Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Birthday?

It was Daisie's birthday last Saturday. After losing two boxer pups before they reached their first birthday, Daisie is our "third time's the charm" boxer...And she was instructed from her early days in The Main Rule: Don't die. We reminded her of it daily as we didn't think we could handle another loss -- and we couldn't have, it's true!

Daisie has learned The Main Rule well, and quite a few others too, so I like to celebrate her birthday...And she is up to #5 now!

However, last year I became aware that Daisie hated her birthday, and as I thought about it, maybe my choices for celebrating were not exactly what she was hoping for.

We would put on her party hat...

"Please no! Not the hat!!!"

"And pictures, too? My life is crap..."

We fed her special canned dog food, which tasted SO good...


...and later made her throw up.

We bought her cute clothes...

"Uh, Mom? I HATE CLOTHES!"

So, realizing that maybe this did not make a Happy Birthday for dear Daisie, I refrained from these unwelcomed celebrations. Instead, there were just more treats, including real meat and peanut butter, a new toy, and the kids came over (coincindentally, but don't tell Daisie that!). She was having fun...


...but then, it happened again...I ruined her perfect day by bringing out this:

"Oh, PUH-LEEEZE! A HOOD, NOW YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ME WEAR A HOOD????"


"BLEH!!" Even with the hood off, her opinion about it was clear...
I'm sorry Daisie...I just couldn't resist. It was such a cute coat, and only $2, and you're so cute in it, and it will keep you dry and...

And I'm getting closer to making it a truly Happy Birthday...I'll do better next year, I promise.

4 comments:

Jerrie said...

Happy Birthday Daisie! You look adorable in your new pink coat! hahaha!!! LOVE IT! She reminds me of my sister (who HATES her bday) - I am so sending this post to her!

Tami said...

When we got our dog, Hawley, my husband told me, "No clothes, EVER." I have been tempted but then I remember the one rule and don't bring them home.
The coat is cute tho and I think that deep down Daisy likes it too.

Janice said...

Sorry Daisie - mom needs grandchildren to obsess about so she'll leave you be........!!! :-)

Sole Obsession Footwear said...

I love the clothes. I agree with the rest of the gang, I think she's pretending to disapprove but really likes all the attention.

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