WHAT ARE YOU WAGGING AT?
This past week I celebrated another birthday. Â I don’t really equate anything to “dog years,” so I just say that I have been fortunate enough to have been here for 6 rotations of the planet. Â Nothing is better then having birthday cake, and eating it. Â
I’ve heard way too many people say that dog’s don’t celebrate birthdays. Â To those naive humans I say (GRRRRR!) Â I’m tired of this statement. Â I’ve been to plenty of human birthdays. Â I’ve seen presents being opened, and candles on cakes, and way too many times have I heard that horrible “happy birthday” song being sung that I’ve had to take shelter under the bed to get away from it all. Â
Now I’m not saying that us canines are looking for some sort of surprise party. Â That actually would probably be a bad idea. Â But a special day at the park, or pool, or whatever place the dog wants to go that day. Â Is this really too much to ask? Â
Yes, my parents like to go a bit above and beyond for my birthday. Â I know most parents are not like them, which is unfortunate. Â But a little acknowledgment for your canine son, daughter, or friend to wish them well and let them know that you appreciate them being around for another year would be appreciated. Â
By the way, I am still accepting gifts for my birthday, even though it has passed.
CHLOE’S CANINE TIP: Â Remember that dogs can’t consume chocolate. Â For healthful treats and even birthday cake, check out a dog bakery. Â Here’s one of my favorites: Â The Dog Bakery. Â For more dog info, check out: Â www.akc.org.
Sniff ya later.
My name is Chloe. Â I am a Springer Spaniel.