View Full Version : You're all invited to Kia's Birthday Party! Saturday, June 26th

06-11-2004, 12:45 PM
On Saturday, June 26th, I will be hosting Kia's 6th birthday party at Orion Oaks Bark Park in Lake Orion, MI.

Anyone and everyone is invited, even if you don't have a dog. :)

The Mundane Info:

Where: Orion Oaks Bark Park
When: Saturday, June 26th
Time: Roughly 1:00 p.m.

The Bark Park entrance is located on Joslyn Rd. (exit 83 off of I-75) between Waldon Rd. and Clarkston Rd.

A day or annual permit is needed to PARK in the Bark Park lot, but no permit is needed for the dogs. Day permits are sold at the Main Entrance to Orion Oaks Park on Clarkston Rd., between Baldwin and Joyslyn Rd.

I'm not sure if the 'guard' to the Bark Park lot sells day passes or not. I'll ask him next time we go.

Having a permit will not guarentee a spot in the lot. It is small and can fill up quickly, especially on nice days.

Canterbury Village is less than a mile south of the Bark Park. Andy and I have parked there and walked to the Bark Park. It's a nice walk. There is also a school parking lot just Northeast of the Bark Park entrance. I've parked there before too. We've recently been told that anyone parking in the school lot will be ticketed, but we've had no problems.

So, for those that don't want to risk that, I have no problems shuttling those that want to park at Canterbury to the Bark Park and back, if you don't want to walk.

Links you'll need:
Orion Oaks Main Page (http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/parksrec/ppark/orion.html)

Mapquest Map of Area (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=search&countryid=250&addtohistory=&country=US&address=W+Clarkston+Rd+%26+Joslyn+Rd&city=Lake+Orion&state=MI&zipcode=48362&historyid=&submit=Get+Map)

Now to the Fun Stuff:
Orion Oaks' Bark Park offers seven fenced acres with lake access for dogs to swim, wide-open spaces, woods and fields; drinking water is available on site.

I will be providing refreshments again. :) If I can get a decent headcount, I'll have Frosty Paws for the pups.

All in all, just come on out and have a good time. :D

Note: If the weather report looks bad on Friday, I'll cancel. If you'd like my cell phone number, please PM me.

06-11-2004, 01:00 PM
Sounds like a plan to us (of course Sunday always works better for us). We'd love to come again, we had such a great time last year:D

Maybe I could even Roxey to swim this year:p

06-11-2004, 01:06 PM
I would LOVE TO COME but am not sure if I can, I have to work 3rd shift that nite......... I might just go without sleep. Maybe I can ride along with Diana or Amy (if they can go)..... if I can get back at a decent hour.

Cinder & Smoke
06-11-2004, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by shais_mom
I would LOVE TO COME but am not sure if I can,
I have to work 3rd shift that nite.........
I might just go without sleep.
Maybe I can ride along with Diana or Amy (if they can go)...
if I can get back at a decent hour.

There's always the "other option"...

"OMG, Boss...
I just feel soooooo bad...
Can't possibly come in to work tonight...
I'll try to feel better & come in tomorrow!"


06-11-2004, 01:23 PM

Date change already....

Got a very "curt" :eek: email from Andy's mom stating that his cousins Graduation Party is that Sunday.

sooooo... to keep the peace, I'm going to change it to Saturday, June 26th.

I'm SO sorry if this puts a cramp in things.

06-11-2004, 01:34 PM
I really really hope we're in Michigan early this year!!

06-11-2004, 01:49 PM
Oh darn:( I guess we won't be able to make it since Saturday is my big $$$ day at work.

06-11-2004, 01:53 PM
:( *sniffles*

I now decree that Graduation parties have to be in any month except June. ;)

06-11-2004, 02:05 PM
This sounds like so much fun! I wish I could go. I'm trying to figure out how far away it is. It sounds like a wonderful park.

06-11-2004, 02:14 PM
Unfortunately, it's way too far for me :( I would love to go to one of the big meetings. Maybe I can plan for Ohio for next year. I would be willing to drive Duke up there.

06-11-2004, 11:54 PM
eewww Curt emails are not fun!!
But I should be able to make it on Saturday.
Maybe Keegan and I can ride along with Diana or Amy if they are able to go......

06-12-2004, 11:25 PM
I doubt we will be able to make it...That Wed, Thursday, Friday nights are our dance show, Saturday I am suppose to go to a bacholrette party in Windsor, Canada and Sunday is Ralph's family reunion.

We had a blast last year and I'm really sorry we are going to miss it :(

06-15-2004, 12:29 PM
Keegan and I will be there and I think my cousin and her dog Maverick is coming with us.

06-15-2004, 03:44 PM
Sounds wonderful! I wish I were closer, or were driving to MI to visit my parents. I would love to be there! Have a piece of cake for me, tho, ok? :)

06-15-2004, 04:09 PM
We'd love to come! and if someone will pay for the plane to pick us up, we'll be there. Ugh. Why do you guys have to be so far away? :(

We all wish Kia a happy birthday though :)

Dont forget to post pics :p

06-17-2004, 09:13 AM
Thank you. :)

Sad that some of you can't make it, but I understand. June is such a busy month. :)

Cinder & Smoke
06-22-2004, 12:37 PM
We *need* summore ParteePups ~
or sum of us are gonna be eatin too much Birfday Kake! :p

Weather looks purdy *promisin* fur Saturday - JUNE 26th -
Not too hot, and sum :) SUNN! >>

Thursday night = Partly cloudy. A chance of showers with an isolated thunderstorm during the evening, then a chance of light showers. Lows 52 to 56. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday = Mostly cloudy. A chance of light showers. Highs 68 to 72. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Friday night = Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 52.

Saturday = Partly sunny. Highs 71 to 75.

Saturday night = Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 54.

Sunday = Partly sunny. Highs 73 to 77.

Where is da Partee??

Miz Kimmy put a *LINK* onna Invite Post...
MapQuest map of Lake Orion Area (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=search&countryid=250&addtohistory=&country=US&address=W+Clarkston+Rd+%26+Joslyn+Rd&city=Lake+Orion&state=MI&zipcode=48362&historyid=&submit=Get+Map)

Or use >> Use http://www.MapQuest.com - and Fill In:
Address: 1255 Joslyn Road
City = Lake Orion
State = MI
Zipp = 48360

'Bout 5 Hours and 277 Miles frum Chillicothe to Lake Orion, MI.

Sure ya can't make it?
Aftur all - it's onlee sum munnie. :p
Dad sez he'll help teach Roxey ta *SWIM*!

Whut about Gabbie??
An Miz LESLIE?? C'mone Grahan & Kersey!!

Hey Kia ~
Whut'cha wunt fur a Prezint?? ;)

06-22-2004, 12:41 PM
Phred is reading my mind. ;) :D

And I'll help Roxey learn how to swim too! ;) :D

I asked Kia the other day what she wanted for a present and she licked me. http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/sally/lol.gif Not sure what that translates as. :D

PM me if you'd like my cell phone number! I'll have it with me. :)

Do we have a "ruff" doggie count estimate? ;)

Cinder & Smoke
06-22-2004, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by ramanth

"I asked Kia the other day what she wanted for a present...
and she licked me. http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/sally/lol.gif
Not sure what that translates as. :D

Dad sez he prolly better not *touch* dat line! :p
We'll think a sumpin! ;)

Do we have a "ruff" doggie count estimate? ;)

Really onlee gotz WUN :( Positive RSVP -
Frum Miz Staci -
Bringin her Kuzin an TWO Dawggiez (Keegan and Maverick)...
Plus Cinder & Smokey are *bringin* Dad!

C'mone, FurPupz -
drag yur Hoominz up to Mishegun on SATURDAY!!

06-23-2004, 12:06 PM

06-23-2004, 11:45 PM
Yup so far It's 2 doggies
And 2 to possibly 3 people Not sure yet - TBA

Kimmy, can you PM me your cell number? So it's $10 For a day pass?
Or am I confused?
Do we have to have them ahead of time, I hope not b/c It's too late for me!

06-24-2004, 06:15 AM
Me and the girls would love to come, but now expecially with Angus not feeling (I'm taking him to the vets today) well we'll be staying home. I definately need to work Saturday now;)

But I hope you all have a wonderful time and remember to take lots and lots of pictures!

06-24-2004, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by shais_mom
Yup so far It's 2 doggies
And 2 to possibly 3 people Not sure yet - TBA

Kimmy, can you PM me your cell number? So it's $10 For a day pass?
Or am I confused?
Do we have to have them ahead of time, I hope not b/c It's too late for me!
Hey Staci! I PM'd you my number. It's $10 a day to park in the Bark Park parking lot. The guy at the gate sells the tickets. Or you can park across the road for free at the Elementary school.

The school is on the right hand side and slightly past the dog park entrace, which is on the left. :)

So far we have:
guest (or two)
guest's dog
My parents
Andy's parents
friend and son


(Plus I made Kia's birthday an announcement at the Bark Park message boards)

If the park ranger doesn't mind, I'll put balloons on the Bark Park sign. :)

Anna, give Angus a huge hug for me!! I hope he feels better soon.

06-24-2004, 03:30 PM
I think we will probably park at the elementary school and I have a back pack to carry. But you stated before there is water for the dogs and people there right?
Just wondering if I need to bring a jug of water in with us.
I am going to have to go back in an re read. lol Might bring a towel too since there is swimming right?

06-25-2004, 03:30 PM
Just checking in before I head to my parents house for the nite.
My 2 cousins are coming with me, sooo 3 people and 2 dogs.
Phred and Kimmy I will be on my cell phone until I see you tomorrow!! :p

Cinder & Smoke
06-25-2004, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by shais_mom
... you stated before there is water for the
dogs and people there right?
Just wondering if I need to bring a jug of water in with us.

Guess we're a bit :eek: *late* replyin to this...

But ~ YUP!
There's Wadder fit for both da HOOMINz anna Dawgs!

And HEY!!
Any Last-Minnit Wanna-Comes ~
Directions to find da Party Site are onna furst page of this post!

Weather is gonna be GREAT :) fur *swimmin* an
runnin inna woodz...

Hope ta SEE Y'all There!! ;)


06-25-2004, 08:55 PM
Okay you Ohioains. :D

Here's some I-75 roadwork info.... I saw a sign while on I-696 that said I-75 SOUTHBOUND between 8 Mile Rd. and Davison was closed. :eek: hmmmm..

So I jumped on M-DOT and I can't find anything about the whole freeway being closed (as the sign said). Just lane closures here and there for shoulder work.

Here's a site if you want to check it out:


Phred, Staci doesn't have internet access at her parents (where she and her cousins are staying tonight and leaving from). If you find any info out, can you let her know?

I wonder if there was just an accident that made that part of the freeway close.

Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!

06-25-2004, 09:07 PM
Wish I could be there with you all to celebrate Kia's birthday! Make sure you give her lots of hugs from me. The bark park sound great.

Have a fantastic time and make sure you take lots and lots of pictures so I can feel like I was there! Can't wait to see them.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kia!

Enjoy your special day!

Hugs, tailwags and lots of slurpy kisses....Robin, Katie and Tori :D

06-26-2004, 10:57 PM
Well, we're home safe and sound!! and POOOOOPPPPEEEDDD!!!
Never heard a peep from Maverick or Keegan all the trip home!!!

working on uploading pics, if not tonite will get on tomorrow and do it.

Thanks for inviting us Kia!!! (and Kimmy) ;)

Cinder & Smoke
06-26-2004, 11:00 PM

Whudda **PHUNN** Partee Kia tossed tuday!!

Baloonz (Kia wuz WEARIN wun!), Fancee Kake her Mom deckorated,
Frosty Pawz *Ize Kreem*,
annd a GREAT Buncha Dawggiez an Hoominz! ;)

Anna kupla Ole Buddies showed up >>
Graham an Kersey :) ~
dey brung dere Mom - Miz LESLIE ober fur da afternoon -
an we all had a nice re-une-yun!

Birfday Gurl (Kia) wuz a nice *hostiss* an shared a LOTTA her
Birfday Prezzie TREETz wiff allu us *guests*! ;)

Lotta pixz got took -
but allua Hoomiz are too *bushed* ta post em rite now! :rolleyes:

Birfday Gurl went home wiffa Gram an GramPaw -
kuz Mom is off wiff dat *skinnie guy* whooze gonna
dress up tumorrow (Sunday) as Mr. SpidurBoy.

They'll get back Sunday nite -
mite see sum Kimmy Pix late Sunday.

Oh - an we all went *SWIMMIN* inna nice, big LAKE, too!
An beliebe it or not - NUNNA da Hoominz fell'd inna lake! :p
We gotz most of em purdy *wet* - but dey ALL kept der feetz onna dock!

Dad sez fur us ta *sine off* - kuz HE wuntz ta get sum shut-eye...
He'z STILL *mumblin* bout how we wuz sleepin an
dint *spot* dat wun turn onna way home... :rolleyes:

An Thank yur Mum, too!! ;)

06-26-2004, 11:25 PM
I MUST see some pictures!.. Especially of Graham and Kersey. I miss them all. :(

06-27-2004, 07:52 AM
I'm disappointed we didn't get to come, esp. since it has been so long since we have seen Graham and Kersey and Leslie!!!

I thought about coming at the last minute to surprise everyone, but we had people over after our dance show Friday night and the last didn't leave til 8:30am Saturday morning!!! Getting to bed for Friday night at 9 am Saturday morning did not bode well for a long drive to Michigan :(

Sounds like you guys all had fun!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Hope you both had a great birthday Kimmy and Kia!!!

06-27-2004, 07:55 AM
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, Please!!!!!

06-27-2004, 10:10 AM
Happy Birthday Kia and waiting for pictures. :)

06-27-2004, 02:02 PM
ok I finally have my pics ready

I also have a video of Keegan and Maverick but have no clue what to do with it.

06-27-2004, 02:10 PM

06-27-2004, 02:12 PM
I DID IT!!!!!


06-27-2004, 02:21 PM
Ohhhhh I do so wish we could have been there. I would have loved to see everyone, expecially Leslie, Kersey & Graham. We've missed them so much!
It looks like the doggies had a fun time!
Hope you had a great birthday Kia girl:D:D

06-28-2004, 06:34 AM
Great pics, Staci!

I want to see more!!!

Ok, Phred, Cinder and Smokey, where are yours? We're all waiting! I know Kimmy is busy so I will have to be patient to see hers. Which reminds me I'm also waiting to hear how the Spiderman gig went also.

Robin :D

06-28-2004, 06:52 AM
--Dies-- I only saw a few close ups of Graham and Kersey!!

I miss Leslie and those puppers so much! :(

06-28-2004, 10:02 AM
Hey all! It was a great day. :) The weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. I'm uploading my pictures now.

Oh.. and Kia learned how to jump off the dock!! :eek: :D

Thanks to everyone that made it out. :)

(I have pics of Mr. Spidey that I'll post in General.. He was a HUGE hit. :D )

Cinder & Smoke
06-28-2004, 04:55 PM

Here's just a few of our Kia's Birfday Partee PIXs >>>

Mosta da Gang - doin whut we do best - MOOCHIN Treets!

Here'z da BIRFDAY GURL ~ Kia!

Staci an Her Gang >>

Smokey leads Cinder across the Ole Swimmin Hole...http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid124/p9ff07d1e65df848cb4c1f5bb617fa149/f81481fd.jpg

Stay tuned - a few more commin rite along...

Cinder & Smoke
06-28-2004, 05:21 PM
And a few more Partee Pix ~~

Cinder ~ Jest *chillin* around...

SmokeMutt ~ READY to go in!

Whudda ya mean *WAIT*, Mom!?
Izint it MY Kake??

Graham *sings* for a Busquit!

The instant that Kia learned there were "Liftin Handles"
on her new Personal Flotation Device present!
"Gud GRIEF" Did I need dat!?"

Leslie waves G-Bye! :(
Come again - soon!

LOTS More Pix onna Album >>>
Kia's Birfday Party ALBUM (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4286404527)

06-28-2004, 11:37 PM
Great Pics and commentary Phred!!!
I was LOLing over Kia's face when she got lifted up by the vest.

06-29-2004, 11:09 AM
Great pictures Phred! I love how you captured all of Kia's personality facial expressions. :D Yesterday we went back to the store and exchanged the flotation device. She was real cute 'waddling' around the store. :D