Thank You For Your Birthday Wishes. Please Accept, As a Token of My Esteem, This Picture of a Puppy

He’s a Shih Tzu. His name is Roscoe. He’s my mother in law’s new pet. He’s adorable.

22 Comments on “Thank You For Your Birthday Wishes. Please Accept, As a Token of My Esteem, This Picture of a Puppy”

  1. Fuzzy puppy!

    All best to you, Dear Host, on your birthday; and all best also to your mother-in-law with her new pup.

  2. I was wondering what his name was. Thanks for letting us know. And happy birthday to you. Please tell your daughter that she took a good picture of you.

  3. My only possible comment is “Awwwwww, puppy!” (Also, happy birthday.) (And when did it happen that the authors I’m reading are, more or less, a generation or more *younger* than I am than older? *wry*)

  4. I didn’t say Happy Birthday to you, but now I have this adorable picture. Will you accept thank you and happy b-day?

  5. Happy birthday!

    And, is this a new thing, where you get your mother-in-law a puppy for…your…birthday?

  6. I don’t care what you say, he is a baby Ewok. It is obvious. You just want to throw us off the scent.

  7. I would say that he looked like a teddy bear, except that he’s a lot cuter than a teddy bear. He does look surprisingly like a baby Ewok.

  8. Funny, everyone else goes straight to Starwars and Roscoe’s possible alien origin. Me? My brain went straight to Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane! (I can freaking hear it in my head) I’m not sure what this says about my fellow commenters. I’m too bust wondering what that says about me.

  9. @Rembrant He doesn’t look much like Roscoe P. Coltrane (yes, I hear it in my head too) but it wouldn’t be the worst thing if he turns out to have a similar personality.

  10. I have a dog named Roscoe too! Roscoe is the name we use when reserving a table at restaurants. One, because we get humorous looks when the name is called out and two, the odds of someone else being name Roscoe are puny. Your MIL’s Roscoe and my Roscoe should avoid the same eateries.

  11. I like how he looks like he’s going Very Fast, but is probably Standing Still.

    (I’m channeling A. A. Milne today.)