First things first, I apologize for the blog issues yesterday. Hopefully everything is up and running smoothly now! We’re still trying to make some adjustments following the launch of the redesign and the blog went down for a little while. (This was not caused by my web host, Site 5. I wholeheartedly recommend them!) I truly appreciate your patience!
Yesterday was a special day for the Fagan family.
Sadie turned six years old!
Given the fact that our obsession with Sadie is more than apparent on the blog, I am sure none of you are surprised to learn that Ryan and I celebrate her birthday. It’s a special day and Ryan and I always have fun reminiscing about puppy Sadie.
She was so tiny and I can still remember Ryan carrying her around with her chest resting on his forearm and her head in the palm of his hand. She was such a little squirt!
Longtime PBF readers may remember Sadie’s annual birthday challenge! In keeping with Sadie’s birthday tradition, last night, before dinner, Ryan and I brainstormed another birthday food challenge for the birthday girl.
Ever year on Sadie’s birthday, Ryan and I select two different foods that we think Sadie will love and put them both in front of her at the same time, taking bets as to which one she’ll go after first.
This year the contenders were…
Rotisserie Chicken vs. Pulled Pork
My money was on the chicken since Sadie is a chicken fiend. Ryan decided to pull for the pork (<—like the pun?), since he thought that was the underdog.
Ryan and I plated our respective entrants into the annual food challenge and set them on the floor, allowing Sadie to sniff each plate before Ryan held her back.
We counted down from five before releasing her and allowing her to make her selection.
The chicken! It was gone in 2.5 seconds. Sadie made her mama proud.
I think Sadie had a great sixth birthday! We enjoyed a nice long walk in the morning, bought her new food in the afternoon (we feed her Orijen dog food) and took her on a short hike before dinner.
(I snapped this picture after Sadie stepped on a sand spur and Ryan carried her over to the soft sand to remove it. I’m pretty sure she would’ve preferred Ryan to leave the sand spur in her food and carry her around like that all day long.)
It was a Sadie-centric day!
Some of my favorite Sadie-related blog posts:
- Campaigning To Be The Favorite
- Everything About Her
- A Dog’s Happiness
- Life Lessons From Sadie
- Sadie Turns Three
- The Many Looks of Sadie
- The Hand Game
- An Announcement
- Sadie Email Updates
Questions of the Morning
- Pet owners: Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday? Do you do anything special or random like our annual food challenge?