This past Wednesday was a very special day. So specia, in fact, that I deemed it a holiday and took the day off of work. It was, you guessed it, Stella’s 15th birthday!
I had major plans for the monkey, I wanted to make sure it was a truly special day. I ended up doing an Instagram story chronicling the day which was really fun.
It started with a walk around the block.
Then she had breakfast with a few extra treats thrown in, followed by a nap so Siri and I could go for a run.
Her favorite part of the day was probably what happened next…
After being thoroughly worn out playing fetch, she came home for another nap. And woke up just in time for her acupuncture appointment!
Basically acupuncture for Stella involves her laying on her bed gulping down treats while some needles go into her back. She’s pretty good at just laying there..as long as there are treats!
Then it was time for me to make the birthday cupcakes! A mixture of peanut butter, ground beef and lamb jerky, all her favorite things!
Because, little did Stella know, she was having a surprise party! Sure, the surprise party was all my friends (she is over having dog friends stop by), but it was still fun and involved drinking mojitos and singing happy birthday!
At about 8pm Stella let me know she was totally over all of it, and wanted to go to bed. So my friends and I went to dinner and she went to bed, exhausted from all the activities.
I’d say it was a pretty great birthday and I am elated I got to spend another one with my best dog.