All pets are a wonder … and Buster especially so.
Eight years ago this morning, Buster’s life was in chaos. He was running the streets of Philadelphia … lost, alone, and terrified. Somehow – out of all the houses, on all the streets – he ended up on our doorstep.
When we stop to consider that, it’s almost beyond comprehension. Even the most staunch nonbeliever has to wonder whether fate had a hand in bringing Buster into our lives.
To mark that precious moment in time, we celebrate this anniversary as Buster’s “birthday.” For Rod and me, it’s a day to contemplate the ways Buster has transformed our lives, to gaze upon all the memories we’ve created together, to remember to hold him dear and cherish every moment of our time together, and to send out mammoth waves of gratitude to the Universe for giving us this wonderful, goofy dog.
Naturally, to Buster May 19th is a day just like any other – full of promise and magnificence, simply because we’re together. From the moment he opens his eyes in the morning, until he closes them again in a blissful cuddle at the end of the day, he spreads sunshine. He’s a constant reminder that life should be lived joyfully, and on this “birthday,” we’re taking a look back at nine days when Buster couldn’t have been happier.
So today, my dear boy, we celebrate your 9th birthday and the eight wonderful years we’ve spent together. We adore you from the velvety tips of your magnificent ears to the end of your fluffy tail. And as we look back at the fun we’ve had together, we’re also looking forward to many more years of exploring, playing, growing, and loving with you.