A couple days ago, I opened my email inbox and found a birthday e-card addressed to Emma. I thought that was kind of funny, so I logged onto Facebook and posted this status update: I guess today is Emma's birthday since she just received an online birthday card from our vet. I didn't buy her a present, but she seems happy with her stick.That should have been the end of it, but then Carol decided that Emma needed a birthday party.
At first, I was unconvinced. "Emma's a dog," I reminded her. "She doesn't care about birthday parties."
"Yes, she does," Carol said firmly. "We're having a party at six o'clock tonight. I'll bring ice cream if you make the cake."
"Hmmmm, " I thought to myself. "Ice cream sounds pretty good. Maybe Emma really does want a birthday party..."
I found some cake mix...
and I made cupcakes.
Darcy...and Emma helped with the dishes.
By the time six o'clock rolled around, the party was in full swing. That's James, Nate and Ryan with the birthday girl. Doesn't she look thrilled?
You can't have a dog party without dogs, so we also welcomed Rasko...
and Delilah into our home.
Carol...and I rounded out the guest list. Seth would have been there, but he had to work late. I'm sure he is sooooo sad that he missed this!
After dinner, Emma opened her presents...
and ate the first cupcake at the table.
Then all the dogs went outside to eat the rest of the cupcakes.
I'm still not convinced that dogs care about birthday parties, but they definitely like birthday cupcakes!
Looking for crumbs!
I have to admit, that Emma's impromptu birthday party was a lot of fun. Next year, however, I probably won't announce her birthday on Facebook!