We had my 30 closest friends out for a great dinner at Pasta Luna the saturday before my actual birthday. We had a great time! We ate, drank and were merry! (for those of you that missed our wedding in Napa..our theme (i.e. what I had put on a lot of things) was Eat, Drink and Be Married. ;-) CHEESE!
ANYHOO...here are a few shots of my party courtesy of Nerice
Mark and Ferrell pose (my wine glass was empty..HORRORS!!)
Then what does any self respecting greyhound volunteer do on their birthday? A Dog HAUL!! (Gyeong...I know you even went to this level a few years ago) Randomly, we had 6 dogs arrive on a Tuesday..February 26th..my birthday. So off I went to bathe hounds on my day off..lovin' it all the while! They were all originally fosters but in less than a week all but one have been adopted (more to that ONE later). AND oddly enough, Hemingway's owners (who you have seen frequently on this blog) came to help..fell in LURVE with one little As The Bell Tolls on the spot...took her home...adopted her. Don't you love happy endings? Here is karen giving her future new baby a bath.After a day of meeting the hauler, transporting, batheing, adopting, trimming nails, etc...I came home to my birthday dinner!!! Crab Stuffed Lobster! YUMMY!!!! My hubbie is pretty cool sometimes.And my mom got me an edible bouquet..it was yummy too!On the foster front..Lacey finally got adopted on Saturday! good luck sweet girl!!But don't worry..that doesn't mean I don't have a foster! Remember that one...well a few months ago Pam (works at the adoption kennel in Florida that we farm off of to help her save more hounds from JCKC) asked if GPA would help with the surgery on one little blue girl. Two surgeries later..the surgeons say it was hamburger and they had to basically rod her back together..she was healing. She went to a foster home in Florida untl she was healed. But once she was on her way..I took her in as my foster. She will take a special home but she is doing well here. Meet..Selena!
She is teeny..makes Cali look normal! ;-)
Speaking of normal....Shiloh isn't. I got tired of the undercoat and shaved her down!!! Jason tells her that mommy must hate her for doing this..but you try brushing her! It took a total of 3 1/2 hours..but it is done. She doesn't look too bad....We had a beautiful weather weekend..so everyone was outside enjoying the sunshine. Cali is finally rid of her coat after 3 weeks...she is almost healed. She still has staples but not for much longer. So she took full advantage of being coatless!All that stretchin' wears a girl out!