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A day to celebrate!

Today is the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Hobbits and Dwarves and Elves and all of Middle-earth, who was born this day in 1892. I hope everyone will participate in The Tolkien Society's International Birthday Toast for 2012!


Happy tenth birthday to The Shire's Virginia Lórien, a.k.a. Virginia, the world's most beautiful Boston terrier and our very best friend, who was born this day in 2002. We love you, Sweetheart!

Here is the birthday girl:

Virginia in her Slytherin gear


You can see more pictures of Virginia here.


The quote for the day is from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien, and one of Virginia's favorite verses (because, after all, it mentions part of her name):

"Gandalf's Song of Lórien"

In Dwimordene, in Lórien
Seldom have walked the feet of Men,
Few mortal eyes have seen the light
That lies there ever, long and bright.
Galadriel! Galadriel!
Clear is the water of your well;
White is the star in your white hand;
Unmarred, unstained is leaf and land
In Dwimordene, in Lórien
More fair than thoughts of Mortal Men.

Comments

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alivion
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
So Virginia is is exactly one century and one decade younger than Tolkien. Lucky girl :)

Edited at 2012-01-03 12:28 pm (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yay! Yes indeed. :) And we're lucky to have her in the family!
nakeisha
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
Lacey and I sent Happy Birthday wishes to Virginia!

*Cuddles her*
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, I thank you both - and so does Virginia! :)
belleferret
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
"The Professor and Virginia!"
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yay!
lizziebelle
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Aw, she thanks you and so do I! :)
saffronhouse
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Awww, Virginia! ( and her very fine sweater!)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
:D That's her very favorite sweater. (My mother made it for her "granddog.") Of course the Slytherin colors would be Virginia's favorite. LOL!
internet_sampo
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Aw, she thanks you and so do I!
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eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Aw, she thanks you - and so do I! :)
agameofthree
Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! She thanks you and so do I. :)
the_cornettist
Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to my canine twin :-)

Thank you for your early birthday wishes a couple of days ago :-)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, she thanks you! (And so do I...)

I hope yours was wonderful! *hugs you*
ankh_hpl
Jan. 3rd, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
Happy Decade Barkday, Virginia! Long may you thrive.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Aw, she thanks you! (And so do I. *g*)
syredronning
Jan. 3rd, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
*giggles* No wonder Virginia is the perfect dog for you!

Happy Birthday to her and Tolkien ♥
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! Seriously! She had excellent taste in choosing the day she was born. ;)

She thanks you, and so do I! And three cheers for Tolkien!
penfold_x
Jan. 4th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Ah, Virginia is a Syltherin. I knew I felt a kinship.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! She has a Gryffindor sweater/scarf, too, but she's made it clear that the Slytherin is her favorite. ;)

Edited at 2012-01-04 01:32 pm (UTC)
amedia
Jan. 5th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
The Virginia icon with the Galadriel quote made me giggle uncontrollably! And she has such wonderful "presence" in her photos.

I shared both icon and photo with TODS who recognized her instantly from the Christmas card and said, "She must be quite a dog!"
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! The lovely curtana made that Galadriel-quote icon for me, and it never fails to make my day when I look at it. ;)

I shared both icon and photo with TODS who recognized her instantly from the Christmas card and said, "She must be quite a dog!"

LOL! How sweet! She is our little sweetheart, that's for sure. We just adore her. And she's such a good little model; when I pull out the camera, she automatically starts to pose. ;)
amedia
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
He was also impressed with how well she wears her costume! He grew up with a couple of dogs (sequentially) but I don't think either of them was very cooperative about costuming.

We would love to have a dog, but we're just not home enough. (We love visiting our friends who have dogs, to get our "doggie fix"!) We do have a cat who loves to pose--a friend of mine who fosters a lot of kitties says it's a breed characteristic (from his appearance and personality we think he's mostly Oriental Shorthair, although he was a rescue kitty so it's really anyone's guess). Our other kitty has no interest in posing whatsoever, but what she lacks in elegance she makes up for in fluff.


Vienne (mostly fluff) and Pom (who knows he's pretty)

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