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Pet birthday parties! Viewers send KLG and Hoda pics

Kathie Lee has never thrown a birthday party for any of her pets, and she can’t imagine attending one for someone else’s, either.“Having it yourself, I get it. Oh gosh, I get it, but going to one?” she said, incredulous at the idea.Apparently, she’s in the minority.A new report from Couponcabin.com found that one in five adults have held or attended a birthday party for a pet. After lear

Kathie Lee has never thrown a birthday party for any of her pets, and she can’t imagine attending one for someone else’s, either.

“Having it yourself, I get it. Oh gosh, I get it, but going to one?” she said, incredulous at the idea.

Apparently, she’s in the minority.

A new report from Couponcabin.com found that one in five adults have held or attended a birthday party for a pet. After learning that statistic, the ladies put the call out online for photographs of birthday parties TODAY viewers have thrown for pets. The response was overwhelming.

A TODAY fan submitted this photo of their dog having a birthday party.Today

“Everybody’s doing it. It’s crazy!” Hoda said. “”We got inundated with pictures.”

Sara Burton sent in a picture of her and the dog-friendly birthday cake she created for her pooch, Charlie.

Wendy Spaulding sent in a picture of the well-attended party she threw for Dexter.

And then there’s Baldton. Michaele White sent in a photo of poor pooch looking a tad humiliated by the colorful leis around his neck and the colorful birthday hat with paper candles on his head.

This TODAY fan's dog celebrated its birthday with a cake.Today

While KLG thought birthday parties were strange, she understood why people would go through the trouble: “They’re family members."

Hoda said she used to think it was odd when people placed framed pictures of pets on their mantle. No longer. Now she's a believer, and a picture of Blake sits proudly on her mantle along with her other loved ones.

“Now I know. There it is, sitting there in front of my whole family,” she said. “I thought, how funny how quickly you can become one of them.”