Happy Birthday Claire!

Claire and John
Because we adopted Claire from the Humane Society we don’t know her exact birthday, but when we got her last August she was about 2, so we decided that we would just declare August 25 the big day.

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,

Dave and Claire
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.

Jackie, Heinz, and Conrad

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.
Birthday Treats
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.
Doggie Pinata
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.

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8 Comments on “Happy Birthday Claire!”

  1. Jennie Says:

    Happy, happy birthday Claire!
    I’m so glad she had a wonderful day. I think she knew she was being celebrated.

  2. Sally Says:

    It looks like Claire had a really happy adoption day celebration. Pets are wonderful additions to our families. They are like children that never grow up and move away.


  3. Claire is the supreme dog of the world…gosh!

  4. Susan Says:

    Claire is beautiful! Happy Birthday to her and Happy 1 year adoption date to you all!

  5. lmb Says:

    Happy Birthday, Claire! I love the idea of a birthday shopping spree. And I can’t wait to see pictures of her new collar–I bet she looks smashing in it.

  6. crystal Says:

    happy dog day to you!!!!
    woo woo woo woo

  7. juliebelle Says:

    bob barked a special song in honor of miss claire.

  8. katy Says:

    Wish I could have helped Claire celebrate her birthday, her lucky day when you all happened into her life, and a blessing for you all when she came into yours. Dogs and cats are blessings.
    Happy Birthday to Claire


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