Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. --Winnie the Pooh
Friday, November 25, 2011
Two Years Ago...
...on this very day, we brought Alfie home for the first time! Little did I know that that tiny ball of fluff and puppy breath would grow up to make himself a permanent part of our lives, bringing his special blend of humor, mischief, and affection with him.
What a personality he's proved to be! Perhaps one of Alfie's most amusing traits is his natural curiosity. I have never seen a dog as interested in every detail of our daily lives as Alfie. For example, the first time Tim did some work in the crawlspace beneath the house, the rest of us nearly died laughing as we watched Alfie trot alertly from room to room, tracing Tim's route by snuffling into the heat registers on the floor. Then, one day, I helped Tim up into the attic to check on the insulation -- Alfie, who of course was watching these proceedings, gave an unexpected and valiant attempt to follow right behind him! I had to hold him back, much to his irritation. As he heard Tim's footsteps above our heads, Alfie followed his progress around the house, looking up at the ceiling with an occasional excited bark. From time to time, he would just stop and look at me intently, as much as if to say: Well, aren't you going to do something about this? When Tim finally reappeared, Alfie greeted him as if he'd just gotten back from the moon, or perhaps some mysterious fourth dimension. What an adventure!