Happy Thorsday, little friday and Thankful Thursday, but most of all, a very happy fifth birthday to Lady Gretchen Greer!
I thought I’d just share a photo from each year of her life. She still likes to hang out on my desk when she’s at work, but this photo doesn’t do justice to how tiny she was when we brought her home. She was only 4 pounds!
This is from her first birthday. It was so hot that year… I really didn’t get any great solo shots of the birthday girl, but she’s always happy to share space with the DIVA.
And while there are CUTER photos from 2010, this one ear (or both!) flipped back is vintage Gg. It makes the Knight crazy, and he has taught her to recognize “fix your ear.” She will generally come to me to have the ear(s) flipped forward again, but sometimes, she just stares him down, seemingly pleased that it bothers him!
Yeah, Sissy gets all the DIVA press, but Sis-ma (her benevolent alter ego) is very tolerant of the Brat, Gg’s own alter ego. This photo from fall 2011 is a great depiction of what we call the “my sister is furniture” pose, which is seen almost daily. The inner Jack Russell presumptiveness is alive and well within the generally sweet and timid wee one.
Just to bring everything full circle, you can compare this photo from last December with the puppy photo at the top of the post. She takes up a little more real estate, but she’s still a tiny little girl who likes to be close to her pack.
Thankful? Duh?! We’re all so very thankful Gretchen came to us. She’s a bit of a challenge, with her highly (reactive) sensitive nature, but she’s so smart and so sweet and totally worth the extra effort it takes to make her world closer to stable. Happy birthday Gretchen Greer! I’m looking forward to a not-rainy walk this afternoon, since I know the last two have not been to your satisfaction.
Are you celebrating anything today?