We celebrated our first official Family Unit Day on June 24, 2008. It marked the one year anniversary of Shaak Ti coming into our lives and represented the day we became one family unit. The addition of Shadowfax in 2010 didn't change the date of Family Unit Day, it's still an amalgamation of all the dogs birthdays and adoption days. We take a moment on this day to appreciate each other (OK Tito probably doesn't appreciate me) and reflect fondly on the incredible years we've had together.
Shaak Ti has been in our lives for 9 years now. That makes her likely around 10 years old, and she hasn't slowed down much. She's still an attention starved, never-ending well of pets, and starts every day at 4:45 am, raring to get out in the world and chase those pesky bunnies and squirrels.
Shadowfax is all about celebrating Family Unit Day, but only to the extent that it doesn't interfere with her getting to play outside. As you can tell by the look on her face, preparing this blog post is clearly getting in the way of my taking her outside to play and she's none too happy about it.
We know how to ring in an exciting celebration around here.