Hello, hello! How’s everyone doing? It was one of those weird days where my entire schedule was off, so I’m writing this super late. Again. I didn’t plan on flaking. It just happened. But, I do have a couple of cute pupper videos as a kind of apology. Not only do these videos feature Mardi, but also Buddy! He was our neighbor’s cat, but the neighbor decided to move and just leave him behind. Dude’s a shitty pet owner, I know. Don’t get me started. So, now Buddy spends a lot of time in our yard where there’s plenty of cat food and water and soft things to lounge on. Now, I’m going to try to get those videos on here. I’ve only ever embedded videos from YouTube on here, not straight from my computer. Hopefully it isn’t too difficult.
Video 1: Our delicate flower Mardi goes bowling with Buddy
Video 2: That’s not how this Works: Cuddles on a Rainy Day
So, since WordPress is greedy and wants more of my money just to upload videos, it was easier just to upload them to YouTube and embed them here. That was annoying but whatever. Yay for videos! The only thing hurt in either of these videos was pride. I’ll be back next week with a book review!
Hello, hello! How’s everyone doing? Welcome to April! Yesterday, we had a new addition to the family. So, this is just a quick post to introduce her. This little girl came into the Mesquite Animal Shelter last week and a friend of ours reached out to see if we would be interested in adopting her in the event her owners didn’t show up. She’s well groomed and has a nifty little dye job, so we figured the owners would be looking. Apparently not. This is Mardi (because of the Mardi Gras dye job) and she now has her furever home. She’s a little nervous, but super friendly and sweet. I think she’ll settle in comfortably and end up just as spoiled as the rest of our pups were. Thank you again to Mary (our friend who gave us the heads up).
Hello, hello! How is your month going? Things are about the same as usual around here. Writing is a struggle, submissions are on schedule, reading is being accomplished, and I’m slowly getting into my new hobby of crocheting (we’ll see how far I can get with it). But I have nothing writerly to talk about, so I thought I would formally introduce you to the dog we got on Christmas. You’ve seen pictures of her if you’ve been stalking me, but it’s time to let you know all her dirty little secrets.
On Christmas, Dad’s friend and the friend’s woman-friend brought over two Pomeranians, husband and wife. The woman had inherited them from her dead husband who had inherited them from a friend who had passed away. Due to the hours she works, she didn’t have enough time to dedicate to properly caring for the dogs, so Dad’s friend suggested us as potential pupper parents. Unfortunately, they neglected to mention that the boy dog had congestive heart failure (claiming repeatedly that he just had a cough and was always lethargic like that) and didn’t bring his medicine until the next day, so he passed away. It was a bit traumatic for Dad (especially since the dog died in his lap while he was trying to give it its medicine) and I, but the girl dog stuck around.
Her name is Lady. For the record, we didn’t name her, not that it really matters since she doesn’t seem to know her name anyway. She answers to “Hey!” more than anything. I tend to call her Fuzzybutt, but Dad thinks she should be named “Rocks” since she’s about as smart as a box of ’em. She doesn’t know any commands and doesn’t seem keen to learn any. But aside from being on the dumb side, she is the happiest dog ever! Always prancing around like she deserves ALL the treats. She demands cuddles and pets, but she won’t kiss for them. As long as you’re touching her, she’s your friend for life.
She’s a great dog. Super sweet. She goes outside to poop. The only problem is that she pees wherever she wants, which is usually in the house. Dad even installed a doggy door for her, but it makes no difference. In the beginning, we assumed it was her bedwetting problems, which she has medicine for but refuses to take recently. Apparently, she just likes peeing on soft things. The sofa, clean laundry, pillows, our beds, her bed. It’s weird. And it’s like she holds it all day or night just so she can soak things down. She’s just doing it out of spite, because it seems to get worse when we leave her alone for a few hours (like to go get dinner). She’ll be fine while we’re gone, then she’ll soak her bed or a pillow or something after we’ve been home a while. Suggestions for how to break this habit are welcome. Everything on the Interwebz starts with “put her bed there because she won’t pee where she sleeps!” But I call bullshit, because she most certainly does.
Other than the peeing thing, she’s such a good pupper (she’s 8, but all dogs are puppers). The vet and staff love her. The groomer loves her. We love her, but shhhhh… don’t tell her that.