1st Birthday for Inori

Day 1 - when I met her

Day 1 - when I met her

Valentine’s Day is about love right. Well I sure love my little puppy, Inori. Can I call her a puppy even though she’ll be one next. Actually her birthday is just one day before mine which makes it super easy to remember.

What are my favorite things about her:

  • She’s quiet (okay not 90% of the time like I originally though, but 75% which is more than most dogs I think)

  • She’s playful - Coupled with the fact that she can be super quiet and playing at the same time is so much fun to watch

  • She cuddles - definitely a physical touch love language (as most dogs are I assume) She loves to be physically touching as many people as she can at the same time

  • She’s small - (originally this would’ve been a bad thing in my book, but it’s so nice to quick throw her in the sink if she gets muddy or rolls in something weird)

Now what are the realistic aka not-so-great things about her:

  • She tends to start barking before my alarm clock and weekends don’t make sense to her to sleep in

  • She runs by my feet (I think back to that physical touch thing) but can become a tripping problem, especially when I’m trying to do a workout and she runs under me during a high kick

  • She loves socks (putting them on in front of her is dangerous business as she can’t resist a floppy sock in front of her without pouncing)

Still love her! She still makes me laugh! And I am looking forward to taking her to Japan with me in 2020.

Our first visit a few months later - couldn’t pick her up yet though

Our first visit a few months later - couldn’t pick her up yet though

her siblings were super cuddly too

her siblings were super cuddly too

The day I picked her up - she was the size of a toy puppy and she was groomed to be a puffball

The day I picked her up - she was the size of a toy puppy and she was groomed to be a puffball

I think everyone liked her

I think everyone liked her

then she started making more friends

then she started making more friends

and visiting other families

and visiting other families

exploring

exploring

photobombing most of my remodel pictures

photobombing most of my remodel pictures

making me laugh before I went to Japan…without her

making me laugh before I went to Japan…without her

stealing my niece fife’s pacifier (which turned Inori from friend to foe very quickly in her eyes)

stealing my niece fife’s pacifier (which turned Inori from friend to foe very quickly in her eyes)

getting training lessons from Elaina

getting training lessons from Elaina

loving on Trayton

loving on Trayton

meeting more friends

meeting more friends

Being blessed by the Fiechter family for puppysitting last Fall

Being blessed by the Fiechter family for puppysitting last Fall

shaking to bits every evil slipper

shaking to bits every evil slipper

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getting energy out before bedtime

getting energy out before bedtime

and experiencing snow for the first time

learning how to be chill

learning how to be chill

oh my cute, wet, silly, eager to please puppy

oh my cute, wet, silly, eager to please puppy

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Javon SteffenComment