Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lilly Update

Well, my first day with Lilly the dog was quite challenging, trying to get all my household chores done and watch her too, trying to make sure she didn't do her business in the house and cleaning up after her when she did. I called Bo at work that day saying, 'I just don't know if I can do this. Maybe this was a mistake!'

The second day, I started reading about housebreaking dogs on the internet, and learned about crate training. We had bought a crate the day we got Lilly because the breeder said to, so I decided to use it. I know it sounds cruel, but I really don't think it is. Lilly is getting used to it and doesn't seem to mind. It's been much better since I started using the crate. I don't have to watch her every second. I do take her out every hour or so to go outside, and she is slowly learning, I think. I let her out for a couple of hours to play everyday. (I try to take her for a walk, but she doesnt seem very interested in that. Hopefully she will learn to like it). The reason for the crate is so she has no opportunity to 'go' in the house, only outside. She doesn't go in the crate. Most dogs won't.

I'm feeling better about her now and even enjoy her sometimes. Hey, maybe there's hope for me yet.

OK, all you dog lovers. Please don't hate me.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Yesterday was Bo & I's 12th anniversary. WooHoo!

We couldn't think of anything special to do, so we decided to drive to Lubbock (about 2 hours away) for the day and just goof off and eat out. While we were there we remembered that Lubbock is where my neighbor, Suzanne said she got her little dog, so we thought we would call Suzanne, get the number to the breeder and just go LOOK at dogs. Yeah, that would be fun. Well, we got the number, called the breeder and headed out to their house. When we got there, she said she didn't have any puppies ready right now, but she had two 5 month old female Yorkies that she was saving to use as breeders, but had decided they were just too small, so she was going to sell them. They were about 3-4 lbs each. Oh dear, that sure is small, but they were just so cute. Another couple was there looking at them too. We stayed for 30-45 minutes and of course, we couldn't help but want one, but I just couldn't decide for sure. (Such a big decision for me, you know). The other couple took one of the dogs and left. Bo & I decided we would go back to town and eat and just think about it for a little while. I worried and fretted about it the whole time. Should we? shouldn't we? should we? shouldn't we?

After a couple of hours, as we were driving around we just happened to wind up at Petsmart. Mmmm. Imagine that. So we wandered in and bought a few dog things. OK, we were gettin a dog. ....Oh dear. ....I am so nervous about all this. We called the breeder back to tell her yes, we want the dog.

I'm sorry, I just sold it. She said.

You're kidding! Did you really? (After all the agonizing I did about it?)

Yes, I did. I really didn't think you were going to take it. .....But since that happened, I do have a 6 month old female that I was going to use as a breeder that I will sell to you. She is a little bigger than the other two though. She weights 5 lbs.

OK, we'll come look at her and see what we think. (We didn't mention that we had already loaded down the car with doggie things)

Well, of course "Lilly" was so very cute too! We filled out the papers, wrote the check, loaded her up, and headed back home.

So now we have a dog. Oh my gosh! Me, with a dog. If you know me very well, you know just how odd that is. I have never liked dogs, ever. But, I like Lilly alot so far. We'll see how it goes.

Today Lilly & I went for a bike ride.

Oh, and Bo says this is a trial. He will hold off getting too attached to Lilly. If I should change my mind in the first couple of months, we can sell her. "Carol with a dog" is not written in STONE. (I think maybe he just said that so I would say yes to getting her) LOL.

--But I'm going to give it a good shot.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I haven't blogged for a while, and I really have nothing to blog about today! Not much going on, and that's a good thing, I think. I can think of times in my life when alot was going on, and it wasn't necessarily good. Bo & I went for a 3 mile walk this morning and I went for a 15 mile bicycle ride this afternoon. It's a gorgeous day here, hardly any wind, 78 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky. I love, love, love days like this, and I know we don't have many left for this year.

Corbin & I went to see 'The Martian Child' movie yesterday. It was OK, nothing spectacular. I think Corbin got bored. It was NOT an action movie and that's what he likes. Then last night Bo & I went to a West Texas A&M football game. We got all bundled up, took some hot cappucino in a thermos and just enjoyed the game. I'm not much of a football fan, but Bo is and I enjoyed just being out and watching people. It was fun.

Well, that's about all I got.

Tah, tah for now!