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Happy Birthday, North: Two-Legged Vs. Four-Legged Parties

Just a couple more days 'til North's big day! Up first in the party planning, the guest list. If your pooch doesn't play well with others, happens to seriously lack in the BFF department, or simply adds up a gala's worth of "aunties" and "uncles" on his own, consider throwing a two-legged gathering. North knows and looooves my friends and, while he's got pals from adventure walks and day care, I'm not close with any of those pet parents. After much deliberation, I've decided to make this my smooshy's special day – he seems to think he's human anyway – and use him as the center of attention.

Going the "one dog only" route for a blowout birthday bash works well for small spaces, rental units, etc. whereas a big park picnic at a dog friendly place can have many unexpected non-RSVP'd guests. Would your lil prince or princess want to be the one furry star or do you think it's the more flying fur, the merrier? Share your thoughts about including other animals in the comments below!

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Renees3 Renees3 8 years
B-Bops birthday is next Thursday but we're not having a party. We don't have too many friends here yet so we'll just make him a special dinner and hang out with him. It'll be nice though. Last year I baked a doggie cake and took it to the dog beach. it was so fun
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I like the day being all about North. It's like a bridal shower or human birthday. You don't have time to focus on lots of brides or birthday boys and girls - you can only pay attention to one special person.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
my pup turns 4 on friday. but, no party this year for him. a couple of years ago we celebrated a friend's pooch's 7th birthday at a dog show - the dogs wore hats and sat for pictures. and, the humans had champagne and a picnic. it was a lot of fun. the 'birthday girl/pup' seemed to know it was for her, too!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
a b.day party for the pooch!!! how neat....my pets arent popular enough to get a birthday party!!!! but i think it is super neat HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOGGIE
wren1 wren1 8 years
My dog doesn't have many four-legged friends, either. We celebrate with my friends and family and all the attention is on him. He LOVES it! :)
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
At the one doggie birthday party I've been to, everyone brought their dogs and it was held at the host's house complete with big fenced yard. There was stuff for the animals - pre-stuffed Kongs, dog friendly cupcakes, lots of balls to throw - and stuff for the humans - food, grilling, socializing with friends. It was fun for everyone. I wouldn't have taken my dog if she wasn't friendly with other dogs. If it's a rental unit or a small place with no yard, I might limit it to small dogs only or just a few dogs. Small dogs can still have fun in the living room. At a park, you'd have to keep everyone on leashes unless it was a dog park, in which case you'd have other people there and I don't think that's as fun given the point of the celebration.
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