Friday, 5 September 2008

7 Months in...

Mum and Dad have this board that has on it the names and dates of birth of all the family and extended family. I've looked at this board a lot, My bridge brother is on there even the two bridge bunnies are on there, but someone was missing.. ME.
Every so often I will wander over and have a look.. just to check if I am on there yet, I don't know why but I always feel like seeing my name on there will mean I am truly here forever. I have never had any reason to believe I won't be, but not being on that board sometimes gave me an uneasy feeling.
Yesterday I looked and FINALLY there I am!!

Benjamin Samuel Bear 26th January 2007.

Great huh? Except for one fundamental issue. 26th January is my Gotcha Day. Mum and Dad brought me home on 26th January 2008! I decided to point this out to them. Mum told me that I was 11 months old when the rescue got me in December 2007 so they figure my birthday is in January sometime. Since they brought me home on the 26th January they have decided to take this date as my birthday.
This is where the humans are assuming I am a dumb animal. Am I fooled into thinking this is a great idea?


by doing that they have cunningly ensured that my Gotcha Day and my Birthday are celebrated together and you all know what that means! One Cake.. One set of gifts!

the words.. tight and asses ... spring to mind!!

To add to my grumpiness we are in the midst of ridiculously heavy rain, according to the weather forecast (and i trust that like i trust a magpie with the crown jewels!) we are in for a month's worth of rain in three days. I have news for them, we have had a months worth in the last 12 hours! I think I may have my own personal lake in the garden if this keeps up for three days!! Mum keeps trying to drag me out for a walk.. hmmm I don't think so Mum.. you be a fool and go out in it if you like, but no way no how am i taking any leisurley strolls in that!

On a happier note, my lucky winning streak continues and it seems that it is catching.

The eldest bean won a PS3 and Kung Foo Panda game, My Mum just got an e-mail to say she won a DVD (Everyones Hero), and I won this wonderful booty..

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over at Meeshka's Blog and all for doing what I do best.. moaning about my Mum!! If you haven't been over and checked out the "Week of 100" Challenge then do it NOW!! It's full of hilarious posts and is all in aid of a very good cause. Thank you Meeshka and Khyra!

Oh and last week I was in a magazine here in the UK!

Maybe I should pick the lottery numbers this week!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Ben xxxx


Mack said...

PLEASE - pick out the lotto numbers for me too!!

What great luck - except for the rain.
Mom hates it when it rains a lot cause she says we are always tracking mud in- as if!!

My mom dreamed she got a male Rottie. Now she is really wanting one bad!
Happy Friday!

JB's Big World said...

That sounds like a cool board to keep track of everyone. You really should have two dates on it though, for two sets of presents!

Mack said...

Mom was just a little TOO excited by your offer!!

Besides, you would miss those little beans soooo much!!

I have heard BT's are not too common in the UK. I hope it has nothing to do with that Boston Tea Party thing!!

Lady Kaos said...

Wow, you definatly need to choose the lotto numbers!! I'm hoping you're good luck will rubb off on my so I can win the Jeep photo contest. Only 2 more days until I find out!! and only 2 more days of Dad, Mom and Grandma oting obssesively.

Asta said...

We could use a lotto win, hehehe sowwy about the yucky wain weekend will be washed out too
smoochie kisses

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Ben,
Nice to meet you & thanks for visiting our blog! We're sorry you have that icky rain, it rained here yesterday in Iowa. We're sure happy your family rescued you & gave you a great home! Mama's first dog was a doberman, the same colors as you, hehehe. He's now at the bridge, probably chasing your Bridge Bunnies. Hope it gets sunny outside for you to play, have a great weekend.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Oh yeah, pick the lottery numbers for Texas and we'll share!!!! Glad you finally got your name on the family board! You did get short changed on the gotcha pressies and bday pressies part of it tho. we agree.
Don't drown over the weekend Ben!

Blue said...

I had to laugh @ this post about your gotcha day & barkday being the same date!

And, I know what you mean about this horrible rain - they even closed my out-door swimming pool it was so torrential today!
And, that nasty weather man does say there more to come & I live on a flood plain!

You don't say what magazine your photo's in. Tut-tut!

You mentioned postcards to me - that's fatal.I love recieving postcards & I don't know your area, so beware I'm e-mailing you...

Pats & pets

The Girl said...

Wow, Ben, what a great string of luck!

I have to tell you, though... The Girl doesn't celebrate my barkday OR my Gotcha Day. She says that we don't *know* my barkday because I was a stray when I got to the SPCA, and she can't decide which day is my Gotcha Day: the day I came as a foster, the day they decided to make me a permanent pack member, or the day she finally got the paperwork done! She is just lazy and mean! Just because she doesn't really care about her *own* barkday, doesn't mean that I don't care about mine!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The meanmeanmean Girl

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful family now.
I am with Mack can you pick lotto numbers too!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Patience-please said...

You are a lucky one, Ben the Rotti!!! The servant mailed your other package today, only she didn't know your middle name (Samuel) or your last name (Bear) so she mailed it to Ben the Rotti. It should get there fine. It might beat the tile, cause it went Priority.

wags from the whippets

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ben!
Would you please send some of your good luck here to my house??
I hope you will have a not so rainy weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Simba said...

Not just lucky, famous too! We got up this morning expecting to be swimming out the door and not a drop of rain so far. I think its waiting until Mummy leaves the house.

Simba x

Molly and Taffy said...

Ben, we aquaplaned up the M1 last night. Scary or what, was almost ready to put on my arm bands!

Now as a dog who has been diddled out of a separate birthday and adoption day by your uprights may we suggest you go for an Official Birthday, slap bang in the middle of Summer so that you receive some nice Summer toys, just in case Summer ever comes along again!

Have a good weekend, stay dry!

Molly and Taffy

Joe Stains said...

You totally got RIPPED OFF if I do say so myself! But you guys sure are lucky, time to go play the lottery I think!

Peanut said...

Oh man your bean won a PS3 what a lucky bean. Winning is going around in your house.

Tracey and Huffle said...

I think you are being treated unfairly by not having a birthday AND a gotcha day. But then again, my gotcha day is Christmas so I don't even get my own day for that. And we have no idea when my birthday might be.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat