Ella Tiene Quince Años

Back in November, I mentioned that our American Eskimo Dog, Cosette, turned 15. Not too shabby, especially considering that she had a pretty extensive cancer a few years ago. In spite of being pretty deaf and a bit arthritic, the old girl has plenty of spunk left in her. Leading up to her birthday, I thought it would be fun to take some photos of her at the Mullholland Fountain on Los Feliz near Griffith Park.

For years when I've worked my once-monthly or so Saturday, I've driven home past the fountain and it's usually still been daylight. On sunny weekend afternoons, there are usually one, if not several, groups of people in fancy dress getting photos taken. At first, I assumed they were wedding parties. Doing a double-take, I realized they were usually comprised of kids. Teenagers mostly, but kids nonetheless. Latino kids. It slowly came together that these were not brides, but girls who were celebrating their Quinceañera.

So, you can see where this is going and yeah, I dressed Cosette up and took some photos of her by the fountain. If I'd done it properly, and had about ten others to help me, I'd have had a slew of young, male dogs to pose with her. Oh well. I also didn't dress her in white, as most of the birthday girls do, since she has white fur. And if you hadn't guessed, we're not even Mexican, so this was just all for my amusement anyway.

Quince Años (Fifteen Years)

Pretty Pretty Princess

Yes, I have become one of those people I used to make fun of! I didn't go so far as to rent a Hummer limo for the 'Caninceañera', but just wait until you see what I'm cooking up for her Sweet 16!


Nanette said...

Oh no you di--n't!


I mean, Feliz Cumpleanos, Cosette!

Anonymous said...

That's adorable. She is pretty in pink.

Anonymous said...

those are AWESOME photos, she looks great!!!

Peeved Michelle said...

That is freaking hilarious.

Hellinjay said...

This is HIGHlarious to the max. Too bad my dog's in Jersey otherwise I would have fitted her 60 lb. bum in a nice lavender tutu and brought her as my "plus one". LOL!

Anonymous said...

Aww, she is so lovely and she is posing like a professional model. Born for Stardom.
What a blessing you have had her with you for so long.

the slackmistress said...

Okay, I'm totally bawling. There is nothing more wonderful than an old dog, and she's stunning. If I could, I'd have a pack of 14 year old dogs at my feet (but Daisy would never stand for it. Le sigh.)

Cheryl said...

WOW~ Something told me I needed to check in on ol'snarky dork blog~ so glad I did, this is flippin' fantastic. Amongst tears of laughter....Would it be Caninera?
Back in Cali late tomorrow night.
Happy New Year buddy

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you all ... may 2008 bring many blessings to your door.

Keely Van Brocklin Emery said...

This is fabulous. Bailey's birthday is Thursday, must think up something fun to do. This gives me ideas. :)

Cosette said...

From one Cosette to another you are adorable

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