But, before I attempt any sort of major "catch-up" from the summer's events, we need to celebrate Sonny Boy. August 24th marked our first full year together. The title of this post is misleading, I know. He is not in fact one year old. More like four or something. But we have had him for a good year (and then some since, of course, I'm very behind in all of this documenting stuff).
So I made some homemade dog treats shaped like bones, his name etched in each one, and bought him a special party hat just for dogs, and we decorated the house with squirrels and cats and invited all of his little neighborhood friends over to celebrate this pooch we love so much.
Yep, totally lying. Again, this living for two thing has really put me under, so no homemade dog treats or friends over even for our special guy. Instead he got a can of wet dog food hastily grabbed from the store and a candle that he had to watch melt into that wet dog food while I attempted to remember how to use my DSLR to capture pics of him wearing a homemade (at least something was) party hat that was slightly too snug around the neck. We ended up with blurry pictures and a drooling, anxious dog.
But enough excuses. Here are some pics of our little guy being such a good sport.
^^I'm sure I'm biased, but isn't that face--so exasperated with his silly humans--just adorable? As we bustle about the house, Preston and I hear one another saying constantly from the other room, "You are just the cutest dog." He really is.
My favorite thing right now is watching him grin foolishly after a great game with his rope or after a long walk. He'll sit and stare at us with those big brown eyes and just pant and smile as if he's got it all. And he pretty much does. See below for some tidbits about this special pooch.
Sonny Boy Quick Facts:
Favorite words: "walk," "ride," "treat," "go," "toy," "up," "Preston," "want to cuddle?"
Favorite habits: cuddling on our decorative pillows, watching for Preston to get home, eating grass, chasing squirrels, running with the kids in the 'hood, playing tug-of-war, licking his paws clean (which drives us crazy)
[Kelsi's] Favorite new trick: When he nudges my leg letting me know he needs to go out to the potty, I say, "Go find Preston!" Works like a charm. ;)