yeah, it's really just an excuse to pamper the dog but it should be fun anyway! I'm sure she won't complain!Usually I'll bring home something special, some sort of treat for the birthday pet. It might be something they need, like a new bed, or just something fun like a new toy.
We once had a dog birthday party for our old Aussie. She was turning 2 and I was 6 so I thought she needed a birthday part. We had a few dogs that we knew VERY well and dogs that Lady knew also. We only had 3 come, so it was a manageable number. We had a real cake for the people and gifts for Lady. It was fun.
This year, on June 2 J.C. turns one and on June 3, Holly turns one. We might throw them a special party... sort of an excuse for us to have birthday cake and to pamper to dogs and then make them wear a ridiculous party hat for a picture.