It is your birthday tomorrow and I simply can’t believe that you are already one year old. I didn’t think anything could come close to the love I feel for your Dad, but you coming into our lives proved that wrong. I have fallen completely and utterly in love with you. I’m besotted. We both are.
The first fews month with you in our lives, were challenging for me and that’s an understatement. More than once, both Kev and my best friend asked me if it would be better if I gave you up. I was terrified every time we went for a walk due to my fear of other dogs, I didn’t realise how high energy you’d be and how much attention you’d need, I had ripped clothes & ruined furniture, money pouring out with vet bills, and more than that, I felt like I wouldn’t be able to give you the best life. Still I told those well wishing people that there was no way I was giving you up – I promised you a forever home, and that’s exactly what you would get.
We are finally over the worst with you, and thank goodness you were sent to us. With your various health problems, I wonder if many other people would have been in the position we are of being able to send you to specialists, try numerous foods etc, and I feel extremely lucky to have you. You have taught me to stop and enjoy the little things in life like just being out in the fresh air, and sitting looking out of the window just me and you. You are the first person in my life with the ability to make me stop whatever I’m doing and just spend time with you doing nothing.
You have taught me to be a mother and I can’t wait to spend the many years to come being the best mother I can be. Anyone that thinks you are “just a dog”, clearly didn’t own a dog themselves. As the saying goes, “Once you’ve had a life with a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished”.
Your Dad & I love you more than words can say, and whilst you won’t have a clue that its your birthday, we are going to make it a day to remember!