November 11th is a very important day for us. It’s my dog’s birthday! Now, I know that you are thinking that I’m crazy for celebrating my dog’s birthday, but this is a big one for her. Felise is turning 15!
I have lived more of my life with Felise than without her. She is my baby and my best friend.
15 years ago on Christmas morning, I looked down into a cardboard box and was delighted to see a tiny little black and brown puppy. She was so tiny that I could hold her in one hand. I carried her around all day long. At night I put her back in her box and she cried until I put her in bed next to me.
She has been with my longer than I have known my husband and my niece and nephews. She has been with me through high school, college, seminary, 5 moves, every job I’ve ever had, and every relationship I have ever been in.
I used to joke and say that she has nine lives because she has lived through at least 5 near death experiences including kennel cough and an incident with a car.
She loves belly rubs, having her hair brushed, her purple dog, and our annual trip to cut down a Christmas tree.
Her hairbrush is her favorite thing in the world. She carries it everywhere. Sometimes she leaves it outside and once it got ran over by a lawn mower but I still don’t have the heart to throw it away.
She has a big personality and loves to dress up and wear hairbows.
She knows lots of tricks and is very smart.
Now that she is 15, she has arthritis and wears diapers at night. Whenever we take walks I carry her halfway.
I love my little dog so much!
Happy birthday, Felise!
And now, let me introduce you to Rocky.
Rocky is our Westie. He is 2 years old and we have only had him for 3 weeks.
He is amazing! He is seriously the most well-behaved dog we have ever had.
He loves Brian. He never leaves Brian’s side. He also loves his cheeseburger.
He’s new, but we are already in love with him!