It’s My Birthday! (I think . . .)

I’ve been hearing my humans talking about “celebrating Lola’s birthday” today. I don’t remember being born, nor do I remember much about being a puppy. And, I don’t think my humans know what day I was born either. They just picked a day and are guessing that I’m about three years old. I heard them say something about being “adopted” on this day last year. . . I’m not sure what that means.

I do remember, however, being so very pregnant and hungry. That must not have been a good thing, because somehow I landed in a cage in a noisy, concrete building called a “shelter” in a place named “West Virginia.” That was more than a year ago, in April of 2010. Since that time a LOT of things have happened – some good, some not so good, and some absolutely terrific!

Like today, for instance, everyone is paying attention to me and speaking in happy, excited voices. Oh look! My lady human, Dee, is walking towards me with her arms just full of things! I don’t know what they are . . .  they’re all wrapped up in this light, fluffy paper. Oh! She’s putting everything down on the floor and calling my name!

Pardon me for a moment . . . . sniff, sniff, sniff . . . . oh, boy! Something smells so very good over there. If this is what “celebrating my birthday” is all about, I think I’m gonna really like it.

I’m going to go see what’s on the floor now, but you’ll be hearing from me again. I have so many stories to tell . . . and, I keep hearing my humans say, “Lola, you have a special purpose and lots of work to do!”

I wonder what that means . . . . Guess I’ll find out soon.

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As one of the founding members of, Lola has more than six years of experience in her role as Senior Spokespup. Lola hails from West Virginia and was rescued by S&L Animal Rescue in April 2010. Her constantly wagging tail, sweet disposition and AKC Canine Good Citizen certification make her perfect for the job!


  1. LOL Dee! Poor Lola..she looks absolutely like saying: ” This dumb human lady, Dee, she thinks I’m human too! Look at this dumb picture of me with a thing on my head…wth is this thing anyway! Well back to the goodies on the floor” SPAY & NEUTER!
    Happy Birthday Lola!

    • Yes, she was absolutely awesome for the photo shoot (which only took about 10 minutes) and sat very patiently while I snapped away! Almost like she was thinking, “Here she goes again – first Christmas with the antlers, then Easter with the bunny ears, now this . . . hmmm, there must be some reason she keeps doin’ it.” hehe

  2. Happy Birthday Lola Bean! I just know if I was to walk in the door, you’d simply shower me with kisses sooo…right back at ya! It seems like a lifetime ago that you were in our care but you are in our hearts forever.

    • You’re in my heart, too! For the first time in my life, I was well fed and felt safe in your house. You took such good care of me and my puppies – I will never forget you, my first foster family!

  3. You are not only a VERY lucky girl but you have brought a very lot of joy and hope to many, many ,humans and canines.

  4. Thank you, Lola, for being my foster sister before I found my forever family. I don’t know my real birthday either, but my humans celebrate my “birthday” in August and my gotcha day in January. I get two celebrations! Enjoy your birthday and hope your humans spoil you rotten!

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