Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lily's Fourteenth Birthday

I didn’t have any Kraft dinner to give Lily for her birthday today, but she seemed delighted with her dinner of cheese and spinach ravioli with green beans and broccoli. One of the great things about having a dog is that they don’t complain about their food. They’re usually just delighted (and grateful) for anything you manage to rustle up. At least Lily is. I thought her appetite would decline as she got older, but no: she would happily snack 24 hours a day if I let her.
There’s no doubt that Lily is showing her age though. Her eyelashes have gone white and she sleeps a lot more. However, she still chases the neighbor’s cat (unsuccessfully of course) and jumps up onto the couch without any difficulty. As anyone with an elderly pet knows, you don’t want to even consider your beloved going. It really squeezes your heart just thinking about the inevitability of it all.

11 comments:

Godelieve said...

Sweet photo of the Birthday Girl :)

juneh said...

Happy Birthday ol'girl!!!! to Lily of course!!!! LOL

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh Lily! Every time I see that face I fall in love! What a girl.

Happy Birthday sweet pet and at this stage you should get Kraft dinner every night!

XXXOOOO Happy Day little one.

azirca said...

Happy Birthday to Lily, what a sweetie she is.

Ganga Fondan said...

Her nose is kinda' heartshaped!!! Happy Birthday pups. Is pasta the cure for aging?? LOL.

Ronna said...

She's a cutie!!

me again said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Lily! I think she should get whatever she wants to eat!
:-)

Irene said...

Happy Birthday to Lily. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes those thumbs of mine were so sore that day, when I was getting all pricked up there, they feel so much better this week.

Stacy said...

The puppy is so cute and you gave her a birthday meal too! How sweet! :)

I still miss my pets and love to read and see pictures of other peoples. Thanks for sharing! Take care!

A bird in the hand said...

Aw, Lily!!! You must visit. I need a doggie hug. See my blog...haha!

xoxo

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy birthday to such a CUTE doggy! I had a Shi Tzu and when it was his birthday I threw him a birthday party and invited all the kids on my street! I even made him a dog-friendly cake..LOL!