Friday, 8 March 2013

Jke's birthday party

So I was all set to bed down on Wednesday evening after a tough session at Agility, when Gail clipped on my lead and said "look sharp Bertie,we're going to a party".

I had almost forgotten that my flat-coated retriever neighbour Jake's was six today. And  I couldn't believe my flappy little ears when Gail said that I was invited to the birthday celebration too.

Really, Gail is always running across the street and coming back with mouth-watering reports of meals cooked for her by Jake's Mum, a vibrant, friendly lady whose Jewish mothering instincts are delightfully well developed in all matters pertaining to food. Sadly all too often I am left home alone on the grounds that "two intact male dogs in a confined space is not a harmonious combination", apparently. Something about an excess of testosterone.

Talking of which, does having a Jewish mum make Jake Jewish too? And if so, quite how intact should he be....?

Well discretion being the better part of valour, I decided not to inspect Jake's nether regions too closely. After all he is a lot bigger than me.

And anyway there was a most delicious smell coming from the kitchen counter.

Sadly, Jake's birthday muffins were only for the humans.

Oh and in case you are thinking that Jake's Mum's spelling does not match up to her cooking, I should explain that one of her human offspring had gobbled up the 'A' muffin earlier.

Despite the disappointing lack of dog treats,  Jake and I had a most companionable time. I only growled at him once.

I also explained to Jake that I'd bought a stuffed fox for his birthday 'cos I felt a bit sorry for him, not being a fox terrier and all, and how I thought perhaps having his very own fox to tear apart, or even just to retrieve (so boring), would be the next best thing.

True to form, silly Gail of course forgot to take any photos of my so carefully chosen gift.

PS Gail would like to apologise in advance for any offence caused by Bertie's sketchy understanding of Jewish cultural practices. After all, he is only a dog. 


  1. No offense, Bertie, but in that last photo you look like a stuffie....just need wheels.

    We think you were very kind to give him a fox for his birthday...and we would have expected there would have been some dog cakes for you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Ha ha just seen scotsmads' comment. LOL! Looks like Jake had a great time. Wonderful foodables. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Smart of you to be well-behaved because I see future invitations coming your way. Happy Birthday, Jake!

  4. haha! you are like a gorgeous little teddy bear Bertie, but of course much tougher and all that ;) What a great party! I think I might throw one for stevie this year, I feel like some cake and celebrations!

  5. How exciting!! We never get to go to birthday parties!!

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

    PS - the next time our Mom makes it across the pond, she wants to come see you!!

  6. Bertie what a fine celebration for JKE...MOL MOL MOL MOL someone at the A. That cracked us up!!! We like JKe's mom spirit that the show much go on in spite of a missing A. I'm sure Jke did not care. Boy was there some yummy looking food. Mom's mouth started watering at the bowl of berries.
    Hugs and happy weekend your BFFF

  7. That explains the MISSING Vowel. BaaaWaaah..

  8. Nice you got to go partying, Bertie! Did your Mum throw a party for you on 2-18?? I'd be shocked if she didn't.

    Stella, Mom and Zkhat

  9. Happy Birthday to your furend Jake! How pawsome that you got to go to his party too. And we're happy to hear that there were no scuffles between the two of you.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. A doggie bris? Hee hee! But what the heck, lots of dogs these days are having "bark mitzvahs," so why not a bris, too? :)

  11. That was a very thoughtful gift! I have a fox stuffie, and I love it. Happy birthday, Jake!

  12. Well, parties are always fun ...though I do think it totally unfair that you weren't able to enjoy one or five of those muffins.

    Your pal, Pip

  13. I bet Jake ate the "A" muffin. Happy 6th birthday, Jake!!


  14. Bertie:

    I asked my mum and she said that yes, Jake is Jewish because she is (in Judaism kids take the mum's religion -- well, I wont go into the details she gave me, lol!!!)

    Anyway -- I'm glad you had such a good time at Jake's birthday party!!

  15. Oops -- just realized I wasnt clear -- Jake is Jewish because HIS MUM IS (LOL)

  16. What a fun surprise to go to the pawrty. Those cupcakes look tasty
    Benny & Lily

  17. Cool party, except not getting cupcakes. Happy Birthday Jake!

    Loveys Sasha

  18. Howdy Bertie, glad you got to attend Jake's party butt sorry you didn't get a cupcake. We wish our mum knew someone who could cook that lived nearby, sigh. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  19. Hi Bertie!
    Happy belated birthday to Jake!!!
    You look knackered at his house, you sure did need your beddie!
    Well, that was very kind of you to give him his own foxy friend, lets hope it doesn't end up the same way yours did!
    Hope you had a great weekend! We're you at Torridon, or enjoying the surprising snow here in Aberdeen?
    Pippa :) wuf