Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday... kind of.

According to Alice's paperwork, today is her birthday. I love birthdays and would love to celebrate hers, but here's the catch: being a stray, the only paperwork we have is from the vet that saw her while she was in the shelter-- and because of that, we're pretty sure today was the day she lost her puppy.

Because it's all over her paperwork, we use today on anything where we have to list Alice's birthdate to keep things consistent. But since it may not actually be her birthday, and because there might be something not so happy associated with it, The Human Male and I are a little conflicted on how much we should celebrate it-- particularly since we also plan on celebrating her adoption day.

What dates do you celebrate for your pets? Birthdays? The day they came home? Both? Neither? Something else?


Mr. Puggle said...

sorry to hear she lost a puppy. : (

we don't know mr. puggle's actual bday but it is in July. we go with the gotcha date. doesn't matter what day he was born. we are just so glad he was. what matters to us, is the day he came bounding into our lives. has not been the same since!

Mr. Puggle said...

HAPPY SORTA BIRTHDAY ALICE! You should at least get a treat out of the day.

Ariel said...

I am also a Shelter Dog. So human Granny ask the vet well how old would you say I was? She said about 8 weeks old. So human Mommy and human Granny tried to figure it out to the best of their ability. It really doesn't matter. I am so spoiled it seems like my Birthday many days of the year here at home. Much love and a big wet Happy Birthday lick to you!
Wags, Ariel <3

Riley said...

We celebrate both, Birthdays and gotcha days at our house. Lucky for us, our shelters knew the birth dates of all our pups.
Big sloppy Boxer Birthday kisses from Riley, Annabelle and Titan too