Most of you know that this past Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the United States. But, it also held another distinction…it was Tippy’s 5th birthday!
In order to celebrate both occasions, we spent the late afternoon at the pond. Me, mom, and Tippy watched dad fish. He caught 8, I think – all fairly small bluegill and bass.
It was a warm day, so Tippy got hot. You know what that means….a walk in the edge of the pond to get a drink and cool in the mud. I laughed at one point, because she ventured out a little deeper than she normally does and started to sit down in the water. She got one hip in and then popped right back up. Apparently, water on the tush didn’t feel as good as she thought it was going to. 😮 Still, she got plenty of that nice squishy, smelly mud on her paws and stomach.
When we got back to the house, Tippy got a couple of surprises. The first was that she got a nice birthday bath! She doesn’t like getting washed, but tolerates it okay. She sure feels and smells a lot better. She relaxed on the driveway to finish drying off.
Then, her second surprise was her “birthday” gift. Obviously, I’ve had this for a while and never got around to giving it to her. Better late than never, right?
She was tired after running around at the pond, so only played with it a little. She loves this version of a Frisbee because it is soft in the center and tends to float a little, allowing her to catch it out of the air. When she was younger, she would destroy these by chewing holes in the center. I’m hoping she has outgrown that habit and this one will last to give her hours of enjoyment.
It wasn’t anything exceptional or fancy, but we all enjoyed it and I got to spend some precious quality time with those I love. It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it?