Aimée is one today. The little three-month-old puppy we brought home in September has grown up into a beautiful, long-coated adult dog. Despite technically being out of puppyhood now, she isn’t trustworthy yet, as shown by her decision yesterday to take one of my best shoes off the shoe rack. Fortunately, I rescued it before she did any damage!
Here she is, playing one of her favourite games in the garden: letting her ball bounce down the steps, fetching it, running to the top step and then repeating it all over again. This dog brings me so much joy.
To celebrate her birthday, I baked her some treats. It’s the first time I’ve tried making my own dog biscuits and it was so simple. For my dog-owning readers, here’s the recipe I used: 3-Ingredient Vegan Dog Treats. They’re actually quite tasty — yes, I tried one too!
I took the photo below after she had already devoured one of the treats — it’s her “please may I have another biscuit?” face. Those imploring eyes!
As well as my dog’s first birthday, yesterday — June 2nd — marked the sixth anniversary of my blog. I began writing here in the summer before I started my undergraduate degree, and since I started blogging, I haven’t missed a single month without posting.
I’ve been featured on Freshly Pressed — for my post about the emotions I felt on the morning of seeing my mother just before she underwent life-saving surgery — and Discover, for my discussion of language and diversity in Disney movies.
Over the six years, I’ve made friends through blogging — people whose blogs I admire, learn from and enjoy reading (you know who you are). The WordPress blog community I’ve found is, on the whole, a friendly place when so much of the internet is filled with vitriol.
I’m grateful to my readers, several of whom have been here almost since the beginning. Thanks for reading, commenting and being such lovely people. Here’s to the next six years!
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. How are you spending yours?