Thursday, January 31, 2013

the big 0-5!!

Yesterday was a very special day, it was Harley's 5th birthday!! I can't believe he is already 5! It has been an amazing five years, full of a lot of ups and a few downs (see Strawberry butt post). He gave us a small taste of what it would be like when we had kids. (Kids are much harder but he was a good little warm up) We couldn't stay out late after work and drink until 10pm, we had to come home and feed him. We had to make sure he was taken care of if we went on vacation. And most importantly, we had to take him to the park or beach every weekend so he could run all that energy off!  It was the right amount of responsibility for a newly married couple.

And now he is a big brother to little Charlotte. He takes his job very seriously, kissing her all the time! I know they will be the best of friends, especially when she starts eating real food and dropping bits and pieces on the floor for him. :)

We can't imagine our lives without our Mr H. He brings us so much joy, he makes our house a home. He has the biggest personality of any dog, I mean what other dog actually communicates through snorts?! If he is annoyed (you make him move from his spot in bed), there is a snort for that. If he is unhappy (not getting a treat), there is a snort for that. If he is thrilled you are finally home, his whole body wiggles (while he is snorting)! And boy does he give you "the look" if you stop petting him. haha.

We adopted Harley in April 2008 and our lives were forever changed....
look at how little he was!! so cute!!

the day we got him!!

best friends, back when they were the same size.

Then we moved to DC to be with Matt and Harley loved it!
engagement photos

tasting snow for the first time

being silly on 4th of July

the ring bearer at our wedding!

Then we moved back to San Diego and Harley got to go to the beach!! 

But he needed to start pulling his weight around the house so he got a job with special needs adults. 

Christmas is his favorite holiday, especially decorating the house!
all tied up in the lights

He loves being a Navy brat

And enjoyed spending his days like this....

until his sister came along....
meeting for the first time


Now he has to spend his days watching over her. Less napping but oh so happy!

To celebrate his birthday this year, I made him some special treats. Macaroons...

And Cheeseburger muffins. Yum!

Then we sang happy birthday and he got to eat one of the cupcakes
all ready for the party!

Charlotte was super excited for his big day and decided to wear her french bulldog onesie

Happy Birthday Harley! We love you so much! 

p.s. why can't dogs live forever?!


Suzanne said...

He is the perfect one - someone to snuggle and keep you warm, guard the baby when the TV cries, and who knew a dog could purr? Happy Birthday Mr. H!!!

April Moseley said... all the pix!!! Harley is so cute and love all the pix of him with Charlotte!!!