I was feeling exhausted today, so I decided to swap my track workout for a 6 mile easy run. After an 8 hour workday turned into a 10 hour workday and driving nearly 300 miles during work, I just wasn’t physically or mentally up for a track workout. It was definitely the right decision.
This past Sunday we celebrated Hank’s third birthday! I cannot believe we have already had him nearly three years. On July 4, 2010 Barry and I were driving back from our honeymoon and we picked up 7 week old Hank on our way home (this was planned, not spur of the moment).
He turned out to be a very good rider (and continues to be today) and pretty much slept with his head in Barry’s lap the whole way home. He was just 19 pounds when we brought him home!
The first thing we did was give him a bath, because the had fleas. He looked at me like “why are you doing this to me!?”
That little face melts my heart. He still gives me that look today, albeit a bigger version of it.
Hank is the first dog that’s truly mine, so naturally I have way too many pictures of him.
Some of his hobbies include riding on equipment:
Riding in the truck:
Napping while riding in the truck:
He doesn’t even mind if someone sits on his head while he naps:
Dressing up in costume:
And of course running:
Hank is also a proud graduate and holds a degree in Puppy Kindergarten.
He recently acquired his own puppy, who he named Scout. So far he has done a good job training her and teaching her the tricks of the trade.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Hank! You’re the best dog a kid could ask for!
If you have pets, how old are they?
What do you do to celebrate your pet’s birthday?