Today I'm enjoying some sun and family time! In lieu of what I was going to post today, here are some pictures of my favorite puppy, Otto!

Craig surprised me with Otto on December 23, 2009. Best Christmas present, ever!

We almost lost Otto at 10 weeks old, from an allergic reaction to his distemper vaccine. He went into anaphylactic shock, and the vet had to use epinephrine to restart his heart. We've come to discover over the last 2.5 years, that Otto has an extremely sensitive immune system, and in addition to food allergies, also has a severe allergy to many vaccines.

Our vet literally saved his life, and holds a very special place in my heart. We see him more often then we see much our family, and the vet office is our second home. We don't even have to say who we are when we call anymore - all the sweet ladies who answer the phone, know our voices.

Our vet told us this week that he's leaving the practice. And I cried. Really, I did. He is moving too far for us to go visit him at his new practice, but assured us we could always call him on his cell phone. This guy loved Otto like he was his own dog, and I know he always had his best interest at heart. I'm sure Otto has a special place in his heart too, as I know with 100% certainty he never had to save the life of a 10 week old puppy before.

It is amazing to me how Otto came into our lives, and stole our heart from the very first day. I love him like a child, and he is such a huge part of our family. My heart melts when I see him with A - he loves him so very much.  I know they will grow up to be the best of friends, and that Otto will always be watching out for him.

We love you, Otto!