June 7th will be our annual dog birthday party.
Annie was the first dog of my dogs to have a birthday party. She had never had the opportunity of feeling special before she was rescued and I was compelled to give her as many celebrations as possible.
This year she would have been 12. Last year, I knew that chances were slim that we would be having another party for her. 12 is a ripe, old age for a Newfoundland but I was hopeful. She had some chronic conditions that we were managing, but none of them were fatal and she was so happy with us. I knew she wasn’t going to give up easily, she was enjoying the good life and for her, every day was a happy day filled with love.
Winn turned 1 on March 6th and Maisie turned 5 on May 12th. Rather than doing birthday parties for them, I decided we would wait until June and have our first annual doggie birthday celebration. I pulled out the hats, made some pupcakes and frozen yogurt sundaes and gave them these special treats after dinner. I remebered Annie and it felt good to have another celebration in her honor. Happy Birthday girls, and Happy Heavenly Birthday Annie!