Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Chase!

Today is Chase's 13th birthday. That makes him 91 in human years!

When I brought him home 13 years ago I didn't know what I was in for. I had never raised a puppy before. Let me tell you about my experience! Yorkies are known for issues with housebreaking so I had braced myself mentally and was armed with plenty of puppy pads.

Chase was housebroken within 2 weeks. I was working during those two weeks but he just is very smart and could understand what I was asking of him. He somehow knew how to communicate to me when he had to go out - he'd scratch at the door and look over at me. Housebreaking Chase was so very easy.

This one is a very special Yorkie and I'm so very thankful he's here to celebrate another milestone. You were all with me when he was in the hospital earlier this year. This milestone means so much to me and Greg.

I can't imagine life without this guy. He cheers me up when I come home from work, he makes me laugh with his never ending search for food. I treasure him. He's such a wonderful part of my life.

I love watching him sleep. When he dreams sometimes he sort of barks and moves his paws rapidly. I can only imagine what he is chasing in his dreams.

I also love hearing him drink water. I know. WEIRD. That's ok. I love him so much. In the absence of having human children, he is one of my kids.

Because it is so late(we went to the Mariner game tonight), I just quickly looked through some of my photos of him. I'd love to share them with you

Lounging with Mama.
Riding in the boat at Bangrila.
What is this snow stuff?Happy Birthday baby Chase. Mama loves you!


yarnsnob said...

happy birthday chase..you are adorable!!

Gail said...

I'm so glad you've found the time to blog again, and a very happy birthday to Chase! A Roger Carras quote: "Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday chasie - Chris and I love you and are so glad you are around for your family!

Linda "K" said...

Chase is one of the cuter doggies on the planet! I know that "drink water" sound! Each dog has their own sound when they drink and I could always tell which one was drinking - not weird at all!!! Gail's quote was a good one. Have you seen her "Rona" cardi progress lately? It's GORGEOUS!