Athena, per tradition after she hit the 10-year-mark, got a filet mignon for her 11th birthday--delicious, thick, dry-aged and with candles.
We celebrated over at her friend Maya's house (Maya is one of her best GSD-friends), and seeing as how the birthday girl can get a tad cantankerous (okay, let's be honest; she can fluff up, snarling, and pin like an enraged alpha wolf) around her food, we thought it best to confine Maya in her bedroom during the Happy Birthday song and steak-eating. Maya was indignant that she had to be locked up and barked and barked and barked and barked throughout the ceremony, and Athena herself didn't feel it was right that Maya miss it and tried to free Maya from out of the room.
Here is the disjointed birthday celebration. The first link is Athena trying to free Maya, the second is Maya protesting while Athena is eating. Too funny!