Zoo Diaries: Happy Birthday, Rascal!

Rascal wasn’t quite 8 weeks old when we got him. He was nameless, had a bladder the size of a pea, and cried often. He was also only a little bigger than a coffee cup:

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Somehow he made it from GreenTree all the way home without peeing in the car. Kyle said it as a good sign.

He had floppy ears and a very black face. He was afraid of going down stairs and jumping off our bed. He had a preoccupation with the bathtub that none of us ever figured out (it was convenient for a minute there – we’d drop him in the bathtub with a toy and he’d be good for a solid 20 minutes).

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His nose got longer and all of a sudden we remembered he was part Sheltie. We’re thinking he’s more Sheltie than Beagle (fingers crossed he never figures out how to howl).

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And one day his ears started perking up all the time. And got way too big for his head….

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But he grew into them eventually. Someone tells us how foxy he looks (hehe) almost every time we walk him. One day around 7 months he turned into a cuddlebug. Which Kyle and I take full advantage of.

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What can I say? We’re a little obsessed.

 

His big celebration will be on Kyle’s birthday (next Friday) and will include a bacon wrapped steak, but I want to do a little something special tonight. I made him a little cookie/cake…. thing. With some of his favorite foods (peanut butter, oats, coconut oil). I topped it with torn up pepperoni and goat cheese for icing. 2014-05-29 21.36.46

 

Happy First Birthday, Pup! We love you!

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