My First BarkDay!

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Wow. I don’t even know where to begin! Let’s start with the backstory. On this day last year, March 21, 2015, my lovely doggymom Splash gave birth to seven puppies. My mom wasn’t even guarenteed a puppy, as she was seventh on the waiting list. However, fate must have known we would be the best of friends, because I just happened to be the seventh puppy.

Wow, my mom sure did have a lot to handle! (Isn’t she beautiful)

A year later, I have done some wonderful things that I never knew were going to be possible. One of them includes probably by far the favorite thing thus far: my Birthday Party. I turned one year old today and we got to celebrate!

The humans had a cake made from Sugarland, and there was nothing left so you could say that it was mouth watering. But who cares about humans. Let’s talk about my cake! I had a dog friendly custom cake made by Woof Gang Bakery and I devoured in 8 seconds.


It was one of the most glorious things I’ve ever eaten!… except for those three socks I ate a few months ago… and underwear… (sorry mom). Anyways,  I had so many friends come to celebrate my big day! There was even a guy with a picture of a dog that looked just like me on his shirt. We instantly became best friends, except I am still fuzzier.

Shirt has dog. He must be dog. We are best friends.

I got to hang out with so many of my four-legged friends, too! And even meet new friends!! Over 70 people came to hang out and see ME! I couldn’t believe it.


One of the coolest things about my birthday party is that it wasn’t just for me. It was actually a fundraiser for the local animal shelter, raising over $150 and several dog toys to donate. I am absolutely blown away by how generous and loving people are, and how willing they are to donate to a good cause. I can’t wait to take the donation to the shelter! There are so many dogs and cats who need homes and are just waiting for someone to love them at the shelter, so I wanted to help in anyway that I could.


Thank you SO much to everyone who came to my first birthday party! I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Sunshine, people, cake, and a little love are sometimes all a dog needs. To see more of the pictures, visit my Facebook page! Now, who’s ready to start planning next years party?!


With birthday cake and popcorn,
Holden the Golden

I love you, Mom!

PS.. my mom says thank you and she is so appreciative! not like she writes this or anything….

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