Friday, March 27, 2009

Puppy love

From the desk of Kess' mama:

"And they called it puppy love,
Oh I guess they'll never know,
How a young heart really feels,
And why I love her so"

How many of you remember the song "Puppy Love", written by Paul Anka in 1960 and later revived by Donny Osmond in 1972? OK, I know that this was a long, long time ago, but hey, some songs are classics right?

Today, Kess & I celebrate our first year anniversary of our blog "It's a dog's life". Honestly, this blog would not have been if it weren't for my beloved little beagle, Kess. I still call her little girl, even though she'll be 49 doggie years cum April, not so little anymore. I remember vividly the day J & I brought this puppy beagle home in a box. It was such an eventful drive home because a tanker had overturned on the highway turning what would have been a 30 minute drive home to a harrowing 2 hour journey! We were so stressed. Kess fussed a little, but for most parts, slept through the entire journey. Phew!

We had fallen in love with this fur ball from the start and have never fallen out of love since. Contrary to the definition of puppy love - "a crush, informal term for feelings of love, particularly between young people, so-called for its resemblance to the adoring, worshipful affection that may be felt by a puppy. The term is often used in a derogatory fashion, describing emotions which are shallow and transient in comparison to other forms of love such as romantic love." our love for this beagle puppy never faded. In fact, it has grown stronger over the years, a bond that only dog lovers can understand.

This love has survived moments of terror of having lost her (she is a master escape artist), sleepless nights, (that little rascal banged on the door a few times 2 nights back), a garden full of holes,, chewed up shoes (which she outgrew when she grew up...thankfully), torn curtains, stolen food (Yes, Kathryn, I know exactly how you feel when Ari decides to swipe the food for herself - classic dog antic!) ...and the list goes on...

Today, I celebrate the anniversary of Kess' blog "It's a dog's life" with a series of photos of Kess when she was a puppy. Back then, I didn't have a digital camera so I don't have as many photos of her when she was a wee pup. But the ones I have have never fail to bring a smile to my face. I scanned these ones for today's post.

Kess's love affair with car rides started at a very young age

We love playing with her floppy years (and she lets us)

Another habit she picked up at a very young age - chomping on carrots

We gave her a kong toy with high hopes that she'll stop chewing on my high heels. It didn't work...

Kess enjoying a play session with Sweetie, her daschund friend. When Kess grew bigger, she outgrew Sweetie in size!

I guess Paul Anka knew what he was talking about when he wrote:

"And they called it puppy love
Oh I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so"

I love you Kess!


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Aaaah, that's such a beautiful post...I actually have tears in my eyes! Such a gorgeous baby too. Happy Blog Anniversary sweeties, and many more to come :D
Ummmm....Donny Osmond though? I was one year old, hehe!
Slobbers xx

Gennasus said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It's so nice to see puppy Kess, what a little cutie!

I'm afraid I am old enough to remember singing along to Donny Osmond's Puppy Love.

Loved your post but feeling old now!

Thor and Jack said...

What a sweet post!
Happy first Blog Anniversary Kess!
I love see your cute puppy pics.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy one year anniversary, Kess and her mama! I think puppy love is the best kind.

See ya!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a furry nice post!

We are lukhky to get to see such joy and love!

My mom wishes she had seen me in my puppy years but fate hadn't yet lead us to each other!

Happy Blogaversarry!

PeeEssWoo: My mom is 49 human years...until August that is!

Lorenza said...

Happy 1st Blogoversary!
I love all her puppy pictures!
Thanks for sharing Kess life with us!
Kisses and hugs

Sapphire said...

Awww.... *sniff

H and S

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy blogoversary, Kess! You sure were one cute puppy!
We love your blog! DWB could never be the same without you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Happy 100th Blog Anniversary Kess and mummy! We are glad you started blogging and have been enjoying your "dog" words. Kess was such a cute puppy. We just read this quote on our puppy calendar that we thought you might like: "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies" Gene Hill.

Martha said...

Happy First Anniversary,
We loved your post today - our mum felt a bit tearful cos she wished we had known that kind of love from when we were puppies.
You were the most adorable puppy and have grown into a most beautiful beagle.
We are so glad to see that you are all happy together and have a true bond.
We can see you did have the Puppy Love but it will carry on through your lifetime and that is the best!
Lots of love
Martha & Bailey xx
PS We didnt see any knights in shining armour at the castle but inside in the gardens there were people having picnics. Bailey managed to look adorable and got a bit of a cheese sandwich. I am still a bit scared of people and although I would have loved a bit of cheese sandwich was too scared to go get a bit - oh well perhaps I will be braver next time - Martha x

Dexter said...

Happy bloggy-versary! What a cute little pup you were when you first arrived (and still a cutie).


River said...

Happy Anniversary!! Kess is a beautiful girl. We are so happy to have met you and enjoy your thoughtful blogs!

love & wags,

Amber-Mae said...

Awww, you were such an adorable little stinker Kess! You should submit one of your cute puppy pictures to The Four Musketeers. They are featuring everybuddy's puppy & recent pictures for everyone else to guess & see.

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer


Puppy love, now Dad is humming that silly song. We will have to lick him and give him some dog love.

Essex & Deacon

Honey said...

Hi Kess!
Thanks for coming by my blog. You are so cute! Love those lounging photos, and glad your mom gets to work from home.
Cheers! Honey

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Happy anniversary!!!! Okokok, i know Im late but still I wanna wish you a happy blog anniversary.

We can feel the love coz thats how my mom love me too. You are right, only dog lover know how it feels.

I was adopted by mom when I was 2 years old. How mom wish she could yell at me on chewing her high heel. Hahaha....she doesn't know how cute I was when Im a puppy.

slurpy licks.

Thanks for signing my guest book.