It was an ordinary Friday evening. We played a local show and everything went great.

Afterwards everyone came back to my house for what was suppose to be a night of rope swinging off of the roof of my house. When I came in everyone was packed into the smallest room and as I made my way in to see why, I met Martin. 

Martin was a 6 month old rescue dog that my sister adopted for me. We are unaware of Martins previous owners or experiences but it was clear to see that he was so happy to be with someone and to have so much attention. It wasn't but a few minutes later that someone came through the front door and as soon as it opened Martin dashed out and down the street with everyone chasing behind. He ran from yard to yard, ditch to ditch so happy to be free from a cage. With everyone yelling for "Martin" he didn't even bother to look back. We finally caught him, but even weeks later he would not show any response to the name "Martin". It wasn't until a year later when I was looking over his adoption papers and found his name was not Martin, His name was "Hunter" and that my sister told me his name was Martin simply because she like it better.

But that was not all I found.

It was always somewhat of a joke when my dad's birth date would come up, the fact that he was a pastor and he was born on 6.6.66

Dad passed away just a few months before I met Martin, and I eventually found that Martin's birth date also fell on June 6th. The same birthday my dad once celebrated. A coincidence? I'm sure, but to me it meant so much. Like I can still celebrate my dad, with Marty.

Matin is going to be 4 years old this June. In the littlest way he has done so much in my life. I've always heard the saying "A Dog is a Man's Best Friend" but until Martin I never experienced it. For 3 years now Martin and I have been best friends and our family is growing, He now has a Mom, Brother Joe, & Cousin Clyde (the cat).

Marin has so much character and so much personality. He's never met a stranger and will never turn down a meal. 

#OhMarty is the hashtag created to share his life with others, and a way for me to look back on all our adventures together. 

I've been blessed to have such a great friend, & even though he's short, a little chubby, begs for the rest of every meal, & has slightly unbearable morning breath...I Love the kid 




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