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Maya’s 9th Birthday, Celebrated At McDonald’s, Per Custom, May 15, 2019, Pandemic — Or No Pandemic.

by Anura Guruge

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Maya has been to the McDonald’s at Alton Circle, for burgers (and of late ice cream), for her birthday, for the last 8-years. This year, with the pandemic, I had thought about making burgers at home — since I stopped getting takeout. But, at the last minute I decided to relent. We would just get burgers for the dogs. Nothing for us — and we skipped the ice cream too. We also didn’t picnic in the McDonald’s parking lot. An empty Hannaford lot was next door and that would give us more separation.

It all worked out. Didn’t like the takeout experience. BIGGEST concern — my CREDIT CARD! I had to hand it over & it came back — unsanitized. Yikes.

Well, the dogs didn’t care. They liked it, and that is all that matters.

We have been celebrating the dogs’ birthdays for 15-years or more; even when we lived in Gilford and just had Ulysses (our big Golden boy). In those days, in Gilford, it used to be an ice cream cake from ‘Hannaford’ (or whatever it used to be called in those days). Ulysses, who had grown up under my care, like all my dogs, liked his chocolate — and BEFORE you even ipen your mouth to say anything he lived a very good, active life, with very little wrong with him, until he was past 13. For a big dogs, that is quite brilliant.

Once we move to Alton in 2007 the tradition became that of taking the dogs to McDonald’s at ‘the circle’ for cheeseburgers on their birthday.

Teischan, a great lover of birthdays (albeit, her’s her all time favorite), does a great job of keeping track of the dogs’ birthdays. I have been told, near daily, for the last 2-weeks, that it was going to be Maya’s 8th birthday and that we are going to McDonald’s. Suffice to say I have pictures of such birthdays going back years. A trademark of all these pictures are the dogs LICKING their chops in anticipation! It is classic. They know what is coming. Just search on ‘Maya birthday’ or ‘Braxton birthday’.

Year’s Past




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by Anura Guruge