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Springer Spaniel B-Day Bash: Molly Turns One!

Humans celebrate their birthdays, so why should dogs be any different?

Some may call us crazy for actually preparing for this day.

However, it took us over ten years to finally get a dog, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating every milestone with our dog, no matter how small.

Our Springer Spaniel, Molly, is a part of our family, and having a birthday party for her was important to us.

A dog on the sofa with a birthday sign and a cake beside them.
She wasn’t impressed by the birthday cake we got her 🙂

The memories from this day will last forever, and we can always revisit the pictures we took that day to remind ourselves of this special occasion.

Celebrating our dog Molly’s first birthday.

Preparations started a few weeks earlier.

I have to admit, though, everything from decorations to the cake and gifts were selected by my wife.

We knew it would be a special day, not only for Molly but for us as well.

We had waited a long time to have a dog, and celebrating this occasion together was a truly memorable experience.

Importance of Milestone Moments for Our Pets.

Birthdays are not the only moments to celebrate in our pet’s lives.

We also celebrate every major milestone Molly makes, like staying home for the first time on her own without being a nuisance to the neighbors.

Learning to pick up and put her toys back in the basket or mastering the art of taking care of business in the garden rather than on the carpet.

Preparing for the Big Day.

In my mind, there was no difference between preparing a birthday party for Molly or one of us.

I think we even went a bit overboard just because we love her so much.

It’s incredible how dogs enjoy receiving new toys and trying food they’ve never had.

We love watching Molly unwrap her presents and her genuine surprise and happiness playing with a new toy.

Picking a Birthday Theme.

Of course, being a female required a bit of pink color in the decorations.

As my wife made the selection of decorations, everything came together nicely.

There were balloons, celebratory writing on the wall, and a big “WOOF” word just below the “Happy Birthday” sign.

Living room wall adorned with dog birthday decorations.
Living room wall adorned with dog birthday decorations.

Molly wore a “Happy Birthday” bandana and a festive hat featuring the number one, highlighting her first birthday celebration.

Our Springer Spaniel, Molly, is wearing a birthday bandana and a hat.
Molly dressed in her birthday outfit.

Molly’s Special Doggy Birthday Cake.

To be honest, I never knew that there are celebration cakes for dogs.

Not only do they look delicious, but they are also prepared with dog-friendly ingredients that they actually enjoy.

Celebratory dog-friendly birthday cake.
A dog-friendly birthday cake for Molly – Iced Woofin.

Molly is a bit of a fussy eater, and this time she did not disappoint.

She wasn’t very keen on her birthday cake and opted for the two treats that the cake was decorated with.

Purchasing a Dod-Friendly Cake.

Finding a good pet store is exceptionally hard, and over this past year, we have discovered that the best dog stuff can usually be found in larger garden centers.

Even before we got Molly, we purchased most of her stuff at the Garden Center, from her bed to her first toys.

This time was no exception, and although you still have to check the label for ingredients, the cake we found for Molly’s birthday was made from dog-friendly ingredients.

Iced Woofin - a dog-friendly birthday cake.
The Iced Woofin certainly looked delicious.

Maybe next year, my wife or I will get brave enough to actually try to bake the cake ourselves.

Birthday Gifts for Molly.

Of course, we already knew what Molly would like as a gift, and we picked the toys she usually enjoys the most.

She likes anything that squeaks and makes some noises.

Fluffy toys are her favorite, and she’s not very picky as long as the toy makes a noise.

Springer Spaniels love playing with toys, and she’s not an exception.

Present Selection Process.

Over this past year, Molly’s toy collection has grown to the point that we now have three baskets full of them.

She loves all of them, visiting each basket a few times a day and picking a new toy every time.

No surprise here; it was difficult for us to select something different this time.

After checking a few options at the local garden center, we finally settled on what she likes best: a squeaky toy that makes a sound that is fluffy, and has some long pieces that she loves to grab onto and play tug of war with.

A Springer Spaniel dog is sitting on a sofa with a toy in her mouth.
Molly is playing with her birthday gift toy, and you can also catch a glimpse of the tail of our jealous cat, Bold :-).

Watching her enjoy her new gifts.

We are so lucky that we captured Molly trying to unwrap her gift.

It was hilarious to watch her unwrap the toy she received. Of course, we had to share this moment with the world.

Molly now has her own YouTube channel, where we continue to post videos of her and our shared adventures.

Molly’s 1st Barkday Bash: Unwrapping Pawsome Gifts!

She usually grabs the toy and circles the table in our living room a few times to show off her new gift.

It is hilarious to watch her walking happily in circles as she tries to encourage us to play with her.

Documenting the day through photos and videos.

Of course, we took lots of pictures and videos, hopefully capturing the best moments.

We can now always return to these memories and relive them again.

A dog toy and bits of gift wrap scattered on the carpet.
The aftermath of Molly unwrapping her birthday gift.

It seems that Molly had more fun shredding the gift wrapping paper to bits than playing with her new toy :-).

Reflecting on Molly’s first year with us.

We cannot believe that a whole year has already passed.

Although we’ve had Molly since she was two months old, we believe that both Molly and we have learned a lot about each other.

Thanks to Molly and the long walks Springer Spaniels require, we have made some new friends in our area.

On the day we brought Molly home, our lives changed dramatically.

It wasn’t always easy, but we now have so many memories, and we are looking forward to making some more.

Importance of celebrating our pets.

Celebrating our pet’s milestones and birthdays is essential because it strengthens the bond between our furry friends and us.

It also acknowledges the joy and happiness they bring into our lives and allows us to create lasting memories with them.

Looking forward to more adventures with Molly.

As we look back on Molly’s first year, we can’t help but feel excited about the many adventures that lie ahead.

We cannot wait to create more memories, explore new places together, and continue to watch her grow and learn.

Here’s to many more years of love, laughter, and companionship with our beloved Springer Spaniel, Molly.

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Tomasz Wzorek
Hi there! My name is Tomasz Wzorek, a passionate writer, and knowledgeable animal lover. With a deep understanding of Springer Spaniels, I invite you to follow my journey with Molly, my endearing canine companion. As we embark on daily escapades, learn about this amazing breed, care tips, and expert advice through this engaging blog.