Yes, "Eddie McFreddie Bossy Boots" is nine years old today! Born Taleah's First Edition on August 24th, 2003, this lucky boy gets to celebrate two special days each year - his birthday and his Gotcha Day (December 30th, 2011). In the eight months he has been with me, he has blossomed from a somewhat anxious, excitable stranger to a funny, sometimes bossy, best buddy. He has particularly come into his own the past couple of months. Way to go, Eddie.
Now, Eddie would like to tell you about his day:
Deah Blog Readers,
Yup, it's my birfday! I don't think I ever had a pawty before. There's just Mama and the cat an' me, but we is havin' a nice day. I wasn't so sure I'd make it to nine years of age yesterday, when Mama and our friend Margaret took me for a hike around Chemainus Lake an' I saw this sign:
But we hiked anyway, and I didn't get eaten by no bears or cougars.
This morning, I found a big bag of apples on my back deck. I thought that was my birfday present so I helped myself without asking Mama:
|Apples? What apples?|
Oops. They were some mama got from a neighbour to pass on to Margaret. Iz okay, Auntie Margaret, I left you lots! An' they are yummy!
When mama called me back into the house - Wowza! There were pressies for me! I got some awesome treats like Kaliwags Organic Beef snacks (made in Canada with Canadian ingredients!), and some sweet potato and fish treats, and a big bag of fresh beef neck bones (though mama says I should wait a couple of days to eat one of them as I've had some tummy troubles this week), and a bag of Carna4 food for times when my raw food might not be available on a road trip Mama and I are taking in a few weeks. I needs really special food 'cuz I gets really itchy skin from some stuff.
|Lookit all mah goodies!|
|See mah bootiful new bandana? Itz Kooool!|
Mama did make me wear a funny hat for the celebration, but I didn't mind. Allie had fun, too, playing in the paper everything was wrapped in:
|Dis is much more fun than those dumb dog treats!|
And then she checked out her food cupboard to see if there were any pressies in there for her:
|Humph! I never get no pressies!|
Allie claims Mama has never thrown a party for her birthday or Gotcha day. Mama doesn't know when her birthday is, except it was probably in the spring of 2001. And Mama promises to get her some treats on her Gotcha day in November. Maybe Allie will share them with me!
I gave my mama a present too. When I came to live with her, I came with a plastic crate which was a bit too small and a bit too warm, but made me feel safe. Mama now keeps in in the van for me, and has been trying to get me to use this bigger wire one in the house when I'm eating my bones and also to get me ready for our road trip. Today, for the first time ever, I decided I LIKE IT! I went in there all by myselfs when mama was in the shower, and I've gone back in there to lie down for a snooze several times since. I think it will do me just fine.
|Ah likes mah new crate!|
Anyway, that's how my birthday was so far. And now it's time for my dinner. I sure hope there's cake afterwards - with ice cream of course!
|Happy Birfday to meeeee....|
and please pass the ice cream!