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Valentine’s Day, Big Life Changes, Birthdays, and Life Rearranges

I can hardly believe it’s already the middle of February. Wasn’t it just last weekend that we celebrated the new year? I guess it just feels that way, and while so much has happened in just the few short weeks since the beginning of the year, I still can’t help but look back and wonder where all the time has gone.

Yet, here we are, Valentine’s Day, and in our household this day is extra special. Today also happens to be Simon’s birthday. As of today Simon is 7 years old (at least it human years), and that officially makes him an old man. Don’t get me wrong, he still has way too much energy, but he seems to love to indulge in his morning naps just as much these days. Seriously, some days he will not get off the couch until at 12:00 in the afternoon! By the late afternoon, however, he is always ready for his daily walk. I’m not sure he’ll ever really slow down, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since Simon’s antics always seem to keep everyone on their toes—if you know what I mean. Still, it’s weird to even think how much has changed in the past 7 years since bringing Simon into our lives. We were newbies to dog ownership (serious cat-only zone here), totally unprepared (although can you ever really be completely prepared?), and had no idea what kind of adventures we were in for. Now though, looking back, I can say it was definitely all worth it.

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Happy 7th Birthday Simon!

Yet, life is set to change again with job changes, commutes and overall daily schedule changes. The dogs as well as the cats, I’m sure, will adapt to the new changes and daily schedule just fine. Really, it’s mostly me who is going to miss having the ability and flexibility to spend so much time with Simon and Rosee during the day (why must adulting be so hard sometimes?).

Nevertheless, with our pet family growing—seriously, we gained 4 cats in 1 year!—both pups getting older, and our own personal lives changing, I’m excited to see what the future may hold and the adventures that are in store.

So, whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Pawlentine’s Day…we hope it was a good one!

7th Day of Christmas 2018

On the 7th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

7th Day of Christmas

seven tags-a-jingling,

six cats-a-meowing,

five tasty treats!,

four reindeer antlers,

three christmas trees,

two striped gray cats,

and an amazing new cat tree!

5th Day of Christmas 2018

On the 5th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

5th Day of Christmas 2018
Cookies aren’t just for Santa.

five tasty treats,

four reindeer antlers,

three christmas trees,

two striped gray cats,

and an amazing new cat tree!

4th Day of Christmas 2018

On the 4th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

4th Day of Christmas 2018
Someone’s gotta help Santa deliver the presents.

four reindeer antlers,

three christmas trees,

two striped gray cats,

and an amazing new cat tree!

Santa Watch 2018: Day 16

Day 16, and Rosee’s after a new tail.

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Don’t worry, she’s still looking out for Santa’s, but she’s pretty sure she knows where to get some confidential information on St. Nick’s whereabouts.

She’s positive the squirrels know something. You see, those squirrels are constantly running circles around her at the local parks. They’re everywhere – jumping in trees, and scampering around in bushes!

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She’ll sniff out those squirrels!

And you know what? Those squirrels must know a pair of chipmunks, who know some ducks, who are good friends with a certain mouse. A mouse that gets around, and knows how to make wishes come true. Surely the mouse knows something about Santa Claus.

Rosee’s even got Simon in on the hunt this time – searching the trees!

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The squirrels will talk, Santa Claus, the squirrels will talk . . .

 

3rd Day of Christmas 2018

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

3rd Day of Christmas 2018

three christmas trees,

two striped gray cats,

and an amazing new cat tree!