Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Woman in her Thirties Loves her Dog

A year ago tomorrow, I wrote this post about the day Daniel came into our lives. I am not one for mushy sentimentality so I will say this: the anniversary of Daniel's addition to our family has been more important to L and me than our actual wedding anniversary and both of our birthdays combined.

That's how much we love this dog:

I had aspirations of a doggie birthday party, complete with Walter and friends, but between work and the eighth month of pregnancy I have barely found time to wash my hair, let alone plan an event. The best we could do was decide to set today aside for Daniel time-- a day for us to give back to him a teeny tiny fraction of the happiness he brings to us. Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

Chillin' with homies at the park

Showing Daddy just how good he can be for a treat

Taking a leak during Mommy's 33-week photo shoot

Capturing and destroying other dogs' tennis balls

Panting adorably when it's time to go home

We don't know what Daniel's story was before he came to us, but it doesn't matter. I think that if Daniel could talk he would say the same thing. Sometimes it's better for a woman in her thirties not to know the profound significance of every twist and turn in her life. So, in the absence of knowledge and the absence of words, we keep doing what we're doing. We go on our walks, we cuddle on the couch when watching TV, and we show each other every day how happy we are to be family.


  1. Happy Daniversary!!!

    P.S. That is the cutest 33-weeks-pregnant bump in the history of pregnant bellies.

  2. Haha! Teeg said "Daniversary". Love it. He IS the cutest dog, seriously. I'm so glad he brings you guys so much joy (told ya so). Also, hilarious picture of him peeing in the background of your sweet baby bump picture. :)

  3. Dan could quite possibly be the cutest dog on the planet.

    Love the bump pic too! Wish I was there to yell at your belly!

  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.



    SO CUTE!

  5. I LOVE Dan! He sounds awesome! I remember a day when I NEVER would have thought you'd have a dog:) I'm so glad you found one that is a PERFECT fit for your family.

  6. Well... you know how this post is gonna go...
    As a new puppy owner, I can only say this much... I just celebrated my 6 week Lucyversary! And I know how much you love that dog... it's downright amazing how much one can love a four legged friend.

    LOVE the baby-bump/daniel peeing pic. Truly a classic.