Nicknames: Spring-a-ling, Spring Thing, Springerle, Sprinkle, Springky Dink, SPING
Gotcha Date: September 23rd 2006
Birthday: March 21st 2002
Likes: The boss man, roughhousing with Lyle, chasing anything that moves!
Pet-Peeves: being put in her crate in the middle of the day
Favorite Toy: squeaky carrot, wormy, squeaky Kong tennis ball
Favorite Food: chicken jerky
Favorite Walk: Anywhere she might spot a squirrel or rabbit, but she's happy to go anywhere we're going
Best Tricks: Shake!
Arrival Story: She was at the humane society back in May 2006 when we first met for a photography session. She was adopted out but returned to the shelter 9/5/06. After another photo session we met her at the -- link removed -- Woodford Humane Society benefit where out of a few hundred people, she only had eyes for us.
Of course I'm usually happy but today is my birthday so I have some extra reason to feel good. Mostly it's been a pretty decent day. I got to snuggle the boss ma'am. Chomp on her thumb (whoopsie - so sorry!) , get snacks, watch my stories, take a walk. What more could a small dog ask for? Well, maybe some birthday cake. Perhaps that's coming later.
So, another year older seems like a good time to reflect on where I've been and where I'm going in life. Mostly I'm thankful for all of my friends. Also for all of the snacks I've had and those snacks I've yet to enjoy. For Spring, life is good.
Sure the boss man makes beautiful portraits of me (how can he go wrong with my stunning good looks) but when it comes to sharing his work, time after time, he submits shelter animals.
Today he made me proud and submitted an edgy Spring portrait to the Photo District News Annual Faces Competition. I'll bet my portrait races to the top of the People's Choice Competition list in no time flat! If you are interested, you can check it out here. Better yet, a vote for Spring is a vote for the most beautiful dog in the contest.
Um, wait, just a sec...
Okay, the boss man says that this might be the most blatantly self aggrandizing entry that I've ever written and that I should apologize. Maybe he's right. Sorry for being so beautiful. Also, should you feel so compelled, thank you for your vote.
It pays to have friends in high places. Today I received an email from Brennan Johnson. We've not met before but clearly she knows what I like AND she is willing to give it to me. See, she works at Cloudstar. Yes, the Cloudstar - maker of delicious treats and is offering me a FREE box of Buddy Biscuits when the bosses place their next order. Just for me (it says so right in the email). Not for the houndy types.