Emcee’s First Christmas: He’s our gift

It’s been almost a year since this special little guy came into our lives and he means the world to us. This was his first Christmas with us and he got two new friends (Tobias the Tiger and Winnie the Pooh) to celebrate. Emcee likes to play rough, but it’s all love.

When we adopted Emcee last January, he was going to be our first puppy since either of us were children. College, moving around the country, apartment living, being a young adult and so forth always made it too hard to have a puppy. Fortunately we adopted Emcee from a family who could no longer care for him. Now we understand what some of our “crazy”-dog friends have been so excited about. We’d do anything for Emcee. He’s our “little man” and our baby. We’re the “crazy”-dog people now ;)

When chatting with our dear friend Jodie just last night, we talked about adding up all of our yearly expenses for our respective dogs when making a budget for the upcoming year. Vaccines, food, flea/tick meds, heartworm meds….and so forth. You get it. This past year was especially high since we neutered Emcee (sorry babe!) and being brand new parents we didn’t know what were ailments that required vet attention and what ailments required waiting another day or so. But in reality, our pups are priceless and so it’s hard to ever think that they are too expensive or anything like that. After all, can one really put a price on all of that unconditional love? Emcee gives hugs and kisses without being asked and knows exactly when to snuggle. He wakes me up in the morning with kisses and an adorable face that you can’t say no to. Emcee’s love is the best gift at this time of year, or really any time of year.

Fortunately, Emcee is a happy and healthy puppy. We’ve been wondering whether or not to buy pet insurance for him… Any ideas? Trupanion Pet Insurance seems to be a good bet. Insurance is one of those things that you hope you never need to use, but then you complain after you spend so much money on something you never need. Or at least hope you never need. Uggg. Dilemma. When money is tight, one is always watching the bottom line.

So we hope that next year we will be as blessed as we have been this year. Emcee will be hard to top!

8 Responses to “Emcee’s First Christmas: He’s our gift”

  1. 1 Heather December 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Sweet little man is so lucky to have you guys. It looks like you three had a nice Christmas. :)

  2. 2 Kyla Duffy December 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Someone who understands! I feel the same way about my Boston, Bill. He’s just the light of my life. For three solid months when I first adopted him, he wouldn’t move. But now, 2.5 years later, he’s the happiest dog at the park. Nothing give me more joy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3 Jova December 31, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Aww, Emcee is such an adorable dog!

  4. 4 Kyla Duffy December 31, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Couldn’t help but share. Just posted Bill’s video from playing in the snow today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6VC-65DbI

    I’m sure Emcee would have loved it!

  5. 5 Alan and Deb December 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    A happy 2011 to you and Emcee – what a nice Christmas story. Now you know there is nothing better than a dog’s love.

  6. 6 linda sherwood January 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Emcee is a lucky little boy who has a wonderful Mommy and Daddy who give him so many friends with awesome names!

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