Friday, April 03, 2009

Happy birthday to Mugsy!

Hey, everybody. It's Wendell. Mugsy's busy writing his next history lesson, so he let me borrow the keys to the blog. Big Brother says he's far too modest to announce a ministry-wide celebration of his birthday. So he suggested that I do it. Well, "suggested" might not be a strong enough word. Anyway, I want to say that I'm really happy to see Mugsy still going strong at 8 years old. What he's accomplished in that time is pretty amazing -- a successful rap career; overcoming a criminal conviction; finding Allah in the dog pound; founding the world's largest interfaith, interspecies ministry. I could go on, but you get the idea. 

To celebrate the big day, I asked mom to scan some old photos for the blog. Mugsy's puppy photos had never before been published on the Internet, because they were taken back in the Dark Ages before the 'rents got a digital camera. So check out these pics of baby-faced Mugsy -- he barely even had a beard back then! 



This is the first picture my parents ever took of Mugsy, on the day they brought him home. That doggy bed didn't last long, becoming the first victim of Mugsy's chewing. 


Here, Mugsy takes a nap beside our uncle. Look at that form! He's always been good at what he does.


Fans of "Where's Waldo" may like this one. Can you spot the baby ayatollah? Now, I feel that I need to explain one thing. After the latest presidential election, it's clear that it doesn't take much to be labeled a socialist in this country. So to avoid fueling any McCarthy-esque rumors about my Capitalist Pug brother, it should be noted that the dude on the left isn't the Great Russian Bear of Communism. This photo was taken at our grandparents' house, and grandpa was a longtime military man. He picked up the hat while serving in Europe. I like to think that he wore it on covert operations behind the Iron Curtain. But it may have just been a souvenir.


Here, Lil' Mugsy is being held by our other grandfather, who actually has normal-sized hands. 


Mugsy receives a relaxing massage from a sock monkey. 


I think this one's my favorite -- look at that smile! After eight years, it still lights up a room. Happy birthday, Big Bro!

11 comments:

LemonySarah said...

Mugsy, it comes as no surprise to your followers that you were a beautiful baby.

And so cute, I just want to eat you up!

Not literally. Again, please do not issue a fatwa on me.

The 3 Pug Posse said...

We are thrilled to get a bit of an insight into our Supreme Ayatollah's beginnings! Such a sweet face and wise eyes he had even then. XOXOXOX

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ayatollah! May the rawhide be plentiful and harem beauties never lacking ...

Z

Lucy said...

Happy birthday to my favorite blogger going, thanks for keeping us entertained and enlightened for all these years!

Joe Shippert said...

Happy Birthday Ayatollah Mugsy! May we all be fortunate enough to see 8 years of age!

Briana and Miguel the pug said...

You have always been quite a handsome little guy... Happy birthday!!!!

Zeus said...

Happy Birthday, Mugsy! We hope your day is filled with lots of love, fun, and plenty of worship!

Zeus and Isis

Jackie said...

Awwwww, how cute!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, my flock. I took father to the dog park to celebrate and then ate an extra-large dinner portion, followed by a delectable chew stick. It was a good day.

And thank you, Wendell, for the spontaneous birthday post. I'm liking you more and more. God willing, you will soon completely abandon the tail-biting.

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday Mugsy! You were such a cute little puppy!!! I hope you got lots of treats and belly rubs. Bam-Bam is going to be turning the big oh-four coming up.

Aine said...

Happyiest of belated bdays my dearest hubby.

Love Aine.