White Dog daintily licked the frosting from her lip. "Good Dog, the Boy can eat!" She was referring to her brother, YoYoMa, as he slurped his entire piece of Gotcha Day Cake in three bites and was snoofulling around to make sure no crumbs were going to waste.
It had been a day of good eating for the White Dog Army as we celebrated the third anniversary of Yes! Another White Dog's arrival. There had been buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and apples topped with cream cheese for breakfast.
Then special treats sent by Rachael from Clark's Pet Emporium. Duck and Potato Jerky Bars...enough to share. (Actually enough for several rounds of sharing but don't tell the WDA)!
Steve suggested a trip to the Park to run in the grass and work off some of the calories of the morning. White Dog gently corrected him not to be too harsh about our Big Boy's slight weight gain on this special day. The WDA enjoyed a nearly empty park on a perfect Spring day. Oso and I watched as the others ran, sniffed, rolled, and explored.
But the calories burned were lost when his siblings slipped Steve their allowance and asked if they could take YoYoMa to Sonic for vanilla ice cream cones. The server on roller skates was surprised and delighted when she discovered the cones were being delivered to a van full of exuberant White Dogs, not the children she had imagined.
Back home, while the Army napped off their snacks, Steve prepared lamb burgers stuffed with spinach and carrots accompanied by baked sweet potato slices for the Gotcha Day celebration dinner. I mixed and slid the zucchini banana cake into the oven and looked up to see Puff and Taiko ready to keep watch over the baking. I pureed blueberries and yogurt and cinnamon into frosting.
When it came to be time for pre-bed time, post-walk treats, I thought no one would be interested. HA! Yo was second in line (behind Taiko). He rested his head on my lap and looked up with his adorable smile. "Happy, special boy?" He nudged the hand that held the treats. He gently took the small training treat and turned to go to his sleeping space but stopped and turn back to me...and tenderly kissed my hands.