About a year and a half ago our good friend, Cari, gave us her dog.
He's been more of a help to our kids than I even imagined.
My kids love him dearly.
It's starting to look like Spring around our house and the girls are just eating it up!
I got a few pictures of Sister racing with Ranger from one end of the yard to another. She was giggling and he was nipping at her heels with excitement!
I take Ranger on hikes with me when I can because he loves hiking so much!
|He's laughing at me...|
|He gets so excited when I lace up my hiking shoes|
My kids love him so much and for the last couple of months they have been very anxious to celebrate his birthday. They have birthdays, therefore he has a birthday. We celebrate their birthdays, therefore his birthday must be celebrated.
Well, I'm not a very good pet mom, I guess, because I couldn't remember his birthday.
I knew it was around February or March so we just picked a day and the kids told him happy birthday and it seemed to suffice.
Well, yesterday I received an email from his vet to remind me that it is his birthday.
I immediately texted Lindsey and asked her to do a little something so the kids could officially celebrate Ranger's birthday. I told her where his dog treats are and said that maybe she could get the kids to sing "Happy Birthday" or something and then all would be well.
I asked her to send me pictures of the little celebration.
When I got the pictures I was so elated to see that she had planned an entire birthday party and the kids looked as if they couldn't be more excited.
This is a pretty big deal in our house because they don't like birthday parties, they can tolerate their own, but refuse to attend others'.
It was such a joy to see the birthday hats and streamers.
It is also such a joy to know that our children have the most amazing caregivers in their lives.
We are truly blessed.
And we are truly a pet family now... we had a literal party for our dog...