Friday, July 16, 2010

happy 1 year, petey









today marks the one year anniversary since petey came to live with us!

when we were still fostering everybody kept on saying how we would never let him be adopted and that we would eventually keep him. i guess all those people - friends and strangers - were correct!

thank you, petey, for teaching us:
  • to let sleeping dogs lie
  • that it is possible for dogs to sniff each other on the sidewalk without an altercation
  • to respect and be mindful of dog body language
  • that with positive reinforcement anything is possible - even teaching you a bite inhibition

we are so happy that we will be your forever home - we were always a bit worried about what would happen when/if you bit your new owners.

andre, duke and i are looking forward to growing older with you.

we love you!

cross-posted to aozora.ca

3 comments:

Bella and Barry the Beagles said...

What a lovely story. Happy 1 year Petey :o)

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Shiloh & Shasta - Oh yes, barkdayz are wunderful. Petey - u r sooooo cute and lucky that your foster home became your forever home - they r the bestest. Hppy Barkday Petey.

From mom - the family is lucky too. I have had dogs most of my life but Shiloh & Shasta were my first & second Beagles - I'm hooked on the breed now. I never knew I could learn so much from a dog & Beagles are so giving. HAPPY BARKDAY PETEY!

happyd said...

Guys!!! Thank you so much :) :)