Doggie Daily Life

Its My Barkday!

Rachel Phelps
Written by Rachel Phelps

I’m four paws old!  Yep, Jesus and I share the same birthday -December 25th.  I know that I changed the life of my Mom and Dad by being born four years ago.  I hope it was for the better.  Also, I hope I have shown everyone that us West Highland White Terriers are just awesome!

It has been quite an adventure for me.  From learning how to behave (obedience rally training), writing my own website, covering events throughout the country, appearing on TV and in print, traveling to Amazing Pet Expos, and a few weeks ago actually trying out showing in the championship ring at the AKC/Eukanuba National championship.  Plus, I have had the opportunity to be a great foster big brother to many, many Westies.  We actually kept one along the way too – my brother Elvis.

This year hasn’t always been a happy one.  From my cat brother Ashes passing over the rainbow bridge to people and dogs being mean to me because they were jealous of what we have accomplished.  I miss chasing Ashes every day, but I know he is watching over me from the bridge.  For the jealous people, get off your computer and do something instead of tearing down dogs that do!

Every year I do something special for my barkday.  This year, since I was traveling to Orlando, I knew I would see my great pals Griff and London.  I knew London was working all weekend (he had to represent the US in the World Challenge which he won!) so I understood when he told me he couldn’t make it to my birthday event.  He promised he would catch up with me later.  Griff, on the other paw, was all for partying it up with me in the media room!  We broke out the huge birthday dog bone treat cake and party hats!  We had a blast.  Here are some photos from the event!



About the author

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps, “America’s Pet Parent,” is an award-winning writer, photographer, and certified dog trainer. She keeps busy managing the career of her Internet celebrity dog Preston from Preston Speaks. Her three Westies — who think they are mini-humans — and three cats rule the house. To learn more about Rachel go to: Rachel Phelps Website


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