Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Papers, a pug, and some poop....

Sorry to all of you loyal readers for my blog-slacking.... School has really picked up here at the end of the semester, so I'm super busy finishing my observation hours, doing projects/papers, and taking exams. DEFINITELY looking forward to a few days off next week...Whew! Let's see... what have we been up to, other than previously mentioned?
Last weekend, Josh and I went to see one (one of two) of my very best friends , Joy, and her husband, Luke, in GA. It was a great time and much needed refreshing of our souls with good friends :o) They have an 11 mth old pug named Captain Jack who got along with Miley wonderfully! (Picture: Miley and Captain playing tug... too cute! Sorry for photo quality, I left my camera in B'ham! Hence, no pictures of people haha) We spent a lot of time visiting, watching movies, eating, going to church, and watching the puppies play.... a quality weekend. The only downside to the weekend was that we planned the trip before we found out when sweet Wyatt was being dedicated at church, so we missed that... :o(

Here's a pic so you can see how precious he and his parents are though!This week has been mostly school work...but there have been a few other items of interest... I got my hair cut last evening.. which, if you know me well, you know that I adore getting my hair cut! Nothing drastic, just a trim and some shorter layers. I like it :o) Also, yesterday afternoon, we met with Adam Summerford from How to Talk Dog. They really focus on establishing dominance with your dog and learning to speak most effectively to it. He said we were already doing a lot right with her, but no dog is perfect, so we had some areas to work on with her. Yesterday, I saw her walk down the street in front of our house without any tension on her leash... which is great for her! Normally, she's more "on a mission" walking. I can already tell a difference in sweet Miley's obedience level after only a day, so I'd definitely recommend that anyone with a dog give Adam a call! Obviously, you don't have to have major problems to work with him, and let's face it, there is no such thing as a perfect dog, ---especially not a perfect puppy! Ha ha. Adam is also very good about giving you his time and is only a phone call away if you have any questions, which I greatly appreciate, b/c if I'm going to do something like this, I want to do it right and need someone there to answer my questions, which I definitely have haha.
Oh yeah... I almost forgot the "poop!" Well, as I've mentioned in previous posts, Miley has been giving us some trouble during the nights, barking to go potty, and each time pooping. So, we've played with her food some (starting today we are cutting back on meal frequency) and decided to try to let her "bark it out" last night like you do when they are a little puppy and don't like their crate yet... well, apparently she couldn't take it anymore...because when we went in there at 5 a.m., all excited that she'd stopped barking, we find her in the midst of poop. Everywhere. NOT the best way to start my morning, needless to say. So, I got on my hands and knees to scrub the laundry room floor while Josh bathed Miley. I know she seriously had to go b/c dogs don't like to poop where they sleep. We'll get it worked out. Poor baby...

Oh yeah... and today is Josh and my 1.5 year anniversary :o) I know, not a huge one to celebrate, but I thought it was nice to acknowledge! Josh is amazing, and I love him so much! God is so good to me! :o)

Well, that's the latest with us... post a comment and let me know how you're doing and what you've been up to lately!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I've been there in the cleaning up the poop dept. although we will not say why!