One week ago today, we picked you up from your birthplace.
We met the humans who brought you into this world.
We met your mom (Shannon), your dad (MacGregor), and your siblings.
Then you took your first ride in the car,
Had had your first portrait made,
Spent your first night away from your family.
It has been a week of firsts ...
First going to sleep alone in a crate.
First trying to pee in the rain.
First visit to The Vet.
First time to meet Arya.
We heard your first bark (at Arya),
Watched your first frenzied play that collapsed into a nap,
Laughed at your first romp with each new toy.
You, with your yips and growls,
Your ferocious energy and warm cuddliness,
Your puppy eyes and ears and feet and nose ...
You have frolicked your way solidly into our hearts.
And we are grateful for you.
Bless to me this puppy. His waking and sleeping. His eating and playing. His eyes and ears. His sharp little teeth. Bless to me the joy he brings. Bless to me this puppy.