A huge happy 13th birthday to my big sister Katie! Her birthday was yesterday, so we posted a bit on social media but waited for all the photos for a nice blog post today. As with all teens, she had to take her first selfie and wanted to post it on the blog hop today. Not bad for a first try!
The past week was really stressful because as some of you noticed, we had big trouble with the blog, photos not showing, links not working, BlogLovin’ not updating, just bad. Thank you to everyone who alerted us to the problems! We ended up getting the help of a wonderful WordPress guy we know and switching to a new hosting service and it appears (paws crossed) everything is back up and running as it should. With all the time we spent working on the issues, Mom decided to quickly bake Katie’s apple pupcakes herself this year. Katie loves apples so we knew she would love these pupcakes.
A 13th birthday is a big milestone for humans and for dogs. For an 80 lb large dog, 13 is really getting up there which left Katie with some moments of contemplation which Mom caught on camera. She is having more and more trouble with her back legs, but she is still happy and it seems to bother Mom more than Katie. I think she is dreaming of the mischief she used to get into as a youngster!
Mom’s birthday gift to Katie was a “Mom and me” trip to visit Gramma yesterday afternoon, including a nice walk in her wooded neighborhood at Katie’s speed. Before they left, we three sisters had a small party.
I’m joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by, kind of embarrassing, a big bunch of cats at The Cat On My Head. If you want to give a selfie a try, join in the hop, or see how good or bad other selfies are to help you get the guts to try it yourself! I sure hope some other dogs join me today or I will be alone with the felines!