Happy birthday Not so Tiny Shineys!
Tom, my boy, you've always sat in the background whilst a huge ego'd yellow meercat has taken the limelight. Then a little Princess Mia barged in and you slipped quietly into the background, sometimes infuriating us with your demands for attention, when infact it was only because you never got quite as much as the others. Sometimes its hard to have six arms, and sometimes hard to realise when you are missing someone out.
Sometimes I think I overlooked your qualities, and it took possibly till Crufts this year to see who you really are by spending proper one to one time with you! I would love to say we adore all our dogs instantly and equally, but it took me till this year to properly fall in love with you, and find the time to get to know you. Now I do, you are valued for everything you are... and although you are soundly bottom of our pack, even Mia picks on you!! You a gem to me..... I WON'T let them tie you to the clothesline and shoot bows and arrows at you ANYmore... I WON'T let them hand you books upside down, and then laugh at you because you can't get past the first word.... We WILL go out with a ball chucker and have some fun. I WILL stop getting fustrated with you because you can't do what *he* can do simply because I trained *him* five times as much as you when young.
Like your brother Solly you are a clown... an adrenaline fuelled oversocial softhearted sweet natured dream to own. Utterly uncomplicated and with no hidden corners.
As a Baby...
His daughter Lottie who I think is so much like him!
Love ya kiddo, happy birthday.