Mark informed Daddy this morning -- and then me, later -- that today is Doggy's birthday!
It was quite a day of celebration for our furry friend -- cake and ice cream (so Mark says) and "baby presents like rattles" because, despite having a birthday, Doggy is still a little baby. Doggy's Mommy (Clifford) gave him a baby excavator (construction equipment, not some way of digging up small children) to play with. Doggy was good to his Mommy, giving her a present for his birthday, too -- a bulldozer. And, of course, there was all the fun of celebrating. Doggy played with his baby excavator for a while while his mommy played with her bulldozer, and then Doggy got a turn to play with the bulldozer. "It was nice because everyone got a turn!" Mark announced.
Just in case you wondered, none of this really happened.
Or did it?
Mark feeds Doggy his first solid food, in the high chair, March 2007
Doggy plays in the baby seat, because, after all, he is a baby, March 2007. A year and a half later, he's still a baby.
We all know how Mark feels about his "precious Doggy."
Incidentally, we're pretty sure that Mark has no idea that he was given Doggy in July of 2005. Here is our first photographic moment of Mark playing with Doggy:
Happy Birthday, little friend!