8 years ago today. I remember like it was yesterday!

April 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Birthday Lovers!  Yes, it is our darling Shimlettes birthday.  She is 8 years old and I can hardly believe it.  As many of you know she was little first born!  That does not surprise me in the least.  I wanted to share this photo of her hours after she was born.

It is a massive image.  If you click the pic it is about the same size she was at that time.


Wonder howl many times that snooter has been kissed in 8 years?

Luckily, I pay for a top tier hosting package from my website provider so I can take up as much space as I want!  This picture is worth every penny!  hehehe

Of course I will be posting her 8 year old birthday pics later today.  We have 2 favorites.  I would love to know which one you like better.  I will choose mine also.

EMMA WANDA RUDERT – AKA – EARLY MORNING MISTY AIR (Named by Grandpa after her Mom, Dawn’s First Light.)

More loving our big 8 year old later….Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. The Grandma
    April 21st, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday to my Emma who is much loved and such a joy to have around.

  2. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    April 21st, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet Emma! Have a great day with much love and many treats!! Can’t wait to see your pictures. My oh my your ears have grown in 8 years.

  3. Gabrielle
    April 21st, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    Dear Little Emma,

    Happy Birthday to Early Morning Misty Air with all my love to you! You are the best little girl and you are so much loved!!!

  4. Candy and Bailey
    April 21st, 2012 | 6:08 pm


  5. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    April 22nd, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Nothing is more cute than pink noses and paws. I can smell the puppy breath! Such a sweet pretty girl.


  6. April 22nd, 2012 | 9:28 pm

    Happy Birthday

    Stop on by for a visit

  7. Mary
    April 22nd, 2012 | 9:31 pm

    Happy belated birthday to the baroooootiful Emma! I can’t believe how tiny she is in this photo–impossibly adorable!!

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  8. MaureenandSlinky
    April 23rd, 2012 | 10:11 am

    I love the photo of her in the crib, that is my favorite baby picture of her. Emma looks like a soft cloud. I hope Emma has completely recovered from her liver problem, and can indulge in all kinds of special treats.

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