Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday, Mick!

Nine years ago Mick launched himself into the world, and my life, with an unparalleled zest for life and adventure.

...He brought along with him a strong mind, unpredictability, and a passionate drive  for discovery.

This is spiced with a wild sense of humour, a laser sharp mind, and unbelieveable problem solving skills. 

Whatever he tackles. it's done with an all or nothing attitude! An unforgettable experience when he lets you in to ride along, and one this (former?) A-type-continues to throroughly enjoy :-).

Mick's also gentle, sensitive, stoic and very perceptive. Without fail, he shows up at my elbow, 15 minutes before I'm planning to  go somewhere, and gives me "The Stare." It seems he pays a bit more attention than I suspected..:-).

He's also remarkably tolerant of young puppies, and has never let me down as the world's best nanny.

Saying he's unique is an understatement!

...Because of that, I suspect that doG paused when she created him, and even gave this fawn boy a customized look ;-)...

I keep expecting that Mick will start to adapt a more tranquil lifestyle, but at 9 years, I've yet to see any signs of it. That wicked twinkle is still very much evident in those soul reaching eyes, so I know there are more eventful journeys in our future :-).

I think George Bernard Shaw must have been thinking of this same spirit when he wrote,
" We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."...

Happy Birthday, Big Guy :-).