And now you are six…

Happy Birthday, my delightful little soul, so full of questions and wonder.

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three
I was hardly me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

Milne, A.A. “The End.” Now We Are Six, 1927

Ellie

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Run free my funny, shiny, stinky, goofy, bumpy, lumpy, nosy, slobbery, stubborn, happy, loud, bawling, bodacious, wonderful, beautiful, sweet, loyal, velvet-eared friend.

So many more walks we will not take.

I thought we would have more time.

I’ll let all the squirrels in the neighborhood know the coast is clear.