Sunday, March 6, 2011

Logan, week 1

We've had Logan ( Russell Terrier)for a week now, and just love love love him. The little guy settled in quite quickly. That is after the first night the cries were so loud and pitched, that all I could picture was a little pup alone in the wilderness, crying for his mother. Heart breaking as it was, we both made it with little sleep through the night.

Taking him out in the middle of the night went from 4 times, to him now sleeping straight through, and me being the one waking him up at 6:45am to go out and have breakfast.
The crate is no longer some scary isolation, but his little den ( which he is busy right now turning upside down, burrowing at the towel).

He's learning new lessons things daily, such as "leave it", which he understands, but has a short attention span for it, "come" which usually consists of him just sitting there, looking at me ( brain processing?)and then just sprinting towards me, and the new one "sit".
"Heal" will have to wait until he has all his shots and we can walk properly outside. Right now his poop/pee station is on the balcony, and finally I have some use for all the junk newspapers.
One key lesson that he is being taught daily is that our hands are not chew toys, and he's definitely still learning that one.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

happy new year... late wishes, I know

( NOTE: these are not the puppy's actual parents, as we ended up with a different pup from a different litter)
Lets face it, December 31 and January 1 are really not much different from December 1 and December 2 days. Sure the days are are warmer then, the stress of holiday preparations starts creeping in and many of us are still trying to get back to the old pre-Thanksgiving weight, yet there is something that makes us believe that a new year is a new beginning.
So for this year, the main mantra will be to keep busy and get sh*t done.

One of those things that I am working on at the moment is that I've started knitting. I havn't knit since at least 15 years ago, yet surprisingly it feels like getting back on a wobbly bicycle. Youtube has helped with reminding me what to do. Right now it's this awkward, uneven, with odd patterns rectangle. It will most likely become either an odd pillow cover, or if I carry on, then an odd blanket. On the bright side, it feels really nice ( organic cotton) and is a lovely off white. Photos to come.

I'm also in the process of welcoming a new furry family member. His parents are beyond adorable, so now I'm just waiting to receive a picture that shows off his face. If we choose him, we'll have the new little member in about seven weeks. You could say I'm super excited and my friend has to listen to me go on and on about it. Good thing we have the same phone provider.

Still not quite sure on the name. Pippin has been a suggestion which I think sounds cute, but in the end I want the hubby to decide on the name. I also like the idea of giving him a strong name, like Ryder, which I can't use, seeing it's my friend's dog's name. It remains to be seen.