New Design. Also, Brian Doesn't Write this Blog.

Okay, here it is. The new design! Only a few more tweaks until it's completely done.

So, what do you think of the boy and girl image at the top? The image, of course, represents Brian and me.

I showed the image to Brian and he said he liked it. Then he changed his mind and said he didn't like it. And then he said the image makes it look like he writes this blog. Let the record show that Brian does not write this blog. His antics, however, supply a good portion of my blogging material.

Remember the time that Brian purchased Snap Pea Crisps from the grocery store because he thought they were salad croutons? This weekend we're headed to Wrightsville Beach with our same group of friends, so I'm sure I'll have good stories when we return.

Well, folks - Otis turns 1 year old today!!!

A Letter to Otis on his First Birthday
My sweet Otis. Remember the time we came to your house and met you for the first time? Well, truth be told, I didn't want you. I pointed at your brother and said "I want that one." Even though you always seem to favor me over Brian, it's time you know the truth: Brian is the reason we have you.

Brian is stubborn and relentless when it comes to getting his way. So, in the end, you were the dog that we brought home with us even though I was unhappy. I pouted for a few days, but I finally warmed up to you. Now I can't imagine my life without you.

Your favorite food right now is, well, anything.

In addition to food, you enjoy eating kitty litter, sticks, and any toy that can be swallowed. You love watching TV. You've learned a lot of tricks and you seem to be really smart, except you haven't quite caught on to the fact that ice cubes aren't really dog treats.

You bring so much joy to our lives and we love spending time with you. I couldn't ask for a better dog.

Happy Birthday Otis! We love you!