Hey! I found out why Freeze Frame Friday happened yesterday instead of today. It's because today is my special-day! Today I am two years old.
It's been a whole year since my last birthday, so I wasn't sure if it was anything to get excited about. I kinda remembered something about having to wear a cone on my head, and that worried me a little. But then Dutch told me a special box came in the mail yesterday. A big, tasty smelling box. Just for me. From my friends Spencer B and Bellatrix!
How cool is that?
But before I could open my special box, my human said I had to celebrate my birthday. This made no sense to me, because I thought the box from Spencer B & BellaT was celebrating my birthday.
MY HUMAN: before we open presents, you have to wear the hat.
ME: the hat?
MY HUMAN: the scary, shiny birthday cone. Remember?
ME: oh. Yeah. That hat.
Somehow my human, who loses EVERYTHING she touches, managed not to lose the scary shiny hat I had to wear last year on my birthday. And she made me wear it again. Because I guess that's what you have to do on your birthday before you're allowed to eat your presents.
My birthday hat is more stupid and less scary than I remember it. But I wore it. Not happily, but the humiliation didn't last long and when it was over I got to open presents. And eat.
First I ate a special Happy Birthday cookie the nice Pugnacious lady slipped into our shopping bag. Then I opened the box from Spencer & BellaT. There were yummy snacks inside, a very cool unstuffed chicken, some freeze dried bullypenises and a extrasuperspecial note that says a donation was made to ARF in my honor. The note made my human leak a little (in a happy way, she said), but I was too busy chewing on on one of the bullypenises to get all leaky.
But when my human said that Dutch hijacked The Daily Puglet last week to ask everyone what to get me for Birthday #2, I did get a tiny bit leaky (and totally warm & fuzzy). So I gave him one of the bullypenises and a bite of my Pugnacious cookie. I also let him wear this very neat stay-cool bandana SpencerB & BellaT sent so I can keep cool in hot weather... and look cute like Bellatrix.
You're really supposed to wear the stay-cool bandana around your neck - but you're also supposed to be pug-sized to wear it. Please don't mention this to Dutch. Even though it wasn't hot out, I could tell he felt cool with it on.
If you haven't turned two yet, I totally recommend doing it as soon as possible. If you've already turned more than two, maybe let the rest of us know what that's like? Specifically, is there a hat involved??