I’m THREE!

birthday, cake, dachshund, dog, germany, presents, three, wiesbaden

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Yippee i’m THREE! Which also means I’m 21 in dog years so pass over the o-drools beer and pawgaritas! Every year mom always makes a big fuss over my birthday. That’s okay because I usually get to do what I want and eat lots of goodies. First and foremost, my birthday means my rules. My rules? Sleep til whenever I want even if that meant til 12!

The day started like any other day. I woke up around 6 am and cried to go to mom and dad’s bed. From there, I usually sleep until the paw-rentals make me get up. But it being my birthday, I was not getting up! AND I got to sleep smack dab in the middle of the bed with no one trying to get me to move! My birthday, my rules. I love it! Finally around 11:30 am, mom conned me out of bed by bribing me with a special breakfast. My favorite… EGGIES! She made it egg-stra (ha ha see what I did there) special by adding turkey bacon and cheese! YUM! Mom always sticks my eggs in the fridge to cool down so I can have it faster. Here I am (im)patiently waiting!
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Come on mom.. I’m sure it’s ready now!

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3…

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2…

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1… Eggs? What eggs?

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I know there’s more up there!

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After finally giving up on the quest for more eggs, I decided to take my first nap of the day. Yes I am aware I’ve only been up for 30 minutes.. but it’s my birthday! (For those who have been following our journey to Germany, we have FINALLY moved out of the hotel and into our apartment. It’s still being worked on so please don’t mind the unfinished touches!) This is my most favorite spot of the entire place. A whole balcony full of sun! Whenever I wake up, this is usually where I go immediately. I even take all of my toys out there. Today just happened to be an exception for eggs!

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The beautiful Marktkirche in the background

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After my nap, we were headed off to a strawberry festival a few towns over. It was the most beautiful sunny day so I was more than happy to take a car ride in my jeep with the top down. Hello sunshine and fresh air!

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There was so much to do at the festival. Lots of food, drinks, games, people, and entertainment! I had my eye on the prize and really wanted to grab that Mike Wazowski doll. These machines aren’t the easiest when you don’t have opposable thumbs… Needless to say, I didn’t win. Boo.

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We walked around for quite a bit and decided it was time for a snack and a refreshing beverage. We had some erdbeerkuchen (aka strawberry cake!) and some delicious wine with strawberries!

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Birthday boy gets first lick!

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mmmmmmm mmm mmmmmm!

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It started to get really warm and hot so we decided to retreat back home for a little. I was overdue for a nap anyway! Once we got home, I grabbed my current BFF Squidy and headed out to my favorite spot on the deck. Squidy never objects to nap time.

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After that nap, was another nap, followed by another. Napping is exhausting! Finally, I was told we were going to my favorite place ever to frolic. The Bowling Green Park in front of the Kurhas has a ton of grass to run around in. Plus there are lots of ducks to chase! Every time I go here, I just run around in circles til I’m forced to leave.

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After frolicking around for a while, it was time to go back for cake and presents! Mom made me this paw-some peanut butter and banana birthday cake. (You can find the recipe here.) She usually makes pupcakes but decided to make a cake this time. Either way, I’m just happy I get to eat it!

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It’s my paw-ty and I’ll cry if I want to!

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Time to make my wish! I wish for CAKE!

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After cake came the best part, PRESENTS! I’m a pro at opening my own gifts. Mom will even triple wrap it to make it a little more difficult.

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SQUIRREL?!

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Happy tail!

It’s definitely been a long but great day. At the end of the night, I found myself passed out with my new favorite toy on guard. I’m so thankful for all of my friends around the world to celebrate with me. You all are the best! Here’s to many more years!

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