Happy Birthday, Chip!

My little boy is growing up.

Even though he still acts like a puppy most of the time, Chip turned 4 today. Every dog loves their owner unconditionally but Chip has a very special bond with me. He is loyal, slightly overprotective and tries to do everything to please me. My family jokes about him being a mama’s boy but that is exactly what he is. He follows me around the house, craving for attention, and as soon as he gets it he becomes so content. He has a special way of melting my heart.

You’ve probably heard the saying “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.” Well with Chip this statement is absolutely true. To him I am a kind, loving, good mother. He loves to rest his chip on my leg while I work at my desk and as soon as I place my hand on his head, he always stands up to give me kisses. And boy does he lay ’em on! Not only do you get the best puppy kisses, you get a facial as well. Every once in a while, he’ll put his paws on my shoulders and just hug me. These moments are so special, especially since I don’t have to wipe my face down afterward.

The Illinois Birddog Rescue took Chip, his four siblings and his mother into the rescue when he was 1 week old. One of the pups died of parvo early on and Chip’s mom (Addie) also suffered but was able to survive. The pups met two years ago at a dog park to celebrate their birthday. Two of his sisters are incredibly birdy and Chip is finally starting to pay attention to birds. He has a WONDERFUL point but he’ll only point (and flush out) Daisy, my pointer.

After adopting Chip I became a volunteer with IBR and consider myself lucky to have found such a great circle of friends.

Chip has a goofy way of making me smile, no matter what mood I’m in, and I’m very grateful to have him in my life.

So Happy Birthday, my little Chipster. May you have many, many more!

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