Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy birthday to my little 6 year old!

On Thursday, October 14, Mika celebrated her sixth birthday. I couldn't spend as much time with her as I would have liked because I had to finish two lab write-ups and study for a big test. But we did go for a nice walk at a park we haven't been to in a while (the same one we went to last year on her birthday).

In the evening, Mika got a meal of her usual Tollden Farms raw beef and veggie patty, but also mixed in with some canned pumpkin and cooked lamb. Needless to say, she LOVED it.

(The fuzzy thing next to her left paw is her old favourite Monkey toy, which disappeared for a while and was just recently found again!)

For presents, Mika got a new flexi-leash (so that she doesn't have the share our other one with Wall-e) and organic chicken necks from The Urban Carnivore, which we haven't bought in a couple months.

My little dog is now middle-aged. The more I hear about all the health problems many schnauzers suffer from as they age, the more I appreciate the time I have with my own healthy girl.

Happy birthday Mika :)


  1. Happy 6th Birthday Mika! I *love* that photo of her with the leaves... the leaf on her nose and the glint in her eye -- beautiful. And it sure looks like she enjoyed that special meal!

    Walter is 6 years old too. He just had his annual checkup last week and the vet said "He looks great! For his age." OMG!! I can't believe he now falls into the "for his age" group. Lol!

  2. Happy Birthday Mika! No matter what we cherish every year we have together!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Mika!!! Wow, 6 already. It seems only yesterday our girls were 3!!! Abbey turns 6 as well in 2 months...TIME FLIES!!

  4. Happy birthday, Mika!! 6 years young in Schnauzers!! :) Here's to many more healthy and happy birthdays!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKA!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture of Mika eating, what a cutie! Hope this year is a marvelous, wonderful year with many to follow. My sheltie Chloe is six-and it is amazing how time flies!

  6. Happy be-lated barkday. Wowsers, your barkday is one day after Essex's.

    Dog Speed,

    Essex & Deacon