Seven years ago today, Jinx showed up at our house as a 4-month old pup. He was the best wedding gift ever and I can’t believe he’s been in our lives for seven years already. (Also note: as of tomorrow, I’ll have been married to Shawn for 7 years. Unbelievable!)
I know this blog has been rather Jinx-centric lately, but I can’t help it. He’s the one taking care of the garden and he’s the one who happens to no longer be a 4-month old puppy. Also, just be happy I’m updating this blog because I’ve been way to neglectful of it. (Working on that!)
The puppy photos in the collage above are from July 2005. They were taken a week or so after our wedding, so they aren’t quite from the first of July, like the two current Jinx ones. It’s amazing how much he’s changed looks-wise, but his personality hasn’t much changed. He has become a lot more Prim & Proper than when he was a pup, but I think that was Annie’s influence on him. She had high standards for the way a dog should behave.
July 6, 2005 & July 1, 2012
One thing I find hard to believe about all of this is that when we got married, Annie was 7. Jinx is now 7. Seven is not an age I’d ever associate with Jinx. It seemed strange enough that Annie & Dan were 7-year old members of our wedding party, but Jinx has always been The Puppy. Heck, we still call him Jinx Puppy, or Billionaire Jinx Puppy (like Billionaire Bruce Wayne. I honestly don’t remember how we started that one). Sophie is two, technically she’s the puppy now, but we’ve never called her puppy.
Jinx still has the same, sweet, soulful eyes that he’s had since we first met. He’s got the same extremely gentle manner. He’s polite (always way) and sensitive. He’s not as curious as he once was and sometimes is a little more timid about new things than he used to be, but he still takes everything on nose and paw first. If he hasn’t bumped something with his nose, it’s not something he’s interested in.
Seven years is a long time and yet it feels like no time has passed at all. We never thought our little Winxish Joe would be anything other than scrawny with big ears. He’s grown into those ears and now looks a lot more like a regal lion than a scrawny pup. It’s not something you really notice until you look back at photos.
So, today we celebrate our Jinxaversary* and Canada Day. What shall we do? Likely lounge around at home and not go outside. Tomorrow, Shawn and I will spend out time wandering around the Old Port. Yes. The dat AFTER Canada day. Where there are less people and little to do. Lately, the Old Port hasn’t had much of interest going on on Canada Day itself, so why go stand in a crowd? Though I might like to see the fireworks. Jinx, however, does not approve of fireworks and would like to start a petition to have them banned.
*Jinxaversary was coined by an author-friend of mine on twitter this morning and then stolen by ME so I could title this post. heh