Happy Birthday to ME, Happy Birthday to ME, Happy Birthday dear BRADI, Happy Birthday to ME! I'll sing myself to sleep with that tune tonight! To say today was the BEST DAY EVER is an understatement! I've been waiting for today ever since I was invited to my friend Rory's birthday back in February! Mom told me that I would have my very own party with treats, friends, and presents - but not until AUGUST!  I immediately went to Pinterest and started a board. I had so many great ideas and needed a place to combine them into the PAWty of the year! I needed a venue, invitations (which

 required a guest list), pup decorations, pup treats, and obviously a special birthday outfit! Did I need a tutu or was a birthday themed bandana more classy? Would my guests want doggy bags to go? Well one thing was for sure - there HAD to be party hats. I soon realized that it was a good thing I had months to plan everything!

A week before the bash I sent out the invites to my people. Sadly, Taylor King had to decline because he and Buddy had important business in Jonesboro and Ft Smith, Arkansas. TWO new offices are going to be opened, so I completely understand why they had to miss my little get-together. Taylor King has been working and helping people for 29 years and good ol' Buddy has been around for about half of that! I can't even imagine all they know. I feel like I've learned so much from Buddy about driving safely and personal injury in just this LAST year! 

I could barely sleep last night - fueled with anticipation for 2:00 pm the next day. Yes, I realize it is the middle of August and pushing 110 degrees outside...but PAWTY PRIORITIES PEOPLE! Table runners were set, polka dot hats and matching bow ties were placed, and fire hydrant center pieces were positioned. I. WAS. READY. We ran, we panted, we opened gifts, and we chatted. It was really the best of times. And just when things were winding down, out came the two biggest Pupcakes my sweet 1 year old eyes have ever seen. They were pumpkin flavored cakes iced in cream cheese and peanut butter icing. My heart skips a little beat when I think about them now. I ate mine in one bite. I'm not proud of my actions - it seems childish now that I look back on it. But I couldn't help myself in the moment. I realized I'd woofed the thing down so quickly, I didn't even get a chance to taste iDSC 0738t. That's when I saw Emma the chocolate lab's pupcake sitting there unattended and half eaten (maybe it was unattended because Emma was chewing the bite she'd just taken, but who is really asking). I saw my opportunity and I took it. Literally...I took the pupcake and ran. I'm pretty stealthy but I guess the sparkly pink boa hat gave me away as I high tailed it across the dog park with my new friend's party favor. It's my birthday and I can do what I want... I don't have much else to say on the matter.

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signature Bradi Bear King