June 22, 2012

can we start this day over, please?

I'm not sure if it's the weather,

the fact that I've cleaned puppy pee off 4 surfaces today so far (and puppy poop off of 1),

I had no time to work out,

my workplace makes me tame my wild and wonderful curls,

my anger & frustration at  myself,

my frustration with the puppy who KNOWS to pee outside,

my guilt at feeling frustrated with the puppy because she's just a baby (is this a bad sign? I might not be a good parent.),

my okay-ness with being walked on,

my fear of my new job (even though it's 4 months away),

or maybe it's just... today?

I'm tired. I want to go back to bed and cuddle with the puppy and watch Scrubs and start over.

I'm useless. :/

June 14, 2012

Lucy

Things are suddenly so different in the Creighton household.

We can't get anything done.

We can't leave anything on the floor.

We can't leave doors open to rooms we don't want explored.

This is my new puppy... Lucy :)

Lucy is a bichon/jackapoo.
My mom and I drove to Condon on Tuesday, June 12 (her 8-week birthday) to pick her up. We got to meet her fluff ball brother, her sweet mom, and her reallly nice breeder family. She cried a little on the way home, but mostly slept (I held her all the way, I didn't want to kennel her). When we got her home to our house she played for a little while, and cried for about 20 minutes when I put her to bed. She really is soo good. :)

Lucy likes to play with her already numerous collection of toys (I found the cutest tiny tennis balls with squeakers inside), to walk on the piano with close Nicole supervision, to snuggle down on my chest and watch Scrubs, and to go under my bed. I wish I'd cleaned my room ahead of time...

I have a long list of things I want to teach her. Of course, we're working on the basics first, like responding to her name, learning to come when she's called, and peeing outside. Eventually, though, my smart girl will learn to distinguish between her toys, to sit, lay down, & stay (in both English and ASL), where her room is, how to walk on a leash, and how to socialize with other dogs and people.

Oh yeah, and we're working on what not to chew on. Those puppy teeth can hurt.

So - this is my new exciting addition to my family... come by sometime when I'm not at Sizzler and you're welcome to cuddle and play with her. She'd love to meet you. :] 
Texted this photo to big brother... he said, "aww, she looks like a pirate." That's my girl.