Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Furry Birthday

July 2010, 8 weeks old

It's my baby pug's first birthday today.  There have been several times when Steve and I didn't think we would see this day with Miles.  There was that turkey bone fiasco at Thanksgiving.  Then we nearly lost him to a then-undiagnosed Immune Mediated Poly-Arthritis disease.  The kid's been through it and we've paid handsomely.  But if given the choice to do it all over again, we would.  Other than a few hiccups along the way, he has brought us immeasurable joy.

We're still weening him off of Prednisone; the treatment has gone very well all things considered. 
He goes to advanced training class every Saturday in hopes of passing the Canine Good Citizen Test soon.
He responds to a load of commands and adds new tricks to his routine often. I'm constantly amazed at his level of comprehension.
He's a perfect angel when there are treats to be had, and defiant and sassy when there are not. 
He tolerates other dogs, but prefers humans (because they feed him). 
He goes to Daddy for play-time and Mommy for rub-downs.
He wags his curly tail for the ones he loves, and unravels it when he's sick or tired. 
When he isn't expressing himself with alien-baby sounds, you can tell what he's thinking in his wrinkles.
His favorite words include 'eat', 'treat', 'walk', 'disc-golf', 'school', and 'speak'.
Steve and I haven't slept past 7:30 since we got him.
He's a sock thief.

This could get really long, so I better stop now.

I'm just incredibly proud and grateful and ridiculously in love.

Happy Birthday to Miles.  Year 2 is going to be fun.


Meri said...

What a sweet little boy! My sister's bulldog is on puppy prednisone as well, and it breaks my heart.

Babes in Thriftland said...

Aww Ace was on prednisone for his skin and now he doesn't take anything so keep weaning him off! What an adorable baby you have, I can't wait to meet him someday!

Style Journey said...

Happy Birthday to your puppy! He is adorable!

Rachel said...

How cute! Happy birthday to Miles! Dogs are the best :)

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday! It is funny to see how similar pugs are.

Girly Muse said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Miles! You are so very cute and loved.

two birds said...

happy birthday! he's lucky to have such great parents!

Ashley R said...

Happy Birthday! It's amazing how much joy little furry friends can bring :)

Melissa said...

Animal birthdays are so fun! My co-worker found a recipe for a dog-safe cake and made one for her dog. :)

Hope you enjoyed the day!

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