I like to think that my dad is still with me, but at least today, I think he's watching over Nick. Why? Because I woke up with this peaceful feeling. I then started to remember what I was dreaming about. Nick was showing me around his campus. We got to this big pond and I sat down near the water and my dad was sitting in a chair right next to me. So I like to think that my dad is with Nick today at college.
Today is Eddie's birthday. Eddie is my 13-year old boxer dog. Boxers generally live to be 8-10 years old, so we are truly blessed with old Eddie. Yes, we named him after my dad. I adore this dog. If you're ever feeling not loved enough, get a dog. This guy follows me around the house all day, he sits ON my feet and he loves the grandchildren so much. He's just the sweetest dog anyone could ever hope for.
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I started by making a Boxer dog cookie cutter, available HERE I named the cutter Edster the Boxer Dog because my friend Shilpi always calls my Eddie, the Edster :-)
Thank you to Angela of Oh! Sugar Events for allowing me to use her Boxer dog design. When I asked her last year before making my cookies, she giggled and said "absolutely, I probably got it off a clip-art" but I searched high and low and couldn't find anything nearly as adorable. So thank you so much Angela!
Then I bagged up all Eddie's cookies (these were from his birthday last year)
Eddie's most favorite thing is to cuddle up on my blanket. When he was younger, he would jump up on the bed early every morning and cuddle up and sleep for several hours (or half the day), but now he is too old and his back doesn't let him jump. Since he's also pretty much deaf now, he likes to sleep in the closet so that he doesn't get scared when someone pets him and wakes him up. So we keep a comfy blanket in the closet and he "hides" in there while he sleeps. Lately that is until about 3 or 4:00 in the afternoon! He's gotten very lazy in his old age, but he still goes for walks with us every night.
Abigail calls Eddie "brown woof Eddie" and they adore each other.
Happy Birthday to my Eddie!
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