Today is a very special day: Claire's birthday!!
She is now a big girl; a two-year-old in human years, and fourteen in dog years.
It seems like it was just yesterday when she was a little peanut of a thing
who was peeing all over my new apartment and chewing on everything in sight.
Little Claire at eight-weeks-old with her first toy!
Now she is a mostly-obedient, extremely sweet, incredibly loyal girl
who has been by my side for the past two years
through times of joy and times of pain.
I wonder if she knew, when she chose me,
that she was going to become such an important part of my life.
Two-year-old Claire smiling for the camera!
All this to say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAIRE!!!!
I love you so so so so so so much!