Sunday, November 29, 2009


My pup has now ruled the roost for 3 weeks now! He's getting more stubborn and has more clout than he ever did! He sleeps on us while we watch tv and life with him is just like having a new baby! Tonight he crawled up under my arm and put his head up on my shoulder and rested for a moment....then began tickling my neck & ear. I was laughing so hard & he knew he was the cause of it. The whole playful puppy wag began and well.....he's just constant entertainment. And I've officially become one of those old people who dotes on their dogs!

I got him this little hoody because he seems to be so chilly outside. He's not much of an outdoors-man at all....though he discovered a weak spot in the fence so I had to go move rocks this morning and hopefully block his way. (This is the same hole I had another dog crawl thru years ago and got killed right in front of my kids!) Hubby still hasn't fixed it, so even if it looks like Sam Stinkin' Hill....I'm going to protect my pup! Sadly he doesn't think much of the whole clothing idea and tried endlessly to tear it off....sooo......anyway....had to get a picture of him with it on!! It's like he's just saying "Oh Mom!....the big dogs don't have to wear a jacket!" He makes my empty nest just a wee bit easier to bear!

I'm learning a lot as I grow older.....that my mom really did need a restroom every 20 minutes or so....that mother nature is kind in dimming our eye sight....I look ever so much better without my glasses on, thinking I'm looking okay to be seen in public until I put those darn things on and see my eye liner is 1/8 inch below where it should be! But there's a certain comfort to be had knowing that when hubby takes his glasses off, he still sees me as he did 27 years ago....(well...just about!) And puppy....well he just doesn't care about such things at all, preferring to love without reservation or prejudice. A character trait I would do well to try to emulate....perhaps I could sleep with such abandon as well!

Friday, November 6, 2009

They call it Puppy Love......!! And it's a boy, what else?

OK....I confess....I didn't mean for it to happy, we touched noses, and thing lead to another and he spent the night last night!
NO NO NO NO....not that! Before you go thinking the worst....this is love of the canine variety. He's 10 weeks old and he's having a little nap right now so I can get on and post baby pictures!!! I hadn't really forgotten how it is to have a pup....but I had. Outside everytime they sniff, which they're doing constantly. But....he's been a genius so far and only had one accident when Jeff was 'manning' him. Moms are always better at seeing the signs of impending elimination aren't they?! I think it's genetic!
Anyhoo....I just wanted to post some quick photos of him because I'm bragging to everyone I know and I want you to meet Maximus....Maxi for short. Jeff got to name him because he wasn't exactly lining up for a new pup, we just got new carpet a few months ago!!! But....we were at a trade show and he was on full trade which meant $30 out of pocket for a Jack Russell....the rest is bartered out thru our business. Love trade exchanges! I'm not so sure Jeff will want to take me to anymore!!! But for today....I'm reveling in being a new mom!