Hi everybody, this is Avian (whose name we now pronounce “AH vee ahn”), enjoying Mardi Gras 2010 with me in Ocean Springs, Mississippi (on the Gulf Coast, halfway between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama).
I fell in love with him the first time I saw his “snuggle puppy” video on Mary Alice’s website. Avian celebrated his first birthday in Phoenix with the stuffed dog-toy birthday cake I sent him (that plays “happy birthday to you” when you squeeze it), and I welcomed him home on February 13, 2010. I know that his name is really an acronym for “Angelic valentine is Aileen’s now!”
Everyone who meets Avian falls in love with him, but his two kitty sisters (Kali and Jasmine) are not quite sure what’s up with us adopting a little puppy brother for them — LOL! He’s such a cutey, and even the groomer (who sees LOTS of dogs), remarked how darling it is the way he tilts his head first one way, then the other.
Avian totally accepts me being in a wheelchair, and loves going on walks with his daddy. Avian keeps me company while I’m working on my computer and is on dogster.com himself.
We feel so blessed to have Avian with us, and don’t know how we ever lived without those doggy kisses! :o)
Aileen Murray and Peter Weinrich
(P.S. I’m so glad to see his litter-mate Avalon’s testimonial here because I was wondering what Avalon was up to these days!)