I was just thinking ... it was one year ago today, months before I’d ever heard the name Poppy, that I was very busy entering this world as a Westy. While I’m not exactly sure how all that happened, I do remember being really tiny, playing a lot, and having to share stuff with a pack of puppies.
As the weeks passed, we had a lot of visitors that would come and go until two people came by, picked me up, and drove me far away to Boston. Even though I was a little scared, there was something about these guys that made me feel like everything would be okay.
Of course, I had to start out in a playpen which wasn’t so bad. I always had plenty to eat and so many toys that I had to take turns playing with them.
Since I’ve been here, I’ve gotten used to that black, boxy thing that clicks and sometimes flashes (they call it a c-a-m-e-r-a). It happens a lot, especially when we travel. The good thing about that is I get to see new places and people and sometimes other dogs!
My first winter has been the most exciting part so far! I don’t mind the shirt & boots, as long as there’s room to romp. I’ve learned to speed over all that cold, fluffy stuff until I wear-out my humans.
After a long, hard play, nothing beats climbing to the top of a huge pile of snow and turning it yellow! It’s something I can now do outside and inside (on my pads), but I’m not perfect. Sometimes ...
... when I get very, very excited, I’ve developed what’s called the “Hello Pee” – not very popular if it should happen inside and “off-pad,” if you know what I mean.
Now that’s it’s spring, and I’m old enough to remember it this time around, I can’t wait to make a whole bunch of new memories with my family. And, I’m sure the way Penny & Ed go through memory cards, you’ll be able to follow all of my adventures. Look out, here come the terrible 2’s!
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Words: Duchess Poppy Whitehead (Edited by Ed)
Photography: © 2012-2013 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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