On Nov. 15, Chester Bacher celebrated his tenth birthday at the WaterStreet Hotel surrounded by several dozen of his closest friends. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails were served. (It’s OK. He’s 70 in dog years.)

Chester is a well-known resident of St. George Island and will be familiar to many as the subject of an early Happy Endings column.

He was adopted from the Franklin County Humane Society by Joe and Charolette Bacher.

He has two canine siblings, Candy and Tamale who spent Friday evening at Happy Houndz in Eastpoint so Chester could be king for a day.

Happy birthday, Chester!