Cookie Turns 11!

Happy Birthday, Cookie!

Today is a very special day for one important member of the Virgin Balloon Flights team, as our gorgeous office dog Cookie turns 11.

As our official four-legged mascot, our pampered Pomeranian donned his party hat and was thoroughly spoilt with extra fuss and cuddles from the entire office throughout the day.

He also enjoyed his favourite naughty treat for his birthday lunch – a couple of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, which he wolfed down in less than five minutes.

In the afternoon, he got to open his present – a selection of doggy treats (which he actually wasn’t too keen on!) and a cute cuddly duck complete with quacking sound when squeezed.

And Cookie’s dad, our awesome CEO Kenneth, even bought a special birthday cake for the rest of the office staff to enjoy. Despite being the equivalent of 60 years old in human terms, our cute canine is anything but senior in his energetic outlook on life.

And as if to prove it, he enthusiastically cheered our staff on from the sidelines in their weekly AirWheel electric unicycle – a true office mascot indeed!

However, he then went on to prove that despite his little legs, he could still run faster than any motorised wheel, especially when ridden by the boys in the office with their distinct lack of balance!

You can read more about Cookie and his adventures in our previous Meet Cookie post here.

Virgin Balloons Flights also celebrated a momentous birthday this month, as we marked 21 years of taking passengers up, up and away in our beautiful red balloons. Read more about some of our favourite moments from the past 21 years here. #VBFTurns21