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Yesterday Yoda turned 1 year old. I remember back in October last year when I was struggling to make a decision whether or not to get a dog. My daughter Sylvia really wanted a puppy. She loves dogs. My husband loves dogs too. I had never had a dog before and most of my experiences with dogs in the past were negative.

However I bit the bullet and decided it would be good to get a companion for my daughter and give dog ownership a go. Our family has fallen head over heels for Yoda. He is a cheeky chap. Sometimes he does naughty things, other times he is adorable. We love him to bits and one year on I can honestly say, this was the best decision I made.

I decided to keep a record of Yoda’s life, his antics and the things that go on. He has become a bit of a celebrity on the blog and is becoming quite well known. Who else has a dog called Yoda? In fact this week, I had a visitor come to my home for a health related appointment and she had seen Yoda on social media. I was quite shocked!

To celebrate Yoda’s birthday we had a small party at home. We were sent a fantastic hamper of goodies from Harringtons, a pet food company. We got a poster, bunting, dog bowls, plenty of dog food, a bow tie for Yoda, a new blanket and some other fantastic treats.

We started the party by giving Yoda his bow tie and a party hat. He really didn’t mind the bow tie too much but was not as keen on the hat, however he was a good dog and kept his hat on as we immediately distracted him with the Harrington’s dog food.

Dog Birthday Party

Yoda had the Chicken, Potato with Vegetables. He was really excited and ate most of the food without stopping. This was his first time to try the Harrington’s Brand and he clearly loved it. The meal filled him up and he came back for seconds later on.

Yoda must have thought he was in heaven having everyone fuss over him. His best friend Peppa was supposed to come to his party but sadly Peppa’s owner was unwell. He still had a fantastic time and we have plenty of tasty meals to eat on other days.

Yoda got a few lovely gifts for his birthday. A drying towel. Messy Muts Dog shampoo and dog spray, his dog bowls and two new toys. He especially loved his chicken.

He took the chicken over to his favourite spot and had a game of hide and squeak.

The humans had a tasty Birthday Cake which was sent to us by Bakers Days. It was lovely and has a picture of Yoda on the top. We ate cake and it tasted Delicious and Yoda continued playing with his squeaky chicken.

We all took pictures with our doggie masks and then John took Yoda out to purchase his first Bed.

Well, I managed to video Yoda trying his new bed out for the first time.  It’s a lovely huge bed and he rolled around in it like a real nutter showing off. He’s a smart dog and knew this giant new bed was for him! He really was happy. You can watch the video below.

Yoda had a fantastic first birthday. He loved all his lovely gifts and really enjoyed his Harrington’s Pet food. This went down a treat and we are very impressed. After a long afternoon and lots of playing, he came upstair and fell asleep in his lovely new bed.


Overall we had a lovely little party. Yoda had a fantastic day. Sylva our daughter had fun and we enjoyed spoiling our dog. I never knew I could love an animal but he has become one of the family members. He stays by my side when I’m unwell and plays with Sylvia keeping her company. He dances and jumps and sniffs around looking for food.

I’d like to thank Harrington’s Pet Food for providing the goodies for Yoda’s Party. We are really excited to have found a food which is both healthy and natural and something Yoda loves rather than picks at!

We all had a fabulous day, it was of course a bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon. Yoda enjoyed the extra attention but it was equally as fun for Sylvia my daughter and gave her something different to do with the family.

I hope you all enjoyed reading about Yoda’s special day. He truly is a wonderful dog.

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