Do You Celebrate Your Pets Birthday?

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@HazySue (22594)
United States
August 6, 2017 12:22pm CST
When I saw this image on Pixabay my first thought was, this looks like my little Nina on her last birthday with us. Unfortunately, she passed away about a year and a half ago.. Anyway, my second thought was, I wonder how many people here on MyLot celebrate their fur baby's birthday. We have celebrated all of our fur babies birthdays from the time they came home with us. If we weren't sure when their birthday was we gave them one. We would bake a big doggy biscuit for them and their friends and give the birthday dog a gift. Some people may think that this is a silly thing to do but the way we thought about it is this, They are a part of the family and they deserve a celebration.
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@Courtlynn (55745)
• United States
6 Aug 17
We just tell our cat happy birthday, and give him extra treats.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
That's a celebration. You remember your cats birthday.
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@Courtlynn (55745)
• United States
7 Aug 17
@HazySue I suppose it is. But celebration to me is way more than that.
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@BarBaraPrz (20561)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Aug 17
My cousin does... she recently sent me a pic of her dog's second birthday.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
How cute. I think it's good to make over our little fur babies. They do so much for us.
@dramagirl26 (3339)
• Ringgold, Virginia
7 Aug 17
I don't do a big celebration, but I like to give my pets a special treat or their favorite can of food on their birthday.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
8 Aug 17
That's nice. I don't think they know why but I know they enjoy it.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
8 Aug 17
@HazySue They really do. My dogs love getting the rawhide bones and my cats love getting their Fancy Feast food.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
9 Aug 17
@dramagirl26 it makes them feel special.
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@Susan2015 (21335)
• United States
6 Aug 17
No but they are already spoiled enough. Treats every day.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
I think they are here on earth to be spoiled.
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@kobesbuddy (53045)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Aug 17
@Susan2015 Yes, every day is Kobe's Birthday, at our house!:)
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
9 Aug 17
@rebelann (42519)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug 17
That sounds pretty kool but I don't celebrate birthdays, not even my own. However, I do like making them treats at least once a month.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
That's wonderful. We usually have one to two dogs at a time so the celebrations are few and far between. They become so excited when they realize they are the guest of honor.
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@rebelann (42519)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Aug 17
My pup and the kitties love when I get in the mood to cook as I always make something for them as well @HazySue well, almost always, I won't feed them spaghetti or other veggie dishes but when I make chicken, beef or eggs they always get some.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
@rebelann I used to cook for mine too. They loved it.
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
6 Aug 17
How sweet your little Nina must've been! I don't know what my daughter will do with her parakeets next year "around" their first birthday - not sure exactly when it is . Our friend is having a first birthday party for her dog in September - with a bunch of guests, a big deal party!! But the actual birthday was earlier in July . . . I saw on Facebook she got her doggie a bunch of wrapped gifts and even a doggie birthday cake (not really cake, but apparently someone makes these doggie desserts in their area).
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
There are also recipes online that you can make for their birthday. It's a happy day for them.
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@much2say (39987)
• United States
7 Aug 17
@HazySue Maybe I'll try to make some for that birthday party! I noticed they sell some human-dessert looking ones these days at various stores!
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
8 Aug 17
@much2say they do. It is becoming popular to spoil your dog.
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@celticeagle (119366)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 17
We haven't done this. Sounds like fun for them and for you.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
It is fun. The dogs all get so excited.
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@celticeagle (119366)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 17
@HazySue ......Lovers of life are dogs.
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@JustBhem (41653)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Aug 17
We don't have a pet but I know a friend who really loves to celebrate her dog's birthday. She even bakes a cake for them.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
That's a great thing. It is becoming more and more popular.
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@JustBhem (41653)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Aug 17
@HazySue Yes for pets lovers out there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25870)
• United States
7 Aug 17
Sometimes we do
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
8 Aug 17
I think it's nice to show your appreciation to your fur baby.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Aug 17
No, I have enough human birthdays to celebrate, we love our dog tons but have to try hard to remember even how old he is.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
The most important thing is the way you treat them everyday.
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@Neiltarquin (1091)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
6 Aug 17
nope, because I can't remember hahaha... I want to, I even tried to write down their birth date once. I think I misplaced it so I gave up... For me their birthday is everyday....
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
That's a nice way to think. EACH DAY IS SPECIAL FOR THEM.
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
6 Aug 17
We have always celebrated the birthdays of our pets too. Molly gets a wonderful, big beef bone on which to chew.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
7 Aug 17
I think they deserve a celebration. They give us loyalty and unconditional love.
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@augusta123 (6318)
27 Aug 17
yea,we do in my home.Its always fun celebrating with them
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
27 Aug 17
I bet they love it.
28 Aug 17
@HazySue yea,they do
28 Aug 17
@HazySue yea,they do
@Hannihar (40307)
29 Sep
I understand what you are saying when there are those that think it is stupid to celebrate an animal's birthday. I beg to defer. The animal is our pet and either our family or part of our family. People celebrate their children's birthdays why not celebrate your furry one's birthday. I remember when I had my dog and celebrated her 5th birthday and had a little party with a friend and her and I think my cat was with us then. She was not allowed on the couch, but, on that day I let her go on the couch and she just looked at me and thought I was crazy and what was I doing giving her mixed messages. I can see her thinking that. This year my Sophie turned 3 and wrote a post on facebook and I think here too and we just celebrate quietly. I give her her presents. I bought her a string with a mouse and she loves it and we play with it or she plays with it alone.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
29 Sep
I agree totally. Very well put. I think it is important to let your pet know they are a special part of your family.
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@Hannihar (40307)
1 Oct
@HazySue Thank you so much Susan and I agree that why not celebrate their birthdays. They were born too and have a day to remember them by.
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@kobesbuddy (53045)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Aug 17
@HazySusan Gosh, I believe that even animals deserve a special day acknowlegment each year! No, I don't do this, but now you've given me a great idea!:)
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
9 Aug 17
They give you unconditional love4 every day, a little recognition is good for them. They may not understand but they love it.
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@kobesbuddy (53045)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Aug 17
@HazySue Whenever we would sing Happy Birthday, my daughter's chocolate lab would stand at the end of the table, and grin like crazy!:)
@funkeyguhl (1743)
• Philippines
16 Aug 17
We celebrate our dog babies' birthday too. The only difference I guess is that we don't have dog visitors since my dogs just love to play with each other and do not like outsiders around.
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
16 Aug 17
We will have, typically, my sister-in-laws dog, and my nephews dog. They see a lot of each other and love coming over. I'm glad you celebrate your dogs birthdays.
@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
12 Aug 17
I never get the chance to celebrate because once i had a pet cat but it leave before a year pass
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@HazySue (22594)
• United States
13 Aug 17
that's too bad. It's great to see them get so excited.
@augusta123 (6318)
27 Aug 17
yea,we do in my home.Its always fun celebrating with them
@augusta123 (6318)
27 Aug 17
yea,we do in my home.Its always fun celebrating with them