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Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Astro!

"Ribs, Paws Down, I Want Ribs!"
Astro is three years old today.  A few days ago I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he said grilled ribs.  I said our grill was broken, I can't make you ribs.  That's when he looked at me with sad puppy dog eyes.

Enter the Char-Broil Patio Bistro
 What's a mom to do but go buy a new gas grill.  I'm not a big griller, but I do like to put some salmon on occasionally and it would be nice to grill when company comes.  Last year at Crickets B-Day party the boys were each given a grilled rib as a party favor.  They were to die for, and Zephyr and Astro have never forgotten them!   I didn't have any idea about what grill to get, I just wanted a small inexpensive one.  I checked around town, there's not a big selection here, and decided on the Char-Broil Patio Bistro.  It gets good reviews and it was on sale at HomCo.

The finished product.
 I had never grilled ribs before, I'm close to being a vegetarian.  It was an experience with lots of smoke and sizzling.  Honestly, not really my thing, but anything for the dogs.  After 45 minutes they seemed done.

"Oh My Gosh!  She did it!  This is the best birthday!"
I laid out the table cloths and showed Astro and Zephyr the finished product.  Astro was so excited, he could barely contain himself.

"Mmm, I'm feeling primal."
"Why does she always insist on torturing us so?"
"OMD, These are So Delicious!"

"Holy Cow!  I want these for my birthday too!"
"Dreams Do Come True!"
Dessert was sweet watermelon.  It's hard to believe that Astro is already three years old.   Then I think of everything he's done in his three years and I'm so surprised.  He's a special boy.  I love how he loves to "work" with me and he's so smart and goofy.  He's also very sensitive.  When Zephyr was sick he was definitely a cheer leader and care giver for both of us.  This weekend Astro and I are in our second agility trial.  I'll be bringing a rib for him to have after runs.  It should be super fun for the birthday boy.


17 comments:

rottrover said...

Happy Barkday, Astro!

Bart and Ruby

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Astro! OMD! I want ribs for MY birthday, too! I thought I was being treated like a princess, but it was all lies!

Bunny

Declan said...

A very Happy Birthday Mate! Deccy x

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Astro.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I don't eat much meat either but looking at those ribs is making my mouth water:) Happy Birthday, Astro. And big congratulations on your success at the agility trial. You earned the extra rib:)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Happy birthday Astro! I can tell that you and Zephyr are in hog heaven with those ribs!

Angela J. said...

Happy Birthday Astro! Now I want ribs...

What Remains Now said...

Happy Birthday, Astro! What an awesome birthday treat!

gyeong said...

Happy Bday!!! What a great idea. When my kids get ribs next time, I will tell them to thank Astro.

Claire Krigbaum said...

Happy Birthday, Astro! Good luck for the rest of your weekend at agility. I want video!
Your momma is awfully nice to buy you your very own barbeque :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Astro!!

KB said...

Happy Birthday Astro!!! It looks like you had a very fun day!

jcp said...

Yummers!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!

Jen

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Happy birthday, Astro! Yummy treat and cute grill. I grill different kinds of burgers for dog treats. Love that Astro licking his face photo. Hilarious!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Belated birthday greetings Astro xxxx

looks like it was a real good birthday LOL

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Birthday

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Kari
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