The Crazy Suburban Mom: July 4th isn't just the USA's birthday...

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th isn't just the USA's birthday...

It's Ginger's birthday, too.


That picture's probably a decade old.

We don't know how old she really is (her story is here), or her real birthday so we gave her this day; figuring if it was good enough for a country it was good enough for her.

For a dozen years I've made her wear a birthday hat that celebrates both birthdays.


And she does it with as much dignity as possible...


All things, and the funny hat, considered.


She has a good reason to put up with my hat obsession...

Here's the thing: 364 days a year I make Ginger's dinner. And I don't mean I open the can, I cook it.  Every day she gets pretty much the same thing - ground turkey or cooked chicken, veggies and a starch.  But on her birthday it's different.

And Ginger - Much like my kid - Feels the very best food originates with a uniformed teenager and comes packaged in a disposable wrapper.

So she waits patiently.


In the hat.


For this...


Ginger rocks those apple fries. 

Once the food was here it was all over....


No more hat.  No hope of camera focus. Calm didn't redescend until the plate was clean..

Happy Birthday to Ginger!

And  the U.S.A!

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Maureen 7/4/10, 8:22 PM  

Happy Birthday to the puppy! AKA..Ruler of the Roost? LOL. Now that I have a dog living in my house (Short or long term? Dunno.), I may have to email you about cooking for puppies.

Happy 4th to you - from the Canuck living south of the border.

P.S. Love your new picture!

Nicole Feliciano 7/4/10, 9:08 PM  

Awww. Happy b-day Ginger.

J Sedai 7/4/10, 11:29 PM  

awe that's sweet!
we don't know our doggies bday either, and we've not talked about picking one for her, perhaps we will! everyone deserves a special day!


Vonlipi 7/5/10, 9:56 AM  

Happy B-Day Ginger! Enjoy you special meal. You look adorable with your hat! Really :)

Vonlipi 7/5/10, 9:56 AM  
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suzieQ 7/5/10, 1:16 PM  

aw, thanks for the sweet post. Happy birthday, Ginger!

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