7/22/09

A Year of Shiloh

A year ago today, we brought our goofy dog Shiloh home with us. He was eight months old. We met quite a few more of our neighbors taking him out on evening walks and have had a good source of entertainment in the evenings when he races around the house or when he meets his puppy friends for playdates. It was a rough adjustment for my husband, who did not grow up with pets, but he has now become quite fond of the dog and will even pick him up to cuddle and tells me how cute the dog is. I started out saying that Shiloh would not be allowed on the furniture and would not sleep in our bed – and of course, neither of those are now true (although he does usually sleep in his crate.) He adores children and it has been so cute to watch our little nephew, only two, playing with Shiloh. He hasn’t had any accidents in ages, even when visiting new houses, although we are still working on the chewing issues – shoes, pillows, and books are favorites. I love how Shiloh is always happy to see me, full of enthusiasm, affection, and playfulness. I miss him when I’m gone. If you would’ve told me a year ago that I’d be this attached to a dog, I wouldn’t have believed you. But now I believe.

Related posts (with cute photos):

Ten Months Old

Meet Shiloh

9 comments:

Letters From Midlife said...

Shiloh seems like a sweet companion. I enjoyed your tribute!

Kimmie said...

he's so cute - is he a dachsund? he looks like a little man with a beard :)

Meadowlark Days said...

thank you! yes, he's a wirehaired dachshund - everyone loves his beard!

Katie in MA said...

Awww! What a beautiful dog! I miss the devotion and the adorableness and laughable antics of dogs.

Happy Love Thursday!

elizabeth said...

Awwww. :) Looks like a great dog - sigh. Pets are such blessings in our lives. I can believe you would be that attached; I love my Cleo Cat and thank God for pets.

Have a great day today!

Puna said...

He looks so sweet. Love that mustache. Happy love Thursday.

marga said...

VERY impressive whiskers!

Meadowlark Days said...

Thank yoU! Elizabeth, you're right pets are a blessing!

Gayle said...

Shiloh is so cute! What a face he has! I love how much goodness dogs can bring into our lives. Thank you for adding Shiloh to the Pet Parade!