It’s Hobkin’s birthday! The fuzzwit is five years old today. According to American Domestic Skunk Association skunk show standards, five years qualifies as a senior skunk. So far, Hobkin doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Thankfully.
We’re baking a cherry pie for him to celebrate his birthday. He’ll get a small slice. I anticipate sticky paws . . . and nose and fur.
Big smile for the camera!
Bigger smile! Hamming it up.
Munching a greenie.
Paw licking good.
– 48-day (reprint) Sale of “The Snow Woman’s Daughter” to Escape Pod (or possibly their new, as-of-yet-untitled Fantasy spin-off podcast ‘zine). Yay!
– Confirmation from Dragon*Con of my guest status for 2007.
– My April Writing for Young Readers column: “An Interview with Judy Burke of Highlights for Children“.
– 1000 on the Persian fairy tale retelling. Nearly at zero draft. It’s several hundred words longer than what I was aiming for, but I’m hoping to do some cutting in editing.
2,294 / 2,000
Such CUTE pics!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hobkin!!!
Happy Birthday to Hobkin!
OMG he is the cutest thing ever! Happy birthday, Hobkin!
!!! seeing hobkin always makes me want a skunk 20 times more!
happy cake (er… pie) day!
He looks utterly adorable there!!
Happy Bday Hobkin! And many more to come!
Aww! Happy Birthday, Hobkin!
Happy B-day to Mr. Fuzzy!
Confirmation from Dragon*Con of my guest status for 2007
How does one generally get to be a guest? I’ve tried in the past, but to no avail.
Pretty much I fill in the application and cross my fingers. This year, there’s an online application form which makes it a little easier.
Thanks, E. FWIW, I filled one out.
Happy birthday, Hobkin!
Aw, happy birthday! Still a youngster! Artie’s now 8 and Sammy’s 6. *hugs*
If I didn’t already have two cats and a dog I’d want a skunk too. Adorable.
Tell the little furball happy birthday!
happy birthday, Hobkin!
Here’s to you not getting your AARS (American Association of Retired Skunkies) card in the mail just yet 🙂
He’s so cute! Happy belated birthday Hobkin (given we’re a day ahead of you here).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hobkin!
Wow, it’s been too long since I’ve seen Hobkin pics. *phews*
Happy B-Day Hobkin!
I have no idea how you stand that much cute. The half-life on it has to be good for 5,000 years.
He looks abashed in that last picture. Adorable!
Safety goggles. Yup. Also, we frequently stumble about in a cute-struck daze. Certainly explains how the little fuzzwit has the smallest brain in the household, yet has both me and the hubby wrapped around his little paw . . .
Happy birthday to Hobkin! Those pictures are adorable. What a sweetie!
Aw, Happy Birthday, Hobkin! 😀
Happy belated B’day, Hobkin! You don’t look a day over 4!
And congrats on the guest invite. This is #? (I knew you when.)
Happy birthday Hobkin!
A day late, but Happy Birthday Hobkin!
Sheesh! It seems I’m always a day late for everything except deadlines!
Belated (just my computer up and running again) but sincere wishes for many more happy years! Hobkin is still one of my favorite cuties! (Thinking of him trundling or bouncing along, tail in the air, always makes me smile!) 😀