Happy Birthday Claire!
To celebrate we took a cue from Marc and Karen who always take Barkley shopping on his birthday. Since her Uncle David loves Claire AND shopping, we invited him to join us. After David gave her a talk about what she can expect as a three-year old,
we took off to For the Love of Dogs on East Washington, our favorite dog store-so fun and the staff is awesome. I forgot to take my camera into the store so I don’t have pictures of the new toys and collar she got. Will try to post those later. She was very well-behaved and didn’t eat any of the homemade dog biscuits that were sitting in baskets at lick level. She did hover near the barbecue bones, so we got her a sack of those.
Our friends Jackie, Heinz, and baby Conrad said we could bring Claire by for a playdate with her friend Barney. Barney loves to chase Claire and he has a big yard with lots of squirrels to hunt.
Jackie, who we found out later was also celebrating HER birthday that same day, had picked up some tasty dog birthday treats, which I thought was really sweet, since she is pretty busy with an 8-month old and swam in a triathalon that morning! Barney and Claire appreciated it too. They ate and ran and then ate some more.
We threw the new squeaky bungee squirrel thingy we’d just bought, which landed in a tree and became kind of a doggie piñata. We know Claire had a good time even if she didn’t have a clue what we were celebrating. Besides, it was actually John and I who were celebrating, specifically all that she has added to our lives over the past year. Definitely worth a party.