Nine years ago today…

Nine years ago, a little red puppy was born. I didn’t meet her until three weeks later, when I fell in love with a small, sweet puppy who snuggled into my arms and fell asleep.

That may have been a ploy on her part, as that was the last time we saw her asleep until several years had passed.

 Years full of running…

playing with friends…

 

jumping for joy…

leaping up trees…

 watching for us to come home

being a little sister to Rowan…

 

snuggling on laps…

and being a faithful shadow..

I can’t imagine life without this little red dog. She is my companion whenever I slip out at night to savor the starlight or walk under the full moon. She curls quietly beside my chair whenever I sit to read. She has a contagious way of living fully in the moment that helps me see and experience the fullness of life. With all her idiosyncrasies and quirks, she occupies a unique spot in our home, and with all her devotion and love, she fills our hearts.

Happy Birthday, Petra, and may you have many more years of exuberance and joy!

10 thoughts on “Nine years ago today…

  1. Those photos bring back some memories!!! I think I may have been there when fate brought you two together (at the puppy test, right?). I cannot believe that was nine years ago. Happy birthday, Petra!

  2. Such a wonderful post in tribute to your gorgeous girl, Petra. I can't imagine life without my fur-kids either. I hope Petra has many more years with you too. Boy, can she JUMP!!!

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