Happy 19th Chloe!

Sometimes it's hard to believe Chloe has been with us for 18 years. We weren't her first family, but her forever family. I don't believe I've ever shared the story of how we got Chloe. It was not planned, no one, including my mother knew she was coming, as she was a surprise from my grandma!

My grandma had a friend who was looking to re-home Chloe, so she decided she would give my mom the one Christmas wish she'd always wanted and never received as a child - a puppy.

We don't know too much about Chloe's past, the only papers we have came from the shelter she'd been surrendered to dated December 1st, 2000, stating that she was a one year old Bichon named Munchkin (yes, I completely spearheaded the name change).

We had no idea what we were getting into the afternoon Chloe showed up and became a part of our lives; but I can honestly say that it is hard to imagine what our home would be like without her. And as for the tree farm photos - we'd just gotten home with our tree that Saturday in 2000, and so the following year we chose to celebrate Chloe on the same day we got our tree, and have done so ever since, our little Christmas Tree Dog.

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Jeans Joe's via saks off fifth similar
Brown Boots "Mullin Spice" Clarks via eBay
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's
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  1. Happy birthday Chloe! How wonderful that she came into your lives via your grandma! She's definitely in the right former family!

  2. Happy birthday, Chloe! What a long and full life she has lived with your family. I always love seeing her in photos, because she just has so much personality - and obviously a mind that is all her own, considering she absolutely refuses to pose (unless you manage to catch her sleeping!) Although I've never actually had a pet who lived with me, I do know how animals, at least the right animals, have a way of making themselves a permanent part of your life - I can't imagine our year in Paris without the neighbour's cat constantly sneaking upstairs to visit us. He was a source of endless frustration to our landlords, who didn't get along with the neighbour, but for us, he was part of everyday Paris life, a life that would have been different without him in it.

  3. Your dog is so cute! Happy birthday Chloe! Also love your vest.

  4. Ah, that's such a beautiful story. My cats are now 17 and 16 respectively and I just can't imagine my house and family without them.

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  5. Such a cute tradition! Happy Birthday Chloe!!! :D

  6. What a wonderful story. Chloe is cute and has a wonderful life with your family. Happy Birthday to Chloe.

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  7. 19!?! Oh my gosh! Happy Birthday Chloe! I love the color of your vest :)

  8. What an amazing story about Chloe! She looks amazing for 19! Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday Chloe!! She is the cutest and she seriously looks incredible!! Isn't it amazing how pets become part of the family! They are an amazing addition!


  10. Oh that last photo of everyone is so sweet! She is such a cute dog and I didn't know her backstory, thanks for sharing! She is adorable and I hope you get many more Christmases with her!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! My last week at work before the Christmas holidays and I am so excited! :)

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  11. Happy birthday to Chloe. How wonderful that she is part of your family. Our pets really are such a joy to us! And it's so incredible that you've had her for so long...obviously she is well taken care of and loved!!

  12. Aww Happy Birthday Chloe!! She is so cute!


  13. Such a cute story and such a cute birthday girl! We are so lucky to have animals in our lives!!


  14. Aw! What a little sweetheart! I love these photos! Happy Birthday Chloe!

  15. First of all, how cute is that photo with your coordinating plaids? What a pretty family :) And happy birthday Chloe!! 19! What a sweetie. My dog turned 11 this year, which is pretty old for a dog her size. We're not great about celebrating her birthday though, poor girl. :)

  16. OMG! That is amazing! This is so cute with the matching plaids! Your family is adorable and so is Chloe! Happy 19th, Chloe!

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  17. Sounds like she has been such a special addition to your family! I love hearing more about her history.

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  18. What a blessing to have her around for so many years :) I love it when i see her in pictures, always makes me smile.
    I had no idea that she had a "previous" life, but she was truly a lucky pup to make it into your home.

  19. Nice blog. Dear do you know , your smile is very beautiful <3



  20. Chloe is such a cute and beautiful dog!

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  21. How lucky you are to have had her for so long!! Happy birthday Chloe!

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  22. Oh my gosh what a sweet girl! And I love your outfit!

  23. LOVE that ring! Happy Birthday Chloe!

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  24. Wow that is such a good story! How neat that she has been with your family for so long. It's such a fun way to celebrate how you got her with the trees!


  25. Your pooch is super adorable dear! Happiest Birthday Chloe!

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  26. aww happy birthday to chloe!! love these pics!