what, just me? am i the only crazy out there who has dog birthday parties? i doubt it. but yes, hrh princess hawkeye turned 5 this past weekend! we celebrated by going to a hotel here in chicago, the hotel palomar which is part of the kimpton line. i knew we had to do something fun for 5 years old, and two of her favorite things in the world are (1) staying in hotels and (2) ordering room service. yes, they're some of my favorite things too, but trust me, she goes bonkers in hotel rooms. running all over everything, unmaking the bed, smelling all the new smells, trying to ride the room service food cart back down to the magical land the food came from.
so book a hotel i did, specifically a corner unit with city views and floor to ceiling windows. thanks for really delivering on that one, hotel palomar, hawkeye enjoyed the small dog appropriate height of the windows. she likes to people watch.
yes i have her in a shirt that says 'i'm the birthday girl!'
the kimpton line of hotels is super dog friendly. like, they offer in room dog massages kind of friendly. like, they might like pets more than people kind of friendly. my kind of people. my dog was even invited to the free happy hour they have in hotel bar. they also brought her a bed and bowls, even though she slept in the human bed all night. of course. on top of 4 pillows.
but then the real kicker, look at all the things she got. from kimpton, none of this is from me or john. oh yes, a bone the size of her, travelling poop bags and a collapsible water bowl, and milkbone treats. oh, and not pictured - her own bottle of water. spoiled is an understatement.
so we played with all her new stuff, ordered room service burgers and ice cream, and then ate them in bed, cause, why not?
oh and i also made her a cake from taco bell. best birthday ever.
and now of course, john's dog thor* wants his own birthday party. at a kimpton hotel, naturally.
"i can haz party?"
*we did not name our dogs after the avengers. well, john did. my princess is named after the best school/mascot/football team, the iowa hawkeyes.