Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!

I was planning on not posting today, but then I randomly remembered that 4 years ago today, Nate and I brought Huck home. I always get bummed when people get all anti-Valentine's day, because I really do think it's a beautiful holiday. I think too many people take it for face value and get jaded by the fluffy teddy bears and pink hearts. I think it's more of a day to spread a little extra love to those in your life that you love!

It's totally fitting that we brought Huck home on Valentine's Day. We got him from a legit pet store (before I get any puppy mill rants!) when we were calling around for a Pomeranian. I remember looking in the little windows and not seeing any poms, but when we asked for him, we were told that he was brought in a couple days ago and the staff never put him down. :) Sure enough there he was, just a pound of fur. Looking back, he was pretty much the ugliest thing ever, but at the time I thought he was perfect. Isn't that the way things are with all babies? ;)

We played with him for a good 40 minutes or so... He was a perfect amount of playful with a perfect amount of calm, and when he fell asleep in my arms, I was sold. We adopted him and took him to the car, and as soon as that car door shut, he turned into this little monster; nipping at my fingers and toes, growling, biting the bottom of my jeans. I even think he peed... All within the first 5 minutes of the drive home! I know it's silly, but that made me love him even more in hindsight. He's a total spaz and we love him madly.

In short, happy Love Day to all of you out there in the blog world. Family and friends, we love you and are so happy to have you in our lives. If you don't have a girlfriend/boyfriend or husband/wife to spoil today, spread that love to your parents, kids, or just spoil your pet. That's what they're there for, anyway. :)

6 comments:

Rebel Belle Photography said...

I absolutely love this post! I think Huck was made for you all just in his photographs -- my dogs NEVER want to pose for me!! "Utoh -- here comes the crazy lady with her camera again..." :P Happy valentine's day to you all!

Mom said...

There's a special corner of my heart that smiles every time I think about how you two love each other.

lorie and jon said...

You two are amazing and we love you both! And Happy Valentimes Day Nate :)

Rebecca Davenport said...

I met your mommy last night!!! Now that woman is full of love- She is such a delight! Hope you guys had a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Jensey! said...

Casie - The trick is to go at em' when they're tired. Most of Huck's photos are taken around 2am! ;) He's pretty good regardless, though, as he'll do annnnnything for food!

Mom - I don't know which one this is, but we love you both just incase! ;)

Lorie & Jon - HAPPY VALENTIMES DAY! Bahahaha. He was saying that alllll day yesterday. :)

Rebecca - I don't know why that scares me, but it totally does. ;) Regardless, I'm glad you had a good visit with my mommy!

Rebel Belle Photography said...

AHA! So there IS a trick. We have four dogs at my house -- five when Sean's boxer is visiting. So...eventually ONE of them HAS to get tired, right?! The insanity continues...