Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy 14th Birthday (Observed) Bullet!

Happy Birthday to my favorite April Fool!  Of course, today almost certainly isn't your actual birthday.  I don't know when you were born, but the shelter estimated that it was probably in the beginning of April 1996, so April 1 seems as good a day as any to celebrate.

Unfortunately I missed the first seven months of your life.  I so wish I could have seen you when you were a little puppy.  I imagine your ears were a bit floppy and your paws were too big for your skinny legs.  And you were probably pretty wiggly and likely quite speedy, which may be how you became known as "Bullet." 

But if given the choice between knowing you as a puppy and watching you grow into the wise, distinguished old man you've become, I would always take the latter.  Even though you were the one who was in a shelter, I like to think that we rescued each other.  You have become my best friend, my confidante, my protector.  Now, as your glossy black fur gets grayer and your steps slower, I'm reminded of how precious our time is together.  And I'm so grateful that I have you in my life.  

Happy Birthday Mr. Bullet!  I cherish you.

  

9 comments:

  1. This brought a tear to my eye. I work with rescues as much as possible so it is always great to hear a happy ending!

    Happy Birthday Bullet!!! Hope you have a great day!

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  2. Thanks for the friday follow...following you back :)

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  3. lost our 2 old dogs last year and couldnt bare to not have a dog in our life so we got a puppy...I think she is part DEMON but we lover her! Hey! Just stopped by to check out your blog, looking good!. Found you through the Friday Follow. Would love for you to come and follow me back. Have a great weekend!

    Diane
    http://turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh how sweet!! Happy Birthday Bullet!! I too have a wonderful dog and they really do save you!! :)

    Found you from friday follow!!!

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  6. Aw, Happy Birthday Bullet!! I can't wait to get a dog (I'm still working on convincing Hubby).

    I thought I started following you last week, but I think I forgot to click on follow. So, I definitely did it this week!

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  8. Very Sweet!

    Have a great weekend. Stopped by again :) from FF.

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