Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Brindle Birthday Bash

I am not usually the type of dog owner to celebrate dog birthdays, but we could not pass up the opportunity to have a birthday party for our brindles.  Interestingly, we have THREE, non-littermate, brindle greyhounds with a June 28th birthday!  We think that is way cool as we did not find out about the birthdays until after we adopted each hound (like that would really be one of my criteria anyway, its hard enough to find my type of greyhound let alone one with the "right" birthday, Ha!).
Stacker turned 12 years old.
Riley turned 5 years old.
Seven turned 3 years old.
Remember these hounds are professionally trained.  Don't try this at home (regarding lit candles). Ha!

For this party, we went with party hats and "Hello Kitty" party plates.  We thought "Hello Kitty" was very fitting since cats are these hounds' favorite animal only second to a squirrel.  Meow!
Generally, we try to allow the hounds to live dignified lives, but sometimes you just have to earn your cupcakes amusing the humans with party hats.  And as we have discussed before, its just something an ex-racer rescued in America just has to put up sometimes.  Its certainly better than the alternative (click here if you have no idea what I'm referencing).
So for their pain and undignified suffering under party hats, I baked them carrot cupcakes with creme cheese icing.  They all approved and gobbled them up.  Here is the recipe (click here).
Of course, we invited their siblings.  Here are the happy guests.
Happy Birthday, Stacker, Riley, and Seven!

18 comments:

timmymolly said...

oh my word. i have a brindle baby too (dec 17th he'll be 5!) i realize they are trained, but man alive i am impressed! mister marmol can't keep his mouth of napkins and sponges much less cake right in front of him! good work to all! and HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!!

Bayoo said...

Happy birthdays :))

gyeong said...

Happy Birthdays!!! Your kids are very well trained. I'm not sure I'd try it with my kids even without candles. 12, 5, and 3. I need to remember to space them out instead of running a senior home.

jcp said...

That is actually really impressive. (And I love the references to the post of old). I set out to find out what the probability of this is. Evidently it is actually a variation on a somewhat complicated problem.
An estimate of 3 dogs in 7 having the same birthday is: 1 - exp((-(7 choose 3)) / (365^2)) = 0.000262678949.
Thats 0.02 percent!.. Of course that assumes "when" dogs breed is completely random.. Congrats!

My Reference:
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/25876/probability-of-3-people-in-a-room-of-30-having-the-same-birthday

K-Koira said...

Happy birthday to the brindle mafia!

4-legged Wiums said...

that's pretty cool that they all have the same birth date!
Happy Birthday, Stacker, Riley, and Seven!!!!!!!!!

IHeartDogs said...

Happy Birthday Seven, Riley & Stacker!!! Here's to many many more healthy, happy years!

I love the black greyhound with the adorable white face <3

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Seven Riley and Stacker! I am so impressed with the amount of distraction training they have!! Although my guys do well with the wait command for their supper, I think Beckett would have eaten the cake, candles and all before the first line of the song was done, LOL and his guests' too (their cake that is). Love the Hello Kitty theme too.

jerZgirl said...

Happy Birthdays!!!! That video was adorable.

houndstooth said...

Oh God, I love it! The girls with those cupcakes in front of them is classic! What are the odds that they'd all have the same birthday? I think that's pretty cool! Happy Birthday to Stacker, Riley and Seven!

Muttsandaklutz said...

Love that video! Happy birthday to all three! What an odd coincidence that they all have the same birthday.

John said...

Oh, the humanity !
Must have been Rodney Dangerfield night for the hounds -- no respect, no respect at all.

Jennifer said...

OMG, those pictures are the best! I love all three ladies on their throne, lol...

Jen

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Too funny! We didn't make Summit suffer the birthday hat, but mostly because I was too lazy to go out and buy them. He just got to enjoy his treats.

Summit also has some interesting numbers associated with him. His birthday is 05/05/05, and his gotcha day is twenty ten/twenty ten (20 of October, 2010).

Sientay L said...

Oh my gosh, that's pretty amazing they all have the same birthday. Happy belated birthday to the brindle three! I love the pics!

Dog Walker Los Angeles said...

Happy birthday to the brindle mafia!
Thanks for sharing with us..

Hiking Hounds said...

Happy Birthday to Stacker, Riley, and Seven! What a great party. We might have to try the cupcake recipe. Zephyr loves his baked goods. :-)

greytblackdog said...

I'm in total shock that you - greyhound yoda - had hello kitty birthday plates! LMAO. Happy birthday brindle bunch.