For some reason, the day always creeps up on me faster than I realize and this year was no exception. I guess it’s because it was so close to Thanksgiving this year and yet so appropriate, because I am thankful.
Three years ago today this little family entered my life. To help a pregnant mama dog get shelter and be present while she gives birth was amazing. That one of those puppies became mine is wonderous, and having two of the others still in our lives is incredible.
Ray has taught me so much about dog ownership and forced me to become a different person. After having volunteered for this long, I can safely say he was one of the “worst” puppies I’ve ever met: He was smart and challenging and high strung and high maintenance and loving and clingy but all mine. Mama’s boy.
Life with Ray has been a crazy ride and the last year and a half or so has been so rewarding just to be able to see how far we’ve come as a team and to mark our progress with another passing year. So to my little heart dog, I say “Happy Birthday.”