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Little Guy

December 3rd, 2009

This past Friday JJ had his final ‘baby’ shots, and in the three weeks that passed between the previous shots he’d gained almost 2 pounds. Considering he only weighed 6 pounds before that, I thought it was a huge growth spurt.

Things have been so busy that I haven’t had much of an opportunity to take pictures, and at some point I’m hoping he and Mister M. will cooperate enough for me to take Christmas pictures, although that could be a pipe dream. Even though I haven’t taken many pictures, I did manage to take this one last Friday, which was right before his trip to the vet.

He’s doing really well, and is pretty close to being what I called potty trained. You have to pay attention for the signs, but he does let you know when he needs to go, which is a huge relief. Now if he’ll listen more…

Coming Soon

October 30th, 2009

I managed to take a few pictures of JJ outside yesterday. I’ll try to get some time tomorrow to upload them and share a few. Hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe, happy, Halloween.

I bought some small pumpkins today that I’m going to try roasting for a new muffin recipe. I’ll let y’all know how they turn out.

Gotta dash- JJ and Mister M. are destroying the house.

Sunshine on My Shoulders

October 28th, 2009

My first thoughts of ‘Sunshine on my Shoulders’ is the old John Denver song, but that’s also what I am feeling right now. It is an absolutely gorgeous fall day her in the land of Never, and I’m sitting outside with my new laptop and loving every moment of it. I have a pile of work to do, but I’m feeling rested and somewhat energetic today, so this is a good thing. I”m hoping to get everything done that I NEED to get done before dinner this evening that way I can run to the supermarket to get the rest of the stuff I need for the Bavarian Stew. I shared the recipe earlier last week. I’m planning on making it tomorrow and my mouth starts watering whenever I think about it.

I’m also hoping to get some pictures of JJ in the near future playing in the leaves. He’s so animated. I love him dearly. Now if we can just break him from chewing on everything. I’ve noticed that he does seem to listen to me more than Marcel. Things he knows he can’t do with me, he tries with Marcel. I guess he’s testing the boundries.

Time to work.

My New Baby Boy

October 27th, 2009

I know that I’ve been promising pictures of JJ, but I haven’t taken too many in the last few days.

I’ve been to tired or preoccupied, but I do plan on taking some in the leaves soon. Maybe as soon as tomorrow if I can get caught up on some work I am doing with pending deadlines.

In the meantime, here are a few from this past weekend.

Potty Training

October 25th, 2009

Two of my favorite guys are sleeping here in the computer room with me. Mister M. is on the other chair- the one where Marcel usually sits with his laptop, and JJ is snoozing at my feet. I wore him out with his last walk where he discovered the ducks for the first time, and even found himself wanting to jump in the water after him. I didn’t let him though. We walked in a quiet area where he wasn’t disturbed by masses of people wanting to tell him how cute he is, or other dogs wanting to be his new best friend. I believe it’s great to be social as a doggie, but I also believe that it’s more important that he have peace when he is outside to do his business, so that he’ll do it outside and not IN.

Since we don’t have a garage floor to train him to go on while we are teaching him to learn to go out, we’re having to really try hard to take him out often and make sure that he gets rewarded for doing his business outside. He loves the rewards, but still hasn’t learned that he’s not suppose to ‘go’ inside.

One thing he has learned, is that when he’s hungry- he runs to the kitchen and looks up at the counter. Obviously it didn’t take him long for that- so hopefully potty training is close behind. Any tips would be greatly appreciated if you have any.

Everyone Had the Same Idea

October 25th, 2009

Marcel and I took JJ to a little cafe near the woods earlier today in hopes of walking with him and me being able to get some pictures of him playing in the fall leaves. I took both my ‘i’ and my regular small camera with me, but when we arrived, we noticed that everyone else in the area also had the same ideas of walking their dogs in the woods, so we decided to skip the idea and just had coffee instead.

JJ was chasing the leaves across the parking lot and it was so funny to see. Marcel said he thought JJ had adhd symptoms when he ran around the way he was. It was so cute, and he’s been so great today. Now if we can just get him potty trained.

As soon as I get some pictures of him outside- I’ll share them.

Moving Right Along

October 25th, 2009

Things are moving right along with JJ in our household. He’s not learning much about the potty training thing, in spite of his great rewards when he goes outside. I’m sure it will happen, eventually. One thing is for sure, I’ve decided that JJ has become a great substitute for weight loss pills. He keeps me on my toes and constantly on the move. Who knows, maybe it will actually help me drop a pound or two. More on that in another entry. I have so much to talk about.

Quick Break

October 24th, 2009

I should be working but instead I decided to take a little break and write a few words before really getting busy. Luckily, I only have a few things to do today and then I have the rest of the day to do what we want, which I hope will mean getting out of the house for a little while. The only bad thing is, it’s raining which isn’t exactly conducive to taking the little one out, but we’ll figure out something.

JJ only woke me once last night crying, so this is a definite improvement. I am hoping tonight that I can move to the bed, although I’m not sure that he’s ready for that. I woke up several times last night to see him wake up, look up at me and when he saw me he would curl up and go back to sleep. I’m going to at least try it tonight and see what happens.

Mister M. is still sleeping beside me on the couch, which gives me less leg room, but I can’t send him away because I know he’ll feel jealous. I think somehow he thinks he’s protecting me, or maybe guarding me. I’m not sure which.

The last few days I’ve been really emotional, and bouncing from crying one minute to laughing the next. I know it’s hormonal, but please say a little prayer for me. I’d appreciate it. I hope to have some pictures to share a little later- I have so much to talk about, but not enough time in the day to do it all.

Forgot Pictures

October 23rd, 2009

I just remembered that I didn’t add the pictures of JJ sleeping yesterday to one of yesterday’s entries, so I’ll have to try to remember to do that with the ‘i’ after dinner. I also have a new picture that I took this afternoon of him and Marcel stretched out on the couch. It isn’t the best photo ever, but it’s cute, so I’ll share it too. Don’t let me forget. Right now, Marcel is walking him, Mister M. is sleeping and I’m headed to the kitchen to start dinner.

I’ve been craving sweets for the past couple of days and so far I’ve been resisting well. I have been so busy that I’ve forgotten to eat some, which is why I’m thankful that I had a piece of grilled chicken breast in the fridge. That ended up being today’s lunch. More later!

Keeps Me On My Toes

October 23rd, 2009

Day three of having JJ in our home is going well. Mister M. has taken to guarding me while I sleep, which means he sleeps on top or beside me while JJ is in his little pen nearby. Needless to say, sleeping on the couch doesn’t make for the most restful of sleep, but Marcel did take the day off today and yesterday so that I could have a little extra help. The good nights sleep has made a world of difference, and I told Marcel earlier that having JJ is like having your own little fat burner, because it keeps me moving. Now all I need to do is incorporate some additional exercise into my day and I may see the scales start moving downward again.

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