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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Birthday weekend!

Few things are better than riding your last day of age 34 on your trusty OTTB
It's a great way to pay homage to a good year, and here's to 35...
This was most of our ride...
Lots of trotting in the open field. It was 56 degrees, no wind and perfect. 
Laz had a lot of GO, but no naughty behavior
Here's a zoom on above blob, lol...most of our trot work in the field...

A nice cool down with some trotting down the dirt road
 Birthday Day!
There is a dog friendly outdoor mall about 25 minutes East of us.
DOG FRIENDLY Mall, I said!!!
Who doesn't want to take their pups and get coffee, try on shoes, jeans, look at ipads, etc?!
Smart designers for this mall layout, I say!
 So, here is the mall "Partridge Creek"
To us, it had a California vibe to it
Great walk ways..all stores are open to the outside
I HATE an indoor mall...despise, in fact.
LOL, this is actually OK! Go ahead..pee on the bushes!
You can bring the dogs into some (most) stores which are clearly labeled with a dog friendly sticker on their front doors. 
I found myself judging the stores that didn't allow dogs..like, F.U. lol! ;)
LOTS of dogs...like hundreds. Both Pudgie and Mason were quite a hit amongst the kids.
Lots of "Awww a big one AND a little one!!!!"
Again, smart...
There is a "Three Dog Bakery" there too
Yummy treats for the boys

Pupcake Mason?
Pudgie mid slurp..and me trying to kiss him.
He HATES kisses..but he's learning to tolerate them
 We took a little break from the concrete and strolled off to one of the parks
It was right behind the Mall..
Belly tickles for the stinkiest Frenchie!
Pudgie thinking "STOP!!!!!!"
LOL, I can't help it...
 Then over achiever Mason found a 'stick'
 Kind of the perfect way to spend a sunny 70 degree day
 We dropped of the pups at home....
They were ZONKED!
We walked down our street to the new wood oven Pizza Bistro
YUM..totally amazing fresh food!
Red Velvet anyone? SLURP
Hey, this is a Michigan based company; "Just Baked" ..so I'm just supporting ;)
I'm telling you, Michigan has A LOT to offer..and this is coming from someone who grew up just North of Chicago.
I am a very happy girl here.
Speaking of happy...a sun drenched Pony and his lover laying out
I ran by Monday morning to snugglelove him and make sure he was fine with the temps that quickly dropped to mid 30's.
He was A-Ok
 That was a great Bday weekend...
Now, off for drinks with my Girlfriends to add a vodka soaked cherry on top of this Bday Sundae :)


  1. Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend!
    I've never been to Partridge Creek, but I have heard good things about it.

    Love Mason and his big stick, those are Maggie's favorite type, too!

    And Laz, as usual, is awesome! Love the laying down pic!

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy birthday!! :) You still look like you're 22!

  3. Um... don't take this wrong, but how on earth are you 35? You don't look a day over 25...

  4. Ditto on your youthful appearance - keep it up - your obviously doing something right. Maybe the infectious positive attitude... :)

    OMG - pupcakes?!

    Happy birthday to you!!

  5. Happy birthday! And what a neat place - I wish we had a dog friendly mall!

  6. Happy birthday! Looks like a fabulous way to spend your birthday... shopping, critters, handsome hubbies, good food, and vodka! I grew up in Michigan and I miss so much about living there!

  7. What a wonderful Birthday weekend! Love all the pictures!

    I am totally jealous of the dog friendly mall, it makes me jealous that I don't have dogs I'd ever feel comfortable taking to a dog friendly mall haha!
    I also love the map of your ride, I want a fancy phone again so I can do that fun stuff...damn terrible dog of mine broke my fancy phone haha!

  8. Happy Birthday!!!

    A dog friendly mall- how cool! :)

  9. Happy Birthday--what a great day! I love the mall. What an awesome place.

  10. Happy Birthday! Awhh, looks like a SUPER day you guys had!!!! I still have to try the new pizza place and I'll have to try just baked as well. Your pictures looked great! Thanks!

  11. Happy birthday! I'll agree with everyone here and just add that I'm jealous of your not-a-day-over-25 youthful appearance. :)
    The dog friendly mall is fantastic - wish we had places like that here in NY!

  12. What a perfect way to spend your b-day weekend!!! Happy happy belated birthday to you, girlie. :-)

    What a cool mall!! I think more places should be dog-friendly, like in Europe, so we can bring our precious pooches everywhere with us. It's a smart move for the businesses who do allow dogs, as I'm sure it brings in a LOT of traffic.

    P.S. LOVE your boots--too cute!! I refuse to put shoes on my horse, but damnit man, I am a total shoe-whore myself. ;-P Lately, I've been rocking a pair of grey suede ruched over-the-knee boots. Hells yeah!

  13. Happy Belated birthday! What a weekend! I love the ride and the blob map of your ride, and puppy mall and especially the sleeping best friends in the sunshine. So great!