Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Boy!

 Today, 1-11-11, is the first birthday of my baby boy, Charlie.

Here is the first photo I took of Charlie, at 8 weeks old, the day after he was surrendered to the shelter. Oh, lordy, did we AGONIZE over adopting him. But we are so glad we did.

 Now, I am NOT going to lie....raising a puppy was new to me. And hard. Very hard. The chewing and biting and midnight poops almost broke me.

Oh, and the pee pad shredding. That was pretty damn crappy, no pun intended.

 But then we would see this FACE....this cute little old man face....and our hearts would melt.

And then he started to grow....

And grow.....

And grow some more.

And though he STILL tortures K.K. (though she quickly puts him in his place!)....

And is a toy hoarder (but plays VERY well by himself )....

And chews the rugs (which drives Mr. Martha CRAZY)....

And eats bras, socks and anything made from paper including and especially dryer sheets....

 He also is a very good boy, and treats his older sister pretty well....

Has made good friends at doggie day care....

 Loves his daddy something awful (the feeling is mutual)....

 Loves to ride in his car seat in mama's truck....

 "Endures" extended belly rubs....

 And also endures silly sweaters....

And hoodies....

And photos with Santa....

 And naps on daddy's lap....

 And snuggling with mama on movie night.

 Yep, he's taken over our house and our hearts.

And we couldn't be happier about it. Happy Birthday, Charlie! Love, Mama.

4 comments:

Sonya said...

Have a happy birthday, Charlie!

robertga99 said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

bunny said...

Thanks, Auntie Sonya and Uncle Bobs!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Charlie!
He's a walking,arfing,poster boy for pet adoption!