Ransom is 1!

Our baby puppy is 1-year-old today! In honor of his birthday we’re going to take a little trip down memory lane (via photos).

This was the very first time we saw our pup! He’s that roly-poly one snuggled up next to mom (with the black spot on his butt). My cousin owns the mom and had no idea she was pregnant. Ransom was born December 7 (the coldest day of 2010) and six of the puppies died. The red light is a heat lamp my cousin put up to keep the mama and the puppies warm.

And this is when we fell in love with him! February 20, 2012. We knew we wanted a puppy but we were trying to wait (ha). As soon as I laid eyes on this cute little Bluetick I knew he was mine. He was free (score!) and after a little less than a week of deliberation we drove home and got him! I think we even named him before we had “officially” decided we were going to get him.

Ransom’s first photo session! We were trying to get a good picture of him to post on the blog.

And these are some of Ransom’s favorite things:

Toy – Indestructible Ball (he knows it by name and loves to play fetch with it)

Treat – Flavored Rawhide Bones (when he gets one he prances around the room and tosses the bone repeatedly in the air – precious)

Spot – Orange Chair

Ransom in his chair at 5 months and at 10 months.

BFF – Chester

Chester and Ransom when Ransom is 3 months (when they first met!), 6 months, 7 months, and 9 months (clockwise).

Trick – High Five

This little (okay, big) pup is one of the best things that has happened to us. We are very thankful for him and so so glad we made the decision to bring him home when we did. He is an outstanding pet and we love him dearly.

Happy birthday, Ransom!