Sunday, February 20, 2011
A Poodle's Birthday
Our precious wee boy is fifteen today. Just for fun, we (I) decided to borrow Adrienne at The Rich Life (on a budget)'s family tradition. It involves treating the birthday doggie to a McD's hamburger. Here Atlas is on his way to the drive-thru. He alternates looking around (above) with napping (below).
His day started quite well too, with cold roast chicken from last night for breakfast. Roast chicken is his favourite, I'm pretty sure he would do anything for a plate.
First we check out the height restriction. Phew, he will fit under the 2.6 metre barrier, being roughly knee-height tall.
Atlas peruses the menu, even though he knows it's the tradition to have a plain hamburger. We saw the car in front of us's order on the screen. Wow, they spent $41.90. Our total was $2.00. They did have a whole family in the car though and we were only feeding a dog.
It sounds pretty bad when you put it like that. My man looked at me when we were ordering and said 'We are such sad people, going through the drive-thru for one hamburger. It must be their smallest order ever'. But he does what I say, and that's all you can ask of a good husband.
We checked if Atlas thought it smelled good. He did.
As a responsible(-ish) elderly-poodle caregiver I made the decision to remove the bread buns. I didn't want to choke him on his birthday (or any other day, really).
After a hesitant start (one of the few times when a McDonalds burger is actually hot, my husband noted), Atlas was off and scoffing.
Mere minutes later his birthday hamburger was just a distant memory, and a big drink of water was in order.
A typical teenage boy, Atlas walks off leaving his dishes, tripping on the wrapper on the way.
Happy Birthday little poodle! And thanks to Adrienne for a fun idea!