Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday Pierre

Pierre Westie in his tie and sunglasses
Happy 6th birthday Pierre
   I can’t believe Pierre is already six-years-old. Time flies by us so quickly. It occurred to me while I was thinking about his big day that many of you might not know how he came to live with us. Here is his story.
Pierre Westie's birth announcement

   Our daughter bought Pierre from a wonderful breeder in south Louisiana. He was her constant companion for the first two years of his life. He often came to stay with us if she went out of town. At the time, we had Bentley and our Golden Retriever, Tucker. Those two were best friends and enjoyed playing with their tiny Cousin Pierre. The three played chase and Pierre could run circles around them. #GoodTimes
Pierre, Bentley & Tucker reenacted a scene from The Returns
   In the summer of 2013, our daughter married the love of her life. Her husband was stationed in Alaska and she was moving to Anchorage. Around the same time, Tucker became extremely ill. We had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go to the Rainbow Bridge. This left us devastated and Bentley was incredibly sad. That is when Pierre came with his mom to stay with us before their big move. #SadTimes
Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre Westie are best friends
   That happy little Westie brought the joy back into our lives. Bentley began playing again and we found ourselves laughing at their antics. After a long talk and many tears on our daughter’s part, it was decided that Pierre would be better staying here with us. The idea was to return him to his mom after they moved to the lower 48. Little did we know how bonded Bentley and Pierre would become over the next few months. Not to mention how much we would fall in love with our granddog. #HappyTogether
Me and Pierre Westie snuggling
   Long story short, our daughter made a huge sacrifice of allowing us to keep her little man. Pierre will always be her baby but he is part of our gang now. I can’t imagine not having him curled up next to me in the bed or chasing squirrels like a mad dog every afternoon. He has a huge personality and loves everything. (Except squirrels) He doesn’t bark when he wants something, he talks. He asks permission to get on the couch or on our bed. I’ve never had a dog that gets so excited over the simple things in life. We can all learn a lot from our birthday boy. #NowYouKnow
Have a wonderful day, Pierre.
We love you to the moon and back!
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  1. Happy Birthday dear Pierre... have a terrierfic pawty and tons of treats and toys ;o)

  2. What a wonderful story! Happy 6th Birthday, Pierre!

  3. Happy Birthday, Pierre! We have always wondered if you would ever to back to your first mom, but we know how well you fit in with Bentley and we hope you boys stay together! Enjoy your day! May it be squirrel filled!

  4. Thank you for sharing Pierre's story. I am sure seeing the two together helps your daughter's heart.
    Happy birthday dear Pierre!

  5. *♪ღ♪Happy★Birthday, to one cool dude! ♪ღ♪* What a sweet back story-thanks for sharing. 😁

  6. Pierre happy happy 6th sweet handsome boy. We loved reading your story and my peeps surely know about adopting a grand pet. When my sis went off to college Milky-way, our first cat and sissy's kitty, stayed with us. He was about 4. By the time sis finished school and moved into her condo it was 5 years. MW became they peeps pet and they bought sis her a cat for graduation.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Oh Pierre how HANDSOME you look! Happy Happy 6th Birthday sweet boy!!! xoxo DakotasDen

  8. Happy Birthday Pierre! Thanks for sharing your story!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Happy Birthday, Pierre!! That was a wonderful story....sad, but wonderful. Have a big celebration.

  10. What a beautiful story, it brought tears to my eyes! That had to have been a tough decision for your daughter, but it was the selfless thing to do. ♥
    Happy, Happy Birthday, Pierre, you little cutie!!
    Love from all of us at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. Happy ♫ BIRFDAY Pierre !!! OMD do you Ever look DAPPER in the furst pic. of you. We are soooo happy that you will ALWAYS be with Bentley. We hope that you have a SUPERB Birfday pawty. With Tons of Treats and Toys and CAKE... with I Scream.

  12. Happy birfday Pierre, you handsome fella!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Happy birthday big guy hope you have many many more.

  14. Pierre! We loved hearing about how you came to live there with Bentley and your Grandma and Granddad. Happy 6th birthday, pal, and wishes for many happy years still to come!

  15. I knew part of the story but hearing it in it's entirety brought tears to my eyes. Happy birthday dear sweet handsome Pierre.

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERRE!!! I have a live squirrel for you!! I will bring it to you the next time I come to see you!! Love, Uncle A

  17. Happy belated Birthday Pierre ! We hope you had a wonderful day ! Purrs

  18. what a sweet story - and your daughter has such a huge heart to give Pierre to Bentley as a buddy. Love!!

  19. HAPPY, HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY Pierre!! I hope you had a fabulous day, wishing you many more happy birthdays! I knew part of Pierre's story but not the whole thing. What a beautiful story it is though!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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