This is Thor's surprise for all of you. Sorry, it's not cake and ice cream, because we couldn't figure out how to stuff it through your monitors.
In about 2 weeks, on May 5, Thor will turn 9. Those of us who love Mastiffs will tell you this is nearly unheard of. To celebrate, Thor thought you'd all like a look back at his life with us.
These first two pictures were emailed to us from the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm the week before he came home with us.
He didn't sit on the furniture for long.
At 13 weeks old, he's a pretty big boy already.
And of course we celebrated his first birthday in style. It's the only time he ever wore the traditional, paper cone type hat.
Thor joined cookie baking, 4th of July celebrations, and daily life.
He saw people off to school, helped supervise new drivers, and played fireman when necessary.
Thor turned 2. He celebrated Easters, even when he got no chocolate bunnies (which was every Easter).
Thor looked dignified on his third birthday. Other times, he just looked goofy.
He romped in the snow with the best of them, pouncing on Dan when the sledding got too rambunctious.
Halloweens and Christmases came and went.
Thor's been involved in it all.
This was puppyhood through age 4-1/2. Next week, the Thor retrospective continues. I hope you all enjoyed this journey back in time with Thor.