Jake turns 8 on Thursday. His cancer was diagnosed on April 18th. I wasn’t sure that we’d make it this far. Party time and you're invited! No bone-shaped cake made of Alpo with a sparkler on top. We won’t sing "Happy Birthday” to a confused dog. Don’t bring gifts. He has enough toys. (If you must spend your hard-earned cash, just make a donation to CSU Animal Cancer Center where's he being treated.)
This is just an opportunity to get together with friends who have enjoyed Jake’s antics over the years. I’m not sending a formal invitation. No Evite. No mass emails. No RSVP’s necessary. Just swing by our house anytime from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday, July 2nd. The side gate will be open and we’ll have some cold beverages on the patio. If you don’t know the address, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you directions.
If you can’t make it due to the holiday weekend, we understand. Just promise us you’ll do something with your own dog this weekend. Take them on a long walk someplace new. Or for a swim. Go find a shady patio for lunch or coffee. Give them a bath. Or if you’re really brave…think of some really ridiculous idea and do it. You’d be surprised how much fun it will be for both of you.