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19 Dec, 2015

Piper is six

Posted by andrea tomkins in: dog stuff

Piper is six years old today, so we celebrated the special occasion with lots of scritches and extra cheese.

I also made her a party hat (because somehow, I’ve turned into the type of person who makes small party hats for dogs*) but of course, Piper refused to wear it. At least as she posed long enough for me to snap this:

Piper is six

A small part of me wishes she’d just listen to me and wear the thing, but when I really think about it, I realize that I do admire her stubborn streak. She is a dog that doesn’t let herself get pushed around. She is her own dog!

Also on the agenda today for Piper: a brand new bed, and a marrow bone.

*In case you’re one of THOSE people as well, you can download a free template to make a doggie party hat right here.


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