My sweet Maddie, rest in peace, finally mastered a grand feat. After many Christmases, we taught her to find her present. On this particular Christmas, I got four identical boxes. In all of them, I put a t-shirt with my husband’s scent on it. In one of them, was a vacuum-sealed package of tennis balls for her. I wrapped them in identical paper. It took her a few directions to snap to it. My husband was using aluminum foil in the kitchen and the sound of it threw off her concentration (so you hear my yelling to my husband in the kitchen). Not only does she find the right box, but she unwraps it, gets her nose into the box to get her present out, and then takes it to her lair (the chair). Enjoy!!!
Happy 6th Birthday Baby Girl! It was 6 short years ago that we first fell in love with you.
It was nice to have a puppy around again. She was a sponge, learning quickly.
She always approached my son, Patrick, very cautiously (he has severe autism). Patrick is a rock star to her.
She loved our hot tub (don’t worry, it wasn’t really hot–it was the same temperature as the pool):
She loved her time with Santa.
So today I am thanking the universe for bringing her to me. Tonight, the cake is an extra special creation from Barker Street: A cake with yogurt ganache.