Thursday, November 11, 2010

Current Events

My life has once again been turned upside down and shaken. But I (we) brought it on ourselves and couldn't be happier because of it. Don't be misled, my schedule and freedom have been affected, my indoor cats have retreated and now live solely upstairs in MY bedroom, I dance with the vacuum cleaner nightly and there are poop bags in my jacket pocket.

What was I thinking?

I was thinking how lonely I could allow myself to be in the evenings when my DH was at work. How I missed the sound of a very content, deep-breathing canine at my feet. How I missed having a buddy that really wanted to be with me and was glad to see me when I came home (20 cats and, really, all I'm good for is tuna).

Bailey's been with us a month now and we've worked hard to fall into a routine that works best for us all. We're getting there. And we're working through the puppy stage - the jumping, the chewing, the nipping. But I can be patient...because once we get the go-ahead that it's okay for her to start running with us, this dog will truly regret the day she violated my Longaberger recipe box and it's treasured contents.

It will soon "be on", Bailey will soon "be on" (said her loving "One Bad Mother Runner")!


Karen said...

hey joyce! you are too funny!! my son and his girlfriend have adopted a puppy recently also - and he is adorable - but housetraining and the "chewing everything" are new experiences for them. fun to watch them handle it! see ya soon! k

Brandi said...

bahahaha!!!! i love it!!!! :) :) :) I can't wait to see the first run...:) heehe!!! Give that girl a smoochers from her sister!! and tell her I'll see her soonnn!!!!!!

Ronalyn said...

Hate to tell you - I think you've got awhile before she can start running with you.....I think it was a year or 2 before our neighbor's lab could run with him.

Keep up the patience and disipline. It can be rough (on you and not the pup). Definitely try Petsmart for lessons. Esa really enjoyed them.