That's right! Today is my birthday and I am six years old.
To celebrate, I have selected one photo from each year of my labralife. Are you ready? Here we go.
I arrive at the estate and meet the Relentlessly Huge. I confess to being a bit intimidated by him at first, but I soon learned how to manage. And he did teach me many wonderful things, such as the joy of sun baking.
|I'm watching the clock so I know when to tell the RH to flip over.|
I perfected my ninja moves. Good times.
|Who's the big dog now?|
I was invited to the cement pond next door. Oh happy day!
|Poor Mr. Mouse should have worn his life jacket.|
I began my campaign of civil disobedience.
|Road closed? That can only mean there is something worth exploring.|
I said goodbye to the RH. I do miss him sometimes.
|Sure, I'm smiling, but I'm poised to flee should the torpid beast begin any actual movement.|
I discovered yogurty goodness. Does it get any better than this?
|Where have you been all my life?|
So there you have it. Six years and going strong. I'm looking forward to a 2014 filled with walkies, foodables, snuggles, and all the stuff that makes life grand.
P.S. From Mango Momma
I don't think any Dexter birthday celebration is really complete without this classic of "when Dexter met Mango."
I think Mango played a larger role in shaping who Dexter is than I did (which is part of why I sometimes regret not getting a puppy for Dex to nurture). Mango made sure that Dex was housebroken from the start. He taught Dex respect for stuffies, how to play gently with humans, and (partly as a matter of survival) how to read dog body language like a champ.
In Mango's blog, I tended to emphasize their differences, but as they matured, one saw scenes like the one below more and more often.
Every dog has something different to offer us and we need to be open to how "having a dog" changes with each of our beloved companions.
In the past year, Dexter and I have grown much closer. Walkies are our primary activity and I think I get cabin fever as much as he does when we are forced to miss one. He's a wonderful pal, with an easy going disposition that is suited to my lifestyle. He's both the smartest and most well mannered dog I've ever had and has certainly spoiled me in so many ways.
Love you, little buddy!