I know I’ve told you this before, but your father and I spent an enormous amount of time researching you before you were ever even born. There were lots of things that your dad and I loved about the breed, but there were also a few things that we knew would (or could) be a challenge. You know, when our sweet Forbs passed away, I wasn’t sure I ever wanted another dog. We used to always say that we would get another dog someday– but honestly, I didn’t think I’d be able to love one the way I loved him. And when he died, I felt like a piece of my heart died with him. And it did. What I learned with your arrival, though, was that the shriveled and empty piece of my heart that died with that sweet, furry old man can somehow be repaired. It’s like a new, healthy piece of heart has grown and filled in the empty spot.
This morning, it was hard to go to work, because all I wanted to do was continue snuggling with you in bed. After I showered and dressed, you were still there, lounging in bed, waiting for me to pet you…and so I did. For about 20 more minutes until I just *had* to leave for the office. You have brought so much joy and love to this house (as well as frustration, a bit of telling you off, and a few tears), and I don’t think you’ll ever know just how much happiness you’ve brought us. I just want you to know that we will do everything we can to let you know just how much we adore you.
*Also, if you could just go ahead and start enjoying lamb’s ears again, that would be great. I spent 100.00 on that case, and your sudden and complete distaste for them is sort of annoying.