Wednesday, January 20, 2010

vito's anniversary!

one year ago today, we happily welcomed our puppy VITO! into our lives. bfff and i visited his foster home and fell in LOVE with this little brown fur ball.

he was clumsy & sleepy, a bit wary of us, and had the biggest tummy. we took him home and life just hasn't been the same since.

some memories of the past year:

*there were a number of mornings that we tried to sleep in...but the second we opened our eyes, vito would pounce on us. sometimes we'd wake up to him standing on the bed, just waiting for our eyes to open.

*he was so tiny we had to carry him up & down the stairs....he could barely reach the sofa cushions when standing on his hind legs.

*we even made a little growth chart for him on our wall. we'd mark his height in pencil every week or two. and WOW did he grow fast!

*the first time he barked, bfff & i looked at each other & went "what in the hell was that??" he definitely sounded like a boy.

*he likes to eat things - cinnamon buns (as of recently), sugar cookies, chicken burgers, socks, stuffed animals, etc. however, when we give him something new that he is allowed to eat (like a blueberry), he'll play with it for a good 5 minutes before attempting to eat it.

one of his favorite activities is watching out the window. he's our neighborhood patrol.

*now he sleeps in...and usually tries to keep us from getting up in the morning by laying on top of one of us. he also snores sometimes.

*vito is VERY affectionate. we wanted him to be friendly and loving. and he will definitely lick your face if you don't watch out.

i can't believe how much he's changed in just a year. he's all grown up!


Brandi said...

Vito went from being one adorable puppy to one very handsome boy! He's lucky to have someone to love him like you do.

Anonymous said...

beutiful pictures, you guys sound very happy

Orion Designs said...

he's positively adorable ... I don't understand people who can live without a dog

stephanie said...

thanks brandi! that's so sweet of you to say :)

vicki - i know what you mean. i just can't imagine life without vito's company.

manD said...

that is too cute......good memories!! Definitely ones to treasure.......maybe you should scrapbook, ;-)