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February 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Eko!

Time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s no surprise the past two years have been a blur!  It feels like just yesterday that I saw Eko for the first time. From the beginning, Eko was always a character.  I’ll give you one guess as

Time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s no surprise the past two years have been a blur!  It feels like just yesterday that I saw Eko for the first time.

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies

From the beginning, Eko was always a character.  I’ll give you one guess as to which knucklehead he is in this photo

Rhodesian RidgebackThe little squirt was an adventurer from the beginning Pet adventure

I always knew Eko and I would have a lifetime of adventure, but I never imagined that we would travel the country together on the adventure of a lifetime

Rhodesian Ridgeback, pet blog

Eko grew up on the road. A year ago we celebrated his birthday in Memphis

Eko certainly had one heck of a year and I’m so glad that we got to share the journey with all of you.  Thanks for following along with us, we’re looking forward to another exciting year. And remember….

Rhodesian Ridgeback, pet adventure

Your pet is never too old or too big for a hug!

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Comments for Happy Birthday Mr. Eko!

  1. Joan Rogers says:

    Loved your video. Eko (and you) are very handsome

  2. M.A. says:

    Wyatt wanted me to pass on a HUGE (aka Wyatt sized) Happy Birthday to Mr. Eko!!! And your video is awesome 😉

  3. Lyle says:

    happy birthday mr. eko! hope its as great as you are!!! have fun guys and be safe!!!

  4. Chick Fowler says:

    Mr. Eko:

    Happy birthday 1.0. Still cute after all those year. (You too Mr. Will, but not as much.) Great photos and I love the NYC video.

  5. Debby says:

    Very Nice Ridgeback so cool what you are doing and also so fun whis I had meet you last weekend in NYC we were there for Westminister with our RR. Were did you get your Ridgeback??

  6. Pat Whiting says:

    It seems the old saying is correct, “after awhile a couple starts to look like each other.” For Mr. Echo, this is a tough concept to accept on his birthday.

  7. Aram says:

    From little baby to Big Bubba. Great post and great video.

  8. dog names says:

    Really a nice information….Thanks and keep posting content like this….

  9. Happy Birthday Eko! We love that your dad shares you will us! You have a big fan in California! Can’t wait for the next year!

  10. Happy, happy birthday Eko! Have a fantabulous day!

  11. aud says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eko!!! You are growing up fast!!

  12. EKinna says:

    Happy birthday Eko. You’re just three months older than our Austin. He too is a traveler having been born in SC, rescued to NY, then a road trip back to FL, and moved across the country from CT to CA with us! Traveling with our pet is a whole lot more fun.

  13. Delft says:

    I wish you lots and lots of Birthday Treats, Eko! Hugs too, of course!
    Isn’t it adorable when half the dog is lying on the couch, and the other half is standing on the floor?

  14. emma says:

    Happy Birthday Eko! You are such a fun pup and you do so many fun things…a bit like myself, just a few years younger. Hope you get some good new toys and lots of treats and hugs!

  15. fostrickson says:

    Happy day! Toady just turned 5 on Valentine’s Day. Too bad they couldn’t have had a party together! 🙂

  16. raisingdaisy says:

    Happy Birthday Eko! We’ll have an extra treat in your honor! 😀

  17. Victoria says:

    happy birthday Eko!!! here’s to many more!

  18. Happy Birthday, Eko! Here’s to many more years of joy and adventure!

  19. Michelle says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Eko! My fur kid Magglio and I love reading about your adventures every day. Can’t wait to see what this year brings for you and Will!

  20. What a sweet post for your pal, I love puppy photos! Give Eko some birthday smooches and treats from Boomer, Dottie and I.

  21. catchatcaren says:

    Awwww TOO ADORABLE!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY EKO!! I bet that was you sleeping AWAY from your Mom!
    You were a little cutie even as a small pup!
    I am sure your Dad has some great things planned for you today. Hope you had fun at the park. We are so glad we met you!
    Love and wishes for many more HAPPY years!
    Caren and Dakota

  22. Cheryl Mandell says:

    Have a wonderful birthday! AND MANY MORE…….

  23. Happy birthday Eko, hope you had a fab time!

  24. Kim S (nerdgrl) says:

    happy birthday, Eko! Love sharing the adventure with you!

  25. onebluedog says:

    Happy Birthday, Eko!!! I hope you have an extra fun trip to the park today 😀

  26. Marcela says:

    Happy, happy birthday Eko and many more to come:) Your daddy certainly loves you.

  27. Jessica says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Eko!! Taylor is celebrating her 2nd birthday this month, too! LOVE your puppy smile!!

  28. harrispen says:

    Happy Birthday Eko! What a fantastic two years you have had.


  29. Steven says:

    Happy Birthday Mr Eko, may you have a barking good time. may the many more years chasing your tail, that you never will catch. Be happy and joyful. Hope Will keeps your doggie jars full of goodies. May the roads Mr Eko and Will travel on their adventures be winding , hilly, and flat, may all the travels are blessed with good times and loving memories. May the beaches, hikes in the woods bring you joy.
    Thank you Mr Eko and Will for bringing joy and laughter to all that have met you and all that follows you.
    Happy Birthday Mr Eko ! 🙂
    Thank you
    Steven & Buddy

  30. Happy birthday Eko! have fun at the park…x0x0x Vanilla Bean
    p.s. that last photo is priceless

  31. Happy birthday, Eko. Will, what an endearing post. I love that hug shot.

  32. LuAnn says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Eko! 🙂

  33. “Knucklehead”, “Squirt” – you just say the sweetest things about him 😀
    Happy Birthday Eko – we are so glad we’ve been able to join in on your journeys.

  34. dailyspro says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Eko!!

  35. Happy Birthday Eko – I’m so happy to read about you and your adventures – I love you !

  36. Happy Birthday Eko!!! Have fun and enjoy all the special stuff you get. Hugs and nose kisses

  37. Boomdeeadda says:

    Just getting cutter and cutter every single day, if that’s even possible! Happy Birthday Eko, we adore you to bits 😀

  38. The Browns (with Jasmine and Tiana) says:

    We know you had an amazing day with Wil. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EKO!!!!!! We think you are awesome.

  39. writetowag says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Mr. Eko!!!! Trev sends a high paw and said he would eat an extra treat just for you! Giggles…Oh goodness, seeing that pic when he was just a puppy…so precious. You guys have such an amazing life and we just love your blog. Woofs and wags to many many more celebrations together!!!!

  40. Gizmo says:

    Happy belated birthday Mr. Eko…You’ve had a great couple of years and I know you and Will will share many more adventures and loads of fun

  41. Clowie says:

    A belated Happy Birthday!

  42. Marie says:

    Happy belated birthday! I love the puppy pictures 🙂

  43. A belated Happy Birthday Eko from Pete and Goldi (Mom!). Weve just returned from Cleveland where GOldi was bred (on Ekos birthday no less!). Hopefully Eko will have some half-brothers and sisters in two months! Have fun on the road!

  44. AlohaGirl says:

    Aaaw HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY EKO!!!!

  45. Paws to Talk says:

    Happy Birthday Eko! We hope you had a fabulous day!
    Bella and DiDi

  46. NM says:

    Dear Eko: you are the standard for us if we are to welcome another ridgeback into our home. That bar you set is quite high. We wish the world of health and happiness for you and a long happy life ahead with your family. Thank you for being you.
    Happy Birthday big fella !!!

  47. Francesca says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Eko! Wishing you many more years of romping, love, health and happiness!

  48. dashlilly says:

    Happy Birthday Eko!! Don’t you just LOVE our dogs? They really are so wonderful. I like to think that Dash and I have “grown up” together too. Hooray for dogs!

  49. Jo Rhodes says:

    Happy birthday Eko! Happ. y. birth. day! Ek- O?
    Not that kind Echo? Oh.
    Happy birthday*tails wagging*
    Love, Sam and Dean and Jo(human)

  50. Emmadog says:

    Happy Birthday, Eko! Have pawsome day and let the family spoil you rotten!

  51. Kismet says:

    It’s getting to the point where you might consider not counting (or counting very poorly).

  52. Happy Birthday dear Echo – such a handsome fellow!

  53. Elyse says:

    Many happy returns, Eko. Returns to the park, to the beach, to the sunny spot … all over the place!

  54. “once and forever puppy” I LOVE IT!!! Happy Happy Birthday Mr.Eko!!!!!!! You are inspiration for all of us! Humans and Doggies alike! We love you and are CERTAIN you are having a pawesome day!!!!!! 5 years old is STILL young!!! Thank you for always making us smile! xoxo

  55. Pat says:

    Happy Birthday, Eko! Give the birthday boy a few ear scratches from me, please. 🙂

  56. Now that may just be the cutest puppy ever!! Gah! Happy Bday, Eko!

  57. Connie Taylor says:

    Eko, wow you’re five!! I know you are surrounded by those who love you the most and Penny’s gift to you today is her undying gratitude to have such an awesome big brother who always comes to her aid!! I’m sure you will share those extra treats with her too. Here’s to many more years

  58. coastingnz says:

    I don’t know why but that bought a tear to my eye. Happy birthday big fella. Please give extra big cuddles.

  59. Victoria says:

    Happy Birthday big guy and heres to many, many more! Take care of Will!

  60. meANXIETYme says:

    Happy birthday, Eko! Thanks for filling ALL our lives with your joy!

  61. Ellen Quilty says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Eko.You’ve brought joy to more people than you know.

  62. Christy Roberts a Ridgeback mom says:

    Happy Birthday EKO!! You have brought me much joy over the last few years. Thank you!

  63. Eko the Brown kids send you a very Happy Birthday wish..RooRoo

  64. aud says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eko!! You were the reason I started reading this blog, and of course because Mr. Will writes THE top blogs with the best photos in this world!!

  65. PM says:

    Wishing you a fabulous birthday Mr. Eko. You are one handsome doggie. George Clooney has nothing on you!

  66. Happy Birthday Eko!! May your day be loaded with blankets, fireplaces, treats, and a quiet Penny all cuddled up on your rump. Oh, and breakfast and dinner in bed.

  67. KarenS says:

    Happy Birthday Eko! From stinking cute puppy to very handsome dog. Hope the treats were extra special and that you shared with your sister.

  68. realappetite says:

    Happy birthday, Mr. Eko! I’m sure there’s no better birthday present than getting to sunbathe in February! I’m sure Atlas is hoping for the same gift on Saturday (though I’m sure he’d settle for double treats too if the weather doesn’t cooperate)!

  69. Joanne says:

    Happy birthday, Eko! Can not tell you how much I enjoy following the adventures!

  70. Rene L. Hester says:

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Eko – Enjoy your special day big guy! And, thanks’ for sharing their life with us – I look forward to viewing & reading about Eko & Penny! Too funny how my Rhodesian watches the videos with me & I think she knows their names when I say, “Want to see what Eko & Penny are doing!?!” Thanks’ again, René & Chi-Chi

    Rene’ L. Hester “Better one day of energy & determination than a 100 years of idleness!” ~The Dhammapada Sent from my iPhone


  71. Happy Birthday Eko!!!! Hope we get to enjoy many more with you! That is one of my favorite quotes too 🙂

  72. Oh, YAY! Happy birthday, buddy! I hear 5 is the new 3. I only have one question – how did that chubby, fluffy puppy grow into such a sleek, sturdy young man?

    Love and birthday licks,

  73. Happy birthday, Sir Eko! May you reign for a very long time (both your dad and punk sister need you). 🙂

  74. Eve says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope you had a great day, Eko!

  75. Ogee says:

    Happy birthday, Eko! Thanks for all the smiles…and keep them coming!

  76. T&S says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Eko 🙂
    With love from Europe!

    P.S. Hey Will, please share his photo from your wedding again, one true gentleman deserves a suit photo on his 5. Birthday (we love love love those photos)

  77. What a sweet post to honor the pup who will forever be a pup – – – there’s a spot in all of us – in our hearts – that stays forever young. I think having pets remind us of that fact on a daily basis! Eko was a precious puppy and is a handsome adult – and he knows LOVE and shows it…..that’s down to you Will. The two of you taught each other much in this five years including how to add another bundle of fun in the form of Penny to the mix and keep the love flowing! Emily knows what I’m talking about I’m sure!!! Happy Birthday Eko……………..

    Hugs, Pam (and Sammy too!)

  78. Happy Happy Birthday handsome, enjoy your Birthday week!!!

  79. Allison Gray says:

    Happy belated! I’m sure it was splendid.

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