Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Rider!

Today is my dog's 1st birthday and, while I'm sure he doesn't follow my blog, I thought I'd write a nice little post about all the things I love about him. What, you say?! You actually like things about your dog?! Well, yes. Despite the fact that I constantly complain about him, I do actually love the little guy. Here's why:

  • I love pulling up in front of the house at lunch or after work and seeing him at the window patiently waiting for me on the coffee table.
  • I love walking in the door to find him pleasantly surprised that it's me every single time. OHMYGODICAN'TBELIEVEYOU'REHEREI'MSOEXCITEDRUBMYTUMMY NOSCRATCHMYEARSNORUBMYTUMMYISITTIMEFORATREATNOW!!!??Never has anyone been happier to see me. Never.
  • I love when, at 3am he decides that it's time to get up, if I let him on my bed he cuddles up and hunkers down until I'm ready to face the world.
  • I love that he loves me unconditionally and always wants to be around me. Even when I'm a bitch. Which happens often.
  • I love that he gets so excited when I feed him he almost does back flips.
  • I love when he comes in from outside and his entire face is covered in snow.
  • I love how he tries to be tough but is actually scared of everything. Seriously, everything.
  • I love when he finds a bug or a piece of a leaf and tosses it up in the air and plays with it like it's the best toy in the whole world.
  • I love how fast he learns tricks and how eager he is to do them.
  • And most of all, I love that he is there. I always have someone to come home to. And even if that means I am also sometimes coming home to a pile of crap or a chewed up Christmas ornament, it's better than coming home to an empty house. It makes being alone a bit less lonely.

And there you have it. Sometimes I like things.


Becca said...

can we see a photo of this lovely young man?

Rockycat said...

Happy birthday, pup!

notquiteawake said...

Yes I will post a photo!

Stacey said...

Aw, happy birthday to Rider! Your post was very nice... but made me sad, cause I had to put down my kitty last week and miss all those things about him...

May-B said...

Happy birthday Rider!!!

I totally know what you mean, all the crap and eaten stuff is worth it when you consider how much they love us!

notquiteawake said...

Aw, that's sad Stacy. I'm sorry to hear that.