This weekend was my niece's 5th birthday. We were supposed to have a party at my sister's house with a theme of the Beautiful Princess, complete with an original theatrical production featuring Florian as the Handsome Prince and me as Queen Angry,
but the night before there was a huge storm, power outages
a huge tree came down in my sister's back yard,
and we just didn't have it in us to do a Beautiful Princess-themed shindig.
So we went with it and had a post-apocalyptic theme instead.
All the kiddies seemed to have fun despite the smashed trampoline, and
they loved it when a certain super hero made an appearance.
The really neat thing was
to see how great Pager was with about 15 overheated kids running
around, screaming, and blasting Spider man with silly string,
many adults sitting around and wondering what they did to deserve the
experience of a toddler birthday party in the 94 degree heat with no AC
She's not gregarious like Collette or Sandy--not to mention Fozzie--but she does seem to like kids and to be incredibly tolerant of them.
Very good to know!
For a dog who was almost labeled incurably shy, she did so well.
She was definitely a little more comfortable once the kiddies left and there was just her family, including everyone's favorite--Uncle Johnny!
I've never had a dog who just climbed up on the chairs around the table with the humans, to check out the food offerings.
Hmm--not much here besides Veggie Booty and really cheap beer!
Bring me back to the shelter!
No such luck Pager, you're stuck with us for at least a little while. It's for your own good! It's a wacky world out there, so you better get used to it.