Maggie’s Birthday

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Hi guys!  It’s Maggie here.  The big human told me that I could tap out a post with my paws today.  Oh, wait – what was that?  Did you hear that?  I’m going to BARK BARK BARK BARK to scare it away.  AHHH!  BARK BARK BARK BARK.  Hmmm.  Actually, there was nothing there.  I’m going to BARK BARK BARK just to be sure that we’re all safe…


Whew.  Yup. We’re okay.


One more, just to be sure.  BARK.


Okay – moving along.


This weekend, I turned 11 years old!  Wow.  That mean I’ve been with the family for exactly nine years.  Time flies when you’re snoozing the day away, sitting under the highchair waiting for the baby human to drop something, and barking.  Time also flies when you have the attention span of a gnat.  Wait… what were we talking about?


Oh yeah.  My BIRTHDAY!


Here’s what I did on my birthday:


Mom let me sleep in her comfy bed.  Sleeping is my #1 skill.  I rocked that bed.  Then, I got to eat the baby human’s leftover eggs for breakfast.  And after, the humans took me and my main man, James, to the dog park!  We were super excited to go for a ride in the car.


I felt pretty nervous walking up to the dog park.  There were lots of smells, and I could hear other doggies barking.  It’s not easy being long and little.  But then, the big human saw a sign that read…


Duh.  The big human totally should’ve thought about that.  I don’t know what she was thinking wrangling me and James and a baby human and the short human all by herself, anyway.  That’s an accident waiting to happen, right? I twisted the leash around her legs a few times just to prove to her that she was being extremely silly.  After she untangled herself, she announced that we’d go on a hike through the woods instead.  That was much more my speed!


The short human walked me.  I like it when he walks me because he cheers whenever I go pee-pee, which is very often because I have the bladder the size of a bean.  So hooray for me!


It was so nice.  I love being outside…


We came home, and I took an epic nap.  Then I barked some more (just checking to make sure those vocal cords still work – yup.  Definitely do!).  I took another snooze in my crate while the humans headed out for errands, and when they came home, the big human made me a BIRTHDAY CAKE!



The humans ate some of my cake, too.


She said she used this dog-friendly recipe from my 9th birthday as her inspiration. Yum.


I spent the rest of my birthday relaxing with my favorite humans.  It was real nice.  The short human gave me gentle touches.  And the baby human chased me down the hallway – she is obsessed with my tail!  The big human told me that she’s so happy they rescued me.  I know I’m happy to be here, too.  I think I’ll go bark in their faces for a little bit to remind them how special I am.  See you later! <3 <3 <3



  • laura August 17, 2015, 7:42 am

    happy birthday maggie! oh, i loved this post!!

  • Katie D. August 17, 2015, 8:16 am

    Great post!!! Happy Birthday, Maggie!

  • emily August 17, 2015, 8:17 am

    We celebrated with my dachshund last week! He got nachos.

  • Lindsay August 17, 2015, 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday, Maggie! As a Dachshund mom, I realize how important it is for you to bark like an insane person for apparently no reason. You do an excellent (and undoubtedly terrifying) job of keeping your humans safe.

  • Cindy DuBose August 17, 2015, 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday Maggie!

  • Reenie August 17, 2015, 10:35 am

    Awwww so cute. Happy Birthday Mags!!

    Love the pic of Henry walking her. 🙂

  • leigh August 17, 2015, 10:47 am

    cutest post!! I love that henry cheers for pee pee!!

  • Jolene ( August 17, 2015, 11:45 am

    Haha, cute! Happy belated birthday Maggie!!

  • Veronica August 17, 2015, 11:47 am

    Love this post! Happy Birthday, Maggie!
    My sweet Lexie got a whole bowl of popcorn to herself on her birthday. She’s so rotten.

  • Amanda August 17, 2015, 12:31 pm

    This is too cute!!! Happy Birthday Maggie! I would love to make a dog friendly cake for my Stella!

  • Stacie (Clover) August 17, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Nice post Maggie! Happy birthday 🙂 Aren’t our human parents just the best? We are so lucky to have them. Thanks for sharing your birthday adventures with your mom’s readers. It was so great to see a post from you and to see James too! My mom has been reading your mom’s blog since the see bride run days . Tell her she does an incredible job!
    Happy birthday!

    • Caitlin August 17, 2015, 3:16 pm

      Thanks Clover 🙂

  • Grace @ Diary of a Running Snail August 17, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie! I love the dog friendly cupcakes – what a great idea. I must try them for my Marley!

  • Momhtp August 17, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Great post Maggie. Happy Birthday and please learn how to bark sing to mix things up a bit.

  • maria August 17, 2015, 4:10 pm

    Happy birthday Maggie. It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  • Laurie August 17, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Cutest post ever! Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

  • gina (fitnessista) August 18, 2015, 1:01 am

    i seriously got a kick out of this post, and started laughing out loud at the picture of the dogs eating their cupcakes with the party hats on.
    happy birthday, maggie!

  • Rachel August 18, 2015, 8:03 am

    This was so sweet. I can’t wait until my infant daughter is old enough to interact with our dog!

  • Kathy August 20, 2015, 9:29 pm


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