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Tanner's 4th Birthday Celebration
Of course, Tanner does a lot of posing for product reviews and most everything I write for the blog. It's sort of his job--him and Oliver. I never ask him to do anything that frightens or disturbs him. We're just talking about playing and posing. Oh, and of course--eating! There's never any concerns over doing that activity. It even ranks above swimming and fetching.
The rest of Tanner's birthday was spent doing all of his favorite things--swimming, fetching, walking, biking, playing, and eating. I have to admit tough, this year there was not a special "birthday" cake, treat or cookie. I have a houseful of treats from various suppliers that provide them for reviews. Thank goodness for the freezer and the help of our Treat Review Team! So new and delicious goodies are abundant right now.
It was a pleasant Sunday, spent bonding with Tanner. We even took a short nap together, with Oliver joining in. I think, from Tanner's perspective, we probably did all the things that are meaningful to him. Even with no party hats, gifts or invited guests, Tanner got what he seeks out of any day--exercise, time with me, playtime with friends at the park, and good things to eat.
So what are we really celebrating when we have a "Party" for our dog? I think we're probably applying human life expectations to our dogs. Not that this is bad, of course....just not necessarily what they need. Yet when we do it, they get more time with us and probably enjoy the experience immensely. So either way we choose to celebrate our pets' birthdays, it works for them. They just want more of us--along with the yummies for their tummies.
Now that I've thought this all through, I think I'll create an assorted platter of our treats and we'll call that Oliver's birthday smorgasbord. Talk about a highly-aroused nose! I have a couple of months to think that through. Any thoughts?
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