We decided to have a birthday party for our house guest, Louis the spitzoodle (or whatever). Mr 4 told me someone had sent a message saying it was Louis' birthday on the 1st of December. This seemed very specific so I thought my partner must have had an email from Louis family letting us know that. It wasnt, they hadn't, he is four so he has a very creative grip on reality. It was awesome! Kids and dogs loved it. We had doggy birthday games (just one, bones hanging by a piece of wool laced over a pagoda beam, very funny to watch and every dog ran away with a prize). I had bought a Spot book while I was out and just left it on my son's bed getting on with the party preparations. This worked out perfectly because neither of them had seen it until after the festivities and it looked like it had magically appeared there. So now we have the magic animal fairy who delivers special gifts to boys and girls who treat animals like the special little people they are.
The dog cake was great to prepare together with my little Miss doing all the adding of ingredients and mixing.