Sunday, July 25, 2010

Party Day

Today is a special day. It's our Dad's birthday.

Last night Mom made a cake, but she said we can't have any because it's chocolate. Then she wrapped some boxes, but she said we can't rip them apart. What kind of a boring party is that?

But today things started looking up. Mom took some of these out of the freezer.

Dad opened up ten of them.

Then he loaded them all in this basket and came outside where we were waiting patiently, except for Bailey who was pounding on the door.

We all followed him into the shade.

We all wanted to be first.

Dad had to remind us about manners. Who cares about manners when there's ice cream in that basket?

Finally he started handing out the ice cream cups.

Morgan and Tsar were first because they're old.

Oh oh, Tsar's landed upside down.

He just flipped it over and started licking.

Lola sure loves her ice cream.

Tsar is a very slow eater, so he laid down and got comfortable.

Usually nobody gets this close to Tsar, but if we're eating ice cream, nobody even notices.

Morgan had her cup sunk in the dirt so it didn't move around.

Norma Jean ran around and acted silly for a while, then got started on her treat.

Tess was one of the first ones done and asked Dad if there were any extras, but he said no.

Boy, this is the life, relaxing in the shade with your very own cup of ice cream.

Samba is eating as fast as she can.

Noah is one of the slower eaters.

Mine is almost gone.

Bailey and Tsar are still working on theirs.

This is about the quietest I've ever seen Norma Jean.

Samba ate the ice cream, then she ate the cup.

Guess who the last two were? Next to last was Noah.

Last one finished was Tsar. We were all kicking grass on him trying to get him to hurry up. We didn't like standing around watching him eat.

Mom collected the empty cups when we were done.

Then we went inside where Dad read some cards. That was pretty boring.

Then he opened those boxes. He let us tear up the wrapping paper. That's the best part.

We gave him a book.

Mom gave him a new collar.

Look, his new collar has Portuguese Water Dogs on it. Now he can dress like us when he goes to work.

Then Mom cut the cake. Dad said it was good, but I'll bet it wasn't as good as out Frosty Paws. We wish you could all come to the party and have Frosty Paws ice cream with us. Maybe next time.


little princess Luna~ said...

that chocolate cake looks delicious and what pawsome presents you got--HAPPY BIRTHDAY~!!!!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mmmmm, Mom says that chocolate cake with cherries inside looks yummy. We like Frosty Paws too. And once again, Phantom would be just like Tsar, taking his time and relishing every lick.

Happy Birthday to Dad.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mad about Craft said...

Happy Birthday 'Dad'!!!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Looks like a fun pawty - and I love the tie - you were luck to find one with PWD on it!!

George The Lad said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, hope he got some icecream to! you lot are so lucky getting a pot each, I'm luck if I get the bit left on the stick.
See Yea George xxx

The Life of Riley said...

Wow - you guys get your own dog icecream, and then paper to tear up. That sounds like a great birthday party. I don't think you can buy dog iceream here in New Zealand, but I'm going to make my mum look for some next time it is summer here.

Wish your dad a pawsome birthday.


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I guess it was your Dad's Gotcha Day. Please give him my best wishes and many happy returns. It looks like a pawsome party. It was so interesting to see how you each have your own technique for dining. I can't get my tongue in those things, BOL!

lotsa licks, Lola

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy birthday to your dad! What a cool new collar he got!
We were horrified to see that Tsar's ice cream dumped upside-down but relieved that he got it turned over! What a great pawty you all had!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You had us worried at first. No cake and No opening the boxes. But that ice cream looked great.

Don't think we have it way out here, maybe in Sydney. They even have puppoccinos. We might talk HER into making some when it gets hot.

Turned into a great party. Happy Birthday to your Dad.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear dad!!! What a fun way to spend a birday. I love that tie. It's so cute! Thanks for sharing part of your wonderful day with us.

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! TOOO CUTE!!!!!!! Looks like a WONDERFUL day!!!!!! Wishing you all the best!!!!! ~Hugs~

the teacher's pets said...

What a very happy, happy birthday post! How thoughtful of you to give the dogs a treat even when it clearly wasn't their birthday but dogs know when something special is going on and it was so nice of you to include them!
I love the necktie! Very clever gift idea!

Dexter said...

Your dad missed out not getting any nommy frosty paws. Happy Birthday Dad!


Pei In The Life said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!


Stella said...

What a great party! You know I have never once had a Frosty Paws, but I am gonna ask for one next time Mom goes shopping.

Tsar is my fave pup and I love the way he eats his ice cream.

Happy Birthday, Doggie Dad!


Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!
I can see you celebrated him in a yummy way!
Kisses and hugs

The Daily Pip said...

Happy Birthday! I need to try these Frosty Paw Treats - everybody is talking about them!

Your pal, Pip

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!! We love his presents and especially his new collar! What a special day! Frosty Paws....yum! That cake really looks good too!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

gMarie said...

Gosh! I thought it was Fudge's birthday. Sorry - happy birthday to the human dad. Without you - there wouldn't be kibble :) g

Tee said...

Happy Birthday Dad!! Wishing you many many happy returns of the day. What a lovely way to share a birthday - Frosty Paws! We must get our Chief to import some over to our neck of the woods!

Licks and wags
Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Lapdog Creations said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. PW Dad! :)
Great pics.... love it all!

Tillybud said...

That was the cutest thing! Glad a happt day was had by all!!!

SissySees said...

Happy birthday Mr. PWD! LOVE the tie. Gretchen is wondering if you've seen HER watermelon? It went into the fridge and hasn't come back...

the many Bs said...

what a great party. it was almost like we were there, except we didn't get any ice cream. happy birthday to your dad.


Marjie said...

Well, you guys led your Dad in a great birthday celebration. So glad you got him a proper collar. Isn't that the kind that comes with a leash attached? Sadly, we can't let Thor shred the paper, because then he eats it. I'm not sure all those inks have much nutrition, beneficial fiber notwithstanding.

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday PWD Daddy!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Hope your Dad had a very happy birthday! Looks like you guys enjoyed his pawty with that frosty paws, as much as he did!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Anonymous said...

what a lovely pack, and an awesome party!

Road Dog Tales said...

Oh wow! You are some lucky dogs to get all that ice cream! And it wasn't even YOUR birthday. What pawsome parents you have!
The Road Dogs

Hero said...

Happy Birthday!! That's so nice of your dad to give you all frosty paws so that you can have your own feast on his special day. That tie is super pawesome!

Eddy said...

A tie with porties on it? My dad needs that! Maybe he'll treat Reub and me to ice cream in our own little cups on his birthday too?

soulbrush said...

that's what i love about your house, wish i could live there too. not only does the birthday boy get spoilt (happy b day) but you all do too. i am moving in soon!

parlance said...

A great party! Loved the presents, especially the collar. The book looked interesting.

Sue Bridges said...

A wonderful day had by all I think.

The Race Against Time said...

Happy Belated Birthday Daddy O :) Such patience while waiting for the frosty paws to be handed out. Great lovely pack you have there Sue. Hope you all have had a great day.

Vivian said...

Looks like a great party! It's amazing your 10 dogs can eat icecream in the same area. We had to separate just the two of them, or there'd be a fight. Trinket LOVED Frosty Paws as a puppy!