A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

Read Pascal Inard's full bibliography here with list of all published and forthcoming work.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The best birthday present !

Anais had a beautiful 18th birthday.

Do you know what was her best present ? It was Ollie ! She had always dreamed of having a Papillon, but when Ollie came into our lives, we couldn't put him in a box until her birthday, so we put him in a box (but not for long, he didn't really want to stay) to celebrate her birthday.

I wanted to join in the fun :

And so Did Amelie and Matthew :

I would have loved to have this cake; it won second prize at the Royal Melbourne Show, but I think it should have won first prize !

Dad says I'm going to need to have a lot of patience; but what is it ?

This book says that patience is "an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay."
That sounds a bit hard for me, but why do I need it ?
Well it turns out the printer rang today and said the binder used the wrong glue for our book "Paw Steps to Happiness" and the glue he is going to use takes 3 days to dry. I think my friends are going to need it too, but I'm sure they prefer having a book where the pages don't fall out !

Be Kind to Animals Week is an initiative of Edgar's Mission, a farm sanctuary in Kilmore, Victoria which currently cares for over 200 rescued animals.

This week was launched to:
"Honour the animals of this world that have stood by us; who have been loyal, loving, and protective of their human friends.
Inspire people to create change to make this world a better place for animals
Educate and promote awareness of some of the issues faced by animals in our community
Encourage kindness to all animals - including humans and promote awareness of some of the issues faced by animals in our community."

What a great idea ! Unfortunately we only found about it today and it ends tomorrow, but we think every week should be like that.

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams


Unknown said...

awww very sweet story - thank you for sharing her birthday with us! That cake is awesome!

the booker man said...

happy happy 18th birthday to miss anais!!! :)
yuppers, i'd definitely woof that ollie was a pretty super good birthday pressie! the pictures of him in the pressie box with his pawty hat on are too cutesies! oh, and i loooove that westie cake!

the booker man

Daisy said...

What a wonderful birthday! Ollie is the best present, ever!

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos What a great present, and that cake was awesome!!!!!!!
Mom teaches at doggie school and she is always having to remind the humans about patience too!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cake looks really pawesome!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

K9 Katastrophie said...



Maggie Mae and Max said...

Happy Birfday to Anais!

What wunderful pictures from da pawty!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays to Miss Anais! What a great present!


George The Lad said...

Happy Birthday Anais, loved looking at the photos
See Yea George xxx

Oskar said...

What a beautiful Anais & a beautiful family! I hope this is her best year ever.

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday to Anais! Gosh, she's so pretty and looks so happy with her Most Wonderful celebration! Specially her Ollie-present!

I know that patience is very much hard but I s'pose it's good to practice. I will try very hard to practice my patiences!

Wiggles & Wags,

3 doxies said...

HAPPY BIRFDAY to da beautiful Anais...what a milestone of a birfday too
Dat cake is da coolest thing evers. I bet it tastes good...I likes cake.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Anais!

Looks like it was a yummy cake!

Looks like the book will be better than ever! No worries!

woo woos, Tessa

Candylei said...

Happy Belated Barkday! I love the westie cake too and your quilt on the wall. You have a beautiful family!

Lorenza said...

Pawesome present for Anais!
Happy Birthday to her!
Kisses and hugs

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee Birthday kid. Cute gift, Ollie..BOL
Benny & Lily

Scooter said...

Happy Birthday to Anais,
I am sure she was happy to get Ollie and is still happy now. You all look so good. Hope she had a great b-day


Wyatt said...

Happy 18th Birthday Anais! I'd say Ollie was a pretty good present!


Bocci said...

Happy 18th Birthday to Anais! Looks like you all had a great time!
And thanks for those quotes about patience-that's what Parental Unit needs to practice the most...

Patrice said...

I have an award for you over at my blog. I have two favorite doggie bloggers, and you're one of them (Ollie too of course). You can pass the award on or just place it on your blog and enjoy it.
Happy Birthday to Anais.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Anais! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family!

Honey the Great Dane

Diana Chiew said...

We wish Anais a very Happy Birthday! Ollie is the best birthday present.

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