Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Sunny is four

Today is Sunny’s fourth birthday, and her second with us. She’s lived with us for just around 18 months, but you’d never know that she wasn’t always a part of the family.

She’s happy and, well, sunny. In fact, I often say of her, “Sunny by name, sunny by nature,” and she is. Within the first month after she moved in with us, I’d already noted ways in which Sunny and Jake are similar. On the other hand, she barks more quickly and loudly than Jake does, but usually stops sooner. She barely changes her sleeping spot at night, but Jake moves from place to place.

Jake and Sunny are also great friends. The have a wrestling match every morning, and often a few other times during the day, too. They seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company—and sometimes they sit in ways that are almost freakishly matched. Even Bella seems to like having her around.

Sunny often kind of muscles her way in if Jake (and sometimes, Bella) is getting attention from us, and she enjoys sleeping on our laps when we watch TV, as do Jake and Bella. It’s not unheard of for one of us to have all three sleeping on our laps, spilling onto the arms of the chair.

So, in short, Sunny is now fully a part of the family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

I took the photo above when today’s big rainstorm cleared and gave me some light. In the photos below, the top row was a sequence when I was trying to get a posed photo of her, and her sister Bella decided to get in the frame. This sort of manoeuvre is common enough. The photo at the bottom is Sunny and Jake in one of their wrestling matches, this one in the guest bedroom before the sun returned.

Happy Fourth Birthday, Sunny!

Related posts:

Sunny is three – her first birthday with us
Sunny has arrived – When Sunny came to live with us

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

happy natal day, young canine