Laura Daniels Celebrates ‘National Puppy Day’ [PHOTOS]
EVERY day is "National Puppy Day" to me, resident "crazy dog lady" at Mix 96. But since today is the ACTUAL holiday, I had to do what we all do with our kids -- share tons and tons of pics.
DJ The Wonder Dog entered my life on a warm, summer night in 2011. She arrived rather unexpectedly, as I had just lost my "soul dog", Mal, just 6 weeks before, and I wasn't quite ready. But when I gave Mal my last kiss, I whispered to her "You send me a puppy when you find the right one." DJ was born 2 days later. This is Mal.
The evening before she passed, I dipped her paw in pet-safe ink and took her paw print. One year later, I had Mal's actual paw print tattooed on my ribcage. It's a straight shot from the tattoo, right to my heart.
DJ is now a sturdy, sweet, dumb-as-a-box-of-hair, almost 6-year-old lab. She's goofy, hyperactive, and destructive. But I love her with my whole heart. So on National Puppy Day, I had to share some puppy pics of when I first got her.
Here, our first meeting. My best friend from Albany, Chrissy Cavotta, held her first, while I just stared at her precious face.
She was only 6 weeks old when I got her, but her breeder knew me, and knew I had experience with puppies, and our schedules matched up for this magical evening. She was SO tiny (3.5 lbs) that I compared her to a dinner fork. When she started growing like a weed, I started an album: "Fork Progression".
The first few months of her life, I couldn't take enough pics...
This goof ball has let me dress her up....
....she sleeps ON me....
...and while she drives me insane most of the time, I wouldn't change a thing about her. She's her own unique girl, as I am. And I love her!
Happy National Puppy Day!!!