Fabulous Four!


Photo from the breeder that sucked the Knight in

Happy birthday to you, dearest, darling, wonderful Gretchen Greer!  

I can’t believe it has been four years.   I mean…  I guess it hasn’t been yet, since your gotcha’ day is still 8 weeks away, but…

Today’s the day you came into the world so that a few short weeks later, you could come into our lives and keep us all on our toes.


Fall 2009, age 1

You’re sweet and demure… when you’re not honoring your JRT heritage and bossing us around.

Some say dogs are color and/or shade blind, but you my dear know PANK when you see it.  You love your PANK clothes, your PANK ball, and anything PANK of mine.  In fact, your sense of PANK is so well-defined that you have me and a few other humans using it in our regular conversations, because indeed… it isn’t fuchsia, magenta or even a truly hot pink… it’s PANK…  a nice, strong, bold pink that isn’t strident or too close to coral.

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Fall 2010, age 2

Time flies.  You’re now definitely an adult, even in terrier years.

You’ve always been an odd mix of very serious, sometimes timid, brash and sassy, fearlessness.   It’s a part of your charm.

But I’ve also failed to give you credit for how well you weathered the storms that seem to hit Sissy.  When her diet needed to change, you changed with her.  When she rejects a kibble you’re fond of, you change with her.  Above all things, you are devoted to your Sissy, and while you were shaken to the core when she was scared and couldn’t see, and then after her eye surgery when she was just scared and didn’t know what was going on, you followed our lead and tried to stay calm, tried to let Sissy know you loved her, and never left her side… except when a human made you.


Fall 2011, age 3

Of course, Sissy is always tolerant and utterly devoted to you too.   We laugh and call you a brat, tell you your sister isn’t furniture, but Sissy just sighs and goes back to sleep, content to have you THAT CLOSE. 

(This isn’t about Sissy, but NEVER has there been a more benevolent alpha… ever.)

Here’s to MANY more years with you, wee one.   We’ll have banana doggy cupcakes with red-hots on top tonight.  (Because yes, the girl loves bananas and really spicy foods!)

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Summer 2012, not quite age 4

You are indeed the PANK Princess of the Woods, and you have us all wrapped around your little paw.  Happiest of birthdays, Gg!

24 comments on “Fabulous Four!

  1. Mary says:

    Happy B-day, Gg! No one has ever looked better in PANK…not even Molly R.

  2. Nancy says:

    What a sweet post – you created a vivid image in my mind of this vivacious fur-girl.

    Happy Birthday, Gretchen! Enjoy your special day and your special treats.

  3. Amy D says:

    Happy Birthday, Gretchen! What a sweet post to such a lovely dog.

  4. gMarie says:

    What a sweet and adorable post. Happy Birthday Dear Girl – I hope you got to head to work with momma today! Enjoy the treats and your walk and hope momma isn’t to absent this week. g

  5. Nichole says:

    Happy Birthday Gretchie! Hope you get some fabulous new PANK duds for your special day…

  6. Katherine says:

    Happy Birthday Gretchen. There is no doubt that you epitomize the best of the JRT–intelligent, strong, and in charge!! We love how you love Sissy, which also demonstrates the loving nature of JRTs. I too wonder who decided fur-people are color blind! Not so! Macy has proven to us many times that she sees color. She can tell her red blanket and the blue, “don’t touch” blanket apart and she prefers her yellow sweater to the PANK one.

    Paws salute you on this day Gg. You and Sissy party it up!!

  7. Kathy says:

    Happy birthday to the sweet little brown and white girl!

  8. Bridget says:

    Happy Birthday, Gretchen! Everyone at our house sends wishes for a fun day.

  9. AlisonH says:

    Happy Birthday, Gretchen! And what a sweet post.

  10. Susan says:

    What an adorable 4 yr old!!! Wishing you many many more b’days!!! Make sure Mom makes those cupcakes.

    Aunt Sus

  11. Mr. Puffy says:

    Wonderful post! Time flies indeed ~ beautiful tribute to Gretchen. I have to wonder if those cupcakes aren’t good enough for people too? They sound delicious LOL

  12. Marjie says:

    The baby picture is beyond adorable! Happy Birthday, wee Gretchen. Keep your family well under control there!

  13. km says:

    Aww. Happy PANK Birthday Gretchen! I found out yesterday that my aunt has 4 JRT’s. Imagine the wild in that house.

  14. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday G!!! So cute!! She sure does look great in Pink! Carmen’s favorite color right now.

  15. sue says:

    Happy birthday little one! Is Sissy letting you wear her tiara today? Our mean Mom won’t give us any treats today so we wish we could celebrate with you but we have to wait till Samba and Fudge feel better.
    Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

  16. Walden121 says:

    Happy Birthday Gretchen!!!! 🙂

  17. Oh Gretchie…if it weren’t for my own sweet pups I’d say you were the sweetest pup I know for sure! Adorable from the beginning….Happy 4th birthday to you and to your people.

  18. StarSpry says:

    Happy birthday to Gretchen!! I love all the photos…so cute 🙂

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  20. Awww…I hope she had the happiest of birthdays! 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been 4 years. O.o

  21. Louise says:

    Oh no! I missed Gretchen’s Birthday!!! Why oh why isn’t it on my calendar. I should say, why oh why wasn’t it on my calendar. I will not be missing it again!!!

    Happy Birthday Pank girl Gretchen. Many many more Healthy Happy Days coming your way!!!

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