Holding a puppy
Phew. What an intense last few weeks. HRG and I were sick, and then his birthday party was upon us. We had grandparents visiting and they left today. Tomorrow my dear friend arrives from Australia. I’m excited and exhausted. 😀
I drafted this long post to HRG in my head that I was going to post here on his birthday and then I decided to just tell him instead. He’s so beautiful and I’m so proud to be his mama. We had an amazing time celebrating his birthday. Yes, I’m a huge believer in celebrating birthdays. For at least a week and maybe even a month!
The night before his birthday, I asked him what he wanted to do. He said, ‘I want to hold a puppy.’
So on the day of his birthday, in between singing happy birthday (proved to be a big hit and so we sang it a lot) and playing, I called and emailed and googled to find a puppy nearby that we could hold. Finally we found two potential places and we were lucky enough to score at the first one- the Berkeley Humane Society!
Our friends met us there, and everyone got in on the hold a puppy action:
The sweet animal control lady who let us hold this little darling loved holding her too:
HRG was so sad to see them go… but so pleased about the experience that he’s still talking about it today! I think I’m going to have to find a puppy we can visit regularly since we’re not in a position to get one of our own. Not yet, anyway!
I’m so glad we didn’t give up on trying to get him his birthday wish. It was well worth it!