My baby is six years old today*, and I can hardly wrap my brain around that fact. When I first brought him home that night before Easter, four years ago, I had no idea what joy and growth he would bring to my life. He’s helped me grow up, in the best way possible, while providing amusement and comfort on a daily basis. I don’t think you can ask much more than that from a companion, do you?
For fun, here’s a look back at some of my favorite photos of Dante over the years…
Thank you, my darling boy, for everything. We’ll be celebrating tonight with a long walk, plenty of chicken and maybe a hot dog too (because we all know what happens when I try to get him a fancy treat). :)
*He was brought to the shelter after being found on the mean streets of Seal Beach, so when the vet estimated him at two years, I just made his adoption day his birthday.