Sunday, February 25, 2007

Having a Ball on his Birthday

Presents-2007-02-25-1203-0So, today is Pappy's honorary second birthday. It's hard to believe it's only one year (or 231 posts) since we adopted him from the rescue. In celebration of this glorious day, we have lavished presents upon him. Last night we went out to a nice steak place so that... yes, that's right... we could bring Pappy a genuine doggy bag. Though we feed him high-grade food, it's the first time we've given him real meat.

I had hoped to make it to the dog bakery to get a special cake, but a stealth blizzard has rolled in and snarled up the roads. So, instead my wife has whipped up some pup-cakes from leftover grits, oatmeal, carrots, wheat flour, chicken stock, and baking powder-- with peanut butter and chicken stock icing. Mmmm, mmmm, good. I'll have to run one up the street to neighbor dog Molly, who gave Pappy a rawhide bone for his birthday. Meanwhile, after consuming Molly's bone, Pappy is consumed by his new wealth of rubber balls.


wally said...

Happy Pappy Birthday! The adoption burpdays are the most important. I just celebrated mine and was able to extort an appropriate amount of gifts. I hope you have a great day with the family that you rescued!


Maggie said...

It sounds like you had a GREAT birthday Pappy!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Love ya lots,

Tierre said...

Happy Birthday, Pappy!

Turbo the Sibe said...

Pappy, have a happy birthday. Woooo!

Pappy's Fella said...

Thanks Mr. Littlelegs. Pappy did mighty fine today given the excitement.

Maggie, Tierre, and Turbo,
Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Dachsies Rule said...

Happy Birthday, Pappy. We have the Nutro chops and the battle tested toy. The battle tested toy is not that strong (see our August 23, 2006 entry). We hope you have plenty of balls to get you to the next big day of presents!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Jasper said...

Hey Pappy!! I am Jasper and I live in Arkansas. I have enjoyed your blog today and wanted to say "Heywoooo" You are one lucky, look at all those nice presents!!
Happy Pappy Birthday!!

Avery said...

Happy Birthday Pappy! Looks like you made out pretty well with the presents. Your cake sounds yummy.

Birthday Wags,

Minou said...


Pappy's Fella said...

Yep. Pappy pulled the leg off the Kahuna toy within 20 minutes. Ballistic nylon, pfeh.

Jasper, Avery, Minou,
I hope you enjoyed Pappy's b'day too. We're shooting for international holiday status.

Habca & Miriam said...

Hey Pappy,
sorry we are late... hope you had a wonderful birthday! I do enjoy your blog, still... Pappy's Fella, if you still want this Fly Ball thing, we could post a do-it-yourself-instruction. Jan Nijboer, the guy from Natural Dogmanship® has it in his book.

Pappy's Fella said...

Habca and Miriam,
Sorry... fly-ball thing? I'm certainly curious. Are you talking about the preydummy things? Are they indestructable?

Charlie said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Pappy! It looks like you were duly bestowed upon with gifts; hope you had a great day in every way!!
- Chuck

Cubby said...

That is an adorable picture of Pappy with all his gifts! Happy Day!

Finnegan said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your toys and treats!


Pappy's Fella said...

Charlie, Cubby, and Finnegan,
Thanks, and the treats were fantastic. Steak was decidedly the best.