Luna Turns One: Happy Birthday Puppy!


Last week, our puppy turned one year old! Can you believe it? She’s gotten so big, and come such a long way since my very first “My Puppy’s Driving Me Crazy” post πŸ˜‰ Back then, she wouldn’t stop getting into every little thing! She’d chew everything in sight. She’d bark and whine all day and all night. It was a test of our patience to say the least.

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Luna Bear (Left: 12 weeks, Right: 11 months)

Now, as she sits sleeping by my feet, I am so proud of her for how far she’s come! She doesn’t bark unless she thinks there’s a threat, she stays out of her kennel all day long and doesn’t get into anything. She doesn’t really chew anything, and she is really our little lovebug πŸ™‚ She loves to snuggle and just be around us now. It’s wonderful, and such a big change from before!

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My little snuggle puppy, sleeping while I work!

What a difference a year can make!

For her birthday, we brought her to a big park in the woods and let her just run. She absolutely loves it. Then we brought her home and gave her a brand new, big rawhide bone. They are her favorite! Then, like any spoiled pup, she got her own birthday hat and sign. lol – Of course we had to get some photos, because a puppy’s first birthday only comes around once in a lifetime! Here’s our little Luna Bear:

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Birthdays can really wear a pup out!

Β And one more for good measure:

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It’s so fun turning ONE!

I wanted to make her a little puppy cake, but I didn’t have any of the natural ingredients that many of the recipes called for. But, if you have a puppy with a birthday coming up, I found some great resources for some adorable little puppy cakes! Here are some great recipes:

  1. Peanut Butter Carrot Doggy Cake
  2. Puppy Birthday Cake
  3. Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Dog Cake

I think Luna really had a great birthday, but that’s just me. I told hubby that for for Luna’s birthday, we should probably take her somewhere special for dinner, like the Paw-live Garden or something. (Oh just go ahead and act like you didn’t smile at that one!) πŸ™‚

I guess we’ll have to see what is in store for birthday number two!


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3 thoughts on “Luna Turns One: Happy Birthday Puppy!

  • October 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    luna is so adorable – happy birthday! have you been to urban bone in edina? they have the cutest dog cupcakes πŸ™‚

    • October 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

      I haven’t! But that is the second time I’ve heard of them now so I better check that out!! πŸ™‚ She would love that!

  • October 27, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Happy belated first birthday to your pup! Dogs do grow up so fast, and you don’t fully realize how much they learn and change until you get another puppy! We are now a three dog family and that puppy really turned the household upside down…but we love her and wouldn’t want our lives any other way. No real kids, just fur kids, so that is our life!


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