May 3, 2012

Meet the Party Animals

Yesterday was my dog Roxy's 12th birthday and we celebrated. I bought her a peanut butter flavored doggy bone cake from Three Dog Bakery. Sprinkles cupcakes is next door to the dog bakery so I decided to treat myself to a cupcake so I wouldn't be left out of the party!
 No, all of the party animals don't belong to me. Cinderella, the smaller Pom that looks very much like Roxy, belongs to my daughter and I am still thinking of what I am going to do with Sugar. She is getting really attached to us so I have to formulate a plan quickly to avoid breaking her heart. I would like to say that Roxy (top left), Buster (bottom right), Sugar (bottom left) and Cinderella(top right) had a blast but it was kind of a fiasco to say the least. Cinderella is a barker and all of the other dogs don't really care for her behavior so they got nervous/excited and started scrambling/hiding and things got kind of chaotic.
The good news is that they all loved the doggy cake, especially Cinderella. She was able to scare all of the other dogs away with her barking and eat most of the cake herself.  The party was officially over when Cinderella pooped in the middle of the living room! Nobody wanted to get blamed for that one!
  Roxy has been part of the family since she was a few months old and she is the best dog ever.  She is so sweet and super smart. She knows how to do lots of things other than the standard sit, stay and lay down. Roxy knows how to play dead,  roll over, finds things on command, and brings you specific toys when you ask her for them. Roxy does not like baths, nail trims or teeth brushing but she loves to eat her doggy beef jerky and any kind of table food that she can con you into giving her!
I noticed a few months ago that Roxy was starting to lose her hearing so I took her in for a Senior Wellness Exam to make sure she was in good health.  The vet gave her an exam, did some blood work, a urinalysis and cleaned her teeth.  Roxy is starting to lose her hearing but she can still hear us when we are within close range of her. Other than the issue with her hearing, she is a pretty healthy girl! 

Happy 12th Birthday Roxy Girl!!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, 12 years is a long time - lucky you! She is a cutie :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. She is the best dog ever!

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  2. Happy birthday Roxy! Love that you had doggie cake - that's so fun!
    :)

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    1. Thank you Vanessa. The doggie cake smells good enough for me to eat but I am not brave enough to try it!

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  3. Awh what a wonderful post! Loved this!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I love my dogs like they are my kids!

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  4. Aw I was crying it up for Roxy while reading this! Good memories!! Such an amazing part of the family :)

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    1. How is the little party crasher/party fouler? LOL!!

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  5. Those animals know how to party lol!

    Always sucks tho when a pet starts to lose their hearing and/or sight though :/

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  6. Looks like Roxy had a great birthday!

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