Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday

No cake, no singing, no silly party hat this year. Just Savage, Randy, and me hanging out and relaxing in our new house.
Because we are pretty much living in the guest bedroom and most of our things are stored there while the rest of the house comes together, Savvy's bed (an old twin mattress) is set up out in the empty living room area. Which is not to say that Savvy actually spends much time out there. Being a true "Velcro dog" (he sticks close to his mama and daddy), he started laying his big head on our queen-sized bed and giving me sad puppy eyes, so I relented, and now he stretches out and naps on our bed until Randy and I kick him off at bed-time.
He's getting more comfortable with his new home, and the loves to race around our yard. Can't wait until next year when we have grass for him to roll in and tear up. We have lots of deer on our property, and Savage feels it's his duty to alert us to their presence, but nothing more. I actually set up a trail camera close to the house, but I mostly end up with pictures of a great dane instead of a big buck. During deer season he barely goes anywhere without his 2" blaze orange collar on, and I'd like to once again include the link to Morrco Pet Supply, where I bought it. If your dane spends much time outdoors during hunting season, the safety aspect is well worth it (especially for fawn-colored danes. Seems that they are called fawns for a reason!).
My baby Savage turned 3 years old this year. It's amazing that we've been together that long. Sometimes I think the time has gone by so slowly, considering the exhausting training, stressful vet visits, endless raw food packaging, etc. But on November 17th I remember swimming in the lake with him, sharing his joy over new squeaky toys, cuddling together on the couch, and laughing at his unique reactions to the world, and the reality is that 3 years can truly fly by. Happy Birthday, my awesome blue guy, and many more!