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Malori at Harris Beach by TeaPhotography Malori at Harris Beach by TeaPhotography
:party: CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Birthday to Malori !
our family Beagle, who MADE it to 14 years old, [on October 11th] ! :phew:
:cake::cake::cake: [she gets lots of cake, cause that's all she would care about anyway, IF she really did get cake! ;) ]

Her official Birthday portrait, that I took specifically for her upcoming B-DAY, was just uploaded, HERE:
:pointr: [link] :heart:

These were from a slightly more recent shoot, when we took her with us on the recent trip we had to take to check out a place we were researching. :aww:
I'm glad we took her, because I didn't want the pet-sitter to be responsible for her new medications [see below for her illness] AND because, it had been a VERY LONG TIME since Malori spent time at the beach, and she really enjoyed herself so much! And I don't know when she'll do it again, and who knows IF it may've been her last. :hmm:
So these were some GREAT MOMENTS. :heart:

A long time ago, when it seems I was still just a "kid" and I only had one dog as a pet, Canela Bella, a seemingly mix of perhaps Beagle and Terrier [probably Jack-Russel-ish or sorts]
the one that was rescued as a stray pup off the streets,

I decided that because she, Canela, needed MUCH attention, that she needed a companion, and as a very YOUNG child, the kind that lives at home during elementary school years, and one whose school had SNOOPY for a mascot, and therefore was SNOOPY obsessed ever since, decided to seek out a Beagle [the only time I've ever had a non-rescue animal in my actual "adult" on-my-own years].

But when I got to the place I found it was sort of like rescuing her, in a way, the whole litter was flea infested, and UGH, it was really a sad situation, and Malori was the runt with a bent tail at the tip, and so I had to have her.

Canela Bella who passed on at our approximation of 4 years and 4 months old, one year ago from this past September, always like people best, but Malori's favourite when we got her, was always Canela...

Since Canela's been gone for just over a year now, she's grown more needy and cuddly, but she's always been a good dog in a lot of ways, if not stubborn and with a lot of wild stories.
She's stereotypical like a cat, in the "NINE LIVES" sort of way, since she's had so many traumatic things happen to her due to her immense curiosity, and that intense Beagle nose of hers!

Like the time she got stung by a bee as a puppy, and we learned quite fast that she's deathly allergic of bees, and her whole little body swelled around her head and you could not even see her face, but amazingly we got to the vet in time to save her life, but she could have died.

And the time she got a foxtail stuck WAY up her nose so far it was bleeding and bleeding and fox tails just do NOT go the other direction at all... and hence she needed immediate surgery...

And the time she hate half of a chocolate cake, in the 30 SECONDS we turned around, [NOTE: it only takes 30 seconds for a Beagle to do such things! :faint: ] and was deathly ill soon after...

And then the worst, she ate rat poison, [don't ask, suuuper long story as to why there was even rat poison! :( ] and it was the weekend, no available vet, but a vet helped us save her life over the phone, as we induced vomiting ourselves with hydrogen peroxide! :no:

Yes, well I could go on.. but, yes, NINE LIVES! :nod:

So, well, in July she has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure- I knew she was having some different symptoms, and yet I felt so surprised by the vet's diagnosis! :sniff:
Soon after she had to have A LOT of her teeth pulled due to infections in her mouth- [she struggled all her life with poor gums and teeth, despite our care of them, no people food and only dry food, but the dentist said even in animals, they get bad genes in the dental area!]

She did well with such a big surgery, and then she's on two medications with for the Congestive Heart Failure, everyday.
She seems to do a little better, for now, and so we just ENJOY EVERY MOMENT WE HAVE LEFT WITH HER! :heart: :heart: :heart:

She still loves car rides, and going on walks, very much.
And I can't believe she is so tolerant of the cats! :D
She really is very amazing. :w00t:

More of Malori:

:bulletorange: [link]
An old one of Malori and me together. ;)

[Sorry long, but hey, I've known this dog a LOOONG time! :lol: ]


[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]

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Peggylovedolls Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
wow what a beautiful beach! I would love to be able to go to a beach like that... :) amazing picture!
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Malori :cake:
I bet she had a wonderful time on that walk :hug:
mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Photographer
Can't believe I've missed her birthday by this much! Happy Belated Little Sweet One! And, an almost Happy Birthday to you, too, Tea! Just in case I'm not able to be on here tomorrow, I'll go ahead and wish you a great day right now. Hope it's as wonderful as you are! :hug:
Miarath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   General Artist
Looks wonderful -- and like a great walk to do, too. :)
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I had not realized it was your Malori! Lovely image, Tea! :love:
gold-rose Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to Malori :cake:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday Malori ! :love:
CraigJonathonHill Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting choice of framing for this, and it really works ^_^ I love it
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you do like it! :w00t:
Cool. :aww:
LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot! :aww:

It must be fun, beeing a dog and taking a walk at the beach! I wish I could experience this! :giggle:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Why thank you so very much! :hug:

Most dogs LOVE the beach from what I have been able to tell!

Of course what I can tell from are the dogs that are AT THE BEACH, loving it. :giggle:

Now our other dog, Canela, who had past away a year ago from just this last month of September, did NOT like the beach so much...

because she was so much more of a finicky dog about everything... she did not like getting uncomfortable to have to experience new things. She did not like getting her feet wet ever, she did not like being cold, [and usually whenever I've been at the beach it's cold] and she did not like the feel of sand in her toes...

silly doggie! Very different from Malori, who doesn't care about being dirty, wet, cold, etc.
LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe! :giggle:
I also met dogs with so much different personalities, it's really interesting and amazing to watch them, how they behave!

I experienced something funny at the shelter, too:
I was washing the dishes in the kitchen and Jack, a huge Great Dane, he was such a nice guy, he would enjoy being cuddled for hours! But he also was such a crybaby! When I put a mug under the water dap, one tiny drop flew onto his head, and he was looking at me, like he wanted to say: 'Oh god! Quickly call an emergency I got totally wet, I will die!!' It was really difficult for him to find a new home, because he is so HUGE, but he found a nice old lady, who cuddles him as much as he wants! :aww:
Maleijn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I guess you will never be bored with such a dog! I think she has a very good home with you.
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh there could be no truer statement! :lol:
Thank you for a very kind comment, we have loved sharing our home with her. :heart:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
(((malori)) hehe lovely
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh thank you! She loved being there. :boogie:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dogs LOVE beaches.. :hug:
hikarisoulmanga Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
adored this shot.. reminds me about walking my dog but she never wants to walk with me(in a slow matter-_-').. she likes scurrying around..and it's very difficult to catch her..

happy b-day to you malori!

she's already 14 O_o whoa..
hope she feels better..:pray:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Why, thank you! :hug:
Wellll, I understand you here... but notice Malori IS on a leash, she would be ALL OVER THE BEACH if she was not on a leash, because her nose would take her here and there and WAY OVER THERE, and even though she could hear us, AND understand us, she cannot obey us very well, because her NOSE is stronger than ANYTHING ELSE IN HER WORLD. :giggle:

She needs a leash on every walk. It's just how it is. She walks pretty well on a leash.

hikarisoulmanga Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
XD that's a nice advice although my dog is too energetic and when she's on the leash.. she just chew it! XD even though i see your point she likes freedom and she's stronger than me even though she's small :laughing:
maybe i don't have the hand to hold her on a leash... ^^;
awjay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
great shot.... and a happy birthday..
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
I will pass on the wishes, she will like that. ;)
awjay Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so amazing! Happy BDay to her :party:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:aww: Thank you Philippe! :hug:
She is amazing. :)
philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All my pleasure, Tea :rose:
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