The Huck Finn blog love continues this week with his little boot kicks. Swoooooooon! <3
We knew shortly after Huck’s attack that it wasn’t a matter of *if* his little blind eye would have to be removed, but *when.* We were instructed to watch it closely and see if he started pawing at it to show that it bothered him, and for the past few years, there was no issue. But after a couple occurrences this year of it turning blood red when he’d get worked up about something, it really started to make me uncomfortable. After a quick reassurance from our trusted vet that the procedure is not only ridiculously simple, but the healing process is too, we decided to make it happen. So while Huck was out for a routine teeth cleaning we had our vet remove the eye, too.
I was amazed at how quickly Huck was back to his normal, sassy self, and how quickly he healed- Huck didn’t even need a cone!
So today, our little Huckleupagus turns 10. A decade! He’s been with me for the entirety of my adult life, and I can’t imagine any other dog putting up with our long work hours and crazy travel schedule the past four years have brought. Yes, he’s a bit of a loner, but puts up with my Elvira-level of cuddling and always reminds us to feed him when we’re clocking long days in the office. :)
Huckleberry Finn, I don’t care if this post makes the world cringe or if the neighbors raised their brows when we did a little photo shoot with you and a giant Mike Wazowski balloon in the front yard. We love you too, too much and are so thankful for the joy you’ve brought to our lives. And since you can’t read and don’t know what “birthday” means, I’ll just give you extra snuggles and a couple marshmallows. :) HAPPY TEN!
I remember growing up, there were always certain stories friends and family members would tell over and over, lamenting the fact that I was growing up. One in particular was my Mom’s best friend, Colette- To this day, whenever she sees me, she talks about how one of her favorite memories was going shopping with me at Pier 39 when I was maybe 4 and I had my little wallet of money. I kept walking around and asking, “How many moneys is this?”
Well, this trip was a memory I’ll be reminding Kinley about forever- This was the trip I fell head over heels in love with my niece, and so much of that is how smitten she was with her Uncle Nate, and that this will forever be my memory of this trip- Nate carrying her all around the hills of San Francisco in a hiking bag, and that lil’ tongue sticking out. In. Love. I. Tell. You. <3
Gosh, I love this city.
My favorite photo of Quinn from the trip! Kristin and Charlie let us babysit the kids on our last night with them, and it was literally the highlight of my whole entire summer. We bought him those jammies while we were out that day, and he kept insisting on walking in Uncle Nate’s shoes and scrolling through the photos we took on the camera, letting us know who everyone is in each photo. <3
Meanwhile, I soaked up every second of Kinley-ness before bedtime- We must have sat like this for an hour. Easiest baby ever. <3
I don’t know how she handles life like this 24 hours a day- We were exhausted after our one week together! My sister in law is the most amazing mom I know, and I’m so glad my niece and nephew won the mommy jackpot.
Love. Her. <3
Our last night with the kiddos came way too quickly, and before we knew it, it was our last time helping out with bath time followed by an embarrassingly teary goodbye. :(
I wish I had video of this- Kinley was mimicking everything he was doing!
We spent the last few nights of our trip with Aunt Cami after the kiddos left.
Let’s do it again real soon, San Francisco! <3