Friday, July 1, 2011

Lots To Celebrate

It's hot here. Yesterday was 97 and this morning the thermometer in the back yard said 100. We're staying inside as much as possible, but that doesn't mean we aren't busy. We have so many things to celebrate this weekend.

Today is Canada's Birthday, so we salute our friends to the North.

Later this weekend it's our turn and our country will celebrate it's birthday.

Speaking of birthdays, our friend Chan is celebrating one today, too.
In honor of all these important birthdays Morgan and Tsar, our resident singers, burst into a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday.

But we aren't stopping there.

You all know that Samba has been recovering from surgery on her foot and has been forced to wear this hot, ugly hat for almost two weeks.

This afternoon Dr B pronounced her foot healed and removed the stitches. That meant the hat came off and Samba can feel the wind blowing past her ears again. She's much happier and so are all the rest of us. We're doing a happy dance around here now that we won't be getting hit with that cone.

Now, other than singing and dancing, how will we celebrate this weekend? Rob and I will go out tomorrow evening for a nice steak dinner. I can almost taste it. Steak covered with bleu cheese and a hot baked potato with cheese and onions. Yum!!

My fur kids can't join us at the restaurant, but they will get a chance to party this weekend, too. On Saturday afternoon they'll enjoy some icy cold watermelon.

Then on Monday they'll get to try something new. Popsicles! Dogs I've had in the past enjoyed them, so we'll try this group. The only problem is that we'll need to divide them into groups because we have to hold the sticks for them. I don't think they'll complain.

So that's how we're celebrating our holiday weekend. We hope you all have fun this weekend and remember to stay safe.


Marjie said...

I think we'll try ice pops for Thor! His boys love them, and there's no stick to contend with - just a plastic wrapper. Thanks for the suggestion. Enjoy your steak!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to Chan - we hope she is having a wonderful day!!! Happy Canada Day and Happy Upcoming Fourth of July - wow that's a lot of happiness.

Hot here too on top of the fact that the entire county - 400,000 people - is under a water boil order until at least 5:00 P.M. tomorrow all because of a silly raccoon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Happy Birthday to Chan from all of us and CONGRATS to Samba too!!!

Your weekend sounds really nice (I do love eating out!!) and I hope it's an enjoyable and safe one for you as well!!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sounds like you are all geared up for some festive celebrations! Enjoy!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PS. Thanks for your offer about Cushings. Kendra has been diagnosed with it and has started medication today. So far, we're just following the vet's advice.

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Wow busy times at your place this weekend! Keep posting photos of yummy popsicles and it may get busier when I decide to come visit!! Love the howling photos!

Stella said...

Sounds yummy to me, we are having turkey and nice fresh CA strawberries. We like them better than wally melon even.

We all stay home because Stella gets too scared of the boombity, boom-boom!

Happy Holiday to you guys too.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happee Birthday Chan and every buddy
Benny & Lily

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy birthday to Canada and Chan and soon the USA! We love watermelon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

That is lots to celebrate! Woo hoo! Especially the cone be gone. I note there was duct tape on it. That happens here too. I think I could hear Tsar singing!


SissySees said...

Hooray! Thank you for the birthday chorus. I still wish Tsar could teach Sissy to howl properly...

The boy dogs loved popsicles. I don't know that the girls have ever had more than a bite...

Honestly though, I'm most excited for your shins and Samba! That's fabulous news.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Yay, Samba! Glad you're all better. How is Sky? All that swimming looks like fun to Jed. Of course, he's still in his cone, trying to get his leg to heal. His cones are also festively decorated with duct tape.

Enjoy your wonderful pupcicles and have a safe 4th.

Jed & Abby

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

So glad Samba can have her 'cone' removed...especially in this heat Sue!....they are all going to love their ice pops in those high temperatures...hope you enjoy your celebrations over the weekend...
Susan x

soulbrush said...

Yahoo am also doing the happy dance for Samba across the pond. Happy July 4th to you and the gang.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Yea!!!!!!!!! We are so glad that you are feeling up to par be certain to PARTY!
Becky & Angus