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Birthdays – They Grow Up So Fast

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Both of our dogs were adopted from shelters after being taken in as strays, and we have no idea when their actual birthdays are, so we celebrate them both the first week of February. The photos that follow show the story of yesterday’s celebration. (Lucy was involved too, but she is much shyer around the camera). Lucy is somewhere between the ages of 5 and 8. We really have no idea how old she is. Larry is 2 this year.

First, Larry got a much needed bath.

hpim2780He loves getting wet, and being pet and rubbed, but apparently combining the two really saddens him. You can’t tell really from the photos, but he was quite miserable. We kept promising him wonderful treats when he got out, but unfortunately he doesn’t have a firm grasp on the English language, so he thought we were just torturing him for the fun of it.


Once Larry finished his water torture, there was in fact a big treat waiting for him and Lucy: their second annual birthday steak. This is all Brent folks. He doesn’t want you to know it, but he really dotes on these dogs. hpim2791

Once the steak was preparing to their liking (seared but still pretty rare and seasoned liberally with salt and pepper), the dogs chowed down.


I couldn’t even get a photo of it. They downed it so quickly.


They definitely loved the steaks, even if they didn’t taste them. Now they have to wait a whole year before having another one.


5 responses »

  1. SUCH a heartwarming birthday celebration!!

  2. This is such a cute post. I have never given steak to max. You really do love lucy and larry

  3. Aw – cute! Happy Birthday to them!!

  4. Hahaha – I love that you give them steak. I always just made scrambled eggs for my doggies on their bdays growing up.

  5. ohhhhh my goodness, this is so adorable!! i hope your babies know how lucky they are 🙂


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