Poppy, our little Westie, had a birthday this week and now she is six. She had a great walk on Harbor Beach in Provincetown to start her birthday celebration.
Now that she's back in Boston, we have given her a few extra days to reign as Duchess Poppy Whitehead, birthday girl. Yesterday she had a lovely time sitting on a park bench and some extra playtime with Ed.
Here are some Poppy photos from this past year.
Here's Poppy, with love in her eyes, as she watched Ed as he walked by us.
David Ryan from the Boston Globe spotted us on a walk and asked if he could take a few shots of Boston's famous dog model. She was not as cooperative with him as she is with her own pair of photographers. Nonetheless she made the paper. She was not impressed since she appears in papers all the time as a part of our City Paws column and we never call her a he.
On Patriots' Day, on the waterfront in Provincetown, the waves pounded, the wind howled, and the building shook, but Poppy was snug inside so she ignored it all and snoozed away.
She loves beach walks. Each day, in Provincetown, she pulls us to the gate and must see for herself if the stairs lead to ocean water or beach. At high tide the water is more than half way up the stairway.
It has been a year of upgrades so we've spent some time at the Apple Store where Poppy is not only welcome, but also gets lots of attention from the geniuses and patrons.
This little dog is best known as the snuggler. Sit still for a bit and you may soon find you have a snuggle buddy.
She has even started requesting that Penny sit in her favorite chair more often so snuggling can commence!
Happy Birthday Week Poppy!
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2017 Penny & Ed Cherubino and one clip from David Ryan for the Boston Globe
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