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"More fair than thoughts of Mortal Men"

Originally uploaded by Dr.Amy
Happy birthday to the_cornettist 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 2009!

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 a picture I took of the birthday girl just a couple of days ago:

Virginia in the Sunbeam

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.


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Jan. 3rd, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to the most beautiful Boston Terrier and the most loved "granddog" in the world!! Wishing you warm sunbeams and sending many hugs!!!
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
She sends you warm and wet kisses with her thanks and love. :)
Jan. 3rd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Lacey sends happy and waggy birthday greetings to Virgina.
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Aw, happy and waggy are the best kinds of greetings! :) Give Lacey some good ear scratches for us, please.
(no subject) - nakeisha - Jan. 10th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 3rd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Virginia!

And hee! Your icon!

I have a sudden urge now to sit around all day and watch all the Extended Versions of the movies. *sigh* Can't do it, but it'd be nice, huh?
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! Virginia thanks you. :)

And I'm so glad you like the icon. It's the genius work of curtana.

I could go for one of those extended version marathons myself, as a matter of fact!
Jan. 3rd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Aww, Virginia is so adorable! And what a perfect day she picked to be born. :) Happy Birthday to her and the Professor!
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) I think she planned her birth date very carefully. Good taste, our pup has! ;)
Jan. 3rd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wish! And here's wishing Virginia a Happy 7th birthday with many more to come!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a great one! Virginia thanks you for the birthday wishes, as well. :)
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Your icon! *bows before the Great and Powerful Birthday Girl Virginia* <3
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! I have curtana to thank for the icon - and Virginia, of course, just for being herself (or should I say herself the elf?). *winks*
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Virginia :)
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
She thanks you! :) She had a great one. There were cheese treats and everything.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
That icon is adorable! Hee! Happy birthday to the elven queen dog!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks! The icon is the magic work of curtana.

The elven queen dog thanks you for your good wishes!
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
The photo you featured (on the bed), in particular, is gorgeous. Reminds me of a John Singer Sargent painting (e.g., Madame X). Lovely dog!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind words! That makes my day. Virginia is an amazing model - very patient, as long as she knows she gets treats when the picture taking is through. ;)
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for my birthday wishes. Wishing my canine twin, Virginia, a very happy birthday too *sends dog friendly cake*
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Virginia thanks you for the good wishes and virtual treat. :) What excellent taste you two showed to be born on the same day. *g*
Jan. 3rd, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I can't believe how well that doggy photographs... Why aren't you making money off her?

Hippo Birdie two Ewes, Virginia!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :) You know, I realize I'm horribly biased, but I do think she's gorgeous. And the sweetness and thoughtfulness in her face is matched by her personality.

I make a new calendar every year for my family and my husband's family just using her pictures. Maybe someday I might post one and see if there's any interest from anyone else. Goodness knows Bostons are popular right now! But ack - would that make me a "stage mother"? *wink*
Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Today is also my mom's birthday, and when she was young, she had a Boston terrier. ^_^

Happy Birthday, Virginia!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Aw, I hope your mother had a wonderful birthday! She's further proof that Bostons are somehow related to all good things in the world. :)

Virginia thanks you for the good wishes. She had a great birthday - cheese treats and everything.
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to one and all!!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Many thanks! I hope your new year and semester are off to a terrific start.
Jan. 4th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)

i still always think of you when i hear 'meet virginia'. hope your birthday brought many treats and lots of snuggles and toys!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Aw!!! :) Virginia sends her thanks and wet kisses for you. :)
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and for the cupcake, too! And many happy returns of the day to Virginia!
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a great one! Virginia did, and she thanks you for your good wishes. :)
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