Saturday, June 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Cadence!

Although we don't know Cadence's exact birthday, we assume that it's in early June 2005 since we got her in early August and she was about 9 weeks old, which makes her 3 years old!
Cadence thinks that she is a human member of our family which is apparent in her voracious appetite for any and all people food and her love to sit in your lap :)
Despite a few minor "incidents" over the years (i.e. the stage where she chewed on anything plastic, the time we thought she ate Dave's wedding band and when I came home from work to find that she had chewed into the 25 lb bag of dog food and eaten an unknown amount), she has been a joy to have.
Cadence has already taken a liking to Luke as she sleeps by his crib while he naps, licks spit up off of his face if I can't get to it before she does, loves to drink his bath water (while he is in it) and is fascinated by his toys.
I received the poem below in an email this week and I thought it was appropriate as we anticipate Luke and Cadence being the best of friends. :)

A Boy and His Dog
Edgar Guest

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair:
No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play,
And they have their deep secrets for many a day;
And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.

He may go where he will and his dog will be there,
May revel in mud and his dog will not care;
Faithful he'll stay for the slightest command
And bark with delight at the touch of his hand;
Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.
No other can lure him away from his side;
He's proof against riches and station and pride;
Fine dress does not charm him, and flattery's breath
Is lost on the dog, for he's faithful to death;
He sees the great soul which the body conceals--
Oh, it's great to be young with a dog at your heels!
August 8, 2005
August 8, 2005
August 8, 2005
August 31, 2005
September 2005
September 2005 - After a day of helping Dave and my Dad build a patio (aka rolling in the mud created by their digging)
August 2006 - A pic that we sent to my brother, Mark, after he went back to Tech.
October 2006 - Dave has a love for all things SpiderMan so I thought it would be fun to surprise him with Cadence's own SpiderMan Halloween costume 4th of July
Lilly and Cadence

Swimming and fetching - two of her favorite things

Lying on the futon one last time before we got rid of it to make room for Luke's furniture
Obedience school graduation - December 2005

This is Cadence lying with her head on the windowsill in our bedroom, her typical daytime routine. I can't begin to tell you how much drool I havr cleaned off of this windowsill!!!
Luke and Cadence being introduced - April 2, 2008

Cadence sleeping by Luke's crib
June 5, 2008 - Best Buddies

1 comment:

  1. TOO CUTE - Cadence has grown up so fast!! I can hardly remember her being so small. Tell her we said HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!