Monday, April 02, 2007

Dalton's Birthday Party

Yesterday all my pals gathered at Fairmount Park to celebrate our friend Dalton's birthday. Dalton is a very hadsome English Setter of champion stock (Geez, hope I got the breed right). What a rollicking good time was had by all!

Here is Dalton with him Mommy Barb:

Dalton was very keen to eat his special birthday cake - and who wouldn't be, it looked delish.

Dalton nearly lost his cake in one BIG gulp, when Gracie tried to make a grab for it! That Gracie - ain't she something! Check out my Dad (right) laughing his head off!

Speaking of Gracie, as you all know by now, she is my bestest friend in the neighborhood. Yesterday I heard that her Mom finally sold her house and they will be moving away in May to some place called Massachewsetts. (I hope for Gracie's sake that means it is full of things to chew!). I am very sad to think of Gracie a million miles away, but Mom and Dad promised that we would make a trip up there to visit over the summer. Gracie is very lucky, she is going to have 2 acres to play on and live in the countryside. Gracie is also getting a new brother today - a Bermese Mountain Dog!

Anyway, so back to the party!

There were lots of snacks about, and you all know how much I love snacks! Here I am straining to get into the pretzel jar:

Alas, I didn't get very far, but throughout the party I did get plenty of snacks including birthday cake and cookies in a treat bag! I buried a few of them in the wood chips but when I went to retrieve them, they were GONE! Dad is always telling me how silly I am to bury treats when my pals are in the vicinity. Oh well.

Here are some photos of my friends:

Me and Gracie (poor Gracie had to wear a silly party hat. I would have none of it!) Gracie was chewing her chew from her treat bag and unwilling to share:

This is the newest friend in our neighborhood and it was hard to take a photo of him because he was so well camoflaged by the wood chips. His name is Basil and he's a puppy Cairn terrier:

Here I am (notice my party bandana) with Pippin the black and white dog, and Rocket the lab:

And finally - me with my buds (from left) Lilo, Dalton and Maggie. I love Maggie, she likes to run at top speed and I chase her! There has to be some Greyhound in her somewhere!

After two hours with my pals, we came home and I collapsed with exhaustion from all the running, playing and excitement! I hope come May that I too will have a party in the park!



Maggie said...

What an awesome birthday party! Lots of good lookin' food!
Dalton is sure handsome!

Love ya lots,

Jackson said...

Yummy cake! J x

Wired for Mackie said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all! Sorry youe bestest pal Gracie is moving away....yo can come get this Finnegan chap that's been living with me!!

Your pal, Mackie

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Hey Axel!
When you have your b-day party, make sure that you hoard all the cake! Wires are too good to share cake!

Bogart said...

Cool party! Happy Easter, my friend...


Collage-Life said...

Oh, how I have WHT envy! (In the nicest possible way!)
I have even tagged your blog just so I can gaze upon your sweet, WHT mug.. uh muzzle.

If you know of any peoples who would like to give up a nice WHT... I'm all ears!

Keep the wind to your back, pup!

Wee Wiggly WFT said...

Wow, pal! That sure looks like fun! Your bestest pal Gracie looks a lot like my big sister, Sami! I hope she's not as smelly as Sami! Heh-heh! Happy very belated Passover! Hope it was wonderful!
Your pal,

pippin in NY said...


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