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I’m not great on remembering birthdays, most of the time not even my own. I’m not even all that worried about celebrating it. So the fact that the ultimate day for mating happened to coincide with my birthday did not worry me all that much.
(Although it did worry my family and friends somewhat. “Does it have to be on your birthday?” Yes it had to…)

I can of course think of better ways to spend your birthday than a 5 hour-long train journey, but so what?
It turned out to be a great day!
Perhaps not all that glamorous (unless you consider a take-away Chinese and standing out in the cold holding two dogs during a very long tie glamorous).

But Camilla and I did have the champagne to go with it and I of course had my cigars (thinking my birthday would be a good time to kick THAT habit – but not doing much about it).
We sat up talking about old time (like you do when you are getting older and older…and tipsier by the minute).

After the second mating the day after, there was the same boring journey back…
But once I got home and turned on the computer, I was totally overwhelmed!
Loads of Birthday-greetings from all over the world!
Wow!
So thank you all for sending those messages! It was great and I hope I will one day see you all in person.

Tons of love to you all
Ursula

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Comment by Carmel Murphy on March 11, 2009 at 3:35am
You are more than welcome!! What a great card;o)) Glad all went well with the mating in Sweden!!
Comment by Laura Kolbach on March 11, 2009 at 3:38am
and you had this card prepared on your PC for the thank-you blog??? (hm, or maybe spent many many minutes drawing it after you got home - instead of celebrating with family and friends?)
Comment by ursula wilby on March 11, 2009 at 3:44am
Just did it this morning Laura! I get up at the crack of dawn...but I did notice that I forgot to fill in the heart after Petras name...SHAME ON ME!
Comment by Carmel Murphy on March 11, 2009 at 3:51am
Perhaps the setter licked the red off the heart!!;o))
Comment by ursula wilby on March 11, 2009 at 3:55am
Good thinking Carmel! (And its in a perfect position) But I have to own up to bad workmanship...My only excuse = Im in a bit of a rush..."real" jobs are waiting to be done!
Comment by Catherine Carter on March 11, 2009 at 3:56am
Great Card! Great sense of humour! You are definetely on my 'must meet' list!
Comment by Dee Rance on March 11, 2009 at 3:58am
Very welcome Ursula hope that you had a great day, will this be the ''birthday'' litter????
Comment by Angela Roberts on March 11, 2009 at 4:01am
What better way to spend a birthday than with an old friend, your dogs and a drink! Perhaps you can have a double celebration with your friends back home when the litter have been born. I hope all goes well.
Comment by Laura Kolbach on March 11, 2009 at 4:01am
i saw it but did not want to comment on it - only in a private message (you know this is the way i point out your mistakes, he-he).
Comment by Lise-Lotte Persson on March 11, 2009 at 4:39am
Ah, jag har missat det hela...
Grattis i efterskott!!
Och lycka till med den väntade valpkullen!

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