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An auspicious day!

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. You're invited to participate in The Tolkien Society's International Birthday Toast for 2015!

Happy thirteenth 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 May 2014


More pictures of Virginia are 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.

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
lizziebelle
Jan. 3rd, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
wellinghall
Jan. 3rd, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
vulpine137
Jan. 3rd, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Virginia :)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
savageseraph
Jan. 3rd, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Virginia!!!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
litlover12
Jan. 4th, 2015 12:46 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, dear Virginia!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
gilda_elise
Jan. 4th, 2015 11:59 am (UTC)
So Virginia shares a birthday with Tolkien. How wonderful is that! And she doesn't look a day over ten. *g* So Happy Birthday, Virginia! And to Mr. Tolkein, too.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
Isn't it perfect? We took her birthdate as proof that she was the girl for us. :)

Virginia and I thank you! :D And so, I'm sure, does Master Tolkien, wherever he is. (I'm betting he's in the library at Minas Tirith.)
ankh_hpl
Jan. 6th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday to one very elegant girl.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 6th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
Virginia and I thank you! :D
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