This day last year we brought home a new baby boy. He's not so little anymore.
When we first got him, he was about 7-8 weeks old. That puts his birthday around the latter part of June, but since he came to us in August, this will be the day we celebrate his furry little life.
August 2007- He weighed 1.22 pounds. He fit snugly in the palm of my hand, but stretched out to about 10-12 inches. He liked baby carrots, green leaf lettuce, apples, and oatmeal. He didn't eat much then, but things have changed just a bit.
August 2008- He weighs just over 2.6 pounds. He still fits in my palm, but he's better supported with two hands. He's about 18 inches long when he's standing on his hind legs. He still loves organic baby carrots, but no longer likes oatmeal. He loves mixed baby greens and sweet potato spears. He doesn't leave anything behind and seeing as his weight has doubled in the last 12 months, it shows.
He still peers over the edge and makes a complete mess of his cage, he has managed to make a 50 pound dog jealous of him, he has learned how to play hide and seek, and has even stepped in for the Easter bunny.
He's brought laughter, many smiles and hairy blouses to this household over the last year. I really feel he was brought to us by two little special boys. So, thank you Sam and Jack for guiding this little one into our lives.
Happy Homecoming Day, August!
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