Cue the Madonna CDs and bust out the ice cream, because August 26th is our favorite day here at pawcurious.
1. It is National Dog Day, which is awesome because dogs are awesome and deserve a day of acknowledgement.
2. Most importantly, it is my birthday, and even though I’m way past the age where birthdays were fun and well into the stage of “oh no, my age plus one is sounding kind of old right about now,” I can’t bring myself to be upset about it. For one, It’s NATIONAL DOG DAY, for goodness’ sake. How cool is that? It also means one more year I didn’t contract rabies, and that is a good thing.
As this is the first birthday in 5 years or so I’ve not been at work, I theoretically should be spending the day floating in the pool with a pina colada while Brody tries to clamber on. That is how it should be.
Of course, now that I’m old and responsible for all manners of things, I’ll be spending it at the dentist and the doctor being reminded of the myriad ways my body is going downhill. I have so few days off, it seems, I just had to use the time to get things done.
But no matter! Even the thought of the dentist isn’t enough to bring me down! The nice thing about getting older is that I don’t care if it’s socially inappropriate to make a big deal out of birthdays after 21. I do what I want.
I look forward to laying down in the chair mumbling “Ish mah berhghie” around the little spit sucky thing.
When they asked me at work what theme I wanted for the work birthday potluck, I said, “All desserts,” and my co-workers complied.
They bought me a balloon and I asked if I could take it home. For the kids.
I will buy a useless impractical toy for myself, simply because I want it. As further proof the universe does want me to have a good day, look what I got! The new Vet Barbie who’s not dressed like a go go dancer! SWEET! I’m so installing a cat slide at work. Cats love slides.
I’m taking a break from life’s drama and melodrama and proclaiming it A Great Day, no matter what. So do me a favor, and celebrate with me today- hug your dog, eat a Snickers for breakfast, do something you don’t do often enough that brings you joy. I would love that.
Deb Mendez says
Happy Birthday. I’ll eat a Snickers for breakfast in your honor — can it be frozen? And Happy National Dog Day to all those pups out there!
Happy, Happy Birthday!! And thanks for giving me a new holiday to celebrate – I had no idea my favorite friends had a day all their own. We will celebrate with new chew toys all around and I will probably eat a dark chocolate bar, too (any excuse will do). Congratulations on your new Barbie Vet – she rocks! And thanks for all your tips, trials and loves. I enjoy waking up to you every morning here in Iowa!
Eric Goebelbecker says
Happy birthday! Have never commented before, but wanted to say thanks, too. Have really enjoyed your blog!
Georgia Jewel says
Happy Birthday, Dr. V! Have a great one!
What an awesome birthdate–national dog day and you being a vet and all–Have a fantastic, cavity-free, great health and very Happy Birthday!! Isn’t it funny that even if it’s spent quietly, that “date,” feels special? Enjoy as much time as you can NOT getting things done but just having a happy b-day….
Lisa W says
Love it! Happy, happy birthday, Dr. V! And how lucky are you that your b’day falls on National Dog Day?! Hope you have a great day!
Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 🙂 And Happy National Dog Day too! How awesome is that? And just by coincidence, I made a cake for my husband to take to work for treat day today and licked the icing off the spatula when I was finished frosting it this morning. I had no idea my little indulgence was in honor of your birthday, but I thank you for justifying it!
Rose D. says
It *is* a great day! Happy Birthday!
HAPPY DAY ALL AROUND!!!! ENJOY!
I went to the dentist on my birthday too. (A frightening trend as we get older? 😉 I was late to the dentist because some friends showed up at 7am with a !surprise! birthday party. I hate being late for appointments, but when i explained why, the dentist appeared with a gift card for a coffee shop. wheeeee I am sure your day is destined for greatness. Here’s to a very happy birthday, DrV!
caren gittleman says
Doctor and dentist on your birthday??? Are you crazy??? Just sayin………..
Hope it gets much better after that! Have a great one!!
Hey you will always be younger than ME!
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Happy birthday, Dr. V!
Happy Barkday from Xander! He sends big sloppy Danes kisses!
Shawn Finch says
Happy Birthday!! Hope it’s the best one yet!
“Cats love slides.” heehee 🙂
Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great start for the coming year!
Amy Palmer says
What a wonderful way to embrace your birthday! I will take a lesson from you and try to do the same when mine rolls around. Also, I’m all for National Dog Day becoming a national holiday-they deserve the recognition!
Happy, happy birthday!
Happy Birthday!! I think i will take my puppy to the dog park today after work! it’s about 25 mins away, so we don’t go often enough, but i can’t think of a better reason TO go then dog day and your birthday! 😀 (also in honor of your birthday i maaaay get starbucks for the 3rd time today….)
Sue W. says
Happy Birthday! Isn’t it funny we celebrate the day we were rudely ejected from warm safety into the (sometimes) cold, cruel world? Then again, in utero, there are no dogs, so of course we celebrate! Enjoy your day!
Just came to add my birthday wishes! Hope you have a happy one with your human and furry family!
Happy birthday! I think birthdays are always important, whether your 6 or 66. It’s even cooler that your birthday falls on an awesome new holiday 😀
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! If you install a cat slide at your work, I will fly to California just to see that! LOL
Here’s hoping you have an AWESOME birthday, cause you deserve it 🙂 Hug the kids, hug the dogs, do something fun for yourself, too!
“Celebrate good times, come on!
There’s a party going on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter, too.
We’re going to celebrate your party with you.”
Kool and the Gang (shows my age!)
Happy Birthday, Dr. V! Glad you’re treating yourself well, and hope all the human medics give you a clean bill of health. And the new Vet Barbie is Fab! I like how the cat slide goes right down into a bath.
Happy Birthday, Dr. V. ! And thanks for all that you do!
Happy Birthday! The ‘cats love slides’ comment reminded me of ‘tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon’ line from The Hangover. Thanks for the giggle! Hope you have a great day. 🙂
Pup Fan says
Happy birthday and happy National Dog Day… what a fitting combo! 🙂
Happy Birthday, hope you’re having a great day 🙂 Perfect that you share it with National Dog Day Yay!
hidden exposures says
i don’t tell you often enough how much i love reading your posts, and telling you so will bring me joy…so there you have it!
happy birthday, dr. v! you are the awesomest! 🙂
Jana Rade says
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dr. V, Happy Birthday to you …
Like my singing? 😉
And of course here is to dog! Dogs rule!
You were born to be a vet!!! Happy Birthday.
Susan Montgomery says
Happy Birthday! I baked spice cake cupcakes with pecans and golden raisins in your honor….Finn just got extra walkies since I was off work too.
Jenn D. says
I’ve been on a short vacation, so I missed this … happy belated birthday! Mine was the 23rd and I feel the same way you do – age, smage – celebrate your day!!!