Today marks Tembo’s first birthday! Hooray – we kept him alive and thriving for an entire year!
It’s been so fun to watch him grow from a tiny, 4 pound puppy to the 18 pound chunker he is today. He’s turned into a great dog. He’s friendly, always ready to play and fairly obedient (though he does sneak a cracker or two from the table if we’re not looking!) Karl’s by far his favorite….we affectionately call Tembo “Shadow” since he follows Karl everywhere. Now that he’s nearing the end of his puppyhood, we’re planning to head back to obedience school and begin training Tembo to be a therapy dog so he can one day help out in Karl’s psychiatric practice.
All in all, it’s been a great year. I’m now no longer a little wary of dogs (but still afraid of dog parks!) and finally realize why people love their pets so much. Tembo, thanks for being a great pup. We’re pretty much obsessed with you.