Small dog's 3rd birthday today and she's been celebrating in style.
Thus far she's opened her present (squeaky bone)
then had a surprise visitor. She was so frenzied with excitement that she ended up digging up half the garden, resulting in her having to have a shower to remove the caked mud and clay. She's not a great fan of being washed at the best of times, but I got the impression that it may have been a step too far on her birthday......
To restore her good spirits, birthday lunch included her favourite ham, cut into bite-sized strips, followed by a walk in her favourite woods, which are currently thickly carpeted with wood anemones and looked gorgeous in the sunshine. As a special treat she was allowed to fully adhere to her rigorous 'stop and sniff' policy, so the walk took somewhat longer than expected.
This evening we will be popping the cork on a bottle of something chilled and sparkly in honour of her birthday, and she will do her party trick of catching the cork on its way down from the ceiling.
For dinner she is having some steak, (she likes hers medium rare) baby new potatoes and petits pois, with a side dish of doggy mixer biscuits.
So all in all, not a bad way to celebrate your birthday. She is currently stretched out having a post-walk, pre-dinner nap.
It's a dog's life..........
PS - she has asked me to say a special thank you to Abbey and Esther for the animated birthday cards.