Earlier this week, OrthoPets called to ask if Jake and I were doing anything today. They were producing a new promotional video for their company and wanted to interview a few patients on camera. Well, it also happens to be my birthday but this year is only #49. The big bash will wait until 2010 so no plans today. And anyway, I’m always up for a good pet-oriented cause when someone asks, especially since the leg brace has really made such an improvement in his mobility. My nephew, Grant, was flying in from Memphis to celebrate with me and Dan. Jake and I went to the airport to pick him up, then drove straight to OrthoPets for the interview. Later that night, the four of us made a great dinner at home. I kept thinking back to when I got Jake’s cancer diagnosis back in April, and how I didn’t think he’d make it to his own birthday in July. Now 5 months later, he’s still in remission and helping me celebrate mine. Best gift I could have. So when someone asks you what you want for your birthday or for Christmas, what do you say? I know my list has evolved this year.