Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Just when we think our life can't get any crazier, it does!  We had a rough weekend, but we survived!  We picked up our new boys on Friday and they're doing well.  Andy is the leader of the two--he's the stubborn, too-smart-for-his-own-good dog.  Emmett is the more laid-back, scaredy-cat, and "blissfully dumb" one!  haha  For never seeing the inside of a house before, they're pretty great dogs.  Both are afraid of the stairs... so when we want/need to take them downstairs, we have to take them outside!  We've got to work on that before winter!  And speaking of outside--now that they've both gotten used to the air conditioning and wonder of inside, they don't like spending too much time outdoors where it's hot.  They do their business and bolt for the door.  Andy has had 3 'accidents' in the house--I'm pretty sure he's just stubborn and hanging onto the last bit of his will.  He was punished for those 3, and has since gone outside every time.  Hopefully that trend will continue.  Quiet, clueless Emmett hasn't had ONE accident--he is pure sweetness!  He does have trouble getting into his crate though.  Both boys have slept through the nights in their crates downstairs since we got them.  That's been wonderful.  Both are catching onto the Innotek Pet Fence that my wonderful husband installed last weekend.  Both boys have been zapped a couple of times, but they're learning fast.  Poor Emmett got confused earlier yesterday and got on the outside of the boundary accidentally and got zapped a little.  He retreated to the front porch and had to be coaxed off of it for the rest of the day.  This morning they were both running and playing happily within their boundaries.  It's a big yard with lots of space to cover.

We seem to have a little ant problem outside and had a company come and spray this morning.  The boys are good watchdogs--they barked even before he rang the doorbell!  I definitely feel safer with them here.  With everyone in the neighborhood gone to work during the day, it's nice to have a little extra security!

So, another thing to sigh about... Grayson is 11 months today.  My, how he's grown.  It makes me a little sad to think about!  He's uber-fussy lately because he's getting some more teeth.  He's been running a 103 temp since yesterday, so we've been chugging Tylenol and teething tablets.  The 'nice' thing (can you really say anything is nice about teething?!)... anyway, the nice thing is that he just wants to be held and cuddle all day.  Normally, he wants to stand and bounce and do anything but cuddle with me, so I'm enjoying that at least!  If he feels better this afternoon, we might head over to Mark and Marilyn's to swim for a bit. 

Well, that about does it.  I want to eat something while Grayson's napping, so I better get on it!  Have a great day everyone!

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