October 12, marked eight 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, we recently celebrated Victory’s birthday marking her eighth year with us since her adoption! This also marks four years of being a ‘big sister’ to Alex! This year, for Victory’s birthday, we did a personalized theme and a pastel theme! (As shown below, last year, we did a pink theme with gold accent; two years we did a pastel rainbow theme with a silver accent; three years ago we did pastel theme with a gold and silver accent; four years ago we did a gold and champagne theme; five years ago we did a light pink and gold themed birthday; six years ago we did a pink themed birthday; and seven years ago, we did rainbow themed birthday for Victory!) For this double-digit birthday, we had a small cake made with Victory’s likeness. It turned out beautifully! We also purchased some fun decorations and balloons, along with an embroidered peachy pink sweater for Victory, a tradition, in honor of her birthday! Victory also enjoyed a Snake River Farms steak prepared by Doug, along with her very own cupcake (with no icing, of course!) Victory looked absolutely adorable and beautiful on her birthday, as always, shown below! This is the fourth birthday that Victory celebrated with her sidekick, Alex! It is wonderful to witness their relationship blossom as Alex grows older. Alex loves giving Victory treats and hugs (with supervision!) Victory had a fun birthday and she truly enjoyed being over fed and the center of attention! I sincerely believe Victory knows her birthdays are all about her!
We are truly the lucky ones to share our lives with this wonderful, loyal, and loving being. Victory has been such a source of comfort to us all. She is always by our side. 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 and evenings! 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 very grateful and thankful for our Victory. She means the world to us and we love her very much.
(All birthday decorations are via Sweet Lulu.)
Here is a video of the girls celebrating our fur girl, Victory!
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, especially during this difficult time, I hope that you consider adopting a rescue dog. There are so many dogs in need of a good, loving home, especially now. 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. We cannot imagine not having a rescue dog in our lives!