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February 11, 2009



What a beautiful little girl. Happy birthday Maggie!


HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE!!!! I hope you have a wonderful relaxing day and are blessed with many more:)


Awww Maggie You are so sweet and adorable! Happy Happy Birthday, and I hope you have many many more! Can you tell I am an animal lover? LoL! And what a cool give away-Maggie you are so chic! Hope you have a wonderful week~Smiles~Tam!


Happy Birthday Maggie May! We also have a Maggie Mae, Maltese. My husbands childhood dog was also a Doxie, named Daisy of the Kinderwee....whatever that means :) Have a fun birthday with lots of doggie treats and kisses. xo


happy birthday maggie! the picture of her as a baby is really cute!

Karen Greenfield

Happy Birthday, Maggie!! This is my daughter, Dinah's birthday also--she is 24 today and was born in the faraway hills of Bellevue, WA at 8:30 pm at night on a Monday....wish I could send a photo of Deege at 1 hour old but I am not computer savvy enough. Have a good day, Maggie, and a happy year ahead!!


Happy Birthday Maggie!!!!! And what a cute giveaway to celebrate the occasion. Have a wonderful Wednesday,

debi @ life in my studio

Happy Birthday, dear Maggie,
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Have a doggone great day!

Happy Birthday Maggie... I love your black and white check bow... you look stunning on your big day! Wishing you many more!


Aww, happy birthday Miss Maggie.
You are so beautiful and make me think of my furbaby who's now chasing squeaky toys in Heaven.
we're soo blessed to have you sweet creatures in our life


Happy Birthday, Maggie Mae! You're just a little bit older than my darling Doxie, Bailey. I'm sure that if she could speak, she would tell me that she wants to be there in sunny Florida with you to celebrate!


Happy Birthday sweet girl!
I too have a "Maggie", a cocker spaniel.
How empty would our lives be without our Maggies? Filling our hearts with so much love, joy and companionship enriches our wonderful lives so much more.


Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday, Dear Maggie!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Five years young! Maggie, you are a sweetie, and I hope you get lots and lots of special dog treats today and every day!


Sheila :-)


What a great post. A big Howl-o and Happy Birthday to Maggie. Have a wonderful day today!


Haapy Birthday Maggie. Hope you get pleanty of dog toys and treats.


Happy birthday, Maggie!! Make sure you snuggle up with you Mommy and wear a lovely hair bow to celebrate!!! :)


Happy Birthday Maggie...have a wonderful day!

What a nice give-away!



Happy Birthday Maggie! Love that little cupcake...and Kim, the red frame is perfect!


Happy Birthday to that sweet doggy :)




Happy Birthday Miss Maggie! That puppy picture is just the cutest! They become such a part of our lives, our families, our HEARTS. Hubby and I never had a dog until 3 years ago, we'd been married almost 24 years when we got her! Having no children, she is, of course, *our baby*. She has brought such joy to our lives, and I know that Maggie has done that for you.

I hope you both have a wonderful day!


Rosie's Whimsy

Happy Birthday, Maggie

from Rosie and Lucy (Rosie's mini Aussie)

You and Mommy sure have great taste in presents. Enjoy your special day!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Maggie!!! You are the sweetest!



Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Maggie! I know your day will be filled with sweet Daisy Cottage dreams!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

Happy Birthday Maggie! You are just so beautiful in your checked bow! I am wanting a dog....we are thinking really hard about getting one....really hard....

Lea Harper

Well first off, Happy Birthday Maggie!

And, second, PICK ME! PICK ME!

this is so much fun! thank you. You have made my day.

I hope Maggie and Mommy have a great day.



Happy Birthday sweet Maggie!


Happy Birthday!
We always celebrate our fur babies' birthdays. Have a great day Maggie.

KK [email protected]

cindy h

Oh my..wasn't she just a little cutie back then too. Our Maggie (a bassett hound) is 6 and will be in bed rest for 4 weeks because of a bulging disk!Gotta watch thse low to the ground doggies. We are feeling her pain as she lays in the kennel with those big sad eyes. Hope your day with Maggie is grand!
Cindy @ Happinest


Happy Birthday Maggie. What a sweet little Birthday girl you are!


Miles wishes Maggie a very Happy Birthday! ~ Robyn

Tina in Duluth

Happy Birthday Maggie!

So sweet of Mom to share your baby picture!

Sherri S

Happy Birthday Maggie! May your tail always wag in the sunshine of life! Oh how dogs fill our days with such unconditional love. Thanks for sharing your birthday and 'treats' with us. May you have many many more happy years in the Daisy Cottage.


Happy Birthday Maggie! Awwww, she's so cute!


Happy Birthday to you, darling Maggie. Wishing you the grandest day filled with lots of pets and doggie treats.

Rita Bush

Dear Kim,

What an adorable picture of our birthday girl Maggie May. She sure had my heart at first sight. Since I just lost my dear husband Jimmy in Dec. this is going to be sort of a sad Valentines Day for me,but at least I have my 75lb. german shepard,Jenny and if I am chosen for the wonderful giveaway it just might make this Valentines Day a special one because it would be from precious Maggie. Ido so love her and her loving Mom Kim.

Love& Happy Valentines Day,
Rita Bush


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE! Noodle (our shizpoo) and I wish you a wonderful day filled with kisses, hugs and lots of doggie treats.

When I was a little girl, I had a Doxie names "Schnapps"! He was an awesome dog.

Donna Tingle

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!!...hope your dreams are filled with running in sweet smelling fields and lots of rabbit chasing...I know you are your mama's best friend...I look forward to the Daisy Cottage blog every day just to get an update on you and your escapades...

Have a great Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Kiss on the nose...

Kelly Long

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!My doggies wish they could be there to celebrate with her, they love a good party, especially the snacks!
Hugs~Kelly, Lulu, Abbey & Tucker


Oh Maggie, Happy Birthday! Your puppy picture is so sweet. I hope you're spoiled silly today!

Diane Duda

Beautiful and generous! That's Maggie! :)
Happy Birthday, MM.


Happy Birthday Maggie From Texas


Happy Birthday, Sweet Maggie! I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering how your "itchies" were doing. By the way, I live in Washington...not far from where you were born. I think you were lucky to go all the way to sunny Florida and get away from all this NW rain.

I have a little Doxie named Ginger. She said to send lots of "licks" to you from her.

Tara and Roxie

My Chihuahua, Roxie wanted to tell Maggie an extra big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your extra treats, birthday girl!


Happy Birthday Maggie, and to the proud mama, Kim. Everything you do is so tastefully done. Maggie is a very lucky pooch to be loved so much. Have a wonderful day.


Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

& Our Sweet Snickers would Like to say Happy
Birthday Too! Woof Woof!!


Happy Birthday Maggie. Couldn't happen to a sweeter girl.


Happy Birthday Miss Maggie!
I hope many more doxie birthday's for you!


Happy Birthday Maggie!! You look gorgeous!

Much love,
Ricky and Lucy (Susan's big Airedale furbabies)


Happy BIrthday to Maggie! I wish I knew our "kids" birthdays, but they are all found. Thanks for entering me in your contest, Maggie!


Happy Birthday Maggie May. You're one lucky girl to be so loved and adored;) I love to see your picture here! xo to you and your mom on this very special day!


The happiest of birthdays to darling Maggie! She is definitely one photogenic doggie!

Pat@Back Porch Musings

Happy Birthday Maggie!

Love, Molly

Kelly (one half of DesignTies)

Lots of poochie birthday greetings from our pack to you, Maggie :-)

Squirt, Kylie, Jackson & Kelly (one of two humans in the pack :-) )

casey atkins

happy birthday maggie!

how precious!

i love her cutie bow.


Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Happy, happy birthday Maggie!!!!!

rachael s.

Happy Birthday sweet Maggie!!!

Rabecca G

Happy Birthday Maggie! We are celebrating a lot of birthdays at our house this month. Feb. is a great month for a birthday.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE! You are a lucky girl to have such a great mom and a beautiful home to live in. Hope you get some special doggy treats today and have a happy, happy birthday!!


Aww..she's a cutey!
Happiest of Birthdays Maggie.

janet Caldwell

Happy Birthday Maggie! You're the sweetest.

Rebecca Kriner and Tom Burke

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!


Happy Birthday Maggie! You have to be the most photogenic dog I know. Wow! I love everything you have put together for the giveaway. The aqua sweater is gorgeous and would be beautiful on Weezie.

Thanks for thinking of us for Valentines Day!



Dear sweet adorable, lovable, beautiful Miss Maggie May--I am wishing you a wonderful 5th birthday. May you have many, many more to come. I am singing Happy Birthday to you, and my boys are cocking their heads wondering what all the celebration is about. I love you to pieces! And your mama too!

Deborah Krall

"Gidget" my mini Collie & I both wish Maggie much happiness on her special day! Love your blog!

Bucks County, PA

Lauren King

OH, Maggie, you and I share a birthday week! Don't you love the Valentine's love and RED? Thanks for the contest and for brightening my day with your cuteness!


Happy Birthday Miss Maggie! How lovely you are. I hope your day is filled with yummy treats and cozy naps, and some crazy dachshund celebrating! Best wishes, Cass (and her Cavaliers Dion and Connie)

Lavender Dreamer

How sweet! Happy Birthday Maggie! This is such a sweet idea....THANK YOU!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

From our Maggie (yorkie) to your Maggie... Happy Birthday! Our Maggie is 15 years old and still giving and receiving so much love....we wish that for Daisy Cottage Maggie too! Funny, I was at my local grocery store Tuesday night and someone had posted pictures of puppies...just like your Maggie, for sale. I thought of your sweet Maggie!


Happy Birthday Maggie!! You look so beautiful!! I just love doxies! I have 2 here with me in Texas!

[email protected]


Happy Birthday sweet Maggie! What a generous heart you & your mama both have! Sending you many warm wishes!


Happy Birthday, Maggie. You look great for 5! Not a day over 3! Love your bow. Betsy and Rudy say hi. Mimi

Richele Drummond

Happy Birthday Maggie May from Sasha and Richele. We were suprised to hear that you are from Chehalis, we live in Shoreline presently. You are the same age as Sasha, so you share that too! Have a wonderful year. LOVE XOXO

Jenny S

Well! Happy Birthday Miss Maggie! My Miss Sky would love those bows for her hair! Being a siberian husky they might be a tad small....hehehe!! Please add me in, my furbaby will look great in that frame!!

Julie (Knitsational)

Happy Birthday to Maggie! And what a wonderful giveaway package. I'm crossing my fingers!


Happy Birthday Maggie!
From Sweet AbbyDog, Crazy DerbyDog and, of course, me (RachelHuman). Have a wonderful doggie day, beautiful girl.


Happy, happy birthday, Maggie. I just love this little dog. Her eyes just draw you into her soul.


I always knew Maggie was a sweetie, but that picture of her as a puppy, shows that she has always been a beauty!! Happy Birthday Maggie!


Happy Birthday Maggie! You are a sweetheart!
Hugs to you, Susan


Happy Birthday Maggie! My furbaby named Maggie will be celebrating her special day next month. Wishing her many doggie treats and loving lap naps!

laurie herring

Oh happy birthday honey bunny, you are a sweet little valentine. May you never ich this year, may you allways have sun shinng threw your window to curl up to,and may your momma always have a dog treat on had. Happy Happy Birthday Maggie May.
lotsa licks from Dago Dog, Miss Zoe, and kisses from Laurie Mae xoxox


Happy Birthday, Maggie!
May you have many more!!


HAPPY HAPPY Birthday MAGS! You're a sweet little doggie and we all love you!


Happy, Happy Birthday Maggie!!! What a lucky and wonderful dog...and so beautiful too :)

Caribou was born on February 15th...she would have been 11 this year - so I am happy to be able to celebrate a doggie birthday right now!


Wishing Miss Maggie a very Happy Day indeed!!


Happy Birthday to Maggie!

karla nathan

Happiest of days to little Maggie!


Happy Birthday, Maggie!!!!

Rachel Going

Happy birthday sweet Maggie! I'm so happy that you pose so prettily for your adorable mommy. I'm amazed that you would sit right there on the piano bench in your black checked bow, just like every good girl would. xo rachel

christy ennis

Happy Birthday Maggie! My name is Penny, I am a smooth haired black "tweenie dachsie" I was supposed to be a mini, but I am robust! My birthday is this month too! On Feb. 22 I will be six. I have an adopted sister "Lyndi" she is a red mini dachsie. We love each other! Please pick me for your giveaway and I promise I will share! Thanks, Penny (My Mom Christy typed for me} my paws are too fat!


Happy Birthday Maggie from Chip and me! And what a generous gift to offer on the occassion!
Doggie Kisses from Chip and hugs from me!


Happy Birthday Maggie. You are adorable! I love to see your beautiful bows and collars you have. I know you will have a wonderful Birthday :) You're giveaway is just wonderful!


Happy Birthday Maggie!!
I have never posted a comment before but I wanted to say that your blog is so inpsiring and I love your guest bath. It has been the inspiration for the TV room in my home. Love the giveaway!


Dearest Maggie,

What a lucky girl you are to have a family that loves you and celebrates your birthday not just today but everyday! We too have little ones at home and birthdays are quite special for our three chihuahuas.

Here is the birthday cake recipe loved by our babies, Moo, Peanut, and Tater:

Apple Crunch Doggy Cake
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup hot water
1 cup whole rolled oats
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup granola
Dog Cake Recipe Frosting
1/2 cup vegetable shortening16 ounces cream cheese, softened3 tablespoons carob powder divided1/2 cup carob chips, unsweetened1/4 teaspoon canola oil

Dog Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray and flour 9 inch square cake pan or desired mold shape such as a dog bone cake shape. Combine applesauce, water and rolled oats and let stand for fifteen minutes. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Transfer batter to prepared pan. (?the consistency will be thick.) Smooth and flatten batter using spatula. Bake cake until top is golden, about forty minutes. Cool for ten minutes. Cut around pan sides and remove. Cool cake completely on a cake rack before frosting.

Dog Cake Frosting
Beat vegetable shortening and cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. If making a dog bone cake, place 1/2 cup of mixture in a plastic sandwich bag. Blend 2 tablespoons carob powder into remainder of frosting until completely blended. Set aside 1/2 cup frosting. Spread remaining frosting over the cake, working down around sides.

Combine carob chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for one minute at 50 percent power (you are melting the chips, not cooking them) Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Transfer to plastic sandwich bag. Snip corner. Gently squeeze your dog's name onto cake. In small bowl, combine reserved frosting with 1 tablespoon carob powder. Place in sandwich bag and squeeze darker frosting along the top edges of the cake to create a border. Refrigerate cake at least one hour before serving.

May you have your belly always be full of delicious treats and ready to be rubbed, you always have a soft lap to sit on, and toys to play with - Happy Birthday, Maggie!


Happy Birthday Maggie! I love your bow! :-)


I have been following your blog for months now and I just love it! Maggie is so beautiful and sweet. Happy birthday pretty girl! Erica


Happy Birthday maggie i hope you have many more and lots of dog treats today.


Happy Birthday Maggie!!! You're such a cutie...


Happy Birthday Maggie! Chehalis was my home for many years...Snively Avenue, in fact, my daughter recently moved back there. I hope your day is grand!


Wow..Happy Birthday Maggie! Love to see other people who celebrate their dogs birthdays! Hope the day is extra special for both of you!

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