Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blue Monday - 2/23 - Boudreaux turns 3!

Happy Blue Monday! Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday and people will be lined up over there ready to show off their blues!

Today's Blue Monday is about my faithful companion...Boudreaux! He turned 3 yesterday. We should have had a party but with two church services, it just didn't happen.

Boudreaux is our cockapoo. If you're not familiar with that breed, he is 1/2 poodle and 1/2 cocker spaniel. To us, he is ALL Angel! He is known as Boudreaux, Boo Boo, Angel Baby, Doodlebug and NO NO. Believe it or not, he answers to all of those!

To be honest, I wasn't a real dog person. We had a sweet little outside "mutt" for almost 17 years. I loved her and grieved when she passed. However, this dog has completely stolen my heart.

So, Happy Birthday Boo-Boo!

Christmas 2007 in his BLUE velour jacket:

Boo and Mr. Dumpling in Cades Cove, TN in 2008. One of our favorite places. Notice the BLUE mountains! There's nothing like the Smokey Mountains to us.

Uh Oh, What DID you do now? (see him?)

In my office with me when I did Customer Support for eBay. He spent 8 hours a day with me in there!

Mr. Dumpling and Angel Baby on the BLUE tractor in 2006. Yes, he truly is that rotten.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has."
-Will Rogers-

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras-

"My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet."
-Edith Wharton-

And last but not least...Mr. Dumpling has two out of three of the next one. You guess which two! ;-p

"There are three faithful friends --an old wife, an old dog and ready money."
-Benjamin Franklin-


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww JudyBug he is a sweetie..Happy Birthday BooBoo!

and Happy Blue Monday

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, we had a cockapoo but had to have him put down. Hubs cried and cried that night. It was me that had to take the dog to the vet. I told hubby that he could have another dog when HE could put it down. It was very hard for me and I'll never ever do it again. Since then he's not mentioned a word about another dog because he's so soft hearted with animals he couldn't do it and he knows it. Ooooh, chick, it was sooooo hard to do that.

Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy B'day Boudreaux! You sure are a cutie!

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips


Happy Birthday to Boudreaux and I think he now deserves his own blog!!

Your pictures are so cute, they just bring out your little baby's personality.

And finally, the quotes you had, the first one brought tears to my eyes, the rest made me feel so humbled to have been so lucky to have had the most faithful friends you could ever ask for all of my life. :-)

Thanks for your sweet post!


Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cutie! I loved seeing him against the Blue Ridge Mts and under the bed especially! :D Jewel

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable is that dog??? Love all the pictures of him!!! Thanks!!!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, looks like Boo has stolen your hubby's heart too. As I'm writing this I'm surrounded by my two old sleeping dogs. I totally understand the love. :)

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweetie...dogs are the world's best companions...they don't judge us.

Debra Kaye said... Best Blogger Tips

JudyBug...We just love Cades Cove. We go up to a cabin in Sevierville at Christmas most years and you are right..the area is just beautiful.

Happy Birthday to you BooBoo! And Happy Blue Monday to you!

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

A cute little dog...I loved the photo of him under the bed!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweetie! My sister has a cockapoo that is the color of orange marmalade. His hair isn't as curly.

Nola said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday BooBoo! Isn't it amazing how a dog can change your life and your heart? I wasn't a dog person, either, until Chili came into our lives. Now I can't imagine life without him.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh girl I love your Fur baby..girl I had 5 Yorkies YES I said 5 and they follwed me everywhere in this house..I use to love to hide in the closet from them and watch those little things go nuts looking for me..Lost my last one 05 and never has gotten me another one..Happy Birthday Boo Boo...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday! Boo Boo! He's a precious little thing. Nothing like a sweet little dog to bring you lots of joy!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said... Best Blogger Tips

I had a little guy who stole my heart too, so I understand the love you guys have for BooBoo. I enjoyed all of the blue in your post. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Judy Bug! That Boo is the cutest little thing ever, and I love him in blue! Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

I loved him riding on the tractor. He's just a dog of many hats! :-) I actually got teary looking at all of his sweet pictures because I can tell he's such a heart stealer. See? He's stolen mine, too.

Much love to you on this Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

ellen b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahh, what a sweetie. Love all the blue surroundings too!! Enjoy.

Carla said... Best Blogger Tips

I love seeing a handsome burly man with a sweet fluffy little dog!!

Happy birthday to your pretty baby!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this post. I had a cockapoo named Pepper. She was the best dog ever. My kids used to say they didn't know who I loved more, them or the dog. I miss her everyday. Your precious puppy is wonderful....happy birthday to him!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not a dog person either, but you're right. Once in a while one will steal your heart.
Happy Blue Monday.

Sherri said... Best Blogger Tips

Awwwwww such a cutie! Love the Caves Cove photos! And the tractor! I'm just a country gal myself.

Koleen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your dog! He is so adorable.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said... Best Blogger Tips

Even a blue tractor to go with your BooBoo. Love the name BooBoo!
Do you call him BooBooBlue on mondays?

Heidi Pocketbook said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy bday to your furry little man.

Have a good Blue Monday☺

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

AWWWW he is such a cute lil pooch! Happy doggie birthday BooBoo! And Happy Blue Monday to you Judybug :)

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww! What a sweetie. Happy Birthday to Boudreaux!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday Boo Boo! Loved your post. As I type this, I've my two special furbabies laying at my feet. I understand that love you feel...I lost my eldest furbaby in December, and yet, in my heart, I can "see" her laying in her place at my feet. The other two, never lay in that spot. Isn't that funny?
Have a happy day. What did little Boo Boo get for his bday? I used to give my old girl a cheeseburger every year on her bday, lol!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

AWWWW! No wonder he's spoiled. He's such a cutie! That picture of him peaking out from under the bed is precious! And that footboard on that bed is beautiful! Happy Birthday Boudreaux! laurie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Special Day to an obviously much beloved family member! My favorite photo is sitting in the chair. It looks like he's resting his arm in such a human way!

Kathy b

Sweetie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the great post. Boo is a sweetie. You can't get much cuter than that. Happy Blue Monday!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweetie!!! :o)

Susan B said... Best Blogger Tips

Your little dog is just adorable. I love the picture of him peeking out from under the bed! Too cute!! I enjoyed the quotes you used.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

That Boudreaux really is TOO cute!

Envoy-ette said... Best Blogger Tips

I laughed out loud when I saw the picture of him on the tractor!
My cat hides under the bed when she's done something she shouldn't have! It's the one place I can't reach her! Midwestern Family