Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Very Happy Birthday!

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes! I had a Most Excellent birthday!

It started off with a e-card from Granny and Grandpa, and a very nifty gift certificate to Drs. Foster and Smith - home of the sweet potato treats! Thanks Granny and Grandpa!!!

After that, we headed to the park for some quality tennis ball time. The weather forecast was for thunderstorms later in the day, and we wanted to get in some zoomie time.

After the park time (and some quality time with Dad, watching golf), Mom had to run a couple of errands, and she thought that maybe I'd like to go to that magic window that dispenses cheeseburgers. Well, duh! Of course I want to go the the Cheeseburger Store!!! So Abby and I hopped in the car, and we went to The Magic Window, which did not disappoint!

Abby was very interested in the contents of the bag, and being the good sister that I am, I shared all my birthday goodies with Abby. Because, of course, when it's her birthday, she'll be sharing her goodies with me!

C'mon Mom! Cut it up already!

In no time we were rewarded with bite-sized pieces of a plain junior cheeseburger!

After the cheeseburger (which was Most Nommy!), we had some frisbee time!

After the frisbee time, Mom broke out The Hat.

Seriously. The Birthday Hat. Oy. Dad was armed with lots of treats, and I tolerated it, to humor Mom. I mean, she did take us to the Magic Cheeseburger Window....

Oh, please, maybe if I hunch down lower, the floor will swallow me up...

There, are you happy now? Actually, it wasn't too bad - Dad had lots of treats for me during this whole ordeal! And I don't have to wear this silly hat for another year; the next time it comes out, it'll be Abby's turn to wear it. Neener-neener!

So, we had dinner, and Mom and Dad watched some teevee (there's some bicycle race or something going on that has their attention). A while after dinner, Mom declared that it was Cake Time!

Cake!!!! I watched Mom make the 'cake' yesterday. A friend of Mom's had sent her some doggie-specific recipes, and Mom selected a peanut butter-carrot recipe. But we had no carrots. So she substituted apples - which was totally cool because Abby and I both like apples. So yesterday Mom made the batter and baked it in a muffin tray (the idea being that she didn't want particularly big servings, AND she doesn't have a small cake pan...). They looked pretty yummy!

(Don't mind the tray the silicon muffin pan is sitting on - it's Mom's 'junk tray'). When they came out of the oven last night and cooled off a bit, Dad and I tested one, and we gave it a combined two thumbs and four paws up!

Today, Mom 'iced' one - she mixed a little low-fat cream cheese with some peanut butter and frosted one. And put a candle on it!

I turned 3 today, in case I forgot to mention it!

Bring on the cake!!!

Mom's wearing a long-sleeve shirt, BTW, because the predicted thunderstorms did come in, and it went from 80+ degrees to 60 degrees in about an hour.

C'mon. Enough with the photo ops. Let's EAT!

Finally, we got some cake!

And, yes, I shared!

It was Most Excellent cake! (And yes, there are leftovers!!!)

Thanks for a wonderful birthday, Mom and Dad!!! And thanks again for all the wonderful birthday wishes!

*kissey face!*
-Fiona the Birthday Girl and Abby the Hippobottomus


Kari in WeHo said...

sounds like it was a most excellent day!


Benny and Lily said...

sounds like the best birthday ever!!
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

And you got kisses from Mom!! YAY!! What a great day!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

bichonpawz said...

What a great, great Birthday!!! We are going to print this and leave it out for mama to see...we would like this VERY same thing for OUR birthdays!!! I do think Abby enjoyed herself too, but she looks just a teensy little bit jealous in the last kissy face pic!! So glad you had a great day Fiona!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your cake looks delicious, Fiona! We're glad to see that you gave in and wore the birthday hat!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

The trip to the magic drive thru would have been plenty celebration for me! I think all those noms and funballs was worth a brief photo shoot with the hat, right?


Mogley G. Retriever said...

Boy, you got to go to the magic cheesburger window and all we got was to swim. Next time, remind them that the magic cheesburger window also has a special slot that if you put one of those green paper thingys in, will give you Ice Cream. Happy Birthday!

Mogley G. Retriever

Sierra Rose said...

Happy Birtheday!! Yay for three!
Yummy cake, we can smell it from here :) And, cheese burgers! Woooooweeeee, I'm drooling. Nice hat too!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Minna Krebs said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes!!!!!

It looks like you had a most pawsome Birthday No. 3!!!!!!
(oh, and da hat wasn't all that bad.....heehee)

Ruby's Raiser said...

What a perfect birthday! Happiest of birthdays to you, sweet girl. Wishing you a peanut-butter-filled year ahead! :)

Sam and Pippen said...

Totally awesome birthday you had! We'll have to talk mom into making some of those cakes for us...

Sam and Pippen

Clive said...

Happy 3rd Birthday again, Fiona!

We love all the photos!

best wishes
Clive & Co

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like your special day was, well, very very very SPECIAL! We hope good fortune follows you all through your year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always love meeting new friends. Please visit again soon.

1000 Goldens said...

Happy, happy birthday beautiful girl! I'm so glad you had a ton of fun and delicious treats. You have good humans Fi!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Of khourse, woo khan't furget the flight of Air Fiona!

Happy 3 plus 1!


The Thundering Herd said...

We are so deprived. We don't get the magic Cheeseburger window either. Management is going to hear about this.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday to a very special Goldendoodle gal! Hope you and Abby get lots more playtime together and treats for many years to come :)

Sammie and Avalon said...

Thanks for coming by and woofing hello! We are delighted to meet you and have heard of you guys from our pal, Sierra and mom, Kristin! Happy Birthday, Fiona - it looks like you had a hugely fine party with all kinds of nomzers foodables and oh my goodness cakecakecake! That looked sooo good! Drooling over here! Have a super week!
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

jen said...

Happy belated Birthday Fiona!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Fiona - I'm sorry I'm so late - but Happy Happy Birthday!!! That looks like the most PAWSOME day! Wow - I can't believe you fit so much into 1 day! I'm exhausted just reading about it! Gosh, my humans have sometimes driven to the Magic Window but they have never given me anything (other than a measly leftover chip) - now that I've seen your post, I'm going to stage a protest!!! :-)

By the way, thanks so much for your lovely comments while my humans were away and especially for telling us about that funny encounter your Dr Liz had at the vet's! How funny! What a small world, it is! Hsin-Yi says that when she started my blog, she never thought we'd get that many readers and she is totally astounded and humbled by how many people have reached out to us & made friends from all around the world! :-)

Oh - and before I forget - we just LOVE your moose photos in your latest post! Wow! Hsin-Yi never knew you could actually see mooses in "real life"!!!!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Daisy Dog said...

Happy belated birthday ! :)