It is no secret that the kids love Douglas, especially Lily, She is our animal lover and each of our dogs is her favorite depending on the day. For Doug's birthday celebration Lily was insistent that he have a birthday hat and since I completely forgot to buy some she and RJ each made Doug a special hat. I showed them how to make newspaper hats and they proceeded to decorate them with drawings and stickers, Lily even convinced me to allow her to add some glitter.
After the hats were complete we made Douglas his birthday cake and while I know that giving dogs something like cake is not the greatest thing, we made a cake we could all share. A cake should be full of sugar, full of sprinkles, and enjoyed by all. I mean it is not like we have dessert every day.
After dinner we invited Douglas in, lit the candles on his cake, and sang a beautiful rendition of 'Happy Birthday'; he seemed to be much more interested in the cake, but isn't everyone? When it came time for cake all of the dogs were given a little piece, Toby was even invited in (and thankfully he did not pee on anything!)
Sometimes you just need to celebrate and celebrating the first birthday of your dog is the perfect reason.