― Pepper celebrated her 1st birthday a few weeks ago. Mom got her a cupcake and my sister got the balloons somewhere. The cutie little puppy right there is Pepper's daughter, Patty! We named her after Peppermint Patty from the comic strip Peanuts. We wanted her name to match her mom's, and we were calling her puppy (rhymes with Patty) during her first few weeks anyway, so we figured Patty would be perfect. Still getting the hang of using my 50mm f/1.8 lens, these pups are so hard to shoot, they [...].