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Happy Birthday Bird Dog

"Izzy" has made great leaps as a bird dog and member of our family in her first year.

“Izzy” has made great leaps as a bird dog and member of our family in her first year.

Today marks the first birthday for my youngest bird dog, Izzy.  During the standard “what’s for dinner” chat with my wife this afternoon, Meredith informed me she’d be late arriving home this evening.  The delay – she had to stop at the “fancy” pet store on her way home to purchase Izzy a special birthday present.  Truth be told, I hadn’t realized it was the pup’s birthday . . . or that we’d be celebrating said occasion.

After an initial scoff gurgled out of my clenched cheeks, I warmed to the idea of rewarding the newest member of our family with a minor indulgence.  After all, this youngster has already played a sizeable role in answering our daily “what’s for dinner” question with pointed pheasants, grouse, quail and woodcock.

While I’m admittedly guilty of anthropomorphizing my bird dogs . . . and I’m guilty of posing this same question at Christmas . . . do you celebrate your bird dog’s birthday?

 

The author's wife, Meredith, presents Izzy with her first birthday cupcake while the couple's older GSP, Trammell, looks on.

The author’s wife, Meredith, presents Izzy with her first birthday cupcake while the couple’s older GSP, Trammell, looks on.

The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing.  Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre .

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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Bird Dog”

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  1. Mrs. St.Pierre says:

    Just you wait! The treat I picked up comes complete with a candle! Happy Birthday Yzerman “Izzy” St.Pierre!

  2. Brian says:

    Both our dogs get their birthday celebrated. My wife has even taken pictures of them while they wear a birthday hat. The dogs are not too crazy about the hat.

  3. I love seeing a dog celebrate a birthday. We don’t get much time with our hunting buddies. Everyday should be cherished. Thanks for sharing the fun photos.

  4. Chuck D says:

    Bob, It’s easy for my wife and I to celebrate Christmas and the birthday of our WPG. He was whelped on Christmas eve 2011. All the dogs we have had have been spoiled! It is our experience that a spoiled dog works best.

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