OK who else besides me has birthday parties for their dogs ? Doug thinks I'm nuts but I always used to have them--but poor Puffin has never had one given for her. So we're having one for her tomorrow. Some of her kids, her dog pals and their humans are coming over for doggy free swims/boat rides, limited horse chasing and manure-eating opportunities, shred-the-stuffed-animal free for alls, and Frosty Paws, then we'll shoot off some fireworks (my dogs LOVE them!) Actually we do too and since no one has an upcoming birthday we figured Puffin's was as good an excuse as any! Now Doug is giving me all kinds of grief but in an informal poll of my friends I found that most of them do give their dogs little parties or at least, birthday presents 8)
And just in time, we received the best gift ever--this portrait of her kids, the Thug from her first litter and 4 from the spring crop. I'm just amazed at how well she captured their look and personalities. THis was done by a beginner painter, Christina Anderson of the Virgin Islands. Believe it or not she just started painting recently but I think it's just awesome. She isn't finished--she's still trying to decide on what to put in the background (can you blame her for not wanting to include our white trash unmatched porch furniture ) but the likenesses of the dogs are just outstanding.
Here is the original photo so you can see just how good her likenesses are: