Happy 4th Birthday!

Today Elly is 4 years old!   We don’t do major hoopla for birthdays around here, but we did manage to get in a few of her favorite activities and she even got a new toy.

In the morning we went for a walk to her favorite park. I allowed a little off leash time outside the dog park and she got extra time to check out each gopher hole inside the dog park since no one else was around.

When we got back from the park I decided to take her to a couple pet stores to pick out a new toy and maybe a treat.  It’s also a great place to work on her socialization skills with people and dogs.  She also got several treats from employees.  She is even brave enough now to go behind the counter and ask for treats!

We looked at several toys but she seemed quite intrigued by the funny noise one particular toy made.  I also got her a small beef trachea for her treat.

Hey Super Stu! Are you reading this?

After the pet stores a nap in the sun was in order.

She also spent time sleeping in the sun in the side yard while I was pruning the apple tree.  Every now and then she would come to the back yard and check on my progress… she was not at all helpful with pruning.

After my nap (pruning is hard!) and her dinner it was time for her birthday treat and toy. She ate the trachea so fast I didn’t get any pictures.  But I did get this video of her playing with her new hedgie.

Next up was her normal food toy- she usually gets one every night as part of her core and balance exercises.  But for her birthday she got some extra special treats. I always put a few treats in that won’t come out on their own so she has to bring me the bottle after she gets all the easier ones out. I had just broken up the last couple treats and given the bottle back to her when I shot this video.

It’s funny how she has learned to take the bottle to her bed when she gets tired.  She chases it around the room for awhile but usually ends up in her bed at the end.

Speaking of tired, after the trachea, hedgie and bottle it was time for another nap, she is after all 45% pug!

While I was typing up this post she snuggled down in her bed in my craft room…to wait until we go to bed!

Happy Birthday Elly!

Author: krun15

Maggie was a little black pug born in 1999. On September 7, 2006 she lost her left rear leg to a mast cell tumor. Because of lymph node involvement Maggie went through a 6 month chemo regimen. She was given 6 to 9 months after her amp, but she beat mast cell cancer! In the winter of 2010 things started to slide; in the course of about 2 months she had 2 MCTs removed, was diagnosed with incontinence and kidney failure, and then the big blow- oral melanoma. She lived her carefree tri-pug life until she crossed over on June 2, 2010.

5 thoughts on “Happy 4th Birthday!”

  1. Happy Birthday Elly. Wow you picked out a Hedgie. Way to go Elly. Looks like you had a full day of birthday fun. One happy puppy makes a tired puppy.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. And she brings the bottle to you when she needs help?? And she takes it to bed with her?? Melting my heart over here💗💗💗💗

    She is such a smart dog! And certainly has the best hooman ever!! I love that she got some free range gopher time. You have done some miraculous work with that girl!😎

    OMD! The picture of her Hedgie with his treat on a plate. Too real!!!

    How can you refrain from smooching her adorable mug the whole time she is napping? I’m smooching her through the screen!

    HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY ELLY!!💟💟 Sounds like a pretty good “hoopla” birthday to me!😁

    Lots of love to you Elly! And your hoomans and Obie too!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS Karen, naps after pruning? It gets even “better”. I have to nap after getting out of the chair! Exhausting!

  3. Happy 4th birthday Elly!! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day 🙂

    Love watching her get her treats out of that bottle, what a smart girl she is!

    It really is amazing how far she has come, you have done so much incredible work with her. And she is such a happy healthy girl as a result of all your hard work.

    Wishing you and your family much happiness and health in the upcoming New Year.

    Jackie and Huck

  4. Hoppy Birthday you award winning adorable kid! I can’t think of a better way to spend such a big day, you sure made the most of it.

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