It’s a big today of celebration here today at The Aerie: Penny’s second birthday! Of course, she didn’t join our home until weeks later but two years ago today she was a squirmy little puppy that could fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.
It seemed appropriate that we should start the day by going to Dog Beach in Del Mar, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day – sunny, warm and crystal clear – just like Penny likes it.
There was extra fun, because a couple of her dog friends – Lola the vizsla from our neighborhood and Jaegermeister the mini-dachshund also turned out to wish Penny the best. A great time was had by all.
Afterwards, we headed over to a dog-friendly restaurant for breakfast and then stopped to get treats – including a “doggie slider” – that will substitute for a birthday cake (though the store had those too – maybe next year, pup).
She also received Lizzy the Lizard as a new chew toy – though I think after the big morning it might be a few hours before she gets around to chewing on it.
Happy Birthday, Pup!