Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Happy Birthday Lilly!
Well yesterday our little Lilly turned 4. Other than tell her Happy Birthday and call her "The Birthday Girl" we really didn't do too much to celebrate. PetSmart sent her a birthday card with a coupon for a free toy so we'll probably go today and pick one out for her (right now she's giving me a really pouty look from her sofa.) She can't come to PetSmart with us though because she behaves like a lunatic around other dogs. She would do better if I could take her leash off, but they frown on that in the store.
Darly made her a dirt cake with stick candals in the back yard. Lilly was unimpressed by it though. Darly also left her a treat of unwanted party mix, but she put the bowl in the sink and it got all soggy so I threw it out.
After we had dinner, Lilly got to clean off the plates and there was some leftover steak on them. She did all of her best tricks first to get the plate.
Oh I should note here that Lilly is much better at cleaning off plates than MIL's friend's dog Flick. Flick is totally spoiled by his owner, he has no manners and he doesn't appreciate the good things in life...like licking off plates. We were at MIL's house on Sunday for dinner (friend & Flick had invited themselves over) and Flick was given a few plates to clean off before they went in the dishwasher. All Flick did was to clear off the food and then go to the dishwasher, putting his head in to look for more food. He left the stuck on food on the dish. Lilly would have had that plate so clean that you almost wouldn't need to put it in the dishwasher...well except for the dog slobber.
Anyway back to the Birthday Girl. She got lots of rubbing and some play time outside too...oh and she got to kill a very scary leaf that was moving "by itself" on our back porch.
I decided to cut out my pattern on the coffee table last night while watching TV so Lilly got to lay in my way, over and over because I kept moving to right where she was laying. She never did get it that she would have been better off not by the coffee table...but I guess she wanted to be near me.
Update: I remembered that I had a stash of soup bones from the grocery store in my freezer. We get these as a treat for Lilly (no one here would eat soup if I made it but me.) So I dug out a bone and Darly & I sang Happy Birthday to Lilly...she knew it was for her...I'm guessing she could tell by the look of it. When I first gave it to her she didn't take it right away (probably because it was frozen and it didn't smell) but after a few seconds she did take it and she stayed outside (I do not let her have bloody meaty bones in the house) with it until she had it entirely stripped of all meat & marrow. I have no idea how she gets the marrow out of these 3 inch bones. But then she left the bone on the back porch when she came in and it attracted every fly in the neighborhood and a few yellow jackets. She went to pick it up again and something buzzed. She shook it until the yellow jacket left. She's a happy girl with a new bone to tease the neighbor dogs with.