Happy Birthday, Gabi!

Gabi, my miniature poodle and canine companion, turned 15 years old today. She has lived with me for the past 14-1/2 years. In that period I can’t remember a day in which she didn’t bring a smile to my face or make me laugh out loud.


Also, in the course of our three daily walks, I have met hundreds of people that I never would have encountered otherwise. Some came in and out of my life like raindrops, but many have remained and become a part of my life.

Celebrating her birthday is personal for me and isn’t going to help anyone to lose any pounds or inches. However, a pet can play an important part in one’s happiness. Check out the post – Owning a pet can benefit your mental and physical health.

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Although she is a part of my life now, I didn’t have a dog for over 50 years. My brother and I had a dog when I was around 10 years old, but it wasn’t long before he became my father’s dog. You can read about how Gabi came into my life in the post – Anatomy of an act of kindness.


Recent pic of my bike riding companion.

Thanks to my friends on Facebook who created the birthday illustrations above.



Filed under act of kindness, kindness, pets and well being

15 responses to “Happy Birthday, Gabi!

  1. Happy Birthday Gabi!!!!


  2. Happy birthday to Gabi! What a cutie she is, Tony ❤ I know I am a sucker for everything fluffy and furry, but it's not hard to see how Gabi manages to put a smile on your face so easily.

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  3. Happy Birthday to Gabi! I’m sure she loves taking 3 walks a day and that keeps her young ! 😘

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  4. Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100 and commented:

    I am reblogging my dog’s happy birthday post from last year. I have updated her age. She turned 14 today.


  5. Penny

    Nothing brings as much unconditional love to one’s life as a fur-baby. Happy Birthday sweet Gabi!

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