We actually don't know Athena's official birthday because she was originally admitted into the shelter as a stray, but when we write her birthdate on official documents, we always say that she was born on June 1st. It was only fitting that we turned our weekend beach getaway into Athena's Birthday Celebration at Doggie Disneyland!
|The gremlin didn't particularly enjoy the party hat as much as we did...|
Over the weekend we made it a point to bring Athena down to the beach as often as possible to do what she loves best. Each day we played fetch at least three times (morning, afternoon, and evening...yes, she's spoiled). Athena turned the beach into her personal flyball practice course using the washed up logs as her hurdles and the water as her spring loaded box.
This time we finally brought the appropriate equipment for hanging out on the beach, complete with a sport tent and chairs. Athena treated the tent like her personal cabana and expected us to dote on her every need...like when she barfed in the tent four times because of how much sand she inhaled during the flyball session and we had to clean it up...four times.
Dining & shopping:
A birthday weekend wouldn't be complete without some good food and some decent shopping. Athena partook in both throughout the weekend. She particularly enjoyed our trip to Newport where she was able to dine with us outside at Rogue Brewery and make googly eyes at the other four dogs who were also dinning on the patio with their humans.
|Dining at Rogue|
We also spent some time paroozing the shops in Depoe Bay (one of which let Athena inside to check out the Vera Bradley selection!).
|Mother-daughter time in Depoe Bay!|
Athena also shopped with us at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Lincoln City where many stores allowed her inside (much like our favorite Woodburn Outlets!). When she wasn't allowed inside of certain stores because she's too big to fit in my purse, Athena got in some good people watching (and new Vera Bradley modeling).
|Future Vera Bradley model|
|Meeting 'Doggie Friends' in Old Navy|
Napping is for wimps:
Surprisingly, Athena rarely napped during the birthday celebrations. She played and played and played some more and lived it up just like any two year old would do while at doggie Disneyland! Here are some other pictures from our weekend that show just how much fun Athena had:
Here's to the terrible twos (let's hope that the doggie twos are different than the human twos)!
Happy (pretend) Birthday, Bean =)