well, we normally don't have people over when we do anything for our dogs birthdays, but when your friends have a 4-year-old who previously asked if he could come to their parties... well, then, a party it is. :) barley turns 2 on the 15th (thursday). i will be at work that night so i decided to celebrate a bit early. it's not like barley even knows what a birthday is, much less her own, right?! so we had our friends over and made grilled chicken sandwiches and fries. after dinner, harley (my favorite 4-year-old) and i made homemade peanut butter dog treats for the girls, with one big special one to serve as barley's "birthday cake." (she had to have a cake, too.)we had a great time, and while initially worried there would be flour all over the floor, there was nothing to worry about as barley and cotton licked every bit of flour spilled right up. here are some pictures of our evening of fun.
if you look at the end of barley's nose, you can see a bit of flour. (harley, very sweetly, kept telling the girls we were making them treats and they would love them. it was very cute.)
we had a great time and the girls are still enjoying their treats. we had plenty, so we sent some home with matt and alicia to share with orion, too. (and i'm sure i am not the only person who celebrates their dogs birthdays, either!)