Thursday, August 26, 2021

Happy Birthday, Willis!

This sweet little dog is celebrating his 10th birthday today. It all started with this email that Doug forwarded to me with the above photo:

Looking for a home for this sweet, scared little rescue puppy – his friend was hit by a car early this morning and he is now at the vet getting shots, etc....please let me know if you are able to give this precious boy a foster or forever home...we thought of naming him Bosworth or Bochy b/c he has one blue eye and one brown eye!!!!

I knew the minute I read his story and saw his photos that this was the dog we were meant to have. The vet said he was about two months old when we got him in October 2011, so we made August 26th his birthday. Here’s his first portrait at home:

His first birthday cake:

The man who rescued Willis from the street and his wife, Leni, who fostered him. I will forever be grateful for them in putting us together.

Willis’ first portrait at the Chateau Marmont:

…and his first hike up Runyon Canyon:

Willis made his society debut at the San Diego Humane Society’s Fur Ball:

Doesn’t he look dapper in his tux tie?

I have learned so much from this little guy and have been provided so much happiness thanks to him. Animals are wonderful, especially if we listen to them. Happy Birthday, Willis - I hope we share many more happy years together!

See more photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

Happy Birthday Willis! ( Bosworth or Bochy? I would have assumed "Bowie" with that eye color combo. ) I'm sure Willis knows what a great life he has and how many adventures he's been on. Not many pets can boast their first pic at the Marmont let alone many. Love the tuxes, everyone's so coordinated!

"Lou and Sue" said...

Happy Birthday, Willis! You are one lucky and loved doggy!

Always enjoy seeing pictures of Willis and his adventures - thanks, Dave!

JG said...

Dave, that is a cute dog.

Wish him well for me.


Nanook said...

What a cutie, indeed-! Please wish him well, fer sure.

Daveland said...

Willis thanks all of you for the birthday wishes!