I apologize for interrupting slobber week but we have a birthday boy in the house today.
Yes, that is correct, today is Sherman’s 7th birthday.
I can’t believe that the years have gone by so fast.
Well, most of the years have gone by fast.
This year, in regards to Sherman, has gone by very slow and has not been without challenges.
But we’ve gotten through those challenges and last weekend Sherman and I hit one of the goals that we’ve been working towards for the past several months.
We went for a hike through the woods.
We didn’t go for a walk. We went for a hike and it was fantastic for the both of us.
It might seem small to most but for us it was a milestone.
For Sherman and I to finally go for a hike together after not being able to do so for so long made my heart smile for him.
Sherman’s the dog that I wish for every family to experience one day.
He’s my families heart dog.
He watches over us, he love us.
He keeps us in check when we get too rowdy by putting himself between us and barking.
He’s the first to greet us when we come home with a bark and wiggling butt.
He helps me tuck my kids in every night.
He watches every morning as they get on the bus.
And he’s the first one to greet them when they come home.
He walks me into my bedroom every night and he sits by my bed until he knows I’m comfortable and then he goes and sleeps right outside the door on the cool floor.
He’s the first one I see when I wake up in the morning and he’s the first one to give me a good morning kiss.
And he’s by my side all day.
So what I wish for Sherman on his 7th birthday is more hikes, more fetch, more belly rubs, lots more morning kisses, and many more years by my side.
p.s. Thank you to all those who have sent and shared pictures for slobber day and who have joined in on the conversation! You all are gross and AWESOME and I haven’t smiled this much in one week in a long time! Anyone who wants to join the fun can send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your pics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #owntheslobber.