Cooper's "Gotcha Day" and "Birthday" Party

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On August 4th, 2017, little Cooper came into my life from Dogs Unlimited Rescue.  I had been thinking about getting a dog for some time and after looking at rescue dogs online, I narrowed it down to two--Cooper and another dog.  After seeing the other dog and almost moving forward with that dog, I can see why it was now not meant to be.  Cooper was the dog that was meant to be for me!  He fit perfectly into my life and lifestyle, and everyone fell in love with him.

As you know from my blog and Cooper's Instagram page, CleChihuhua, you know I love to celebrate holidays and special events with Cooper in a variety of ways.  So of course Cooper's birthday had to be extra special!  Since I got him, I knew he would have a special celebration a year later!

Since Cooper does not have a lot of dog friends, we did a small get together with close family (cook out for the humans) with dog cake and fun gifts for Cooper.

For Cooper's celebration, Amazon was a great choice for his gifts, as they had a great variety with good prices,  I also picked up a peanut butter dog cake mix with a dog bone shaped cake mold and fun birthday accessories, such as his bandana, party hat, and balloons.  Cooper loves wearing his bandana, thought the cake was so tasty, and has no issue posing for photos with his party hat!

I'm a firm believer that dogs and cats deserve the best life we can provide them.  Their lives are so short, and so many rescue animals have had rough starts to their life, so why not make everything an adventure?!  Plus, it's super fun for mom to party plan, have fun with her favorite humans, and see her Cooper having fun.  

 Smiling without his party hat and cake

Smiling without his party hat and cake

 Mid-Action Shot of trying to get Cooper to look at the camera!

Mid-Action Shot of trying to get Cooper to look at the camera!

 Without birthday clothes

Without birthday clothes

 Birthday accessories!

Birthday accessories!

The dog birthday cake cooked great and came out of the cake mold perfectly.  The frosting was a little thick and difficult to spread (hence the messy frosting job), but Cooper seemed to love it!

Here are the items I purchased from Amazon: