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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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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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