My youngest son loves dogs. This is the birthday card I made for him when he turned 15 and this is from when he was 13. He recently celebrated his 17th birthday (how time flies!) and yet again dogs featured on his card. He walks several of the neighbourhood dogs, two of his regular clients being a couple of very cute dachshunds. He often brings them round to our home for me to see them too. One of them, um, left me a 'present' on a recent visit, which you can see on my son's card! It certainly made him laugh when he opened the card on his birthday!
When Gadi went to visit grandpa in the UK last summer he returned home with a Hull City jacket. It rarely comes off his back. I have shown him wearing the much loved jacket on his card, along with his black adidas sweatpants (oh boy is be fussy about what he wears!) and the Blundstone boots that all the Israeli kids wear. The blue T-shirt is a nod towards our local football team, Ironi Modi'in F.C., who he goes to see each time they play at home and sometimes for away games as well. He has a guinea pig in his hand. He's desperate for a pet.
Happy 17th Birthday Gadi! You drive me bonkers but I'm also quite proud of the creative, smart and super cool kid that you are. You just need to remember you have those amazing abilities and use them occasionally!