The excitement was palpable as I raced around the house. Food being prepared, decorations going up ready for the party tonight. I love parties. I wandered into the kitchen, looking for spare food but I was shooed way. I went to help with the decorations instead. I started rifling through a box, finding some stars and stripes glasses. As I was playing with them on the floor one of the children picked them up and put them on my face. I pretended I couldn’t see and started running into things and barking madly, making the children roar with laughter. I could see perfectly well, but I liked making the children laugh. It usually meant I got extra treats and I wasn’t disappointed. I sat in my basket contentedly watching all the guests arrive and knew I wasn’t going to be short of food or fuss for the next few hours.