#sol17 March 8 A Slice of Birthday

 I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for bloggingwithstudentsall of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!

Finnegan! You are 1 today. 

Then: We had never had a puppy before.
Now: We can’t imagine our family without you.

Then: Our house had legos and toys all over.
Now: The children have learned they must put their toys away from you!

Then: We enjoyed our open floor plan.
Now: We open gates all through the house.

Then: Kids didn’t seem to know where the shoe closet was.
Now: Kids know they need to put their shoes away and close the closet!

Then: We were cat people.
Now: We are cat and dog people.

Then: We could finally vacuum without a baby crying.
Now: We vacuum as you bark at and chase the vacuum.

Then: We brought snacks to the couch.
Now: We can only eat at the table, or you will try to grab our food.

Then: It felt selfish to go on a walk, leaving others at home.
Now: It is generous to be the one to take the dog on a walk.

Then: You loved to chew.
Now: You love to chew.

Then: You were such a cute little baby puppy.
Now: You are such a cute big baby puppy.

Then: We had never had a puppy before.
Now: We can’t imagine our family without you.

Happy Birthday, Finnegan!


5 thoughts on “#sol17 March 8 A Slice of Birthday

  1. My experience with my dog is the same way, I can’t imagine life without him. He changed my family and is now the glue that keeps us together most days. Keep on loving that cute Finnegan of yours!

  2. What a beautiful post about your adorable puppy! I enjoyed the comparisons of “then” and “now”. Isn’t it amazing how much a puppy can change our lives? We can’t imagine our home without our two girls.

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