I'm going to take over Jack's blog today (don't tell him) because today's post is very special for me. One year ago today, I took a short drive and picked up a new part of my life. (A small, yellow, very sharp toothed part of my life!) That first night, we didn't get much sleep - someone (small, yellow, sharp teeth) decided he wanted to demonstrate his love of our indoor/outdoor bathroom facilities every thirty minutes for the entire night. 365 (!) blog posts later, here we are. I don't remember why I decided to start a blog about Jack - I thought I'd be the first person ever to start a blog about a puppy! Since then, I've come across a lot of puppy blogs (and a few kitty ones as well) which just serve to remind me how big a part our 'furry kids' play in our lives. I've found some amazing people online who share their lives and their families, both human and four-pawed, with me through their blogs. There are some great 'peoples' out there who spend a great deal of time helping animals find their forever homes and who, in a pinch, decide that the forever home they were trying to find for their 'temporary visitor' was right in their own house and heart. These are the stories which make me so very happy. There are also those who have lost their friends in this past year. It always hurts to read those blog posts. Please trust me when I say I know how you feel.
My FWOPs (friends without pets) never seem to understand what unconditional love is. Sometimes, when I'm tired and cranky, I don't think I understand it either, but it's always there staring me in the face. Usually wanting a cookie.
I want to thank all of you who have made this a really special year for both Jack and me, but most of all I want to thank one small puppy who has filled a big hole in my heart that I didn't even know was there.
I love you Jack!
Pictures from Jack's first day at his forever home.