Monday, December 1, 2008
Happy Birthday Lani
Well I'm a bad blogger and doggy mommy. Lani's birthday was last Sunday Nov. 23rd to be exact and I didn't have my camera with me, so I've been waiting for someone to send me pictures of her birthday.
To start off we spent the weekend working at camp and Lani couldn't have had a better birthday. To start with after we got out of the car she did her stretch and started sniffing and you could see her little wheels spinning, and then it clicked! She knew it was camp! She immediately started looking for all her old friends. Petri - who took naps with her (see my blog pic), Salamader who took her on golf cart rides, Mitch who played games with empty water bottles, and her buddy North who would sit with her on the floor while she did paper work. Well this is core camp, the summer season is over and just a few of us come up to work weekends camps. So just a few of her friends where there, she jumped up on a golf cart and her smile said 'let's go'.
She had to be a bit more confined than normal, but she still had a great time. Friday night I let her sleep free in the cabin, she sleeps free at home, so I figures she would be ok, what I didn't count on was the 5:30 am wake up nose in the face. You know that wet chilly reminder that your pups give you just when you are your warmest in your bed. Just like the Brownies we had at camp she was up with the dawn. We took a short walk to 'DB' and then played jolly ball, until I had to go to cook breakfast. Later We went to the lake and while helping to launch canoes we played in the lake and she ran up and down the beach. After a while the expression was 'please don't throw it anymore!' she was one tired pup and that was just the morning. In t he afternoon I had to cook for a few hours so she got to hang out in the dining hall in front of the fire.
Since a smelly, sandy bunk mate was not what any of my cabin mates signed up for, I tossed the baby in the mop sink (kind of like a sink on the floor with 4 inch sides) and scrub-a-dub-dub, I had a clean girl. She really enjoyed the fire at that point. All the kids were doing embossing and scrap booking in the dining hall, she got lots of attention all the while she was curled up in front of a roaring fire. I had lots of help brushing her dry.
On Sunday, the kids asked if they could sing happy birthday to her; at camp they have a whole production with a hat and songs ect... She was thrilled. I had put a scoop of food into a souffle cup and they threw a candle on it. She got on the stage and all the kids sang to her, she could hardly stand still. All the bad habits came out - barking, jumping up on people, pawing - but it was her day. We calmed her down, she posed for pics and then devoured her imprompt to 'pup-cake'. all in all a very nice way to spend her 1st birthday.