Victory: A Birthday Celebration — 8 years!
This past Saturday, October 12, marked six years since we adopted our sweet dear little Victory! The time is going by much too quickly! We decided to make October 12 Victory’s birthday — the day we went to Michigan and adopted our sweet fur girl.
As such, on October 12, we celebrated Victory’s birthday marking her sixth year with us since her adoption! This also marks nearly fifteen months of being a ‘big sister’ to Alex! This year, for Victory’s birthday, we did a pastel rainbow theme with a silver accent! (As shown below, last year, we did pastel theme with a gold and silver accent; two years ago we did a gold and champagne theme; three years ago we did a light pink and gold themed birthday; four years ago we did a pink themed birthday; and five years ago, we did rainbow themed birthday for Victory!) We purchased some fun pastel rainbow decorations, party hats, balloons, and a cream sweater for Victory, a tradition, in honor of her birthday! Victory also enjoyed her very own prime rib that we got for her while on our anniversary dinner! (Here is a brief video of our fur girl, Victory, on her birthday enjoying her prime rib!) Victory looked absolutely adorable and beautiful on her birthday, as always, shown below! This is the second birthday that Victory celebrated with her sidekick, Alex! (These days, it is really difficult to get the girls to sit still together; however, a few candid images of our sweet girls together are shown below.) Victory had a fun birthday and she truly enjoyed being over fed!
We are truly the lucky ones to share our lives with this wonderful, loyal, and loving being. Victory has also fully embraced her ‘big sister’ role! Victory is very attuned to her little sister and loves to greet Alex in the mornings! It melts our hearts! Victory continues to join us each morning and evening for play time and story time, in addition to all feedings! We also do our best to keep Victory fully integrated in our outings as well! We are so grateful and thankful for our Victory. She means the world to us and we love her very much.
For Victory’s birthday, we gave her a new: large sherpa blanket to use for her naps on our bed, one of her favorite places to rest; a cream sweater; and a gift card from my parents!
(All birthday decorations are via Sweet Lulu.)
A look back at Victory’s birthday celebrations over the years…
Here is a look back at Victory and Alex on Victory’s birthday!
If you are considering getting a dog, I hope that you consider adopting a rescue dog. There are so many dogs in need of a good, loving home. As shown below, Victory, a rescue, has changed so much physically and emotionally over the years since we adopted her, pictured on the left (image from Victory’s foster mom via the Michigan Sheltie Rescue). You really can save a dog’s life, while simultaneously enriching your own life/lives.