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Today is April 1st and it’s no joke, today is Lyla’s 8th birthday!

Happy 8th Birthday Lyla!

I did consider writing an article today announcing that I was quitting the blogging business but I just couldn’t. For one thing, I do not like sensationalism. Another reason is why would I want to overshadow my lovely Lyla’s special day with such silliness. Granted it is April 1st, a day known for silliness, but today is also a sad day for me. 

April 1st is the day I lost my first child at 6 months of pregnancy. That was decades ago and I have healed but I just was never one for pulling April 1st pranks. I have attempted a few here and there, but I am not great at planning them, let alone executing a good one!

With all that said, when she came into my life, having an April 1st birthday, she brought back the joy of April 1st for me.

If you are not familiar with my little sweetie yet please check out her Pet Profile and learn more about her.

Lyla is my sidekick. She is with me all day while I work. This bundle of cuddles also keeps me on my toes! It is amazing how pets can help keep you aware of the time! She never lets me forget my schedule because she knows when it is time for her medicine, time to go outside, and what time her GrandpaDaddy is due home.

Lyla is actually my Granddog, but when my daughter moved out, she was used to her home here with us. So she stayed with us. That is why I am known to her as GrandmaMommy, and my husband is GranpaDaddy.

I know that many of you have commented on Lyla’s work before and she appreciates all the love she gets on the blog.

Last year she enjoyed a spa day treatment. This year Lyla and I will be taking it easy at home making puppy pops!

Today Lyla Is 8

When I was having my new logo and header for the blog created I wanted to include all of my furkids but that would have been a bit busy since there are four of them. It was decided that only one pet would be included. We all know who that ended up being!

Since it is April Fools Day I will leave you with a few jokes. It is the best I can do since I am not good with tricks.

What did the dog who sat on sandpaper say?


What do you call a cold dog?

A Pupsicle

Why did the dog cross the road?

To get to the barking lot! 

Alright now that you are all done BOLing (barking out loud for those of you who do not speak pup), I will simply close this with saying once again Happy Birthday Lyla!

You are so loved! Your GrandmaMommy.

Please leave a comment for her. She truly does appreciate the flattery!



  1. April 1, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    WAUWUFFRRRRUFFFF!! (Happy bday!) Give Lyla a treat from me…

  2. April 2, 2017 / 7:18 am

    Lyla is beautiful! I hope she had a super amazing birthday and got lots of doggy treats!

    • April 2, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you Jeanette! She sure did get plenty of yummy treats. We even bought her some new treats she devoured.

  3. April 2, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Haha!! I love those kind of jokes. Happy Birthday Miss Lyla. What a sweet pup you are. I sure do miss my Ernest and his company.

    • April 2, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you Tammy! LOL I like those jokes too because they are short enough that even if they do disappoint you didn’t waste 5 minutes waiting for the punch line haha!

      Thank you Lyla had a great birthday! I am so very sorry Ernest is no longer with you. 🙁 We lost 4 pets in the past 2 years. Ernest was such a gorgeous dog and I just read on your blog how he loved to lick bubbles! LOL what a character!

      I love your blog by the way! I need to read all of your gardening tips!

      Thank you for wishing Lyla a happy birthday.


    • April 2, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie! Pound pups are the best! What would we do without our pets!?

  4. Victoria Heckstall
    April 2, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Lyla is totally adorable! I love her and I wanna give her a warm hug and kisses!! Happy Birthday to you Lyla, I wish I also have a sidekick cute like Lyla.

    • April 2, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      That is so sweet Victoria! I will go give her bunches of hugs and kisses for you. Please do the same for your little furbaby for me. XO

  5. April 2, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Lyla looks happy and well cared for. Our best wishes to her and her blogging buddy. We would love to read more about Miss Lyla.

    • April 2, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much. Lyla and I truly appreciate that. Stay tuned Lyla appears on the blog almost every week. Feel free to explore around for more wonderful posts about Lyla including her Pet Profile.

  6. Taty Pradilla
    April 2, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Lyla!! Congratulations on being 8 years young!

  7. Elizabeth O.
    April 3, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Happy 8th birthday to this charming little one! It’s so amazing what animals bring to our homes, aside from the cuteness, there’s just so much love!

    • April 3, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      SO much love indeed – unconditional. Thank you for wishing Lyla a happy birthday. She had a great day.

  8. April 3, 2017 / 4:14 am

    oh my word so cute indeed and a happy birthday to you furry friend hope you were spoilt and had an amazing day

    • April 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      She was spoiled rotten! She usually is but even more so for her bday. Thank you for the wishes.

  9. April 3, 2017 / 6:24 am

    Lyla is so adorable! Happy birthday lyla!

  10. MaryAnne
    April 3, 2017 / 6:58 am

    happy birthday! I am sure you enjoyed your birthday party so much!

    • April 3, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      She sure did! She was even more spoiled than usual. Thank you so much for the bday wishes!

  11. April 3, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Cute cute cute puppy. I love my dog. He is my buddy too. I also have a big cat that is always sitting on me. Pets are so fun to have.

    • April 3, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      I could not live without animals in my life! We have 3 cats as well and I love them dearly too. Give your furbabies some cuddles for me please.

  12. Ruth I.
    April 4, 2017 / 5:36 am

    The jokes are funny 😉 Happy birthday to Lyla, she is adorable 🙂

  13. April 4, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Awwww what a cute fur baby!!!! happy birthday!!!!!!! Hope Lyla had a fabulous day!!!

  14. Leigh Anne Borders
    April 5, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Happy birthday to your sweet furry friend:) We have pets too and we love to celebrate them as well:)

    • April 5, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Awee give cuddles to yours for me and thank you for the birthday wishes!

  15. April 19, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Happy belated 8th birthday Lyla! You are a gorgeous girl who deserves the attention!

    • April 19, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Awee thank you! It is NEVER too late to say happy birthday! For that Lyla will get an extra treat tonight thanks to you. XOX

    • April 20, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Aweee Happy belated birthday to you too!!! She gobbled them all up! I need to make more!

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