On Sunday, May 22nd, Samson was crowned The Daily Puppy. What's that, you ask? Well, The Daily Puppy is a website devoted to the art and love of nothing but puppies. In fact, with just one trip to their site, you'll have fulfilled your entire "recommended daily allowance of puppies." It's true. I have known of the Daily Puppy for years, but have been an avid devotee, if you will, since I added their free app to my iPhone and have clicked it every day since to see the puppy of the day. When I worked as a nanny for a two and four year old a few months back, we would check out the star puppy of the day every time I was there just to ooh and ahh. I knew that when I someday got my own puppy, I would submit he or she to The Daily Puppy.
Then along came Samson. On the night of Friday the 20th, a month and a half after Samson came into our home, I submitted him. (It took me as long as it did because it took a while to acquire enough photos that met The Daily Puppy's strict guidelines.) By Sunday, our little boy was the puppy of the day and I couldn't have been any more proud.
Please check him out here. You can read his bio and see that he inherited his love of writing from his mother and his great hair from his dad. You can even give him your vote by clicking on up to eleven biscuits to give him. As a favor to me, will you please go and do that now? I'll wait.
In honor of my little guy's big achievement, I want to take a moment to share my love for him in the way I like to share my love most, in words.
From the moment I saw you and your furry brothers, I fell in love. Honestly, I had never seen anything cuter. When your dad chose you and they put you in my arms, I kept saying over and over again, "I just couldn't be any happier right now." That first night, although I had big plans of you sleeping in a crate next to our bed, I pulled you next to me to cuddle. I sensed that you needed me just as much as I had been needing you. From that night to this, that's where I have always wanted you - right next to me. You came into my life at a time when things had been very sad and, in an instant, you brightened every corner. You've given me a reason to jump out of bed each morning with a smile on my face and race through the front door every night after work. You have brought your dad and I even closer and turned us into the weirdest couple in the world who love nothing more than lounging in bed rubbing your tummy. Thank you for becoming the best little companion I could ever have hoped for, thank you for having the cutest dang face I've ever seen and thank you for still not knowing you can bark at four months old. As you know, I love you.
Xoxo - Your mama