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Happy Birthday!

Our sweet little Remington turns two today!  It's so hard to believe since we've only had him for 10 months.  I can still remember the first day we went to go see him at the shelter.  I had seen his picture online and told Jon I wanted to check him out.  Without hesitation he said "Okay, we can head over there on my lunch break."  

This is a picture I took of him the first day we met him at the shelter.

Remi, named Paco at the time, wasn't what I had expected.  He paid us little attention when we joined him in his yard at the shelter.  He gave us a look over and walked away.  The dog in the fence next to him was full of energy and spunk, but Remi just looked sad.  I didn't know what to make of him.  They told us he had a previous owner who had given him up and that he'd been at the shelter now for 5 months.  Now I felt I understood his demeanor.  He probably thought we were like all of the others who had come to look at him, show him some attention and then ultimately leave him alone again.  But I couldn't leave him.

We set up an arrangement to fill out our adoption form, get all of his necessary supplies and pick him up the next day.  As soon as we got him in the car, he had a smile on his face.  And he has been nothing but a fun-loving sweetheart ever since.  He makes us smile and laugh every day, and I can't imagine our life without him.  So happy birthday to you, Remington!  We're so glad you came into this world two years ago, and that all of the rest of your years will get to be spent with us!

Here he is on the day we brought him home :)

And since we're on the topic of dogs, check out this woman's mission and amazing heart for them.  
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  1. So sweet! Happy birthday Remi!! What a sweet boy. He looks really happy to be part of your family.

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