Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Six years ago today Toby came into our lives. He was a frightened, starving little pup with a broken leg and Mom found him stumbling along the side of the road as she was headed home from work. He was so afraid of her that he tried to run away but he couldn't because of his injured leg. But Mom was very patient and carefully picked him up, put him in the car and hurried to the Doggie Doctor. As Mom was driving to the Doggie Doctor the little pup whined and cried so Mom turned on the radio and that seemed to calm the pup down and he soon drifted off to sleep. After having his leg set in a cast and a couple of days at the Doggie Hospital, Toby was allowed to come live with us. He was very timid and shy and it took a long time before he would even play.

Top Dog Scuba had a long talk with Keiko and Norman and together they worked with Toby and helped him overcome his fears. Scuba taught Toby how to use the doggie door, Keiko taught Toby how to play and Norman taught Toby how to lift his leg. Soon Toby was happy, healthy and terrorizing anyone who dared venture into the yard. And as far as how Toby got his name, the song that was playing on the radio when Mom was rushing him to the Doggie Doctor was 'My List' by Toby Keith. Little did Mom know that when she named that frightened little pup after the country singer, he would soon take on some of Toby Keith's bad-ass attitude and the rest is doggie history.


Pug and Bugg said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY!!!!!!!! Have fun celebrating, Toby!

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi Toby..



Sophy said...

Ooh, what a great story! Happy Birthday! You have a doggie door? I'm jealous. I have to make my human open it for me.

You look like you're all having so much fun together in your other pictures, too!

The Puppies said...

Happy Barkday Toby!!!

Have you gotten over your toad addiction?
The Puppies

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Toby!

Your new pal,

p.s. I'm adding your blog to my blog list! :)

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Toby!!!! Great story. And, we love Toby Kieth!!
Sunny&Scooter(with no doggy door either)

Lady Kaos said...

Awww, what a great story! Happy birthday Toby!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great story! You've got mom wiping away tears!
Happy birthday, Toby!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Katie and Gizmo said...

Happy B'day Toby.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Cheers Gizmo

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Grrrreat stories like this are always SOOOOO khool!!

Make sure woo get lots of pressies and treats!!!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that is so sweet.. We are sure glad that your Mom brought Toby home. Happy Birthday Toby.. Thanks for the invite we sure wish we could be there...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peanut said...

Yea for your mom and Yea for Toby. Happy Birthday Tobester.

The Three Musketeers said...

Happy Barkday Toby !
Thanks for coming by to our blog (:


Tuffy said...

Hi Toby,
Happy Birthday! I am so glad you have a nice forever home.

The PR Gang said...

Happy Birthday Toby!! You're so lucky to have been found!
We love your stories too. Thanks for visiting us.

The Devil Dog said...

That is such a great story, because it had a happy ending!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Toby
Happy Birthday to you
And many mooooooooore

Roxy & Lucky

Suka said...

hey Desert Pups,

Happy Birthday Toby! What a great ending to your story. My tail was wagging when I read how your human saved you and gave you lots of love, and how your three big adopted doggy desert pups helped you and guided you! I

Good thing your mom wasn't listening to Meatloaf when she drove you to the doggy doctor!



the 4 Bs said...

that's a happy story. Happy Barkday Toby. we're sure happy that your mom rescued you from the side of the road.


Cocoa the Beagle said...

Happy Barkday Toby! You guys are so cool! Thank you for visiting my blog. We've linked up with your blog!

Charlie Daniels said...

Happy Birthday Toby :-)



Simba said...

That is such a sweet story. Happy gotcha day.

Simba x

Sharon said...

What a great story!!! Happy Birthday, Toby :)

Sharon and Dobby

Lacy said...

w00f's Toby, me iz sorry me iz late wiff ur barkday wuz outta hopes u got lots of pressies and treats...and u has many many more barkdays...

b safe,

Raising Addie said...

Toby, you have a wonderful dog mom! I am so happy you found such a great forever home!

I hope you had a barktastic birthday Bash!

Thank you for visiting my blog. We are happy to meet a new friend!

parlance said...

Norman, wish Toby a happy birthday from me - even if I'm a bit late doing so.

Could you also tell Teresa I'm very pleased to find that she's writing a blog novel. Not only am I a lover of books and stories, but in a class I'm doing we've been learning about online novels and I couldn't find one to read. What a find!

Also, thanks for coming over to say hello on my blog.

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...


We are sorry we missed the party!!!! Hope you had an incredible day!!!

We are so happy your Mom rescued you ! And we are even more happy tha tyou have your furry friends to take care of you forever!

Thor and Marco Polo

parlance said...

That's a heart-warming story. It makes me feel good to know there are sometimes happy endings.