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Much to Celebrate!

Happy birthday to milkybarbiatch and early birthday to gilda_elise and gryphonrhi. May all three of you have a wonderful birthday, a fabulous year, and many more to come!


Today also is the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of 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 2008. Thank you, Professor, for your words!


Last but definitely not least, happy 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 picture with which she won the title of Cutest Pet of 2007 at Lenoir-Rhyne College; they added the crown to the photo after she won, and then they hung it in the Student Center for the entire fall semester.

Virginia #1

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 songs (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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gilda_elise
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to milkibarbiatch and early birthday to gilda_elise and gryphonrhi. May all three of you have a wonderful birthday, a fabulous year, and many more to come!

Thanks! And I'm counting on the many more. ;-)

Last but definitely not least, happy 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 picture with which she won the title of Cutest Pet of 2007 at Lenoir-Rhyne College; they added the crown to the photo after she won, and then they hung it in the Student Center for the entire fall semester.


Congratulations to Virginia! And to her owner, of course. I checked out the other pictures. I especially liked the ones of her on your porch. Such a great background!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
I hope your birthday is a fantastic one! Thanks for the congrats to Virginia, and for checking out her other pictures. She quite delights in being our model, so we take advantage of her patience at every opportunity and snap photos. :)
green_key
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting in a class right now and nearly lost it over this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8462000@N06/519725255/in/set-72157600281072815/

::cackles madly - as quietly as possible::
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! I was holding my breath on that one, just praying I'd caught her tongue and trying not to laugh and shake the camera. Poor Santa, he didn't appreciate the peril he was in... ;) Thanks for looking!
louise_bohmer
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
She is truly adorable! :D Happy Birthday, Virginia! May it be a lovely day for a lovely pup.

Louise xox
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! She sends wet Boston terrier kisses in your direction. :)
estellye
Jan. 4th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
An auspicious birthday to be shared by so many singular individuals! I love Virginia's crown! I guess they understood that royalty should be properly adorned. ;)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 4th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
An auspicious birthday indeed!

LOL. Thanks so much. I took her to campus recently to walk around and play in the leaves, and she did a little extra strutting; I think it was because she knew she had been crowned in her picture. ;)
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