Thursday Barks & Bytes & Thoughtless Thursday–Cairo Turns 1

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It’s hard to believe an entire year has gone by since our little Cairo came into the world.   In the span of one single year she’s gone from this:

Photo copyright S. Rydlova.


To this:


Cairo came to us at 4 months of age, all the way from Prague, Czech Republic.   She journeyed from Prague to Frankfurt, Germany, then from Frankfurt to Orlando, where we were waiting for her.  We had live updates as she flew, and many of you followed her journey by way of social media.

With Rama, the morning after she arrived.


She went from snow to swampy heat!  It has been so much fun to watch her grow and change, learning the ropes from the other dogs and (literally) taking our home by storm.   We don’t call her hurricane Cairo for nothing!   She is the most mischievous dog I’ve ever had.  Here are just a few of the things (yes, you read that right, just a few) she’s decided we didn’t need any longer:

She is exceptionally fond of landscaping and gardening:

Hole? What hole?


She is a sweet, lovable, playful girl and takes her guarding seriously.  She is vocal, often singing a pitifully sad song when dinner is being prepared.   She loves Sassy.  I mean really loves her.   Despite her playful nature she is gentle with the kids and has now taken to mentoring little Siren, who hangs on her every move.

I don’t know if I like that idea.

So today we celebrate a special girl and send very happy birthday wishes to her siblings across the globe!  Stay tuned for photos from the party (oh yes, there will be a party) with cake, presents and funny hats galore!

Happy 1st birthday to Coco, Corwetka, Corvinie, Cloe, Cairo, Conny, and Conor! Photo copyright Kennel Ebony Chan.


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  1. 2 Brown Dawgs September 12, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Happy birthday Cairo! She sure got into some puppy trouble…lol. Thanks so much for joining the Barks and Bytes hop!

    1. Rama's Mama September 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

      LOL She sure did! Thanks so much for coming by!

  2. Lauren Miller September 12, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Happy Birthday, Cairo!! <3

    1. Rama's Mama September 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Thank you very much!

  3. M. K. Clinton September 12, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Happy birthday Cairo! You are the prettiest one-year old that we know! ♥♥

    1. Rama's Mama September 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Aw, thank you!

  4. fredrieka September 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

    happy birthday what an adventure in a year. Woof High Paw

    1. Rama's Mama September 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Thanks! So glad you came by!

  5. DZ Dogs September 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Beautiful girl!! I love her puppy pic!! Happy birthday Cairo! <3 <3

    1. Rama's Mama September 14, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Hee hee She was a cute little booger!

  6. DZ Dogs December 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Uh oh! You’re pics are missing!

  7. DZ Dogs December 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I love her baby picture! So adorable!!

    1. Rama's Mama December 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      😀 She was a cute little booger!