Happy Birthday Puppy Lexi

Dear Lexi,

We’re out of town and aren’t there to wish you a happy 1st birthday. You won’t be getting those extra little nibbles that fall on the floor nor those home-baked incentives (click for recipe) that you would normally get if you didn’t chew up any of our shoes. Yes, we know it’s been a while since you’ve killed a pair (it’s been over a week – yay!), but we always assume the worst in your chewing habits. Why? because you’re still torturing all the drip irrigation lines in the garden, thus some of the dead raspberry plant and herb plantings.

When looking at your first photo’s at home with us, we can’t help it but to reminisce back in September when we brought you home. You were so tiny, looking like a little dachshund when we kept telling everyone that you were a rhodesian ridgeback (she’s not going to be little for long, people!).

We remember those days when you were hand-held size. Now, well, you’re too big to fit your bed. *sigh*

 rhodesian ridgeback puppy Lexi at WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Those puppy-size days are over. But your puppy brain still runs rampant, as we can see from all your destroyed toys on the lawn (every week it there is 15 minutes of clean up before the gardeners come to mow & blow) and those dead plants in the garden.

Regardless of how many plants we have to plant again and how many drop irrigation lines that Daddy has to fix and buy, you’ll always be a puppy to us. Hopefully when we return home we won’t have to fix/glue/re-plant/buy anything because of your energy and boredom. Maybe that’s we why work so much, it’s because we have to keep tapping into our monthly budget just to replace everything. *exclamation mark* *exclamation mark*

Please be kind to the garden while we’re gone. And please don’t chew on Sierra like a toy. Remember? Sierra doesn’t like that. She thinks you’re a brat. And Daddy misses you staring at him first thing in the morning until he rolls over gives you a “good morning” scratch.

Happy Birthday to you, our forever “puppy” Lexi.


Daddy and Mommy


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Gifts & Decor

    Great baby pictures. I sounds like your hands are full but well worth it. Happy belated birthday Lexi.

  2. Nik@ABrownTable

    Awww she is so cute, XOXO and a very big happy birthday to you Lexi!

  3. Kim Beaulieu

    Awe, Happy Birthday Lexi!

  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Awwww so cute! Happy birthday to Lexi!

  5. Deborah @ Delicious Happens

    Love that face!!! Happy Birthday, Lexi!

  6. Andiperullo@aol.com

    Oh she’s just too cute! HB Lexi!!!

  7. Dani G.

    Happy birthday, baby girl! OMG she’ll be in college soon – they grow up so fast. 😉

  8. Michelle Ledesma

    Aw, Happy Birthday, Lexi! How sweet. I teared up….makes me miss our dogs so much. For now we’ll enjoy our two feline house guests for the summer, who needed a temporary home, and live vicariously through your tales of Lexi and Sierra. Happy summer to all!

  9. Abby

    awwww… this is adorable! :)

  10. alexandra @ sweet betweens blog

    Happy Birthday, sweet puppy Lexi!

    with love, from Tennessee,
    Rosey + Ramble

  11. Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

    Has it been a year already? They grow so fast, don’t they?

    Looks like Lexi went through a bit of a “funky ear” period. She was just so darn adorable with those crazy looking ears! Seriously, she’s a real beauty. And that second picture, where she is so comfortably nestled into daddy’s hands… well to this day, it remains the most precious ridgie picture I have ever seen!

    Happy Birthday to you, Lexi “Peanut”! You sure have grown into a precious queen!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      She definitely has the funky ear thing going right now. We call it her dork ears.

  12. angelitacarmelita

    I wish these pictures were in slide show format, because I just want to get right up on them! she’s so sweet, you just want to cuddle and snif her….. thanks for sharing this part of your life with us.

  13. Terri Townsend

    I have a ridgie too! These are adorable pics!

  14. Amanda

    I was just thinking yesterday about you guys traveling to BlogHer and leaving the pups and the garden. Assuming you get a dog and plant-sitter or something. It was an inspiring thought–that you two actually keep your plants alive (apart from those chew-toy casualties) and still seem to periodically go far and wide. I’m working on keeping my cactus alive. And I don’t go anywhere.

  15. Happy birthday to Lexi!

  16. Miss Kim @ behgopa

    Awwww…that’s so sweet! The baby pix are just too cute. They grow up so fast!! She is so loved. Happy birthday!

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