i never got to tell you about daisy's birthday!
it was quite a busy day for me and i had lots of e-bay to send off at the post office.
running around for hours and getting life stuff accomplished was very nice...but, i am a little kooky about birthdays, in general. i just like to make a birthday special...and festive...apparently, that's really for me.
and that's how daisy's little outing came to be. we went to town..daisy and fitzy seemed thrilled to be out for a ride in the car....i imagined it was because of the birthday fun...but friends have gently reminded me that daisy and fitzy just thought they were going to the beach! well, that's not what their imaginary thought balloons told me!
daisy, on her 8th birthday still is the sweetest, most gentle, intuitive dog in my world! she loves us all and is here with us through thick and thin. she's been to montessori, grammar schools, middle school, high school and she attended fairfield university! she was THE most popular girl on the quad! she's well rounded....she has played t-ball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and certainly her best sport of all.....swimming and plain old catch!
this is fitzy....i'd know that snoot anywhere! fitzy is a dog with the need to repeatedly remind me that her need for love is great, very, very great!
i think of it as "love in your face!"
and i've decided, if it's love she needs so desperately, it's love she shall have. she's so sweet and gentle and soft as a bunny....it's the gentle that's a challenge when there's a crumb in the vicinity...within 3 miles. this is a dog who has a nose for trouble...or, i should say, barbeques.
i really do love fitz! she makes me laugh. she can be needy, i think it's separation anxiety....she lived with 4 kids under 6, in a crate a lot, for almost a year, then she lived with a day care provider who had a billion kids at her home everyday. i just don't think she ever got enough golden love. she has her marley moments and we love her anyway! she needs love she craves. as i always say, daisy came to the nursing home with me to visit my mom.....she stopped for lots of the elderly people and loved having them pet her and talk to her......fitzgerald, fitzy, so delighted to feel the love, she jumped right up on my mom...in bed.....it was shortly after we arrived back home, that the nursing home gave us a call to let us know that next time, it might be a good idea to leave the dogs home! daisy always came with me to "gramma's house".....fitzy went once and got us kicked out!
as we walked through town, daisy and fitz started a sit in at one of the restaurants....they could smell the garlic. i humored them but continued on!
of course, fitzy held out the longest. i told them if they had brought their own charge card, i might have considered it...after all, it was time for birthday fun!
as biff likes to call them. as you can see, daisy is looking towards the water....so ready for a swim! fitzy, however, is still standing attention toward the aroma! she reminds me of the dogs in "the lady and the tramp"
they had no idea what i had in mind!
they had some water at the little "water bar".....
after slurping up a few gallons, they were sniffing up a storm...and ready for a bite to eat.
hold the popcorn.
for the birthday treat!
daisy and fitz had some fun...town, a treat, the movies...age appropriate....showing,
"marley and me"
or "cats and dogs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7zjFUgDI
daisy had a great birthday