Happy Birthday Dorian!

I know its cliché, but It is too accurate not to say it. Time flies by, and I cannot believe Dorian turns 1 today. I can still remember stumbling across his photo from when he was barely a few weeks old, a little guy looking for an active home. Right in that instant it just felt so right, and I knew that he had to come home with me. I remember the countdown to pick him up, and I have honestly never been more excited for anything. It was so unreal. I have been dreaming about my own dog for so long, and talking about it for over a year, and everyone had just brushed it off. I admit it was a little crazy. I mean, who truly expected a 20 year old student to get a puppy in the middle of her exams? The car ride there lasted for ages as we got stuck in the worst traffic, but it was so worth it. When I first held Dorian, he was so small, only 1.3kgs and so soft and precious. He was perfect, and yet I had not quite expected how much work it would be. Sure, I have helped raise puppies before, but Dorian was my responsibility. Housebreaking, basic obedience, home alone training and just dealing with a crazy amount of energy in general… It’s been a wild ride and it hasn’t always been easy, but it has been amazing every step of the way. We have so much training and hard work behind us, and even more ahead, but I cannot wait to see how far we can go. You know, once the hormones turn it down a notch. From he was 8 weeks old he has always given 100% when working together, at times even more. He has one gear and that’s full speed ahead, and I am certain it will help us achieve many things. He might be crazy, but he is my kind of crazy. I could not have asked for a better hiking partner and team mate. I could not have asked for a better companion. Sometimes we spend hours strolling around the woods, just the two of us, doing nothing but being together. Sometimes we spend the day playing fetch, throwing the ball repeatedly. Sometimes he stands in front of the camera, his eyes bright and shimmering as he looks at me, waiting for his reward. Every single day I think to myself that I am lucky to be living this life with him. He truly makes every day an adventure, and that is not a small favour to grant someone. We live in our own little fairy tale, perfectly imperfect, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So here is to a wonderful year with my heart and soul, and to many more years ahead. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us.

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