Today is DFS's 25th birthday. My bouncing baby boy turns a quarter-century old today (ha! but I still haven't hit the half-century mark -- soon -- but not yet -hehe)!
Can someone please tell me, Where did those years go?
In honor of DFS's special day, a day in which we truly celebrate who he is and how he's enriched our lives, I thought I'd post a few "then"" shots of the canine crew -- a trip down memory lane, if you will (I am allowed to reminisce, am I not?).
How time flies!
Here's the gang over the years (you already know what they look like now). All of these photos capture them between 6.5 and 10 weeks of age. :o) I can hardly believe they're so grown up now (nor can I believe I have human kids ALL in their twenties, and one who's turning 25!). Eeee-gads!
So here they are:
Ridge in 2001 at 9-10 weeks old (before he came to live with us -- he came to us in 2004 as a 3 yo):
Baxter in December, 2003:
Elsie in Fall 2005:
Kenya in Fall 2006:
Pinot in Fall 2007 (just 14 months ago):
Tuc in July 2008 (just six months ago, and yes, that's the old man, DFS whose birthday it is today, with Tuc in the first shot below):
And the little Rudy squirt, in November 2008 (just two months ago):
Sometimes I wish I could make time stand still. But only sometimes.
I'm learning to treasure them all in every season of their lives -- and that includes the human kidlets in their twenties, too.
So happy birthday, Dan-o! We love you, Bud, and we're proud of you.
'Til next time,
Joan (aka Mom)