I have a dozen years to be thankful for during my birthday week. Not every dog has a wonderful life, but so far, I’ve been blessed with pretty much everything a dog could need. Today, I will share some of the highlights from each of my dozen years with you.
0-1: I’m thankful to have been born, and that my mom found my breeder in England. It was an amazing first year leaving my dog family, moving to Germany, and to the USA all before I turned one!
1-2: My sister Katie and I were an amazing sister duo. We took our move to the US in stride, and loved our new home with a fenced yard for us to play in! It was my first real winter, and I fell in love with cold and snow.
2-3: This year was pretty uneventful. We did do our first family Christmas Card photo shoot with our new kitty siblings Bert and Sophie.
3-4: Our family at home didn’t change, but we were thankful to get our first cousin, Lena. She came and stayed with us when she was just ten weeks old for about two weeks.
4-5: We took our first Minnesota road trip up to Lake Superior. Katie and I enjoyed hiking along the shore. I’m thankful I got to dip my paws in the water too.
5-6: I’m super thankful for this part of my life as I started my blogging empire, My GBGV Life in November after I turned 5. Mom was really bad at taking photos back then, and our walls were bare in our office.
6-7: This was the period in my life where I started my baking career. At first I used a cookbook, and then I learned to create my own recipes.
7-8: When I turned 7, Bailie came for my birthday party and never left. Sometimes I’m thankful for her, sometimes I’m not, but I know she is a good hound, and I’m glad she has a great home.
8-9: I’m thankful that because of Bailie, I got started in nose work. I earned my first title, L1V in May when I was 8 years old. It’s super cool to be the first GBGV to ever earn a title of any kind in NACSW nose work.
9-10: Bailie and I traveled to Nashville for BlogPaws. The year before, we went to Las Vegas. I’m thankful for the traveling I have gotten to do in the US, and Europe. I have 5 countries and 18 states under my furs, which is pretty good I think.
10-11: Shortly after I turned 10, Madison arrived at our house. With her dad being my half brother, she is truly related to me. She does do a lot of things just like I do. I’m thankful to have someone to follow in my paw prints.
11-12: This past year, I did some traveling with my mom, and I had some pretty good nose work trials. I hope to travel more the coming year. Hanging out with Mom and doing nose work are my favorite things.
Who knows what adventures and challenges this next year will bring, but I look forward to finding out!
We are joining Brian’s Home Blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!