Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Freddie Spaghetti!

Yep, Freddie turns two today!  It's hard to believe that two years ago today, Fred was born at Autumn Blaze Bassets just three days after saying our goodbyes to Barney. I started this blog to help cope with the loss of Barney and it turned into Life With Fred. I still can't thank Becki from Autumn Blaze Bassets enough for helping get us through that tough time by sending us daily pictures, videos and updates of the puppies and giving us the chance to open our hearts to another sweet basset.  We knew we wanted a tri-color boy and there were two to choose from.

They were called puppy G and puppy H.
We were allowed to go and pick out the one we wanted after they were 4 weeks old.  I knew it would be the one that came to me.  Which one did we pick?

Puppy G! This is me at Becki's the day we picked out puppy G, a.k.a. Fabulous Fred!  The hard part after picking him out was having to leave him for another month.

The next picture is the day we brought him home.

I think he always had that "bugger" look in his eyes.

He's been a window washer from the start too!

So Happy Birthday to my baby boy and thank you for filling that hole in our hearts!

"Freddie! Come on. Please put a hat on for just one picture! Everyone wants to see you in a birthday hat!"

"No! I don't want to!  I don't want to wear the same hat Gloria did! I want my own!!"

"I've got bacon!"

"Well, maybe just one!"


  1. Sweet Freddie happy birthday buddy!!! Enjoy your day!

  2. OMD! Never saw Basset puppies befor. So darn cute! You still are a love though. Happy Birthday Handsome!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  3. ahhh happy birthday fred and many many more xxx wow didnt he grow alot in the month before you could take him home and you right i can see that bugger look in his eyes, stormy has that too, he he xxx

  4. 。.。.。☆。*。☆。。
    What a sweet post and pictures!! Having gotten Todd so close to having lost one of our own dogs, I know the healing power of a puppy and the reminder they give you of the circle of life!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE!!! Ohhh those pictures had me tearing up! I remember when I first met you, such a squishable, cute little puppy. Love you to pieces xoxo

  6. Oh boy, you've grown into a very handsome young man now, Fred. You're so adorable when you were a puppy too. I love your window washing picture, I bet all your windows are clean and shinny!

    Happy Birthday to Fabulous Fred!!!

  7. Hey Happy Birthday Fred!! - of the two puppies I think you had the best nose.....just saying'

    Loved your puppy tummy in that 3rd picture - soooo cute. Bet your mom couldn't resist blowing raspberries on it!!

    Where's your cake? Gifts?

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  8. Fred, Happy Happy Barkday. We are so glad you have been able to bring so much joy to your Momma. Hopes you get lots of snuggles and belly rubs. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  9. Happy birthday Freddie!
    You bring fun in the life of manypeople! Enjoy your day!

  10. Happy Birthday Fred! Enjoy your day....the pics are SO CUTE!

  11. Happy Birthday Fred!!! Wishing you bacon and bellyrubs all day long :)

  12. Happy Birthday Freddie! You look adorable in your party hat!

  13. Happy Birthday, Freddie! What an adorable little baby you were!

    We got Wilson to fill a hole in our hearts as well. He came into our lives about a month after we lost our first Cardigan who passed away just shy of 17. Wilson had big shoes to fill and he did a good job.

  14. You made my day with those puppy pictures! There is nothing like a puppy dog to heal broken hearts. Happy Birthday, Freddie!

  15. Aww! What an adorable baby! Happy happy birthday Fred! And many more with your wonderful family!
    Dachshund Nola

  16. He was certainly adorable as a little baby! And already required to arms to hold him by the time you brought him home!

  17. Happy Birthday Freddie! You sure were one cute puppy and my mom loves the puppy belly!

  18. HAPPY BIRFDAY FREDDIE SPAGHETTI!!!!!! My favoritist little boy basset!
    Dang, I can't believes how little, sweet and innocent you looked when you was a baby...hehehehe. But I sees you not even had your mom fooled then.
    Dude, you came into da most perfect family evers.

    I makes a toast to you tonight furs your birfday okays?
    PS: You has sumptin on your head in dat last foto

  19. Oh my cuteness alert! Happy happy birthday

    urban hounds

  20. Happy Happy Birthday Fred!

    He was just the cutest puppy. Awe, awe! Those first pictures just too precious. Thanks for sharing those pictures.

    We got Thunder just a few weeks after we lost our Golden. When we knew we would not have our Golden with us for much longer, we set out to find the next dog because we knew that would be the only way to move on. The plan was to have both together for a little bit, but alas it did not work out that way.

  21. Many Happy Returns Freddie

    You were certainly a beautiful pup and you have grown into a handsome basset boy

    Love and birthday licks from Winnie the Greyhound

  22. AWWW, puppy pictures! Fred was so tiny and adorable! Now he's a very handsome two year old! Happy birthday, Fred!! I hope you get lots of extra attention. ;)
    I love that window licking picture, hahaha.

  23. Happy Birthday Fred! I knew you were puppy G. You just had and still have that look about you.

  24. Happy Happy Birthday Fred! Hope you get a little more spoiled than usual today BOL. :)

  25. Our mom is oooowing and aaaaawing over your puppy pictures!
    Happy Birthday Fred!
    What time does the paw-ty start?
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  26. Happy Birthday Freddie! What a cute puppy you were! It would have been so hard to leave without Freddie after choosing him. He was absolutely adorable! Bacon will make us do anything!!!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  27. Happy Birthday are so darn sweet and smart to take that matter what!

    Violet Mae

  28. We think you chose the right one. Well, we think Puppy G chose well.

    Happy Birthday Fred! And we think you DESERVE a couple pieces of bacon for wearing that hat!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  29. so precious!!! Happy Birthday Fred
    Benny & Lily

  30. Happy Birthday Fred!!! To many more!

  31. Happy Birthday Fred!! Hope you had a good one!

  32. Those puppy puppy pics!! Oh sweet! Happy Happy Birthday! : )

  33. Those puppy puppy pics!! Oh sweet! Happy Happy Birthday! : )

  34. Freddie you were a cute little bugger. I can see why you momma fell in love with you. Hope you had a Happy 2nd Birthday Fred and many more. ;p

  35. Oh my goshies, Freddie!! What a cute little thing you were, and STILL are! I hope you had the best birthday, EVER!!

    Happy birthday, my friend. And many, many more. :)

    Woofs & huggies! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  36. Oh happy birthday mate! You really were a good looking lad right from the start! Deccy x

  37. This post should have come with an adorableness alert! Happy birthday Freddie!

    Critter Alley

  38. Happy Birthday Freddie Spaghetti! You are way too adorable!

  39. Woohoo!!

    Happy Happy Birthday to you Freddie!!

    I just love, love, love your puppy pics - I have a feeling our Mum's are gonna bring out our puppy pics every year we have a birthday Dude!! - Mum's, hey? - it's cos they love us :)

    I can't believe you wore the hat though - you know she was gonna give you the bacon anyway, right?! Tee Hee

    Have a fab day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  40. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE!! We can see how your beautiful Mom fell in love with your complete ADORABLENESS!!!

    You have such a great personality Freddie!!! you are a character and we LOVE YOU!!!

    You were definitely sent from the Angels to help ease your Mom's pain!


  41. Happy Birthday, Freddie! We love your brand of drama and so glad you share it with us.

    Mom...That second picture of you with Freddie...adorable! Those long ears and cute tummy. How could you resist that darling boy.

  42. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope your day was filled with lots of treats and many hugs!

  43. Happy Birthday Freddie! I hope you had a very special day :)

  44. The happiest of birthdays to you Freddie!! You sure were an adorable puppy and now you're a very handsome guy! Love those puppy ears!! :D

  45. Happy birthday, friend! Those are some great ears you have in those puppy pictures.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  46. Hi Y'all,

    My Human took one look at those pups and said "that's Freddie!". I've got to admit, there wasn't much doubt in my mind either. Of course you quickly confirmed it.
    Wanted to stop and say happy birthday Fred! How are y'all doin'? Well, except for wearing Gloria's hat! Enough about the hat Fred!

    My Human is havin' problems solving why my posts have stopped posting automatically. Sigh :(
    It's meant I'm not gettin' around to keep up with everyone.

    Hope y'all are havin' a great week and have an even better weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  47. Hi There,
    Just wanted you to know we are heading out on another cross-country RV adventure, destination- Oregon Coast. We'll be gone a couple of months...please don't forget us!
    Kit and The Pups

  48. Happy Birthday Freddie!! You were the cutiest puppy!!!!!!


  49. Happy Birthday Fred. Boy oh boy you were cute when you were a pup. You've grown into a handsome studly man now! Hope your day was wonderful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  50. Happy Birthday! We hope you got some bacon :)
    Bella and DiDi

  51. Oh Freddie, happy belated birthday!!! You are such a ham and I sure can tell your momma loves you to pieces.

  52. Oh Dog! A very happy birthday Freddie! You should totally get the chair today.... sorry Gloria.

  53. Fred...I missed your big day? Oh Happy Belated Birthday to you! Your puppy pictures are so adorable big guy. You sure had big paws too. Hoping you had a terrific day and got plenty of treats too.
    Ellen, Tucker and Stewie

  54. Fred..we missed your birthday! ggrrr
    Wishing you a very very Happy belated 2nd Birthday!
    You were one very cute puppy who has grown into a fabulous young chappie.
    Have a great weekend.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx


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