Happy March everyone! I can’t believe how fast the year is going. I thought I would start this new month off with a couple of dedications. I have hereby officially dedicated March to my younger sister, Juliana, (who has a birthday tomorrow!), and Paco, the world’s greatest dog. Paco is a Havanese, a breed of dog that was originally popular in Cuba among aristocrats, but has become increasingly popular in the U.S. in the last fifteen years or so. We purchased Paco eleven years ago, and this Christmas he will celebrate his twelfth birthday! It’s really unbelievable to me how dogs (and pets in general) can become beloved members of one’s family. Paco truly is our little bro.Juliana begged my parents for a dog for about 10 years before my parents finally gave in and got Paco. My dad was really the one that took some convincing because he just didn’t want a dog. Well, well how things (and people!) change! Paco has completely stolen his heart! Sometimes my mom wonders who he loves more: her or the dog!! Of course, when Paco first arrived my dad had a list of rules for the dog that was a mile long. Well, let’s just say he’s given in on practically all of them. I mean, they are total buds. Dad lets him sleep on his pillow, he’ll sneak him carrots (his favorite treat) and even popcorn (the biggest no-no!) when no one is looking. My dad loves his girls, but I think he also appreciates having another guy around the house.
Paco is truly a gem. He is so smart. Now I know everyone thinks their dog is smart, but Paco really is a doggy Einstein. He sits, shakes, rolls over, dances, skateboards, reads (claims my mom), twirls, and plays dead (when you say “bang” he falls to the ground and lies there motionless). He also is such a people dog. He wants to be where ever you are, listening to your conversation, doing what you’re doing. Well, we are in love. So without further ado ladies and gentlemen….our little brother.
Here’s Paco waiting intently for his treat.
Here’s Paco on Christmas morning (his birthday). Isn’t he a cutie pie!
Paco hit the jackpot this year! No one is going to get between him and his treats!
And last but not least – Dad chillin’ with his favorite son.
That’s all for now y’all, but be sure check back tomorrow for some pics of the birthday girl. Hasta pronto!