It should be pretty obvious that we love our pets. Whether it is our perky little fish, lovable dogs, the duck Tim won’t let me have, or a bird that calls our porch home we have a spot in our heart for all of them.
Sometimes though, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the busy day-to-day schedule and skip those afternoon walks. Or water changes. Or building birdhouses. There are days we feel like the worst pet parents in the world. When we are glued to computer while our pups and fish cause a ruckus.
Today we are making time for all of our animals (except that duck, sigh). We are taking the pups to the park, making an extra special treat for our underwater friends and maybe even putting a piece of bread out for our bird friend. You may in fact call that last one a bribe so that once there are babies in the nest I don’t get dive-bombed.
With everything that our animals do for us, the least we can do is make today a little extra special for them. Tim has laid down the law though, no one is allowed anymore toys. Something about no dogs should have three “toy boxes” and a closet, or whatever. I’m just trying to keep them happy so they can go all Lassie later and call 911 when I am in trouble and then we can go on the Oprah show and win dog shows and junk.
Do you have any animals?
How do you pamper them?
Any advice on bribing birds?
Yesterday we had a pretty major event at our house.
Only the A-list celebrities were invited and we popped bottles.
Bottles of flea shampoo. And by A-list celebrities I mean Snoopy, Mr. Ed, Lassie, and Old Yeller. No one showed up, but that didn’t stop us from celebrating because our old man turned 12 yesterday.
Yes that hat was impossible to keep on his head…he’s not as into the whole “dress up” thing as like I would like him to be. I guess I will never understand boys, even if they are of the canine variety.
Tim has raised Tajjie since he was a pup, check out this throwback.
I honestly don’t know who’s cuter, the 18-year-old version of my man or the pup.
The short story is that Tim rescued three pitbulls from the back of a truck of a mean, mean man on a cold night. The long story could bring you to tears so I will spare you, and instead invite you to party with us. Or at least laugh at the photos while I lust over my younger boytoy.
I stopped in to Treats Unleashed to pick up a couple presents for just such an occassion and decided to make the big one-two super special for Taj. They did such an incredible job on his cake and let me tell you a little something about customer service, they should teach a class. I sat there for the entirety of my lunch break deciding on shapes, flavors, colors, and toppings. Who knew you could have a custom cake, gone are the days of little old raw hides. Consider me impressed….and a life-time customer. The pups couldn’t be more thrilled.
Speaking of the pups, they went crazy on this cake. Taj was so sweet to share with his little sister, not like he had a choice.
Please don’t call PETA, we did not let them eat the whole cake. We actually froze most of it and will give it to them when they don’t bark at the mailman. The gift that keeps on giving, right?
Have you ever thrown your dog a party? Been to a doggie wedding? Please tell me someone else makes their dogs wear silly hats for fun.