Lily is 2!

Finally, something to celebrate! Happy birthday, Lily, my love!


How would we have made it through this past year without this beautiful girl? Thank goodness dogs don’t wear masks because there have been many days when that pretty face is the only thing that buoyed us from lockdown to lockdown.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we went to pick out our puppy. How to choose? We just knew we wanted the one that would cuddle up, follow us around and lay quietly at our feet.


That, um, is not the one we got.


We got the one that will follow bunnies, follow lizards, follow seagulls, follow gophers right down their holes and end up with a snoot full of dirt and follow treats to the end of the earth. But follow us? Meh…not so much.

And good luck following her…

Somehow, the tables got turned with Miss Lily. We’re the ones obediently trained to serve her and that’s just how she likes it.

She brings us joy every single day and wow, what a gift that has been this past year.

She is nothing we expected and everything we needed.

Today (kind of like every other day) is all about her.

Maybe, just maybe, next year there will be a Lily party.


About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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7 Responses to Lily is 2!

  1. dizzyguy says:

    This dog has never met a person or another dog (or cat) that she did not like, so she makes friends everywhere who she gets to see time and again. Such a joyful creature and we’re lucky to have her.

  2. citymama says:

    happy birthday, lily-bean! you are a bright light and the energy we all need! ❤️

  3. Cat says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Beautiful Lily❣️

    Sent from my iPhone


    • polloplayer says:

      I thought of you while I was writing – the way she OVERWHELMED you the first time you came to see her! 😂 She is so lucky to have you in her life❤️

  4. Cherrie Mathieson says:

    Love that Lily! And on a different topic, here’s a book you might enjoy: Brood, by Jackie Polzin. It’s purported to have delightful descriptions of chickens! (Just out today, according to The NY Times, so I haven’t read it yet.)

  5. tdevir says:

    Happy birthday Lilly !! Watching you run free on that beautiful empty beach brings us such joy. Sending our love, the Devirs (and your little protégé Acey.)

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