You may be shocked to find this post is not a sappy love post about Valentine's Day! Okay it may be a sappy love post but this post is dedicated to my first born chunk of a furbaby...Ernie. When I first found out I was going to be in California for a trade show on Valentine's Day, I didn't get sad that I would have to miss the Hallmark holiday of overpriced roses, cheesy cards and fugly stuffed animals. I was sad that I would miss our Ernie-versary. 1 year ago today, Jon and I drove 3 hours to Keller, TX to pick up this guy
(my first picture with Ernie)
Don't get me wrong...I miss my husband every single time we are apart whether it is for work or whatever but why does there have to be only 1 day a year to celebrate your love? We can be mushy gooshy the other 364 (well 365 this year) days of the year. Jon and I actually celebrated "V-day" on Sunday.
So here is the mushy part. I cannot imagine my life with out little Ernie. Seriously he brings so much joy into my life that I never knew was possible. I always tell Jon, "Gosh if I love Ernie this much, can you imagine what it will be like with babies?" But then I get to thinking. It is a different kind of love. I know I will be head over heels for my babies and love them with every ounce of me but one thing I love about Ernie is that I will always be his #1. He will never talk back, he will never choose his friends over me, and he will ALWAYS want to cuddle with his mommy. I think that is pretty darn cool. Seeing his big old head and buggy eyes when I get home from work is priceless. There is never a day where he isn't fired up to see me, tackle me and give me kisses.
(on the drive home from the breeder)
Having a puppy was hard at times. No one tells you they wake up every 3 hours to potty and cry at night but it was so worth it. At times I thought we were crazy for getting a puppy 2 days after returning from our honeymoon. Ernie is so well behaved and has such a funny personality. He is quite the little ham and a little charmer.
We love you Mr. Piggy!
For more Ernie posts, check out the Ernie page.
Happy Valentine's Day to all you mush pots...and to my sweetie pie hubby!