Friday was our dog Chloe's fifth birthday, but unlike the fete that marked her first year (there were canine friends, cake, and party favors), this year's celebration was decidedly low-key. With Chloe on my lap, we took a little trip down memory lane and cooed at old photos of her. Out of the hundreds, these are some of our favorites.
We used to dream of one day having a dachshund. Early in our relationship, when Shawn would make me a birthday or anniversary comic, the story line would often revolve around the little weiner dog we so desperately wanted. On our first wedding anniversary (nearly six years ago), he painted me a picture of the two of us, our cats, and our future dog, standing at the edge of the city of our dreams. It makes me teary-eyed when I think of how that rendering has come true.