This little guy celebrated a birthday on Saturday; no, not Mr. Goodneedle, but his furry go-kart companion. Hannes is eleven years old now, shows now signs of slowing down and is as sweet and loving as ever. I can scarcely believe it's been that long; when I think back to us driving through Hurricane Ivan, September 2004, all the way to Murray, KY to get him it seems like such a short time ago, he was so little back then! It didn't take him long to settle in and take control. Through the years he's been by our side on many adventures and has rolled with the changes, happily welcoming all four grandchildren into his heart and home right along with us. He still enjoys a good game of chase and retrieves his squeaky toys to deposit at our feet if he thinks we're not paying him enough attention. He's become a great traveler too; he's always ready to ride in the car, two miles or two thousand, it's all the same to him. In honor of his day I've pulled out a few puppy pictures, such happy memories; he's grown into one handsome dog. Here he is... through the years:
With Lynnleigh two years ago.
A frequent visitor in my studio, he believes in equal opportunity
he also spends time with Dad in the woodworking shop.