We are spending time getting to know Dexter, and him getting to know us. We have been back to Pet Smart (Sunday) to get the rest of the supplies that we didn’t have time to get on Saturday. And also got new tires on my car, but we have to drop my car off to get new sparkplugs soon. It’s starting to act funny again.
So, night one, he ended up sleeping with me all night. And slept great! But last night, he got sick and then had a couple of runny poo’s unfortunately on the new carpet – he did the latter while I was stripping the bed from the throw up. (Sorry, gross I know but it happened and this is a reality blog, lol). Trust me I am leaving out some parts. I had to have help – I had to wake George up and ask him to hold the dog while I got up the messes. He wanted to get in the way of it and do what dogs do and also wasn’t sure if he wouldn’t mess again and I couldn’t keep him out in the hallway as he darted back in the bedroom every time I opened the door. I think this was at 12:30 in the morning. I did not have another sheet protector so I couldn’t remake the bed and didn’t want a repeat to soak the mattress. So I put him in his bed in the living room and slept in the recliner beside him. (Insert arms held in air emoji!) We had to do what worked.
I really didn’t sleep much at all and when it was about 4:30 I actually snoozed a bit. George got up around 6:30 this morning and at 7 a.m. my video went live so I put it on social media to get the word out.
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So, yeah, we have a little intestinal issue, but one that is often in puppies and should be easy to control with treatment plan. We are going to see the vet tomorrow, we hope so he can go ahed and be treated.
I am so tired right now I can hardly think. I knew what all I wanted to say on the blog earlier but now all I can think of is how I need a nap.
This doggie is going to get bigger. Look at his long legs. e’s like sleeping with a baby deer, lol. I’m not sure if I told you we found out he was not just a beagle mix but a beagle golden retriever mix.
So the week is busy ahead. Vet Tues after work and then on Wednesday I told Mom I’d take her out and George will stay home with dog dog. We decided if we both went it would be too long for the dog to be by himself. There is still a lot of adjusting to do and I’m really nervous about what he will do tomorrow in the hallway. Will he scratch the finish off the doors? Maybe. It’s just going to be what it’s going to be and we’ll have to deal with it all once he gets acclimated.
So he is more used to his surroundings now and no longer feels the need to follow our every move but tomorrow he is going to be so sad and lonely with us gone all day. It will be a shock to him. But he will have to be used to his new routine. It’s going to be hard on me too.
Amazingly beside the intestine issue that we have, he is pretty much house trained. He prefers to use the paper or go outside. What a shock. He has not started to mark anything but I’ve heard that can come later.
So we have a series of new to do’s. Training tid-bits like learning to sit, come when called, and getting a chip, getting all our shots, getting neutered, and then getting a 2nd dog.
Here’s the bed I bought for my office or bedroom. He likes his beds.
But the cute comforter from the bedroom is not going to be kept on the bed anymore. It’ll be for company only. I just have a blanket on there for now, towels under that and sheets and a mattress protector. The room won’t be fancy anymore for a while. There is so much to figure out. And to make room for. My house is a mess right now so that will be part of the process I guess.
So, other news:
Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken are not coming up. They are under the weather. We are disappointed and hate we cannot see them. And Mom also was not feeling too good either since the graduation last Saturday. She said that wore her out that day. I knew it would be hard on her. It was a long day too as she also needed things from the store. Plus we stopped for 20 minutes to look for a dog (she stayed in the car). But yeah, she’s not felt great since then. She says she is only out of bread but I’ll go get her Wed night and we’ll head out to dinner and then get some groceries.
Big day tomorrow with payroll as I’m doing two days into one since we had the holiday. I don’t think we have any doc appts this week for Mom or myself. Our hairstylist left and we had to reschedule for the following next two weeks. But Fancy gets a trim next Saturday so that will get Mom out of the house for a while then. I think she also wants to go to Belk and Lowe’s.
I did our Summer Bucket list. I know just how geeky we are when you read it through. I put some goals on there just so it keeps us focused but we also put things we want to do on there as well.
Here is the summer list:
You may notice repeat things on there. Some I do every time – like reading 3 books, or doing Canon photography lessons. And one thing we have tried to do for like 4 or 5 years and it never happens.
I put “—–” dashes where I can insert check marks. So I want to use Canva more since I pay for it. And I have put a lot of dashes for # of times to get in the habit of using it more for blog purposes. The photos are really nice on there. I am also putting some blog goals on there.
I am proud of us for all we did from Winter into Spring (until now) considering how busy we are. Much of these things actually kept us busy I suppose, but considering we are busy with Mom a couple of days a week, we really did do a good job of knocking it out of the park.
Let’s just take a review. These are things I’m so happy about. Not in order of importance, but just as it caught my eye.
- Downloaded and learned to do videos with Final Cut Pro.
- Decorated my new office at Work
- Went to Hot Springs with Katy, Cody, and Little Roo
- Got the colonoscopy out of the way.
- Did the Hermitage and Wine Tasting
- Went to Knoxville to celebrate Kevin’s birthday
- We had dinner/brunch with a couple of sets of neighbors
- We went to Texas to celebrate River’s Birthday. Yay!
- We watched a lot of good Netflix shows
- We ate at some new places
- I almost did 3 Canon lessons, didn’t practice much, but I did get some focus in.
- We had a foodie day with the Irelands twice!
- I read three books.
- I had some planning time to write down some goals.
- I worked that dang Christmas puzzle finally! Finished it yesterday
- I did a few videos! ;-). Wasn’t on there but I’ll claim it.
So for someone that doesn’t have much time, I did pretty good – we both did.
Here’s the next puzzle I’ll work:
So I guess it’ll be Wed or Thurs before I’ll be back. Gotta take care of little doggie, Mom, clean up after the video I just did and get the next one started, clean my house, take some time to breathe, get things done at work, and do a bit of reading, or personal goals. Just seems pretty busy.
It’s seems crazy to take on a dog right now but at the same time it felt so right. There was a huge gaping hole missing after having the fur babies for 20 years. It’s something George and I did together was love them and care for them and hang out with them. Dogs bring such joy – a lot of hard work and dedication, but so much joy.
I will enjoy sharing him with you in the days to come. Our Dexter. We are trying not to call him “Little Buddy” but he looks so much like Roger sometimes. We have to make a point of calling him Dexter before he quickly becomes Buddy instead.
George’s roast beef burritos are ready, so I need to go. I think we are watching Jumanji but I may fall asleep and secretly that’s quite alright, lol.
More later. What does the week hold in store for you? I love hearing about your lives out there. I wish more of you would comment and let me hear about you and think about you!