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April 20, 2015

Welcome to Emily Week!

Well, folks. As Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, “Hold on to your butts.” Emily and I are getting married this Friday. It’s no secret Emily is smart, funny, kind, supportive and beautiful, so I feel like one lucky dog. How does a girl like that end up with
Well, folks. As Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, “Hold on to your butts.”Emily and I are getting married this Friday. It’s no secret Emily is smart, funny, kind, supportive and beautiful, so I feel like one lucky dog. How does a girl like that end up with a knucklehead like me? I had some help.Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, photo, puppies,

Who could possibly resist the charm of puppy Eko!?

That’s why I’m officially declaring it “Emily Week” here on the blog. It seems only fitting to give credit to the pups who helped the princess realize this frog of a blogger might one day become her prince charming. I’d like to kick the week off by sharing some of my favorite photos of Emily and Eko together.

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Like me, Eko loves nothing more than a hug from Emily

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Eko was, is and always will be a complete momma’s boy

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Wherever Emily goes, you can be sure Eko will follow

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Eko loves showering Emily with affection. If he happens to score a bit of ice cream in the process, it’s an added bonus

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And when Em comes home from work Eko always knows how to make her feel appreciated

Emily works long and crazy hours at the hospital. When she’s home she often zonks out on the couch. And there’s no better napping buddy than Eko.

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In winter months, he acts as a heated blanket

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On warm sunny days Eko is a comfy headboard

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And year round, Eko is happy to be little spoon

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I owe Eko bigtime for always helping me make Emily smile!

“Wait a second, it kind of sounds like Emily is marrying you because you have an awesome dog…” you say.

“SHHH, keep your voice down!” I say. I take care of Eko, he takes care of me. And I’m happy we both take care of Emily.

So welcome to Emily Week! Well, every week is Emily Week, but this week I’m excited to share some of my favorite moments with my favorite person. It’s because of her this little dog and pony show known as Marking Our Territory is possible.

Comments for Welcome to Emily Week!

  1. YAY Emily Week! I loved those pictures…I couldn’t even pick out my favorite. I would see one and go “Oh yeah, that’s the perfect picture” until I saw the next picture. LOL
    Congrats on your wedding on Friday. I hope it’s a phenomenally amazing day for both of you.
    And tell Emily “thanks” for sharing her family with us.

  2. What an awesome post! Congratulations on getting married! Ellie

  3. PigLove says:

    Awesomesauce!! Hello Em and congratulations on marrying a great guy with four legs— oops my bad — I mean a great guy with two legs. I hope you have a wonderful and beautiful wedding! XOXO – Bacon

  4. That’s a great idea and it’s great that you found Emily! Sometimes the perfect match really exists! Are the pups the “Lord/Lady of the ring” on friday ?

  5. dashlilly says:

    Congratulations!!! And in spite of Penny, Emily has held on!! Good Work Eko!!!!!

  6. fredrieka says:

    My brotherwithoutpaws is getting married Wednesday this week, congrats all the way around, wait till you have some pawless babies that is what momwithoutpaws is waiting for.

  7. Congrats on your marriage! Can’t wait to see the baby pix in a couple of years 🙂

  8. vanmom65 says:

    looking forward to your wedding. Will Penny be flower girl? Can’t wait to see the pictures. All the best to you both (or 4)

  9. Laura Tafelsky says:

    I am so happy for you both…or should I say the four of you. Wishing you happiness always. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.

  10. Ogee says:

    Happy Emily Week and congratulations to you both (four!). I’m pretty sure you could woo her all by your lonesome…but it’s always good to have some extra puppy insurance!

  11. Jan & Rusty says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations to you both! Well, all 4 of you! What a great family you have, Will. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. So, um, how are you going to take blog pictures of the wedding and be the groom, too. How’s Eko with the camera? Can he help?

  12. Kismet says:

    Week??? You have a few Emily decades ahead.

  13. harrispen says:

    How fun to learn a little more about your soon to be other half. It sure looks like Emily and Eko have a special relationship.

  14. I was wondering when The Big Day would be!! I sure hope we’ll be seeing wedding pictures too! 😀

  15. Emmadog says:

    What a sweet idea for your wedding week. We didn’t know the big day was Friday, but congratulations! Mom my sisters and I wish your sweet family all the best in your new married with fur children lives 🙂

  16. Elyse says:

    Wonderful! I hope you all live long and prosper together! Love the pictures!

  17. Victoria says:

    so excited for you two – its wonderful – i love the pic where he is laying on Emily after she gets home from work – you really have to look to find poor Emily!

  18. Congratulations! Could it get any cuter?

  19. Shalini says:

    How sweet 🙂 I love this! Congratulations and wish you four a lot of happiness!

  20. Ohhhh I am sitting here CRYING!!! I am sooooooooooooooooo soooooooo happy for BOTH of you, wait…ALL of you!!! I always love seeing Emily on the blog…she is so darned pretty!!!! What a great looking couple you make. Because I know you are super special, I am more than certain that she is too!!!! Wishing you both a lifetime of health and happiness!! xoxo

  21. coastingnz says:

    Oh my gosh THIS Friday – how exciting. Super excited for you all. Eko you chose well by the looks of these photos, good job! The perfect family – boy and girl kids, one big happy family. Glad we get to share a little bit of it.

  22. Oceans of congratulations and wonderful pics you shared. Smart planning on your part having adorable pups to tip the scales your way. A lifetime of happiness and memories to you both. <3

  23. Connie Taylor says:

    Wow that’s great news to start this week with! Can’t wait to see everyone all “gussied” up in their finest! (Especially Emily). Great time of year for weddings. I presume your brother is your best man? Will Doc be able to attend the gala along with Eko and Penny?

  24. Lori says:

    Very Excited for Emily Week as well and your guys upcoming wedding. She seems to be a very lovely lady and of course Eko is a cutey pie.

  25. Emily is gorgeous and you and the pups are so lucky that she will close the circle of your little family (at least for now!)……. when you first announced you were marrying her I thought “PERFECT” and I still do. I hope you all truly do get a “happily ever after” – you make a gorgeous and smiling family. These photos are fabulous and while they are fabulous memories themselves, just THINK of all the new memories you’re making each and every day……………….as I said before – “PERFECT” !

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

  26. cdog5 says:

    Congratulations, Will, Emily, Eko & Penny! Wishing you a wonderful life together! 🙂

  27. Wendy says:

    Emily week is a lovely idea.You did well keeping the wedding date quiet until now. It occurs to me that my only impressions of Chicago doctors are based on old TV shows. May your life together be nothing like the characters in those shows! Of course none of them had two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a blogger to come home to. Have a great week!

  28. Mona Sigal says:

    The best blog entry yet!!!!!

  29. Fozziemum says:

    Super news and what a grand family you all be 🙂 hugs and congrats xxx

  30. Marcela says:

    I laughed, cried, and felt happy for you. Why? You have a beautiful family Will. I wish you and Emily the best life could offer two young people with furry kids like yourselves. I am so happy and excited for you. Cynthia and I got married last October, but we have been a couple for 19 years and although it may sound like a long time we don’t think so. Why? Because we love spending our time together.

  31. What a great idea and week, wow your getting married this Friday how cool is that! Great pictures of Emily and Eko. Thanks for sharing your special moments with us.

  32. WHOOP-WHOOP! We can’t wait to hear the wedding bells on Friday!! That is SO exciting! We think we are going to really enjoy Emily Week.
    Wally & Sammy

  33. dogdaz says:

    Congratulations for a wonderful fun filled life together.

  34. Congratulations!!! You both are awesome! <3

  35. Cupcake says:

    Well done, E. You’ve scored an amazing mom for you and your sister! And an amazing wife for your dad! You’ve got skills, buddy. Congratulations to all of you from Mom and me! xoxo

    Love and licks,

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