Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy birthday to Miró

Miró is two years old today. He was one of a litter of twelve I dubbed the Dirty Dozen. Almost ten weeks after his birthday I went to Ohio to fetch him home on my birthday. What could be a better gift to oneself? At the time he weighted about 12 lbs. He barely fit into the carrier I'd brought--one more day and he would have been too big to fly in the airplane cabin. As it was, he spent most of the flight sleeping on my lap. He was merely resting up for nonstop movement from that time on, interrupted by occasional naps.

He's from the Airecraft kennel. During the flight I wondered what kennel name to give him. Six months before, both my previous Airedales had died within a few weeks of each other. (Keeper and The So-Perfect Darwin.) Four months before, calm and sweet-tempered Alanis had come to live with me. With the addition of Miró, I would have the right number of Airedales again. The name fell into place: Airecraft Carries Me Home.

Now Miro is a tall, lean 56.8 lbs. He sits nicely.
For a little while.

Tonight we're going to a doggie get-together for some canine freestyle training. The treats are ready to go. The dog is always ready to go.


  1. WooHoo! Happy Birthday dear Miró! We're so glad you came into Alanis and your mommy's life at just the right time!! You are a sweetie pie for sure.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie

    ps-LoVe the new sweatshirt. So stylish.

  2. Haaaaappy Birthday, Miró!
    I am sure you had a great time celebrating your big day!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Happy 2nd Birthday Miro!

    We love your Tshirt.

    Hope you have a wonderful doggie get together with lots of treats and prezzies.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

    p.s. DOn't forget the camera. Lots of piccies!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday Miro. Hope you are having a brilliant day and are being spoilt wrotten.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  5. Happy birthday, Miro! We hope they have birthday cake for you at your get-together!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Happy Birthday Miro!

    I didn't realize you were such a big boy. And you look so cute rollin' around the floor.

  7. Happy Birthday, Miro! Sorry we're late! We hope you had a really great day!

    Penny & Patches

  8. Happy birthday, Miro! Good look with the training party tonight!

  9. Happy 2nd Birthday Miro
    Love Ruby & Penny

  10. He is all 56.8 lbs of deliciousness. Happy Birthday, Mr Gorgeous!!

  11. Oh, I missed Miro's birthday party celebration and I truly wish I had been there to see him play with his buddies! Airedales are one of my favorite breeds of all (but don't tell Daisy I said that)!
    How sad that your prior 2 Airedales died within a week of one another! How you ever recovered from that, I will never know!
    By the way, please email me at misskitty32504ATyahooDOTcom with your mailing address so I can your silly gift!