It was a “Grand” first birthday party for Madison yesterday. The day started out wet and rainy, but the sun came out and we were able to set up our party on the deck. With some wind gusts, we had to tape down a few things to keep them from blowing away, but the temperature was great and we had a lovely time!
Madison is our hot pink girl, and she loves Minnie Mouse which is why we have the Disney decor. She got to choose the decorations and her cake, lucky dog! Her nose was very interested in the cake plate, but she used her manners and did not steal anything.
If you remember, Madison requested I bake her liver cake, which I did. Cake alone is boring and it is summer, so I decided to whip up some honey ice cream to use as cake toppers. I used non-fat plain Greek yogurt, added honey, mixed, put in my small paw molds and froze it. I think the look is quite festive and the taste? To drool for!
After howling a personalized rendition of Happy Birthday, we dug into our cake. Let me tell you, it did not last long! Talk about delicious! Madison, no surprise, took her time, but truly enjoyed her cake.
Since the weather wasn’t real great until later in the day, we let Madison open her gifts over the course of the morning. First up was Bailie who gave her a squeaky/crinkle chicken. I think Bailie plans on lots of playtime with it as well.
I’m into fashion, so it was a no brainer to order up some new Up Country Collars for Madison. She represents not only my blog, but our breed, and she needs to look good. Since we are similar in color, I think I can borrow one or two of them too.
Mom didn’t get Madison anything she can “dig her teeth into”, but she did get her something useful. On Saturday, Madison will be taking three odor recognition tests. You need those green papers to enter, which is why Mom decided it would be a good gift. We know the little one can pass, but we will see if she can work as a team with Mom. She has to pass the Birch test if she wants to start competing in nose work. Both Mom and Madison are excited to see how it goes.
The biggest package of the day came from Chewy.com. I am a #ChewyInfluencer, and they were so sweet to send Madison a birthday package. As soon as the box was open she grabbed the musical,stuffed cake.
Chewy.com also sent along some other fun gifts, a birthday cake, a ball, and a Nylabone. Lots of things to keep Madison entertained.
What was the favorite gift of the day? The musical, stuffed birthday cake. We are all sick and tired of hearing happy birthday being played over and over again, but it was Madison’s day, so we let her keep the music running!
Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes! Madison has had a pawsome birthday week which exceeded her wildest dreams, and believe me, she has some wild dreams! That’s a wrap! Time for Miss Sassy Pants to get some rest!