Graduating and the Majestic Puppy

On Friday I attended my last class. On Tuesday I’ll be starting my internship at a teen center. I’m really looking forward to it, and I managed to graduate with honors, which was my ultimate goal school-wise. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my beautiful wife, who had to sacrifice a lot so that I could go to school. She has been a big support, and it’s nice knowing you have someone who is always on your side. 

Today it was gorgeous outside. The sun was blazing but it wasn’t muggy. Our puppy, Dexter, was scheduled to get a checkup at the vets, and afterward we took him to the leash-free park for the first time. His mommy and daddy were a little nervous. We didn’t know what to expect, but Dexter was amazing. He ran around, greeted each dog with puppy exuberance, rolled around, played and had a great old time.
The funny thing is that you can sometimes see how he’s going to look as an adult dog. There are times where you see him running, sun playing on his back, muscles rolling beneath his skin…and then he does something puppyish…like do a face plant.
Yeah, that’s what he did at the dog park. He was galloping after a beautiful collie of some sort one second, and the next he was planting his face in the sod. He picked himself up like a champ, looked at us as if to say, ‘you didn’t see that, did you?’ and took off running again.
I swear, between my wife and baby puppy (he’ll always be a baby puppy to me, no matter how old he gets) I’m one of the luckiest guys on the planet. 
My graduation picture
Dexter lounging on the couch
Traveling dog


  1. Congratulations on graduating. It was Social Science wasn't it? I would love to do another degree with that kind of focus to it. Much as I loved doing music, it wasn't really what I ended up being interested in for the rest of my life. One doesn't know that at 18 though!

    Dexter looks very cute!

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