Alice turned the big 1-4 yesterday. In reality, we don’t know when her actual birthday is, but that’s the day we adopted her from the Humane Society of Somerset County, so that’s the date we use. Yesterday also marked her 8th anniversary of being our dog. We never would have thought that when we adopted an approximately six year old dog that we would have been lucky enough to have her for eight years. But, we are lucky, indeed.