Okay so I totally gave in and got Olive treats on her actual birthday before we made the trek to STL so I could work that night. Grant was still out of town, but I felt like she needed something on her big day. I went to the local puppy bakery and got her a special birthday bone and a new toy...one that she supposedly can't tear up in two seconds flat.
needless to say, she was VERY interested in what I had for her! she is so naughty and not supposed to get up there, but so freakin' cute!!
she liked it A LOT!
when I also put the toy down she didnt' know what to do. she kept looking at me like, 'what do you expect me to do with all this good fortune?!' and then would go back to alternating between biting the toy and the bone.
we missed celebrating with papa, BUT i think she had a good birthday!