Happy 1st Birthday Makena Rose

///Happy 1st Birthday Makena Rose

Happy 1st Birthday Makena Rose

Hi guys,

I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to take a few minutes here to be a crazy dog mom and dedicate a post to my sweet, crazy puppy… now one year old dog Makena Rose.  

We brought Makena home last September, but she was actually born on August 5th.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

She came to us as a tiny little 8 lb puppy that we thought was the quietest calmest dog we’d ever met.  

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

The hubs and I remember joking around that we hit the jackpot with this girl… she was the quietest boxer we’d ever seen.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

Within a few days of joining our family she got over her calmness and let her true larger than life color shine. 

Her hyper, rambunctious and full-on puppy playful personality wasn’t the calm dog we were hoping for but she still won us over with that endearingly cute face. And she made us laugh so hard with her antics.

Makena Rose

Just when I thought she couldn’t be any crazier she’d look at me like this and you totally forget whatever she had done.

Since Makena had so much energy we made sure to take her on little puppy walks.

She never made it far. 🙂

I even took her to puppy school – twice!

She grew and celebrated all kinds of holidays with us.

Family Photo Thanksgiving 2016

Miss Makenna even got to play in her first snow.

All along the way showing us the real meaning of unconditional love.

Makena has brought joy, youthfulness, mischievousness and a whole lot of fun back into our house.  

She’s a handful, but we couldn’t imagine our little family without her.

One year certainly looks good on this pup!

Happy birthday Makena Rose!


Thanks for stopping by today and indulging me and some puppy cuteness. Monday I’ll be sharing my latest Currently… post.

Your turn!

If you have one, How old is your pet?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:45-04:00 August 4th, 2017|Fun, Rhett|19 Comments


  1. Kristy from Southern In Law August 6, 2017 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Oh goodness, how much she has grown! Happy happy birthday to your puppy love!

    Right now Chanel is 9 and Trixie is 2 – about to turn 3 in September!

  2. Susan Ivey August 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    She’s wonderful! Happy Birthday to Makenna Rose. Thanks for posting.

  3. Andrea on Vacation August 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Both my boxer and my cat are the same age- 9. The boxer finally started to slow down a little past year- he still chased me/his toy all over the house this morning 🙂

  4. Wow its been a year already!? Super cute photos

  5. Nicole @ Fitful Focus August 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I remember when you go her! I can’t believe she’s already a year old. We also though Moose was super calm and chill when we got him… NOPE! haha. Happy birthday, sweet pup!

  6. Lisa Whittemore August 4, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

    We have a 10 yr old german shepherd Smokey. A 15 1/2 yr old long haired dachshund Cody. And a 3 yr old long haired dachshund. The senior pets are hard as they age and have health issues but we love them and do our best to keep them happy as long as possible.

  7. [email protected] August 4, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Those pictures are adorable! It’s so fun to look back at puppy pictures and see how they have grown. Dogs bring us such joy:)

  8. Lisa Ballantyne August 4, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Happy birthday to your beautiful four-legger! And I really do love her name! Have a wonderful weekend Julie!

  9. Jaime August 4, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Aw, happy birthday to Makena! And yay, you’ve survived almost a full year with the puppy! 🙂 I can’t believe how big she has gotten!

  10. debbie August 4, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! Wonderful photos. What kind of camera do you use, as I am looking for one since mine broke. I have three dogs, 2 are rescues. One husky (very animated and vocal), one hound/shepherd mix and one other mix (not sure what kind). Have a blessed day,hope your elbow is healing nicely, still praying for you.

  11. Mary Beth Jackson August 4, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

    She is super cute! Always good to share! Happy Friday!

  12. Mary Jean Henson August 4, 2017 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Makena Rose!

  13. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 4, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Such a cutie pie. NAd I am so happy she has brought so much joy to you!

  14. Beth Ann Chiles August 4, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday to that adorable puppy! Love the snow pictures!!!

  15. Robin E. August 4, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Yay!! We survived a year with our wild and crazy girls! Frankie says “Happy Birthday Sis”!

  16. Becky August 4, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Love your photos, especially the one of your sweet puppy in the snow?

  17. Blane Sherer August 4, 2017 at 5:17 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Makena Rose !

  18. JESS August 4, 2017 at 5:12 am - Reply

    We have a boxer too and she’s about 5 years old. She has always been crazy hyper, stubborn but the sweetest! She’s calmed down some (as in not chewing shoes or books I…) but still is quite silly! A boxer can be a bit much to handle but they are sweet and lovable.

    • JESS August 4, 2017 at 5:16 am - Reply

      Oops! I put my website in as my email the first time! Pregnancy brain…

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