January was a bit of a recovery month after the hustle and bustle that December brought with the holidays. We were lucky enough to get a bonus snowfall, and we took full advantage and snuck in a few extra river walkies.

January is the kickstart to the birthday season in our house. We have one birthday now and two next month. Now that I know we get birthday cookies, I say bring on the parties!!!

The new year also means our regular puppy classes start back up, and it’s so fun getting to see my puppy pals again, even if from afar.

This month also welcomed a new puppy in training into the house when the grandpawrents got their new recruit, Pads Alcy, from the seven sisters’ litter. I get to put my mentor hat on now, as I won’t be the youngest anymore.

Submitted by: Tiff Spenard