stolen kisses are the very best. Have a fab lunch with all your friends and hoomans.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯•πŸ–πŸ—
    Love and licks from Gracie. Xx

  9. Sandy

    Happy birthday Miss Darcy ❀️ By the way eight is my lucky number πŸ™‚

  10. Gill

    Happy Birthday beautiful Miss Darcy ,hope you have a wonderful day with mum and George and all your friends and that this is the start of another year full of fun and joy .🌸❀xx

  11. Gill cannon-scott

    Dear Darcy happy birthday have a fab birthday lots of love Tetley xxxxπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  12. Alison Wood

    Happy Birthday Darcy. Can’t wait to see your birthday outfit – although you look glamorous with just the groom.
    Hope there are many treats today.

  13. Maureen

    Happy 8th Birthday beautiful Miss Darcy. Hope your days is as Special as you are! β™₯️🐾

  14. Jill Keiser

    Happy Birthday, Miss Darcy, from your friends in NC! Have ever so much fun with your friends on your special day!

  15. Lucy & Luca

    Happy Birthday Miss Darcy!! β€οΈπŸΎπŸŽ‚πŸΎβ€οΈ

  16. Valerie

    Happy Birthday Miss Darcy! You and Master George and your lovely mum are a joy to read about. Have a wonderful day!


    Happy birthday Darling Darcy 🐾❀️

  18. Peter

    Happy Birthday Darcy!

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