On January first Piper turned three, officially making her transition from puppy to adult doggo.
Truthfully, even though I jokingly call her my old ball and chain, through this past year of change and growth, she’s been my constant: A routine I can count on every day; A greeting I can expect every time I come home.
Even though she’s a bonafide trouble maker, I’m so grateful to always have her at my side throughout this absurd thing called life. When I need to just get out, she’s right there with me, running ahead on the footpath. When I need to just drive and blast music, she’s leaning against me, paws on the console. When I need a snuggle, she’s the first one willing to hit the chaise–but only if you don’t invade her leg room too much.
She’s been anything but a generic, easy pup to raise. She’s timid, but has a strong personality. She’s stubborn, but smart as a whip. She’s a ball of energy, but lazy AF before 1pm. She doesn’t get the difference between sit and lie down, but she can give a solid high five. She’s wiley, cautious, protective, spunky, sweet, impatient and a food vacuum. And I wouldn’t want it any other way.
To my rapscallion with a heart of gold, happy birthday!
You’re a handful, but I cannot imagine doing life without you. You’re my park pal, my music mutt, my little spoon and my best friend.
PS: Some of my fave photos throughout the years and a little write-up on her breed for anyone curious about getting a blue heeler/border collie mix are below.