Happy 8th Birthday Edie!
Wow – 8 years –¬†it seems like only yesterday I brought this little black pug home and it‚Äôs been quite the adventure ever since!
Over the past 8 years Edie has created a name for herself on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, here on my blog, and of course, Edie wouldn‚Äôt be Edie without her own website Ediethepug.com¬†, but most of all, Edie has a special place in my heart.
I had no idea how life would evolve over the years for me and Edie. Or, that this little black pug would now be considered a Social Media Influencer!
I’m ‚Äúthe voice behind Edie the Pug‚ÄĚ, I’m also known as Edie’s “Humom”. What I post on Edie’s behalf is a true reflection of her pug personality – happy go lucky – a love for life and the people in it.
How is it possible for one little pug to change and add so much to person‚Äôs life – my life?
I believe it‚Äôs because of Edie and her larger than life personality, her contagious smile, and her love of people, that I have met and made so many wonderful friends from all over the world. I’ve gone on numerous adventures and been given opportunities that would not have been possible if it were not for Edie.
So to my little black pug, my heart dog, my companion, I wish you the happiest 8th birthday ever! I hope to have the honour of sharing many more years with you by my side.
I asked those who follow Edie if they would like to share a memory, or have any questions for, or about Edie. Below are the responses. I can‚Äôt tell you how much it means to me reading your kind words and the memories you’ve shared.
Janet on Facebook:
‚ÄúI have so many (memories) it‚Äôs hard to choose. Here are a few: I love how she is so patient with her cat siblings, especially Lloyd! Edie is just the sweetest faced little girl, she melts my heart and brings a smile to my face. You cannot know how much it means to me that she lifts my spirits with your posts‚ÄĚ
Wendy on Facebook:
‚ÄúJust curious to know where you got your name from?‚ÄĚ
Just before we got Edie we had been watching a movie called: Grey Gardens. Grey Gardens is the story about the lives of Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother Edith -relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. We fell in love with the movie and the name Edie, and as they say – the rest is history ūüôā
Dexter the Pug on Facebook:
‚ÄúHi Miss Edie! Thank you for being such a good furiend to me‚Äôs!
Oh this be‚Äôs Dexter!
My first memory I‚Äôs do have of our furiendship is with our twin ceramics!
Wishing yous the Best 8th Birfday all rounds to yous! Much Lubs Always‚ÄĚ
Dr. R. Llera
The memory of how she visited Kingston and I met my favourite pug!
Marie from Facebook:
‚ÄúOne of MY special memories Edie…is the wonderful day at work…where I worked before I retired…when you and Humom came for our Game of Thrones event at CTV!¬†
I was up in our control room and was able to dash down to finally meet you and Humom…after so many fun notes…and I bent down and hugged you….and you know what happened??¬† My heart sang!! ‚Äú
Happy Birthday precious Edie!
You are so so LOVED!
Furkidmom on Twitter:
- Asking why her tongue sticks out all the time.
- ¬†Congratulating her on the weight loss with the Royal Canin food.
- Why doesn’t she wear boots? ūüėČ
- And most important. Lettuce is not food! ūüėČ
To answer the first question about why Edie‚Äôs tongue sticks out – simple answer – short nose long tongue ūüėČ
Thank you for acknowledging Edie‚Äôs weight loss! Yes, Edie was once an obese dog, and with the help of our vet and proper nutrition – Royal Canin’s Satiety Support, Edie is now a very fit and health dog! Edie and I share our success story in the hopes of helping other pets and pet parents.
Boots – what can I say – pugs don‚Äôt like their paws touched never mind wearing boots! But Edie will tolerate wearing socks in extreme weather conditions.
About lettuce not being a food – Edie says that‚Äôs a matter of opinion and she LOVES it!
Sarah from Facebook:
So here’s my questions for Edie:
- How old were you when your humom got you?¬†
- When did you decide to get into social media?
Edie was just 9 weeks old when she came to live with us.
Edie started building her Social Media empire on Twitter in July of 2012 with this very first Tweet!
Would love to see a puppy photo of Miss Edie too.¬†
Kelly from Twitter:
Of course my favourite memories are MEETING Edie.¬† When I first met her at Woofstock last year I was surprised at how soft her fur was.¬† I thought it would be coarse.¬† It must be all those baths (sorry Edie!)¬† The next time I met her was at Park and Bark and I got to pick her up!¬† Maybe next time I’ll get to take her to my car!¬† Just kidding LOL.¬† She was modelling that day and she was so well behaved.¬† She did what her humom told her.¬† She loved the people and the attention – and her lettuce!¬†
Another favourite memory was seeing the photos of her with the squirrel I gave her that day (for her birthday last year!)¬† I love her “asleep on the job video” and know how hard she usually works to catch those squirrels!
My other favourite memory is of trying to get her to be Toronto’s Top Dog.¬† I emailed probably 70 people and asked them to vote for her every day (and I reminded them a few times ūüėČ¬† ¬†I included friends I met on former political campaigns and to them I made the subject line “Get out the vote”.¬† Some of them thought she was my dog and we’re quite mystified when I said she wasn’t and is never even met her! I voted every day even when i was in Italy for two weeks!¬† I’m glad she won Toronto’s Top Small dog.¬† She’s a great ambassador (ambassadress?) for the city.
I always have Edie’s twitter open and any time i need a 30 second break I see what she (and now Edna) are up to.¬† Her (human’s?) posts seem to capture her personality, outgoing nature, and sense of humour.¬† Extra cute or funny posts are sure to be shown to friends and family.¬† Some even ask about her now!¬† And my stepdaughter knows what I mean when I say BOL.
I hope I get to see Edie again this summer.¬† Eight is a big barkday so it will be exciting to celebrate.¬†
In the meantime thanks for bringing a smile to so many faces everyday Edie and happy 8th barkday!!!!