Planning My Birthday

I was cuddling with Mommy while she worked when she stopped and said to me, “Xena, your birthday is coming up real soon. Have you thought about what you would like?” Of course I hadn’t. I didn’t really know about birthdays. Mommy went on to explain that one year ago I was born on June 21. So this Thursday, I will be one year old, and I will get presents and we will celebrate my life.

I thought and thought and asked if I could get some more bravery so that the loud thunder and new things don’t scare me. I want to be brave like Angel Lexi was. Mommy said I will get braver as I get older, and besides, I can do other things that Angel Lexi wouldn’t. When I asked like what, she said I scoot clear under the couch so fast to get my ball that she hardly has time to blink. Angel Lexi refused to do that. That made me smile, and then think some more. I don’t want any more clothes, and I have lots of stuffies. I always get great food – I mean, chicken or steak or fish every night! As well as chickie feet and liver and gizzards and green tripe and fresh veggies and fruit and sauerkraut and coconut oil. What more could a pup ask for in their dish?

I have round bones that I play soccer with and a really big bully horn to chew (it’s really Lucy’s, but she lets me have it). Yep, I have a great sister who puts up with me no matter what I do to her (he, he). I get to go to work and see my friends there, and now to my training classes and sometimes even to stores. I have a soft bed, and a Mommy and Daddy who love me.

Hmmm. This is a hard question. I don’t know what to ask for. Can someone give me ideas?


I am Xena the Almost One Year Old Schnauzer Warrior Princess

35 thoughts on “Planning My Birthday

  1. Some cooler weather would be a present for me, too. I can’t take the heat at all. Lucy, on the other paw, lays out in the sun when it’s almost 100 degrees hot.

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  2. Aw, thanks Madi. You are so nice to me. Sometimes my big sis doesn’t appreciate my personality, though, he, he. ~Xena


  3. You’re right, Shoko, we are definitely clever and witty. More of the same wouldn’t be bad at all. Mommy says she has some surprises for me, though. 🙂 ~Xena


  4. Cupcake you can’t be a day over 5! And it’s just been too hot to go to the park. It was almost 100 today.


  5. Oh, Mr. Purrince Henry, I never thought about that, but it sounds like a good thing to do and it would make me feel good, too. Thanks for the idea! ❤ ~Xena

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  6. HHMM what about a doe-nation to a Doggie Shelter?? Or takin them toyss an treetss?
    An maybee you could ask fur a drive to a nice park fur a walkie?
    Next month mee will bee 4 yearss old! Where did thee time go?
    **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xXXx

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  7. I think bravery is a great idea. But your mom is right. It’ll come in time. I’m 11 and I’m still waiting for mine….. So it may take a while. Maybe you can take a birthday walk at the park….

    Love and licks,

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  8. You are a June baby to Xena! We are clever and witty….just thought I’d let you know. Your list of goodies is huge now so I can’t really think of anything better. Just lots more of the same.


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  9. You are such a wise girl and you know what’s important in life and it seems like you have it all. But just having a nice party with good friends is a memorable thing. Take lots of pictures and share them. Maybe your gifts should be donations to animal shelters. That will make you happy – that you helped the less fortunate dogs and cats. Luvz, Patzy

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  10. I have 11 brothers and sisters. We were all adopted locally, except for one brother who went to his forever home in MN. Our Humans arrange reunions for us yearly. Our Foster Humom adopted our Dog Mom, Nola, and I get to see her often, too. Woofs and Wags, Cosmo

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  11. Hi YAM-auntie. I’ve never been on a trip. The Bonnie Land sounds like a nice place. I will ask Mommy to email you. ❤ ~Xena


  12. Hari om
    My word, Xena…that is quite the list of love and fortune you just made! How does one add to that? Except maybe for just a little more of the same? … OOORRRRR… would you like a “flat trip” to the Bonny Land??? It would have to wait tillmy return from howliday (july) but it would be my pleasure. Get mum to email mexvia the contact form on my bloggy and we’ll get planning! Hugs nd wags YAM-aunty xxx

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