August is a big birthday month in our family. Instead of celebrating individual birthdays for the pets, we include them in all the family birthday parties. They get their own version of a cake or special treat. We usually celebrate birthdays with a Bar-B-Q on the patio outside so the pets are part of the crowd. They love to chase the kids and the older kids throw the “flying disk” with them until the kids get tired. Somehow the dogs never get tired. The horses love to watch all the commotion and they also get a version of homemade apple treat. Even the cats like to be outside. Little Cammie, a Cornish Rex, doesn’t come outside but she goes from window to window to make sure she’s not missing a thing.