Happy Birthday, Big Guy!!
Here's to a three year old DAWG that has stolen our hearts. It's been two years since our adoption and he has changed as much as he has changed us . . . .
Reminds me of . . . .
Not that he eats things that aren't his . . . but that he takes up the whole couch & sprawls out like he's master of the cushions. If someone's already on the couch, he just tiptoes in and takes the spot nearest the top.
I love how he tries to be small, but just ends up overflowing . . .
I also love his family dog mentality. He is happy just to be alive, have a roof over his head and food in his bowl. Having a kid to cuddle with is a huge bonus. He likes to lay on the couch and read books.
Yes, happy birthday, Giant Dog. We love you :)
On a side note, Middle's class at school is doing a special assignment on charities. The assignment was for every kid to write an essay about their favorite charity. The kids had to present their charity to the class. Then, the class voted on their favorites. Middle wrote her essay about Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue. She wrote a beautiful essay about their mission and how the find forever homes for dogs who wouldn't otherwise have families. It made me cry. Sometime in the presentation phase, Middle, who is generally silent in class, struck a deal with her teacher to bring in a visual aid. Well, guess who went to school today!! He was a perfect gentleman and was very, very well behaved. He did his momma proud. And, best news of all, apparently, he provided just the uumph necessary to swing the class vote toward RMGDR. Middle's charity won. Next, they are discussion fundraising and they are going to do a fundraising drive, with the proceeds going to the winning charity. I have to holler from the rooftops, "AWESOME! That's education in action! That's LEARNING and applying!"