10 January 2011

it's been two whole years

It's been two whole years since we brought this puppy into our lives.  I remember vividly how I fell in love with his picture on petfinder and basically told Jared that we were going to bring him home from the adoption event.  I remember how I began to get nervous as I signed the papers and then proceeded to panic once we got in the car. 

Freddie...I remember how skittish you were around people for months and I remember wondering if you'd ever chill out (I still wonder that, though you have calmed down a lot).  I love watching you run free and swim in the river when we take you to the dog park, I swear I can see you smiling.  I love when I'm sitting on the couch and you climb up next to me and snuggle your big head in my lap and fall asleep so peacefully.  I love watching Jared wrestle and play with you.  

You are the perfect mixture of playful and energetic, and sweet and snuggly.  And even when you eat an entire batch of my muffins off the counter top, I can't resist your face.  The cuteness makes my heart explode.  I can't wait to make more and more memories with our favorite puppy for many more years.


  1. can't wait for the day our fellas meet. thanks going to be something.
    Freddie, you sure found your way into a beautiful family. xo

  2. sweet freddie! he would be such a perfect playmate for huck! maybe one day we can unite them! :)

  3. Aw, what a warm and fuzzy post. Rescue dogs are the best--- their love, their gratitude are so simple and pure.

  4. that's a good kind of love, julia.
    i know it well.

  5. yay to 2 years! freddie was meant to be with you 2.

  6. I am pretty sure I was in a coma when you published this. Happy Birthday Freddie. You are sure lucky a great family found you and shares you with the world. Dogs are just the best.