Saturday, April 28, 2012

Serena won!

A couple weeks ago I stumbled across a contest being held by Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer) to win a $100 American Express card sponsored by Heartgard.  You had to say why your dog deserves 12 months of heart worm protection.  I entered Serena for the hell of it, not expecting to get anything.  When the 24 finalist were chosen, I went to his website to see who beat out Serena.  While I was clicking through I found that Serena was a finalist!!!  She already had over 100 votes from complete strangers.  I shared her page on Facebook and her total "likes" took off.  The contest ended yesterday and this morning I go to Cesar's website and find this: 

Serena had won the contest with over 700 votes!!  This is a screenshot of the home page of Cesar's website.  I couldn't believe it.  Thank you to everyone who voted.  I am such a lucky person to have such an amazing dog.  

Here is the link to her page on his website with what I wrote and her command's video:

Edited to add:

Serena is now on Cesar's Facebook Page.  WOO HOO!!

I sent this to Cesar in a message.  Corny?  Yes but I am really really thankful/ in complete shock that she won.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Darby turns 1!

My little yellow ball of sunshine turned 1 on Monday! I, of course, threw him a mini birthday party.  Darby's birthday unfortunately was the day before taxes were due so he didn't get a huge party but he seemed happy with his quick celebration before I had to run off to work.  

First we had to take pictures with his birthday hat...

He thought I was a little silly doing this

He tolerates me oh so well

Before cake we opened presents.  He was curious about the stuff inside the bag but really was more interested in the treats I was holding.

So after presents I pulled out his birthday cake...

Darby making a wish
Wondering why I am not letting him eat his cake
I allowed him to lick the frosting a little

Serena was then allowed to join the party.  She was not too happy that she had to wear a hat.
Then they each got to eat their slice!  (Though Darby snarfed his down and snarfed most of Serena's)

 I can't believe that Darby is already 1!  We are more than halfway done with his training.  My little man is growing up!