Of course we celebrate four legged birthdays at this house! We never need a reason for a DQ Cake! Today is Riley’s Adoption Date Anniversary. When you adopt a rescue it is almost impossible to know their real birthdate and let’s face reality…their life starts the day they are adopted, not born! 10 years ago I picked up the most scared dog I have ever met. Every other dog runs out of the shelter, but Riley just sat on the floor looking terrified. He has always been gentle and kind, but it took about 2 years for him to come out of his shell.
This party was one for the books…This is Riley’s 10th party, but it was the first party for Rufus and Bailey. Rufus helped decorate the dining room and cook dinner. He had no idea what was going on, but he was excited and wanted to be a part of the action! He inspected every decoration, table setting, and gift bag.
After dinner Riley opened his birthday gifts and shared his new toys with his brother and sister. I was helping Riley with his cake and wish I would have taped everyone singing “Happy Birthday.” Rufus’ facial expressions were hilarious. He just kept looking at everyone wondering why there was a fire in the kitchen and all we were doing was singing! The four legged are quite the party animals, but once 9pm rolled around they were ready to take their new toys and head to bed.