Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Jake!!

Jake is ONE today! 

Even though it's been a crazy year filled with countless hours of trying to make sure that this giant of a creature will become a very calm and respectful adult doggie, I wouldn't trade a single minute of the time I've invested over the past several months. We still have a long way to go :), but I know that I will miss these 18 months of puppyhood when they're gone.

Looking back at pictures from the past year kills me every time. Where has this year gone? Why did he have to grow up so fast????

I remember the days when I could pick him up whenever I wanted.

Jake was so happy when my sister and her hubby decided to give a home to one of his brothers. His name is Sam. Happy Birthday Sammy!!

After that he started growing up really fast.

...And before I knew it, I couldn't pick him up anymore. 

(I sort of feel like I'm reading The Giving Tree.)

Now he's pushing 100 lbs and still growing. Wahhhh. They grow up too fast.

Happy Birthday, Jakey! I am so glad that you are a part of my world. You have blessed my life so much already. I have learned as much from you as you've learned from me. You are always smiling and happy... even when I get frustrated with you and you can't understand what you've done wrong. I think you're the happiest dog I've ever met. I'm so happy that I chose you out of the litter that day. I hope we get to spend many, many more long years together.
Please don't ever stop smiling.


Mandell said...

Our next dog will be a retriever. Gah, I love them and those puppy pics make me want one right now!!

Sarah Huffman said...

you're a proud mama! : )

texasholls said...

I love the picture of Kahn and Jake together. It looks like Kahn is saying, "I give up. There's no way I can ever compete with all this puppy cuteness."

bee said...

Wow! This dog has grown! Love all the pics.