Shasta turned three years old recently, and Taylor and I decided that it was a grand idea to throw her a small birthday party. It included music, games, and a dog-friendly cake. But, why even bother going through the effort of throwing such a thing for an animal who has no concept of time?
Here are our reasons.
Even if Shasta doesn’t have any true concept of years, or birthdays, and won’t understand why we are giving her extra treats, extra love, and new toys, she understands that it makes her very happy. Who doesn’t love a happy animal? She was so hype for the cake, and played with her new toys all afternoon.
A dog birthday party requires no invitations, little cleanup (especially if you buy a cake mix like this Carob Cake Mix and Frosting) and you can make it as big of a deal as you want to. Shasta would have been off the wall for her birthday no matter what. She’s not going to sit there and cry like a child because we forgot to get the right kind of candles, or because her friend couldn’t make it. She’s happy, we’re happy, and we didn’t even have to put “real” clothes on.
There are a lot of really awful things happening all over the world, every day. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the negatives, and forget the little positives. Shasta’s birthday was a small event that made so many people smile. Sometimes we all just need to have a slightly silly holiday where we can laugh, dance, and eat.
Have you ever thrown a pup-party? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!