I guess I am not the only chap in a long term relationship to be guilty occasionally of taking his beloved partner for granted.
Can you believe it is nigh on five years since I enjoyed my first ever date with my massively gorgeous girl Addi? Some of you may recall that the date turned out to be, quite literally, a blast....
Well since that time we have enjoyed several more adventures together and settled into a routine of mutual admiration from afar.
But then on Saturday, I saw this photo on Oreo's blog and my heart missed a beat as I remembered all over again why I first fell for Addi.
Is she not the most adorably beautiful figure of an American bulldog ever to walk this earth?
It occurs to me that every minute I spend away from my girl is a wasted minute.
Look at her magnificent jawline! Her intelligent and thoughtful expression! The set of those long and graceful paws! And above all, the vast and smooth expanse of pure white belly...
Oh Addi, I do hope you still feel the same about me. Us boffin types are not always the best at expressing our emotions, but I want you to know how much you have meant to me over the years.
Addi, will you do the honour of accompanying me to Dory's 13th Birthday Party and Holiday Gala?
I am confident that Dory will understand if you chose not to wear a costume for the occasion - after all, it would surely be sacrilege to cover up even one single square inch of your stupendous figure. And to be honest, I too prefer to remain 'au naturel' if given the choice.
Please Addi, say you will come, and make me again the happiest dog in