Our resident adorable monster turned 1 on Saturday!
It feels a little hard to believe. Eden joined our family when she was 5 months old, just a skinny little thing, and now she’s growing up into a pretty young lady. She still acts like a wild adolescent 100% of the time, however — something I’ve been told may not change until she’s 3 or 4…
But we love her! We’re thankful for how she’s helped Pyrrha become a more confident, calm dog. The two of them have developed a very happy friendship, which I am pleased to note, after a somewhat tenuous beginning. Now, they have reached a pleasant equilibrium with one another, and they seem to enjoy playing together more than ever before. Watching them play tag and wrestle in the backyard is one of my chiefest delights.
Guion is especially happy to have “a dog of his own.” After Pyrrha unequivocally picked me as the Only Human in Her Universe, Guion was naturally feeling a bit left out. One of our goals for a second dog was a dog who loved Guion. Enter Eden! Thanks to their daily morning games of Frisbee, Guion and Eden have developed a strong bond, and she is just crazy about him. It’s very sweet. (As an added benefit, Eden and Guion’s congenial relationship has also encouraged Pyrrha to warm up to Guion.)
She continues to prove herself as a gifted Frisbee athlete, and we are thankful that her athletic interests involve retrieving (anything and everything). She also loves all people, sometimes too much; we really need to continue working on the don’t-maul-the-guests-with-your-enthusiasm behavior. But after we get past introductions, she’s able to present herself as a calm, mannerly lady, which makes us happy.
Eden has brought a lot of joy and madness into our house, and we are looking forward to many years with her!