Today is a big day. February 17th is my wife Holly's birthday. I'm not sure I know anyone who loves having a birthday more than she does. It is literally a week long celebration! We had dinner out last night, we have another scheduled for tonight, and we have the Dierks Bentley show Saturday night. I hope that will do. But today is also a big day because of something else that happened four years ago.

Four years ago, Holly's birthday present was our new dog, Rigby. Rigby is a miniature schnauzer. We got him from a breeder in Minneapolis. They drove down and met us halfway in northern Iowa. He was such a tiny guy when we first got him!

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If you've ever had a miniature schnauzer, you know they have such a great personality. Sure, he barks whenever someone walks by our house, but he is loving, playful, and great with the kids. We couldn't ask for a better family friend.

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So today we celebrate TWO big days! Happy birthday to Holly, and Happy Familyversary to our dog Rigby! They both bring so much love and happiness to my life, I don't know what I'd do without them!

Ryan Brainard