This is Hamish Macbeth- I was lucky enough to become his Mommy just before Halloween in 2014.
I almost named him Boris Karloff in honor of the season and one of my favorite actors but he actually responded to the name Hamish Macbeth- so Hamish he is.
2014 was not a good year for me for a variety of reasons- one being I suffer from depression and even though I had begun counseling and medication that stuff doesn’t kick in right away so I was struggling.
And why not throw the Holidays into that mess just to make things a little bit harder?
I was lucky. I had help swoop in just before the first fake trees hit the Mall.
The thing that saved me from really having a hard situation become an intolerable one was my dog.
He was a 12 week old Chocolate Lab Puppy with ( then ) yellow cat’s eyes.
Hamish was this very serious little puppy when I first brought him home. But within a month his personality exploded and he became outgoing, friendly, engaging goofy and scary smart.
He just couldn’t get enough of the world and the people and things in it.
So I got to watch this little bundle of joy take to the world around him with unbridled enthusiasm and energy and curiosity- and I was lucky enough to be there when it happened.
So I went along for the ride an it was just before Christmas.
Here are some of Hamish’s first Christmas pictures- it just seems right to put this post and these pictures up now because I think Hamish is what the holidays SHOULD be about.
Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #14 – Best Christmas present