Our dog Daphne just turned three and yes, Nick and I are the kind of people who celebrate their dog’s birthday. We’re not alone. Just search for “dog birthday” on Pinterest.
For Daphne’s first birthday, we got her the cutest little doggie cupcakes from Sprinkles (plus a whole lot of human ones), but it was kind of anticlimactic when she and her canine pals gobbled them up in half a second. This year, we went a little bigger with a bone-shaped cookie cake from her favorite store, the aptly named Pet’s Delight in downtown Los Altos. We live a few blocks away from this pet shop, and with a big bowl of dog food and cookies always out for sampling, it’s pretty much a mandatory stop on every single walk. If we ever try to skip it, she will lay down in the middle of the street until we give in. It’s pathetic, but I can relate. I’ve done worse things for a cookie.
Your turn: Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday?
P.S. Here are Daphne’s puppy pictures because we’re also the kind of people who do a family photo shoot with their dog. Obviously.