Can you believe how fast time goes by? It has been 3 years since I brought Miyaki home.
It was a gloomy & chilly morning, the day Chean promised to drive me to a local pet adoption event at Pet Smart. I picked a magenta coat that I purchased in HK & childishly shouted "huge success" at the front gate before stepping out the house. Ya, I was utterly desperate, dying to get myself a loyal companion after searching high & low for a month; from licensed breeder to non-legitimate seller to numerous local pet stores. I found nothing.
If you own a pet before, or owning one now, or ever experience the intense pet-finding moments, you probably know how it feels. It's like choosing the prefect gown for your dream wedding, you kinda know what you want yet you don't, but you know it right away at the first glimpse, this is it, that's something that will complete your life.
It's exactly like that when I saw Miyaki, a nine week olds puppy lying on the floor, sleeping close to his mum & his bro. Then there's a rush of blood through my head & veins, indicated that I need to bring him home. I must. So I talked to the person in charge, I said I want that puppy, so ignorant like I were shopping in the LV boutique. You know, the pick & pay kind. But the lady, Samantha not only kept me well inform about the adoption fees, process & agreement but also carefully observed the way I interact with Miyaki before handing him to me officially.
#1 The day when God sent Miyaki to my arms.
And then he fills our lives with all magical & beautiful moments...
#2 He was just 9-week-old. So teeny ❤❤
#3 Matchy matchy~~ We splurged a lot on his toys, clothes, and accessories.
#4 Chean brought him along while walking through the home inspection for our condo in Portland. So manja right?
#5 Three-month-old. I have this pic hanging on the wall, just too precious.
#6 We always wanted to give him the best, pet insurance, vaccinations, annual physical exams... Were so busy running in & out the vet office for the 1st year. A healthy pooch is a happy pooch! Chean sent him to training classes too, hehe.
#7 He loves sunbathing~~
#11 Unkempt & disheveled, he's ready for his first grooming session.
#12 Taa Daa~~ Clean & tidy :D
#12 With Rocco~~ Adore their smiley faces.
#13 Celebrated his 1st birthday at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
#14 Took him flying with us to Boulder.
#15 He got real sick last Christmas holidays... Chean & I went vegetarian for a month, then did the meatless Monday for about 3 months to pray for him. We can't be more thankful for his health and well-being now.
#17 And this Jan 23, he just turned 3!!!
#19 I actually baked a big chuck of Salmon for him but his bowl is too small to fit. What you're seeing is just quarter of the whole portion.
#21 How do you like Mummy's new car Miyaki? Hehehe...
#22 We rarely allow him to run or jump after his previous back injury. Sorry Miyaki, we are doing this for your own good.
#23 Brought him strolling around Wonderland Lake, what a cloudy & windy day!
#24 Now even a 15 minutes walk could get him extremely excited.
Well, not really...
#25 "Daddy, I'm scared,"
#26 "I don't think I can do this..."
Man up Miyaki!
#27 "I... I... I..."
#28 "I can't do it. H.E.L.P!!!"
He is boy but I have no idea why he's so timid. You think neutering has anything to do with that? LOL...
#32 See the ice? It was super chilly I tell you.
Ok, that's all for today. Really can't help but being super duper emotional now, tears streaming down uncontrollably like there's no tomorrow... Guess what, Miyaki is sitting right next to me and curiously staring at me; he must be wondering why am I secretly crying in front of my laptop, hmm...
It's because mummy loves you too much Miyaki baby. Do you know it's a total bliss to have you around? Thank you for being such an awesome pet.
Happy Birthday again ❤❤
Kisses & hugs,