Ode to Derby

Derby Throughout the Years...

{this is the day I brought Derby home. One of the happiest days of my life =) }
{look how tiny he is}

{giving mom kisses}
{cuddling with his pet dolphin}

{derby is always prepared}

{the day the groomer went a little scissor happy}
{he's comfortable enough with his manhood to rock pink}
{loves of my life}

{a video of derby's first birthday. If you look carefully, you can spot baby Burger in the background}

This Saturday marks 5 wonderful years of having Derby in my life. The minute I laid my eyes on him, I was in love. This little guy has always been there for me. He kept me company throughout my lonely senior year of college after all my friends had graduated, and comforted me through my mom's illness and passing. I can always count on him for unconditional love and unlimited kisses. Oh, and not to forget how intelligent this little booger is (he thinks like a human), which always makes for good entertainment. I couldn't ask for a better furry baby.

Happy Birthday Derby!

I hope I can show you as much love as you've given me by taking the best possible care of you.

Always and Forver,



  1. Awwww.... hi Derby! You are so adorable. be good always! =)

  2. That's so sweet! He really is a cutie. I am eagerly awaiting the day when I have a lease that allows me a puppy of my own. =)

  3. Could I please come and cuddle Derby? He's the cutest -- especially in his cute yellow rainjacket and hat. Happy birthday to him!

  4. Love it! Happy Birthday Derby! Auntie Alaina loves you!

  5. hahhaha.

    happy birthday derby. What a cute cute dog. I love him, especially with his silly cistumes. Wish i can dress koffy like that too. Koffy's so hard to photograph. He's always moving and once he saw the camera he's very shy.
    i love your floral skirt.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  6. Happy birthday Derby... he is so adorable... such a lovely tribute Melissa. Happy weekend! xoxo

  7. He looks so very cute!!! I really love your outfit in the photos too!

  8. What a sweet, sweet doggy you have. Pets really do provide unconditional love and they're one of the things that makes life so amazing!

  9. Pets are the best.. they're part of the family.. Derby is such a cutie! Happy Belated Birthday Derby!!

    xx Love & Aloha.

    p.s. What kind of dog is Derby? We have a Maltipoo name Pooma :)


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