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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Merida!

Today is Merida's birthday. She's officially a year old and isn't technically a puppy anymore. *sniff*

What a time it has been with this little girl.

She's taught Gimli a great deal and made him a better dog. He's calmer around other dogs - he doesn't believe that the dog is coming to eat him, and he lets her do whatever she wants to him. In return, he has taught her to bark, the exact moment to appear when there's food around, and how to make goo-goo eyes to get what she wants... *ahem* up onto the bed...

She's taught us to try to be more patient in all things and to cherish Gimli. As weird as that sounds, she's slowly learning that Gimli gets to have one on one time too. Often I'll see her sitting by herself - watching us, while Gimli and I cuddle.

She's not as bonded with Mike or myself in the same way as Gimli. I have to keep reminding myself that this is normal and Gimli's been with us for nearly 6 years. That will come in time. When Merida is tired though, she seeks one of us out and hangs out at our feet. She'll get there, I'm sure.

Here are some pictures from the early days:

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