today is a very special day for me, asa. on this very day 6 years ago, my mom and dad brought me home! i can think of no day more momentous than this. i am filled with immense gratitude that the good Lord has bestowed upon me the most wonderful parents. i reflect upon the last 6 years of my life, and i am flooded with memories of joy, comfort, love, and adventure.
every year when my family and i fete my day of acquirement, we reminisce on the occasion by reviewing pictures of when i first arrived at my forever abode. i thought that all of you might enjoy seeing some of these pictures as well. you will have to excuse the quality of some of these photographs as they are copies.
enjoying my new bone on the couch
slinking off of the couch and under the coffee table to get to mom
my first bathing experience
relaxing under the coffee table, which is one of my favorite locations
i believe my eyes reveal how much i adore my new family!
one of my signature poses
(interestingly enough, if you enlarge this picture, you will see my incision on my back from my first lump removal 6 years ago. it seems everything has come full circle!)
slumbering with my bone on the couch
my dad introducing me to the couch cave.
sleeping in with mom on a saturday morning and enjoying the perks of a glorious bed
now what better way to celebrate my day of acquirement than with an award! it just so happens that three wonderful comrades of mine and my little brother booker have very kindly given us the versatile blogger award!
booker and i are honored that you would nominate us. from the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank our beautiful boxer friend maggie mae, who is a very talented jumper; our yellow labrador friends ginger and buddy, who are full of zeal and wisdom; and our sweet little chi mix friend princess luna, who gives excellent fashion advice. your generosity does not go unnoticed!
with this award, booker and i have been instructed to share seven tidbits about ourselves. booker suggested that i go ahead and share all seven of the items since he has already done this on a few separate occasions. (have i mentioned what a selfless little brother i have?)
1. i am a food connoisseur who can detect scrumptious items anywhere
and everywhere. i have been known to retrieve delectables from the
counter when my mom and dad are attending to other issues.
2. my favorite places to nap are under the coffee table, on the ottoman,
or on my parents' bed.
3. i like to sing along with the harmonica.
4. i simply adore sunning myself.
5. tending to my dad's garden is one of my important tasks.
6. i enjoy going on car rides, especially when the destination is sonic.
sometimes, the sonic car hop will reward me with a hot dog.
7. one of my favorite past times is writing haiku, and i shall share one
with you now.
he who loves a dog
has earned a most loyal friend
the bond shall not break.
finally, booker and i were instructed to pass this award on to 15 of our fellow friends. now we find it quite a conundrum to single out only 15 of our dear friends. therefore, we have elected to give this award to all of our special friends. we are immensely thankful for your friendship and gladly anticipate numerous more years of continued comraderie. thank you for your solidarity!
addendum: the stitches on my front leg shall be removed tomorrow!