Wow, did this year go by fast!
Our little Willow – OK, not so little anymore weighing in at about 65 lbs – had her first birthday yesterday. She got to run around our property in the morning, nap, eat, play with her favorite buddy Sackett in the evening (her other best buddy Bella was otherwise engaged so we missed her) and then to top it off she had her first birthday cake. A doggie cake, of course. A nice little mixture of carrots, peanut butter, whole wheat flour, eggs, honey…frosted with yogurt. There were three little cakes, one for Willow, one for Sackett, and one for Bella. But since Bella wasn’t able to be there, Willow decided to eat her cake for her! There were candles involved, butwe helped her blow them out because just doesn’t hasn’t gotten the hang of blowing out through her mouth yet. However, I think if we could teach her to sneeze on command, that would do it.
Although we’ve had our ups and downs with Willow, she is now a solid member of our little pack. It is a joy having her in our lives and I can’t imagine it any other way. Her training will be on-going, and she will always be strong-willed, but when she flicks her ears and wags her tail, all is right in the world. And there is nothing better than the “woo woo” talk of a Malamute!