He couldn't have been more than three pounds as he jumped through the tall blades of grass. He popped onto my lap as we sat with the sun shining down, he panted and looked up at me with those big puppy eyes. He was the best birthday present I had ever received as I looked down as his tiny little head, cocked to one side as he looked up at me. This was my baby for now and I was filled with joy and love as he let out a tiny little bark that sounded more adorable than fierce. I picked him up and held him close as his puppy breath was hot on my face. I knew that he would help to fill a void for the time being and in that moment, I fell in love with this tiny little guy that I could shower with love. He licked my face as I giggled, almost as if he knew what I was thinking.