ELLIE: Whatcha got, Mr. Waffles? Is that our birthday present for Glogirly? Does she like orange snakes? Because I LOVE orange snakes.
WAFFLES: Not sure she's much of a snake fan, Ellie. Even orange furry ones like this.
ELLIE: So what are we going to give her for her birthday? Should we go shopping? You know, like online and stuff?
WAFFLES: You weren't here last year at this time, Ellie. So you may have not learned this yet. The kitty that came before you–
ELLIE: You mean Katie?
WAFFLES: Yes, Katie. She taught me that it's not about shiny new wand toys, furry fake snakes, or catnip filled mouses. It's not even about chicken treats.
ELLIE: Not about chicken treats???
WAFFLES: I know. At first I thought that was just crazy talk.
ELLIE: So what do we give her, Mr. Waffles?
WAFFLES: The best present we could ever give her is to fill her heart with love.
ELLIE: But how do we do that, Mr. Waffles?
WAFFLES: It's easy, Ellie. You know how much she loves it when we're together, right?
ELLIE: I think so.
Happy Birthday to our Girl!!!
July 19 is a very special day here in the mountains. It's our girl's birthday! She probably isn't going to divulge just how many years she's celebrating...she doesn't want to blow Waffles' mind with such big numbers.
It's a very special birthday because it's her first birthday since Gloman moved permanently from Minnesota to Colorado. He's already showered her with beautiful flowers from her favorite floral designer and rumor has it there's something special hiding in the fridge with a "Paws Off - No Peeking" warning note. They're going to enjoy a special dinner too.
But the best gift in the world is being together. With each other and with Waffles and Ellie. It's what makes her heart incredibly happy and full.