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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Uproar! We have missed two birthdays!





I am just so sorry.

I didn't forget. I just didn't...think fast enough. You see, I have a lot of birthdays to remember and keep a little list in front of me on my computer. But the list sits next to about 350 other pink sticky notes.

So, when a knock came at the door, in this horridly cold and freezing rain day, I knew something serious must have happened. You know the routine–a note is slipped under the door, the hoof steps of little feet go off in the distance, and there before me is a note, brief as always, from The Head Troll:

"Old Rudy. Birthday missed."

Which of course made me look at my list and then I saw I had missed Muddy's birthday too! I was thinking it was late November. Good grief.

I am a horrible, horrible mother.

To make up for it, I'm asking everyone here and elsewhere to leave birthday messages to Old Rudy, who is 13+ and to Muddy who is 5. Everyone who comments here on this post will get their name in a hat-and I will let Mud pick out one winner so someone will get a book. He loves putting his head in buckets.



25 comments:

pencilfox said...

really? look at that face. how could you forget??!
[don't feel bad. i do the same. so many friends, so many animals. i think of EVERYONE daily, but may occasionally forget the birthday anniversary.]

love and hugs to all at apifera!!
especially YOU, momma farmer katherine.

Elizabeth mcentee said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to MUDDY and RUDY, happy birthday to you!!!!!!

Susan Diggle said...

Happy Birthday, Muddy! Pick me a book, please. Happy Birthday, Rudy, you venerable old goat.

kbrasfeild said...

Belated birthdays are sometimes the most special...many happy wishes to both Rudy and Muddy (after Mr. Waters? Or just cause he enjoys it so?)

debc said...

Happy belated Birthday Rudy and Muddy! May the rain fall gently on your fur and the sun shine brightly on you and all your wonderful friends at Apifera.

kat scanlan said...

Happy Birthday, fellow November bday babies! Wishing you a wonderful celebration and many more to come!

Shannan said...

Magical Birthday Wishes to Old Rudy and Muddy! The wishes may be belated, but they are quite sincere!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Rudy dear! Late, but still very sincere!

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy (belated) Birthday, Mud! You're a good boy!

lynne h said...

happy birthday old rudy and muddy! how beautiful you are!!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

May your grains be tasty Ridy and your heart be light. Get Muddier Muddy and dig to your jeaet's content. Most Happy Birthdays. ��

Sherri B. said...

Happy, happy birthday to dear Rudy and Muddy. I think they'll both forgive you because I'm sure every day on your farm is a gift they are grateful for!

Lynda Gene said...

Old Rudy, Rudy, fine and frutiy
let us do our birthday duty
Wear the crown and feel elated
our wishes are many but slightly
belated

Dear Muddy, at five, the world is so young
we count on one hand the songs you've been sung
Dear Muddy, may each little nibble be sweet-o
for even with the name "Muddy" you're neat-o!

Sabrina R. Molinar said...

Happy belated Birthday to Muddy and Rudy! Give them both a hug for me!

sharon said...

Bestest happiest birthdays to old Rudy and Muddy! You are the most beautiful animals I have ever seen, and the luckiest! Sending all of my love!

Katherine Dunn said...

Well this made up for it! Mud was thrilled! And I tld Rudy today how many people wished him well! I think I might have to pick 2 winners. Stay tuned. I'll get the bucket out for a name drawing this weekend! Tanks everyone!

Lis said...

Dear Rudy! Happiest of birthday MONTHS. As my own birthday got derailed by life, I say it is fitting to spread the celebrations out for 29 more days ;)

The highlight of my summer visit was spending time with you ... thank you for the kisses and the memories of pie and love on a drizzly June day.

And dear Muddy, birthday salutations and celebrations. Every dog should have his day and you are owed an extra few with biscuits! xo

Jayne said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rudy and Mud! So enjoy reading about you and your friends at Apifera. Hope you got a special treat for your birthday.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

hold the phone. Who wants wishes. Let's have cake!
Carrot cake with a side of brussel sprouts and a large buckets of green tea with little grasses floating on the surface. Slurping kept to a minimum~

Carole Reid said...

Happy Birthday to you both!
I know it's late but forgive you mom. She works so hard keeping everyone fed and well cared for.

Katherine Dunn said...

Well, the Head Troll helped, we couldn't find the official name pulling bucket so we used a cardboard box. And Sherri B. and Lynne H. will be getting a book. I want to thank everyone for helping make up for me missing these two important bdays!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Rudy and Muddy...mom didn't forget you,she just has so much to care for on your farm,that time sometimes just slips away..she loves you and so do I .....your both beautiful :)

Donna B said...

I hope it's not too late to wish Rudy and Muddy and very happy birthday :) Sometimes it's the ones closest to us who we know will understand when we temporarily forget something. Happy Happy Birthdays!!!

Katherine Dunn said...

Never too late, Donna B! Thank you!

Lynda Gene said...

Dear Rudy and Muddy, an old turtle once told me that the first 200 years are the best! Love to you both from all the critters at Goblin Farm!

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