That’s right folks, today makes one whole month with Louie! You may remember how I agonized over the decision to get a dog, but I can honestly say it was the best thing I could have done. Seriously, who gets a dog and ends up unhappy about it? Louie makes me laugh every day, and a life without laughter is a life I don’t want to have. Even on those glum and boring and kind of sad days, he’ll get me to crack a smile by doing something stupid or goofy or adorable. Or all three at the same time.
It’s only been one month, but in that time, he has:
– Gotten to hang out with James
– Had to wear a cone
– Been to the Bulldog several times
– Visited Alysse’s house
– Gotten into a fight at the dog park
– Chased many squirrels
– Brushed up on the nutrition care process
– Lived through a hurricane and evacuated to BR
– Partied it up at an LSU tailgate
– Gotten dewormed
– Eaten spinach, apples, strawberries, green pepper, tomato, zucchini, venison, mushroom, carrot, watermelon, cantaloupe…
To celebrate, we went on a 1 week dogiversary walk AS SOON as I got home from Lambeth House. I decided to test out my new Garmin Forerunner 210 to make sure all was well with it before I took it out for a run later in the evening. We had a glorious 4.1 mile walk (avg pace: 13:15. Thanks, Garmin. Not that that means anything at all for a dogiversary walk) that included bouts of jogging, lizard catching, stopping to be pet by small children, and (as always seems to happen) a typical Louie flop on the ground right when we were almost home to signal that he was beat:
Really, he was just playing. After I dragged him half a foot on the bricks he got up and bounded home. Tell me that doesn’t look like one satisfied pup:
Here’s to many more wonderful months!