Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Tonka Dog

AP here:
Since Tonka came from a shelter we don't exactly have an actual birth date for him so the vet techs at GAVH gave him December 7th. That is also Pearl harbor Day so it does make it easy to remember. This year his birthday happened to fall on a an underwater treadmill therapy day which meant getting into "water" one of Tonka's last favorite things. It actually meant the "w" word twice because once we are home from treadmill he then gets an actual bath. I felt bad that he was going to have to get wet twice on his birthday but the treadmill is helping him so I did not want to cancel.
What I didn't know is that it was also going to be raining for his birthday so he was going to have a very wet day.

We started the day with a walk in the rain and it was not coming down too hard when we first went out. We made it all the way to the park and the sky opened up and we had to take shelter under the jungle gym.

Hate the Rain

Can I Come Out Yet


Later in the day we went to the Canine Fitness Center and he walked on the Underwater Treadmill. Diana and Chris gave him some extra birthday attention which made him happy. He has been doing really well on the treadmill and is up to (2) five minute sessions with a 2 minute rest in between.



Once we were home the boy had a bath and relaxed while I blew him dry. Of course Tonka is always relaxed and can fall asleep during anything.



After he was all dry he got brushed..

Sweet Boy


Then his girlfriend Nala showed up to hang out with him.

Nala
I think all in all he had a pretty good day!

3 comments:

Acd Pack said...

Happy Birthday from all of us at acd6pack! Sounds like you had a good day and then a visit from your girlfriend too!

Tina said...

Happy birthday, Tonka Man! And congratulations on your Pet of the Month honor, too!

Hugs,
Liam and family

Anonymous said...

TONKA.. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! OVE YOUR BLOG AND MERRY CHRISTMAS !

BUTTERCUP AND MOMMY