Not only is it my Aunty Margaret's birthday....
......it also happens to be Her Majesty's official birthday - hence the Trooping of the Colour happening today.
What you may not have realised though, is that today is also THE MOOG's OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY!!!!
This old curly girl of ours was a rescue dog, and as such we had no idea when her 'actual' birth-day was.
Therefore, Moogsdad and I took it upon ourselves to approximate - using the information given by the rescue centre.
She's scared of:
She doesn't cope well around children but has tolerated our two beasties incredibly well.
Her Number 1 fan is the Minx.
She doesn't really 'do' cuddles but she will trot upstairs at 6am - even at weekends!! - for an early morning snuggle on the bed, with behind the ear tickles permitted - she only started doing this in the past year.
She victimises visitors by forcing them to play ball for at least half and hour - we are impervious to her wiley ways and she knows better than to try it on with us, apart from Minx who is always up for a game of ball.
We've discovered, in the past year, that her most very favourite food in the whole wide world ever ever, is chicken poo.
She has a particularly persistent woof.
She does the full on throwing the head back and howling thing when Monster plays his oboe.
She doesn't actually think she's a dog. She thinks she's a short human with a very hot coat on.
She's been accused of being a poodle - because of the incredible curliness of her coat - by a very tiny girl who walked past us just recently.
What she doesn't realise is that she's a totally and utterly typical Border Collie. She runs after the ball, brings it back and then runs round in a big circle before lying flat in the grass, waiting for the next throw. She's obedient, whether she wants to be or not - she just can't help herself. She doesn't rest until all her flock are present and correct :-)
She doesn't realise she's an old lady and prances around like a puppy - between sleeps, of course.
She's our old Moog and we love her.