Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Dakota

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Time really flies...

I remember when we brought you home, all fluffy and small:


You were only 12 weeks old, and so cute!





I documented your growth with a daily photo on the blog because you changed by the minute.

You tried my patience to the point of tears. There were times I was ready to give up and find you a different home. But I never did...

... and then something clicked. And you started to mature and learn and enjoy behaving. Then, we discovered agility, and you truly turned the corner into being a dog we could enjoy.



Happy Second Birthday, Dd (for Dork Dog or Ding Dong Dog or Dumb Dog or Dear Dog ... depending on the moment) -- we can't imagine our lives without you.

8 comments:

Diane Craver said...

Love the pictures. Happy you have Dakota. You and your daughter have been great for him - he's lucky to have you two in his life.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday, Dakota!

MomJane said...

Time goes by so quickly. How they grow. Happy birthday to a wonderful friend.

Dru said...

Love the photo montage.

Happy Birthday Dakota!

Maria Zannini said...

Happy birthday, Dakota! Dog cookies for everyone!

She's adorable.

I think I started following your blog about a year ago. What drew me to your page was your memorial to Bailey ...and the way Dakota tried your patience. lol

She's come a long way.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Happy Birthday Dakota, hope you have a wonderful day!! Love all the pics.

Isn't it great when the click happens and they finally get it!

Brandy said...

Aww, thanks for sharing the pictures with us again. Happy BIrthday Dakota! I hope the Birthday girl gets a treat! *G*

Keri Mikulski said...

Awe.. Happy Birthday, Dakota!! :)