I’m not one to pay attention to dates, but I realized this morning that today is not only Earth Day, but also Cookie’s second birthday! Alleged birthday, that is. I adopted her from Tulsa, OK’s Pet Adoption League (PAL) in August of last year, and her paperwork lists her birthday as April 22, 2008.
Here’s the birthday girl:
Cookie is my mystery puppy—I don’t know where she was born, who her parents were, or even what breeds they are. Favorite made-up mixes so far are schipperhoula (schipperke + catahoula leopard dog) and blue russell (blue heeler + jack russell terrier). What’s your best guess?
I must admit, I was excited when I connected the Earth Day-Cookie birthday link. I’m a holiday baby myself (Christmas Day) and it’s only fitting that my dog be born on a holiday as well. Perhaps Earth Day isn’t considered a bona fide holiday yet, but Cooke and I will take any excuse to celebrate we can get!
And celebrate we will; we’re sharing a bottle of wine at the moment.* I thought about making today extra special, but then I reminded myself that she’s a DOG.
We settled on taking a nice long walk to commemorate baby girl’s second birthday. Tomorrow we’re going to have a serious discussion about being a big girl, meaning that she’s not allowed to walk all over me any more. And we’re off!
*Lie. It’s all mine.