February 6, 2012

White Dog,Quinn, Puff and YoYoMa LOVED the idea of stretching Nuka's birthday into a two-day celebration. Since her day, tomorrow, is one of Steve's late nights, the Army feared Another White Dog would be cheated of her official birthday dinner.

So we had a party tonight at dinner, serving some of Nuka's favorites (as described and chosen by her sisters and brothers). We started out with our new "usual" dog meal.

It is new because the vet believes that at least Nuka and possibly YoYoMa are allergic to chicken (corn and chicken are the two most common dog allergies). So we have switched to fish, mackerel (thank dog for the Asian market in our neighborhood which has them whole and inexpensive). this fish is full of all kinds of Omega-3 goodness and is hypo-allergenic. We boiled it with brown rice, flaked it up, added mixed veggies, some blueberries, and raw oats and voila! A new WDA favorite (although White Dog still needs a little coaxing before devouring her bowl).

After the "ap-pup-tizer" we had shrimp cocktail, truly one of our Florida girl's top five menu hits. No sauce for her, she likes them neat...tails and all. Only YoYoMa really enjoyed the spanakopita (spinach in filo dough) although everyone gave it a try. The WDA practiced singing the "Happy Barkday To You" song just so things will be perfectly in harmony for tomorrow's continuation. To set the mood and build anticipation, Nuka got a spoonful of ice cream (on a metal spoon!).

Tuesdays Steve is home until nearly 2pm, so we plan to dress up Nuka Angel in her best clothes, harness up the Army, go on a "show-off" walk down Central past all of the chic boutiques, and stop at Dawg Gone Good for a suitable birthday nosh. Then the Birthday Girl...

STOP! White Dog yelped!

Don't tell it all! What if Nuka reads this? What if someone spoils the surprise, Sen-ge who can't keep a secret? Just say there will be lots of fun before dad goes to work...and maybe a few things after.

My lips are sealed and my fingers officially silenced.


Kari in Vegas said...

ooo ooo ooo can wait to see what the big surprise is

Stop on by for a visit

Nola said...

Oh can't wait to see what happens next! Your food sounds yummy, I'll have to get mom to make that
Dachshund Nola

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Wow Nuka, what a very special birthday you are having! I am sorry I cannot run over to join you in all the birthday fun. Spreading out your special day to last is such a great idea, and it sounds like every day will be filled with fun and love and special memories, but most of all, with VERY yummy treats!! :->

White Dog, why did you shush your mom?! I wanted to know all the rest! OK, I will be good and anxiously, but patiently, await the rest of the amazing Nuka Birthday Celebration! Yay Nuka! Happy Happy Birthday!


Teddy Bear said...

We can't wait to hear what happens next. Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Nuka. You are a treasure!:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

bichonpawz said...

You are having such an exciting birthday!!! We can't wait to see what happens next!!! That birthday meal sounds pretty scrumptious!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

haopee said...

Nuka have probably sneaked up in front of the computer already... while you guys were sleeping.

Aw, that's some birthday bash. Wow ice cream, brown rice, fish... an entire buffet. Nuka is one lucky angel.

Happy Birthday!!!

Huggies and Cheese,


Asta said...

Dawling WDA,

I could heew you pwacticing that Biwfday song all the way to Boo da Pest

That celebwatowy meal sounded dwooly licious.
I am anxious to see the pawade of bootiful dwessed up Nuka and all of you
I would like to add my vewy best Biwfday wishes and love
smoochie kisses

GOOSE said...

What a birthday celebration! Can't wait to see what more there is.

Random Felines said...

Dinner sounded like a great way to start the party....we can't wait to here all about the fun today!!! Happy Birthday Nuka!!

Remington said...

I won't say a word....enjoy! Have a HAPPY DAY!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what a celebration (and rightly so)! We can hardly wait to see what happens next!

Happy birthday (week!), Nuka. :)


Ginger Jasper said...

Looking forward to seeing the surprise.. Mackerel is a favourite of mine too. Guess what.. Our grandaughter bean Rosie has her birthday tomorrow and is 21.. Please get some pictures of the birthday girl all dressed up her white.. Hugs GJ xx

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you sweet Nuka!!! Enjoy your seafood!

ra husky said...

Did someone say fresh fish??!! Let's party mates!! Nuka, enjoy your day dear, happy birthday from all of us,

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Amber DaWeenie said...

Shhhhhhhh! I won't tell either!

Sagira said...

Shh...secret is safe with me