Kaylee and Jayne: Six Years, Twenty-two Things

September 30th, 2012 11:00 am by Kelly Garbato

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Six years ago today, we adopted Kaylee and Jayne! Actually, wait, that’s not entirely true: we brought them home on this day in 2006, but we met and adopted them about a month earlier. We’d already scheduled a trip to NY, you see, so we had to wait until after we’d returned to pick them up. It was a difficult month, I tell you what.

Anyway, I’m starting a new blogging tradition this year. I’ve already written about how we came to adopt the dogs – all seven of ’em! – so rather than rehash the details every birthday/adoption day, this time around I’m going to celebrate with a list of “little things.”

For those not familiar with the meme, fans of this or that share the little things that they love about the series in question. For example, a list of Little Firefly Things might include “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” or the shindig dress. Got it? Good!

With one little thing for every year of age, but in no particular order. (This works to my advantage because I admittedly have fewer Jayne things to share. She’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a taco, that one.)

 

14 Little Kaylee Things

  • Her silly, happy smile.

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  • The Kaylee quick step. (She may look old and slow, but not so much!)
  • That stubby nub of a tail.

    2011-04-03 - Kaylee Macro - 0005

  • Those crazy teefies.

    lol kaylee - mai teef!

  • That she insists you look at her the whole time you pet her, otherwise it doesn’t count. (And if you happen to glance at another dog, it’s akin to cheating!)
  • How she started the trend of licking the humans’ dirty dishes.

    2008-02-16 - Kaylee & Peedee - 0007

    Thanks to this visionary, all the dogs are now sufficiently spoiled!

  • How she has to lick all the dog bowls at least once (and usually twice or more) before going outside after meals, and again after coming back in.

    2007-11-15 - Lunchtime - 0008

    (Are you detecting a pattern here?)

  • The “It’s almost dinnertime!” dance.
  • The way she can spend hours wandering the back yard on summer nights, searching for nomy bugs to eat.

    2012-09-03 - Kaylee's body is a graveyard - 0008

  • How she becomes alternately cuddly and rambunctious while trying to wake me up in the morning.
  • Her fear of thunderstorms and fireworks (basically all the loud noises).

    2009-07-04 - Dogs No Like BOOM! - 0021

    Especially that one July 4th she escaped to the bathroom cabinets.

  • How she insists on hanging out in the bathroom while I shower, even if I don’t have any “treats” (read: cardboard rolls) for her. So much so that I put a dog bed in the master bath, just for her!
  • Ears as soft as velvet.

    2011-04-02 - Kaylee Macro - 0044

  • Every day is Mother’s Day.

     

    8 Little Jayne Things

  • Ears that are both floppy and upright, all at once.

    2012-04-17 - Jayne - 0007

  • How she still searches for Ozzy, more than a year after his passing.

    2007-09-14 - Our First Place - 0083

  • That she wants to be left alone, but not too alone.

    2012-05-27 - Patio Office - 0014

    Always on the periphery, this one.

  • She’s a stalker, but not a killer.

    2010-06-02 - Playing in the Dirt - 0048

  • Her imperviousness to pain.

    2012-06-23 - Jayne 0, Woodchuck 1 - 0004

    Like that one time she provoked a woodchuck into biting her – but she played it so cool that we didn’t discover the wound until hours after the fact.

  • Disney Princess eyes, but with a hint of sadness.

    2010-12-04 - Jayne Pirate - 0005

  • How she used to pee a little when you picked her up – and that she stopped doing that years ago.
  • Book thief!

    2012-05-09 - Naughty Jayne - 0001

    Never leave books unattended around Jayne, or she will transform them into papier mache artwork.

    2012-01-24 - While I Was Out - 0004

    Ditto: tp, manilla envelopes, cardboard tubes, and all the paper things. The recycling bin is her brown heaven.

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    6 Responses to “Kaylee and Jayne: Six Years, Twenty-two Things”

    1. GetSkinnyGoVegan Says:

      Ah, what cute little princesses!!

    2. Kelly Garbato Says:

      Aw, thanks! Kaylee isn’t used to being complimented on her good looks. :)

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    4. Lolly Says:

      Oh my gosh! This is great! I hope you don’t mind but on December 1, my puppies, Anderson and Suzanne turn 1 and I am going to do something similar on that day! What fun!
      ~Lolly

    5. Kelly Garbato Says:

      Go for it! Happy early birthday, Anderson and Suzanne!

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