Yes friends, I am now one whole year old! My Birthday was the February 14, I'm a St. Valentine's Day Gal, a love child, in more ways than one so Mom says. But sadly, because of all the much needed rain, my Birthday Party was washed out! Can you believe it? My BFF and other friends were not able to come, besides which our back garden was more suited to a Hippo's birthday party than dainty little gals like me. Have I mentioned I totally, completely and without any shadow of doubt HATE RAIN, WATER AND WET GRASS! So, instead of being able to tell you all about what my BFF and other doggy friends got up to, all I can say is I still got my weekly bath (due to my allergies) my presents and a big hug from Mom and no party! Really, you would think Mom could have forgone the bath, after all it was my Birthday! She says to stop grouching cuz if I don't have that awful thing I start scratching like crazy! HUMBUG!!!!!!! Well, in the name of honesty I do scratch and the awful thing does stop that, o.k. no more grouchings! My party Mom says, will be held when the weather is more conducive to Doggy Parties, guess I'm just gonna have to be patient and wait! And Mom told me that there's a certain little chap who's longing to meet me - oooh la la!!! Seems he needs someone to play with and apparently, according to Mom, he's very good looking, well mannered and polite. Sounds like the Perfect Gentledog! Pictures and video will follow, when I finally have my Party! Hey just thought, maybe that promised Gondola trip would be just perfect as 'make up', especially if I've a smart young Gentledog on my paw Hint! Hint Mom!! Oh yes and one of my presents was a new light weight rain coat - it's red tartan with a hood of course, don't won't my ears and head getting wet. Mom knows the way to a gal's heart, especially when she's a little Fashionista. Roses maybe lovely, but they don't keep a gal dry - I did mention I'm 'allergic' to rain We did try it out, but hey Mom, I do need some booties, my paws still get wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!