Briar Rabbit Primitives by Folk Artist Starla Myers

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

...They say it's your birthday...

Today is my Birthday. They are coming faster & Faster & FASTER! LOL! We also celebrate Phil's birthday along with mine. The place... errr...pig sty...he came from is down the road from my home a little ways. I saw him when they first got him as a tiny puppy, so we can sort of "guesstimate" that he was born in March sometime...4 Years ago.

I got (took) Philly when he was about 7 or 8 months old & knocking on deaths door. He was such a sick & emaciated pup & his "owners" were just going to let him die, like the other dog they had let die the week before. It looked like he had parvo from the symptoms, but Thankfully No...it was Coronavirus instead, which has the same symptoms. You can only imagine the shape he was in. I really only expected to pay to have him humanely put to sleep & end his misery, poor boy. But...after 3 days of Excellent Care & IV fluids at my Vets office...he made a Miraculous Recovery! I got to bring him home to finish nursing him back to health & here he is today! My beautiful Philly Boy...Happy & Healthy. Happy Birthday Buddy! I hope to celebrate lot's more birthdays together.

Oh yeah...the Wonderful Vets who saved my Phil...well...they are now my Bosses! LOL!

7 comments:

Cookie said...

awwww... i sure didnt know it was sweet Philly's birthday too - I would have sent him a birthday hat and cake! Hope you both had a great celebration together.

You sure have a couple of stinkers on your hands - I love this pic of em, buddy!!

She Seeketh Wool and Flax said...

Happy Birthday to you both
Bless you for saving Phil, you are a sweetheart. You know pit bulls are very dear to my heart also, we have two. Yours are beautiful. As I've said before, they are very misunderstood dogs, and they don't deserve it. They are very loving, affecionate and loyal dogs.
Have a great day, and give those pitties a hug from me
Blessings~Cheryl

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Thanks Cookie & Cheryl! You are both so sweet! Chief...the Brindle & White boy was a "cast off" from our office. His owners abandoned him w/ multiple injuries from being hit by a truck. After they were given every possible opportunity to respond...our Vets transferrred him to me. I was only going to foster him in the beginning, but after a couple of weeks, we realized that he would need another surgery, this one on his knee...sooooo...He is a permanent family member now too. He fits right in!

rockriverstitches said...

Starla, Happy Birthday to you and Phil!!!Your doggies are so darn cute!! Hope you had a great birthday!

Tammy

Katherine said...

Phil is so gorgeous, you'd never know that he'd ever been sick. Bless you Starla, and Hapy Birthday to both of ya!

Katherine

Natalie said...

I love your pups! They looks so happy... There is nothing like puppy love, huh? :-)

Happy birthday!
Natalie

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Happy "belated" b-day u2! ♥ ~~Pam

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~
"Rebecca's Thyme Primitives" in Pigeon Forge, TN is truly a Primitive Lovers Delight! If you are planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains area... Be sure to put this on your "To Do" List!

Rebecca offers a wide variety of Fine Hand Crafted Furniture, Lamps, Candles, Stitcheries, Dolls, Folk Art "Needfuls" as well as Offerings from Me!

I am doing One of a Kind pieces for Rebecca, as well as Finished Goods from some of my Favorite Artists/ Designers Patterns.

Thanks to Kentucky Primitives for the Great Cupboard Eagle design, Crows Roost Prims for my Favorite Black Bear design & Jackie Schmidt for her Wonderful Primitive & Prairie Doll designs! Love you ladies! :)

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil