Princess Moosebreath Turns 1!

Today Jetta Belle, our sweet border collie, turned 1!  Now, we realize and acknowledge we have only had her for 4 1/2 months, and we also know we ... I ... may have gone a little overboard with the celebration that ensued, but let me just remind you we like to have a reason to celebrate, we love our hound, and we don't have kids.  Lord help us when we do if today's post is any clue as to what a child's birthday will be like... Here we go!

So before my bikeride yesterday, I took Jetta Belle to Petsmart to go shopping for her birthday gifts.  Yes, I know, to some of you the concept of a dog having birthday presents may sound strange, but bear with me.  Of course whenever we go to Petsmart Jetta gets lots of attention from adoring customers and Petsmart employees because duh she's a cutie.  She, also, pulls like a maniac on the leash resulting in her choking herself quite a bit, and making me look like a horrible owner.  Whomp whomp.

We always spend way too much time at Petsmart looking around, Jetta getting loved on, me trying not to spend a fortune on our dog, etc, but after picking out a few presents and deciding if a doggy rainjacket was necessary (it was not as Ry would have killed me) we went over to the groomer to see if Jetta could get what had become dreadlocks of hair behind her ears shaved off.  I thought I could cut them out at home, but the matted fur had gotten a little out of control and well, I didn't want to accidentally cut into Jetta's skin in case there's some back there, so I opted for a pro to handle it.  Petsmart wouldn't do it because I didn't have Jetta's rabies information with me.  "Why no Petsmart employee, I do not carry Jetta's rabies information around in my wallet.  Sorry."  Boo.  Hiss.  I like Petsmart, don't get me wrong, and I understand the reasoning if Jetta were to bite (she would never seriously!) but it was still sucky.  Luckily there's a Pet Supplies Plus store on our way home that gladly did it no questions asked.  While there I may have purchased two dog treat cookies and a new collar for the bday princess.  I told you... I have issues with spoiling our dog.  There could be worse things right?

Needless to say, Ryan was less than pleased with my spendings for the day, but saw how excited I was to celebrate Jetta Belle's birthday and let it slide.  I did promise to tone it down a bit next year.  :)

After my bike ride, which by the way, I'm a lot of bit sore from, I made Jetta a dog birthday cake.  I hope I'm amusing you because I'm serious.  I found a recipe for birthday cake and treats here: Dog Birthday Cake. Originally, we were going to have a "party" and invite our family and their hounds over and the treats were going to be "party favors", but the weekend flew by and Monday was too short to cook for everyone and have them over.  Next year.

After work today, we gave Jetta her "presents" consisting of a squeaky jack and a pink squeaky dragon, put on her new collar, and gave her some treats and a piece of cake.  Lucky dog!  I also made some delicious pasta from the Pioneer Woman's website.  I loooove Ree Drummond.  You can find the recipie here: Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

After a long walk with the Birthday Moose we called it a day til next year's bday festivaties.  Jetta Belle, you are a joy.  We love you with all our hearts. :)  Happy Birthday!

Princess Moosebreath with her cake (left) and snuggling with Dad and presents (right).

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