Sunday, January 29, 2012

One Year Ago

One year ago today we adopted Bernie! Technically we didn't bring him home on January 29th because we had to go and buy all of his essential items, but we did put him on hold at the local humane society and knew we were going to make him a part of our family.

The photo on Lollypop Farm's website

Adopting him was sort of on a whim, but it was one of the best decisions we have ever made! He brings us so much joy and laughter and I hope that he feels the same way!

In his first year with us Bernie has experienced a lot, so here's a photo journey through that year!


First day home! 8 weeks old


First lighthouse


First toy destroyed: red star


First bath


First and only PetSmart graduation day


First indecent exposure?


First bandana


First swim!


First play date


First family photo


First time at the ocean and in Maine!


First hike


First birthday treat


First snow beard

There you have it! We had a great first year with Bernie and I'm looking forward to many more!

23 comments:

  1. OMG I love this :) As you know I am a huge fan of Bernie and i love anyone that loves dogs.... especially ones from the shelter :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure Bernie would love to play with Rex! Two of our pets were adopted from the humane society, I definitely support it!

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  2. Bernie is adorable!!! I want to cuddle with him. :) Which beach in Maine? Kind of looks like Harpswell to me. But they all have that look to them!!!

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    1. Thanks Jen! We think he's pretty cute too :)

      We were visiting my parents, I'm from near Bar Harbor, and we went to Schoodic Point.

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    2. I thought that picture was from Prospect Harbor, near the lighthouse? maybe not..

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    3. Yea that's near Schoodic Point, sort of.

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  3. What a sweet face! Happy one year...he definitely looks just as happy as you to have this new home. :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that he is very happy :) Thanks Laura!

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  4. Happy adoption day, Bernie! He's so cute I can't stand it. And the fact that he's a shelter dog gives him extra special doggie treat points!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! We were very lucky that we were even able to adopt him, we were surprised that he was still available since he was so cute!

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  5. the cutest grand-puppy in the world!!!

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  6. What a beautiful dog! He looks like such a lot of fun :) Happy birthday to Bernie!

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    1. Thanks! He is a lot of fun and it has been great having him in our family!

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  7. I love Bernie and really miss him :( can't wait to see him in April!! He is a very happy puppy and so are his humans!!

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    1. Bernie can't wait to see you too! He's excited for April!

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  8. I love this!!! Bernie is so adorable!

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  9. I love the little puppy photos of Bernie! It's it great having a little furball in your life. They make you smile and are always around to keep you on your toes! Happy Adoption Day!

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    1. Looking at the puppy photos was really fun for us last night! Mike and I were laughing at how little he used to be!

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  10. Bernie is so adorable! I honestly don't know if we could live without our dogs.

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    1. We definitely couldn't live without any of our pets either!

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