It doesn’t take much to make a dog happy. Give them a long walk, a few treats, some scratches behind the ears, and some snuggles, and they’re usually content.
But we humans love our dogs, and we want to spoil them and give them the world. We love showing our dogs how loved they are, and a dog owner named Alistar Clyde is no exception to this rule.
When her beloved dog’s birthday came around, she went all out!
Owner Alistair Clyde adores her Chihuahua Bear and his brother Titus, a Belgian Malinois.
They are her world and she can’t thank them enough for loving her as much as she loves them.
She wanted to show Titus, her playful pupper, how much he means to her when his second birthday rolled around. She had a crazy idea to celebrate the big day and she couldn’t wait to watch his reaction.
“Titus is the goofiest boy. He loves to play 24/7. He’s also the smartest dog I’ve ever had.”
Alistar gave a ton of thought as to what would make her buddy ecstatic. What would be the perfect birthday gift?
“I was like, ‘What would he want for his birthday? What’s his favorite thing in the world? Tennis balls. No brainer!’”
Alistar was about to bestow upon Titus a birthday present like no other.
“I saw that you could buy 30, 60, 200 or 400 tennis balls. I first picked the 60 one and was like, ‘What? No. That’s not good enough. He deserves ALL the tennis balls!’”
When the balls arrived in two massive cardboard packages as tall as him, it was impossible to keep the surprise hidden from her best buddy any longer.
Titus checked out the boxes, eagerly anticipating the chance to dive inside. He ripped open the cardboard and retrieved two balls before Alistar could even stop him!
She made him wait for the rest, however, until the day of his birthday.
When the big day finally rolled around, she helped open the boxes and dumped all 398 tennis balls out onto the floor.
They went everywhere and Titus loved it!
Tennis balls rolled under couches, bounced down the stairs, and nestled into every corner of the house.
Even though Titus had retrieved two from the box that made his day, this was unbelievable!
“At first, he was a little taken aback when I dumped them. It took about five seconds for him to start running around like a maniac in excitement.”
Bear, however, was completely unimpressed with his brother’s birthday present. He opted to hang back and observe his frenetic celebration instead.
“[He’s] getting a little older so stays on my lap and watches. He got treats so he knew he was special and loved, too.”
Days after his birthday, Titus was still finding balls all around the house. It was truly the gift that kept on giving!
Alistair also wants to share the love, and she plans to donate a large portion of the tennis balls to a local shelter. We’re sure Titus will be okay sharing his gift — especially since he’ll still have plenty of tennis balls to call his own.
Check out Titus’s adorable reaction to his birthday gift below!
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The best birthday present a dog could ask for 😍🎾
Posted by Go Fetch on Wednesday, March 4, 2020