She is most definitely no longer a puppy.  My beloved Weimaraner, Kona, is 3 years old today!  Yes, we celebrate our dogs’ birthdays.  No, I don’t care if you think I’m weird.  Our dogs are a huge part of our lives.  I wouldn’t have my super cool job if it weren’t for Kona.

This gallery is  a short journey through Kona’s life with us.  My husband is the one who wanted a large dog, I never did.  I wouldn’t trade her for anything now.  She taught me what it meant to be a dog lover, she helped rehabilitate a dog that we fostered for several months, she’s made us laugh and comforted us when we’re sad.  She’s very protective, obedient, smart, affectionate, and beautiful.  I never knew I could love a dog as much as I love Kona.  She’s extra special and since she’s not a person, but a dog, I can play favorites.  Kona is most definitely my favorite dog and very well may always be my favorite dog (sorry, Kava).

I wish I could speak her language sometimes, I want her to know what I think of her.  She’s not perfect, but she’s even more than I hoped she would be.

Happy Birthday to my gray girl.

Here’s hoping my Sistas will forgive me for my lack of involvement lately.  I still love you all and think about you a LOT.  Quitely I am rooting for you in my head all day while I chase this around the house….

Yummy hedgehog.

This is our newest family member, a purebred Vizsla puppy named Kava.  He is 14 weeks old and was surrendered by his owners to the city shelter because of his crazy puppy energy.

Sitting in the sun

Now.. we also have a Weimaraner who is 2 years old, and she is named Kona.  The great thing for us is that the Vizsla and the Weimaraner are remarkably similar breeds.  Kona joined our home when she was only 8 weeks old, so we are very familiar with their puppy energy.

Kava close-up

If you’ve ever had a puppy you know how much time they require.  If you’ve never had a puppy, you’ll just have to trust me.  Haha.  He’s adjusting to our home very well.

Kava laying with big sis Kona

As as you can see, he loves his big sister.  Kona and Kava are both Hawaiian names.  And yes, I love taking pictures of my dogs.  There are more pictures on the photos page if you want to see.  There is one of my son cuddling with Kava before school one day last week.  Too cute.

So my Sistas, now you know why I’ve been lurking.  Yes, I’ve been lurking, watching twitter, but not often able to sit long enough to message a lot.  Luckily we had puppy preschool this morning and Kava is VERY tired.  But know that I’m here, know that I miss you.  And also know that if you need me, send me a message and I will make time for you.  I promise.  As soon as Kava lets me, I will back with you in the full swing of things!

Keep moving.  Stay strong.  Drink you water.  Eat smart.