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.
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!
Beautiful Melissa. Happy birthday to faithful Petra!! Hope she gets a big fat soup bone to celebrate!
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!
I love this! What fun to look through all these photos, especially the puppy pics. =)
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!!!
Petra loves you, too, Terri. Remember how wildly happy she was to greet you and Emily every week last year?
Thank you, Susan! Petra loves to chew bones. One of these days I'll post her collection of sharpened bones– we call them her dagger collection.
Kei, yes, the puppy test was great, wasn't it? I had already met and fallen in love with Petra, but the test really sealed it. I loved how thoughtful she was.
I thought you'd especially enjoy those photos, Arielle. She was such a cute puppy. 🙂
Thank you, Serena! Yes, Petra still jumps pretty high, though not quite the eight feet she used to get up trees.