|Our first day together.|
Thunder has been with me every step of the way since August 2005. He has lived in 5 different apartments with me, seen a lot of things that I wont mention on this blog, and also met my wife with me. She wasnt a fan of him at first since she didnt understand how I can love him as much as I did. She kept complaining why I had all these pictures of me and Thunder up in my apartment. Eventually, while babysitting for me one day while I was traveling, she came around. She fell in love with him. I think it was when she was doing laundry and Thunder decided to get under the sheets while my wife (girlfriend at the time) was playing music and dancing. Thunder was dancing under the sheets, and my wife had a moment and suddenly fell in love with him.
|How can you not love this face?|
Everyone in my family has fallen in love with Thunder. Whenever he comes home with the wife and I, I'm not sure who gets excited more, him or his grandpa. My father is obsessed with Thunder and visa versa. I know that whenever I bring him home, he'll be worn out for a few days after since he is always playing with grandpa. In fact, Im not sure who grandpa loves more, Thunder or Riley?
|Mickey Mouse Thunder|
|Thunder-phant and the Devil |
(not a good idea to call your wife the devil-just an fyi)
Thunder's birthday is celebrating probably more so than anyone else int he family. He seems to make out with better gifts than everyone else every year. Its not hard to shop for a dog, but we try to out do it every year.
|Looks like its his birthday and he wants some cake.|
|Heeeere's the cake|
|And he's still the big brother|
Recently he has been Riley's watchdog. For those of you who know about pugs, they sleep. A LOT. They dont wake up for anything, except food. Well now, when I wake up to do the 3am feedings for Riley, I find that Thunder is right there next to me jumping out of the bed and sitting right next to me in the middle of the night to make sure Riley is getting his nighttime bottle. He sits in his room right next to his crib and stares to make sure everything is fine. Thunder has taken a liking to his little brother
I'm sure everyone knows how great a pet is, and I dont want to overload this page with pictures of Thunder, but he has been such a huge part in my life that I cant leave him out. I've tried to get him to go running with me but the longest distance he has ever done is about 3/4 of a mile so that doesnt really lead to a great workout partner. Maybe I'll have to just throw a basket on my aero bars and he can strap right in so we can go biking together. Either way, Thunder is a huge part of my life and I wanted to at least introduce him to everyone. In fact, while I sit here at my desk, he is sitting right behind me in my desk chair, so I guess we coauthored this post together.