I already posted the content of this post as the caption to a photo on my personal Facebook page but since I use this blog as a journal of sorts, I decided to publish it here, too. Today is my dog, Raegan’s, 10th birthday. Below are the words that I shared with her on this special day.
On October 26, 2004, a litter was born & there was 1 puppy in the litter who, depending on temperament, would be a match.
I had to wait, though, as puppies weren’t allocated until they were 7-ish weeks old. I looked at pictures of that litter closely as they were uploaded to the breeder’s website & I’m looking at “the” email now. It said, “I have a black girl available, if you would like her. She is going to be a large mini, somewhere between 16 and 18 inches. She has a fleece coat, and will be ready to travel the first week in January. I will be allocating her in the next day or so, so if you would like her just let me know!” If I would like her?? Yes, I’d like her! Yes, yes, yes!
On October 26, 2004, the little girl who would become my best friend, unconditional sweetheart, listening ear, shopping buddy, cuddle bum, & beautifully bright Rae of Sunshine entered this world.
Over the past 10 years, Raegan & I have traveled together, laughed together, cried together, been silly together, done community service together, navigated through this thing called life together, & grown together.
Raegan, I hope you understand how much I love you. I sometimes hear the phrase “to the moon & back” but that doesn’t even begin to explain it. People have been to the moon & back. I don’t think the incredible amount of love that I have for you can be measured. I’d have to say it’s infinite.
My love for you has no end, like the George Strait lyrics that I altered & often sing to you:
“Let me tell you something about our special love,
It’s a love that lasts forever & it’s just between us.
We don’t only love each other every now & then.
We have a love without end, amen.”
My puppy girl, I cherish every day with you & can’t wait to see what else I’m going to learn from you & experience with you as we start this 11th year together! I’m blessed to be the one who gets to start a new decade with you.
Happy birthday to my darling Raegan Sydney Huston!!”