Doris Day in her dressing room on the set of "Romance on the High Seas" in 1947.

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Day turned 92 on Sunday

She told People that she's "not really fond of birthdays anymore"

CNN  — 

For her 92nd birthday, screen legend Doris Day gave the world a gift.

The actress shared a photo of herself and her dog Squirrely with People magazine, and it’s delighting fans around the world.

Day celebrated her special day Sunday with friends in Carmel, California, according to the publication. An avid animal activist, Day earlier told the mag that she’s “not really fond of birthdays anymore.”

“Age is just a number,” she said. “How you feel and live your life is more important. But again this year, the Doris Day Animal Foundation team is putting on another big celebration and I am so grateful and honored that fans and friends come from all over the world to help support the precious four-leggers.”

Fans hailed her for both her work and her youthful exuberance.

The singer and actress was known as “America’s sweetheart” and “the girl next door” when she appeared in films such as “Calamity Jane” and “Pillow Talk” in the 1950s and ’60s.

Her television series, “The Doris Day Show,” ran for five years on CBS beginning in 1968, but by the early 1970s, she was pretty much retired from the business save a few specials and a short-lived cable show about pets.