It is hard to believe but my girl turns 5 this week. Her rescue papers have different birthdays around this time, but today is the day we picked to celebrate it as it is the birthday of a very special friend (and an true animal lover) Missy G.
When I was looking back through my pictures to find the ones for today's posts, I was reminded of what a challenging little girl Hailey has been. She has destroyed a lot of things, she has tried my patience more times then I can count, and I have felt exacerbated, frustrated and overwhelmed at times. I admit to having times I just wanted to open the door and let her go. Now, 4 and a bit years of having Hailey in my life (we got her when she was 8 months old), I know I would do it all again. She has taught me more than I could have imagined (and a lot has been about patience). I think a combination of our training and understanding (which I finally have with her) and Hailey's natural aging process has resulted in a wonderful, loving, exuberant girl. There is never a dull moment with Hailey around.
Hailey: Thank you for being the wonderful girl you are. I look forward to another great year with you.
Happy Birthday Hailey!
|A picture taken by Hailey's first foster Mom|
|Hailey's first day in our house|
|Hailey is 1|
|Hailey is 2|
|Hailey is 3 - and clearly still annoyed about having her picture taken|
|Hailey is 4|
Come back tomorrow to see Hailey is 5!