05 February 2012

399 In Dog Years Yo!


I'm 399 years old in dog years today.
I wrote this poem in my honor.

My skin is getting wrinkly
My thighs are getting fat
When I tug on my cheek in fact
It doesn't fall right back

My eyelids are starting to droop
I have trouble going poop
One eye sags lower than the other
And when I sleep on my back
I choke and fear I might smother.

There's a creak in my neck
That wasn't there before
And when I look in the mirror
At my back side
It's practically drooping on the floor.

There are kids who call me grammy
Box boys no longer flirt
And when I bend to genuflect in church
My knees they really hurt.

Even though I like to rest
My head on my bed before nine
At least I can say
I'm not dead (yet)
Before my time!
Happy Birthday To Meeeeeee!

Blessings for a beautiful day,

Tia

24 comments:

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Tia, You sweetheart! You look great for being over 300 years old!! Happy Birthday to you. The Best is Yet to Come.
Rosemary

NanaDiana said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Now that you are older
I know you're smarter, too.
I love that you share your wisdom here
and with your own sweet crew.

I hope the kids all spoil you
As you celebrate your day,
And help you to your feet
When you kneel down to pray.

I hope your loving husband
Gives you a great big kiss,
And let's you know you're his darlin'
And still a pretty Miss.

Happy Birthday, Tia,
You know I love you, too.
Now cover your face with olive oil
And bid those wrinkles adieu.

xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday! You look wonderful and your poem is SO cute!! Hope you had a good one!!

XO,
Jane

danneromero said...

happy birtday to you. great poem. for all your ailments you are looking very youthful. :D

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you a year of abundant health and happiness. Sharon

Alexandra Rose said...

Haha that's so funny. Happy birthday. I hope it was a lovely day in your wonderful place by the sea.
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Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

So many things to love about this post.
I adore the poem yet I hate it becuase it too is my life!

The photo of you and hubby is beautiful.
But I want to post the rippled water on canvas and stare at it all day in my office!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Oops - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIA!!!
May you have many many more healthy ones.
And if it makes you feel any better I look like crap and my bday is coming up mere weeks away. I will be 392 in dog years. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, Happy BD! I love your poem, but really - none of those things are true about you. Hope you had a wonderful day filled with all the people you love.

Glenda

mimiomimi said...

Made me laugh
made me smile
made me feel not so old
for a while

mimiomimi said...

Made me laugh
made me smile
made me feel not so old
for a while

Heaven's Walk said...

lol! Oh, Tia....you cracked me up with this one. As I read it, my mind kept saying..."yup, me too.....yup, me too." lol! You still look fabulous, girlie - and I hope that you celebrated in a very special way! :)

xoxo laurie

Jaclyn said...

ha ha ha! thats hilarious!

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tia!!

Love your hilarious poem, though I think you don't give yourself enough credit - you look awesome!

deborahjbarker said...

Great poem! Hi Tia, thanks for commenting on my blog - I used to pop by here often - what happened? I shall be a more frequent visitor from now on as I just remembered how much I enjoy your posts and your pictures. happy Birthday! :-)

DebbieB said...

Found your blog by linking from another. Just had to comment on your birthday poem. It made my day, I am still laughing. This year I will have a b-day with an "0" in it and have been dreading it. Thanks for the smile!

Heaven's Walk said...

Tia - your words lifted me up and were such a comfort. I do keep praying that the doctors and scientists will find a cure for this awful disease in our lifetime. I can't believe the number of blog friends who are walking this same path with me. It's heartbreaking.

I so deeply appreciate your offer of speaking to your neighbor about my mom. I was overwhelmed with gratitude at your offer. I wouldn't even know where to begin asking him questions, to be honest with you - I have so many. Does he recommend her being seen by a geriatrician so that he can evaluate what stage she's in? I've heard that coconut oil has had some significant affects on patients with Alzheimers. What does he think of natural remedies?

I keep trying to instill in my Dad how important eating three healthy meals a day is for her as well as drinking a lot of water and getting some type of exercise and not sleeping all day long. Is your neighbor in agreement with that?

I would be glad to hear what ever advice, direction, or suggestions that he would have for Mom. I'm open to anything at this point and am all ears... :)

Please let him know that I'm keeping him in my prayers and that the study that he's working on will end up being the cure to Alzheimers. Doctors like him are such a blessing to families. I pray that God will guide him to the cure.

Thank you so much, Tia. You are one in a million, my friend.

Hugs ~

xoxo laurie

TRUE ZWETA said...

such a great blog sweety!!! follow each other? would be great much love <3
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Anjie Orlowski said...

What a wonderful poem for yourself on your birthday! Enjoy every day! I love that you gave your age in dog years! Clever.

Thank you for visiting me on my SITS Day!

Lynne said...

I love your birthday poem and wish you a very Happy Birthday! It brought me smiles . . .

Lynne said...

I loved your birthday greeting. Happy Birthday to you . . . you've brought me smiles . . .

Karen said...

LOL... oh, Tia.. I can SOOO relate!!!! All of it!!! *sigh* Happy, happy belated Birthday... and what a beautiful picture, the last one, and the two of you! You look wonderful. Handsome couple!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Friends with kerrie at sea cottage so I am dropping by to tell you Happy Birthday!
You still look like a young Pup !

xx
Dore

toi said...

this is too beautiful
and full
of fun :)