A Day of Celebration

Saturday we celebrated Sarge’s 14th Birthday. Because we have no children, dogs in our house get full blown birthday parties. Sarge was no exception. Nola has had two so far, so I’ve learned some ways to make the day special for the four legged birthday boy.DSC_0045First, we started off the day with a walk on the beach. It’s been so hot and humid here lately that the dogs haven’t had much time outdoors. Sarge seemed to enjoy the release of energy running in the sand and wading in the water. When we got home, the dogs had breakfast and then enjoyed some of the Mr.’s breakfast ham.DSC_0971 DSC_0972It was still really hot on Saturday, so Sarge and Nola napped most of the afternoon. I officially gave him his cupcake stuffie (I gave it to him for a few minutes when we did our pre-birthday photoshoot) and he chomped on it and then fell asleep.DSC_0029 DSC_0048Dinnertime marked the real celebration. I decorated the table and laid out Sarge’s presents. DSC_0988 DSC_0994(You’ll notice two of each present. That’s because with two dogs in the house, I felt like I couldn’t get Sarge something and not get Nola something too, except collars…Nola has a million of those and Sarge only has one so it was time for another!)

He got a three foot bully stick (bullies are his fave!)…DSC_0057the aforementioned cupcake stuffie….DSC_0044and a new collar!DSC_0016 DSC_0022The bully stick was by far his favorite thing. Instead of starting at one end, he decided to start chewing right in the middle. It was so cute seeing him try to walk through the door with it! He eventually gnawed all the way through and then had two!Β DSC_0060 DSC_0080He, and Nola, also got Frosty Paws and the Mr. and I enjoyed some cake.DSC_0068 DSC_0064Sarge was too busy chewing his bully and didn’t want to come outside to blow out the candles, so we brought the cake to him.DSC_0071(Notice the photo-bomb by Nola in the pic above.)

DSC_0076All in all it was a great day. The Mr. and I just wanted to make double, triple sure that Sarge knew this was a special day and that we love him very much. And so, the best way to accomplish that was with the one present that I didn’t lay out on the table:sargecontractSarge’s adoption contract! July 20 will now be his Gotcha Day and his Birthday! We are all very happy to add Sarge as the 4th member of the family. It was a great day of celebration for everyone!DSC_0063Well, except Nola, who didn’t seem impressed by any of it (except the parts that involved food) and spent most of the time like this:DSC_0028More on the adoption tomorrow!

35 thoughts on “A Day of Celebration

  1. Yay!!!!!! You and hubby are my heros and Sarge is so deserving of such wonderfulness! Wow, this is just LOVELY! So happy for your growing family!!!!!!

  2. Congrats! He is such a sweet guy, I’m so excited you made him a part of your family! We’ve never celebrated our pups birthdays ever…until this year. It was actually a week or two ago (oops!) but I’m in the process of baking them a cake and I just have to frost it. Congrats to all of you!

  3. WOOT! I had a sneaking suspicion that this was going to happen – I could be happier. I was just thinking the other day how I am going to miss that white face on your blog when he’s adopted — now I don’t have to!!

    Best. Birthday. Ever!

  4. Seriously, so so so so so so so so so so so so happy to hear this news! Sarge is such a lucky dude to have found you guys and you guys are so lucky to have found him! Best. Birthday. EVAHHHHH! Hooray!!! Happy tears for my Monday morning! Congrats times a million, friends!

  5. I can’t believe how far Sarge has come. I am so delighted that you have adopted him. As a dog walker at the NHSPCA where we all came to know and love him, cannot be any more happier. It really brings a tear to my eyes to see him in such a happy home and so well cared for. Happy Birthday Sarge, can’t believe he is 14.

  6. Lots of happy tears over here!!!!! Happy Birthday Sarge! And congrats to the whole family on such a wonderful day of celebration!
    -Corbin & momma Jenn

  7. Happy birthday Sarge:) Your parents are the best:) You had so many presents/goodies but more than anything, you now have your forever home, you handsome boy:)

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