Saturday, January 18, 2014

Can I survive puppy training?? Help!

Oh my word! I'm exhausted! Who knew this would be so much work....and didn't tell me!! As you all know I surprised my husband with Wiley for christmas. We got him the week before christmas and our world has been turned upside down. My husband was less than thrilled with the gift, but he always talked about a having another dog. Now I know why...he still remembers the puppy training stage.

I have my cat, Simba, who is so easy and loving and my precious princess. Yeah, I iknow I'm a little over the top about my cat. She has been with me since before my husband was in the picture. Look at that cute face!

Well, I now know that dogs are so much more work than cats. Simba still hates Wiley, but is coming around and trying to ignore him, but he is far too aggressive with her. A lot of barking, hissing and smacking going on at our house.

I admit that dogs can be so cute and fun, but their energy far exceeds mine. I have spent over an hour this morning with a hyped up puppy and a hissing cat and not enough coffee to cope with both. I made the mistake of letting Wiley out without his leash this morning and I spent 15 minutes chasing him out from behind the shrubs. He was in hide and seek mode and I'm sure the neighbors had a good laugh listening to me cuss the dog in my pj's this morning. So, Wiley got a time out. I needed the timeout more!

Beside the endless energy of the puppy, the potty training is exhausting! How long does it take to potty train a puppy???? We are so good about taking him out often, but I clean up a lot of PEE!!! All I do is mop floors. Could I train Wiley to the litter box too?????? kidding. He is getting better about telling us he needs to go out, but not consistent yet.

I do love the fur ball, but I love him most when he is Ahh, pure heaven when he finally passes out. This was how I got this post done this morning....

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Some of my favorites from 2013

It hit me yesterday morning driving to work that I haven't picked up my camera in weeks. About that time I witnessed the most amazing sunrise and really started to kick myself for not taking the time to always pack it with me. I took a few pictures around the holidays, but they were all taken with my phone. IT'S NOT THE SAME! I love my Nikon and it takes great pictures! I know better and I'm in a photography club and they talk about having your camera with you always! So, for 2014 I'm making the effort to take more pictures...and I'm anxiously awaiting the first snowfall as it's my favorite picture taking time.

I thought I would share a few pictures I've taken this year that are my favorites.

We as a family sat down recently and went through tons of old pictures I had taken since Jeff and I got married and the kids loved it. Just reaffirms that I shouldn't slack on taking pictures. Life is too short and you don't need a special occasion to bring the camera out.



Okay, I will stop now because I could add pictures all day. These are just a few from this year.

Enjoy your day!



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Guess what I'm doing today!

NOTHING! It's a rainy lazy Sunday here in Virginia and I'm loving it. The decorations are all down and put away from Christmas and the house is halfway clean, so today I do nothing! I have soup simmering on the stove and spending the rest of the day eating and catching up on blogs.

Even the crazy puppy, Wiley, is chilling today and my kitty is even hanging in the living room with us...trying her best to ignore the fact that the DOG is still here!

Now if we could change this rain to snow, the day would be awesome! So jealous of everyone up northing getting the snow. I'm hopeful we have some coming here this month.

Enjoy your Sunday and happy new year!