In case you can't hear from the video, she got a duckie from Maddie, a Kong Wubba from Tessa, a few tennis balls from Westin, a blankie to snuggle in from Bailey and a bag of yummy treats from Sharkey (of course!).
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
After spending all afternoon outside, not to mention getting covered in slober from doggie wrestling, it was definitely time for a bath this evening. Again, she did very well although she did try to hop out of the tub a couple times. Now, the entire family is beat and ready for a good night's sleep!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
After running a few errands, we got home and Jax passed out. It made it very convenient to have her sleep while I made a romantic dinner, complete with filet and crab cakes, mashed potatoes and asparagus. To top it off, I had found a recipe for s'mores brownies that I just had to try and they were quite delicious! It was a quiet evening but perfect to spend time with my wonderful hubby.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I went to cook dinner tonight, with Jax playing by herself like a good girl, and as soon as I cut open the chicken package I knew something was wrong. I don't remember ever having a smell come from the raw chicken before (although, I don't remember ever checking) but despite the expiration date being three days away, it smelled rotten. Bummer!
Since we really only had the food in the house for the chicken parm I was about to prepare, we opted for pick-up from Cheesecake Factory instead. Jax made the trip with us, first to the gas station and then to the curbside pick-up. She seems not to mind the car at all, and I love it because she snuggles up in my arms and falls right asleep. I may have to drive around with her each day for a daily dose of cuddling!
She's sleeping now (she was asleep on my legs but I finally had to get up because the wood floor was killing my bum) but here is a little clip of her playing with one of her favorite toys earlier. The funny thing is that she likes to chew on her toys laying on her side. Silly girl!
[it's note quite working, so I will keep trying and post as soon as I can]
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, we took her to Petsmart to stock up on some more toys (we've already had our first casualty) and other puppy essentials. She was very alert and wanted to see all the other dogs walking around the store (I held her - she's still getting used to a leash). And when complete strangers stuck their hands in her face to pet her, she let them with no complaints. When we got home, she played for a while and then took a long nap. She's a very good sleeper!
Bobo-rope, the first of many destroyed toys. We still have the head, which she loves, but had to get rid of the rope because it deteriorated in her mouth when she chewed on it.
She woke us up again last night, once to go out (which we successfully did in time) and the second time...who knows. We didn't get up that time because we didn't want her to get used to the idea of late night wake-up calls. This morning, her crate was dry and she did a great job playing while we got ready for work.
It broke my heart to leave her at home while we went to our respective offices, but when Ryan came home for lunch to check on her she seemed fine. This evening, we both hurried home after work to take her to her first vet visit. Again, she was very alert to the other dogs in the waiting room, wanting to see what they were up to but not making a peep.
What a pretty girl! She is very good at keeping herself entertained with the many toys we've provided.
She did amazingly well with the vet, sleeping in my arms as I rocked her and talked to him about all of our questions. She was all caught up on shots and vaccines, etc., so there was no need for more. They weighed her (9 lbs.) and checked her all over. They weren't entirely sure of her breed, either, but we realized the vet paperwork we received from the rescue listed her as a Shiba Inu/Husky mix. We had been thinking Shiba Inu because her tail curls, she has the coloring, and just overall looks like one. Our vet wasn't so sure...but said there is no way of really knowing and we'll just have to wait and see as she grows up. Based on her paws, she won't get too big (we hope!).
They showed us how to clean her ears (thank goodness the demonstration actually included doing it) and said we could bathe her later this week. Later than we'd hoped, but we have to give her incision from getting spayed time to heal. We'll just have to deal with a little dirt until then.
Overall, things have gone really smoothly and I am semi-waiting for the hammer to drop and a second personality to emerge from this sweet little puppy. Hopefully she'll stay the mellow, quiet, playful, loving pup we now know. You'll just have to stay tuned to see what happens!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Next stop, the SPCA and Orange County Animal Rescue. It felt like puppy jail walking down the long, cold hallway of pens and the dogs were all so sad. There were five pit bulls for every other kind of dog they had, and they were mostly older (huge) dogs, so we left empty handed again.
We decided to go back to the PetsMart to see if the crowd had thinned and stopped at a Petco along the way. This was much better, with a few cute pups and a lot less people checking them out. We walked up and spotted a cute little girl and her brother, wrestling in a crate. We couldn't really tell what she was, and the volunteers didn't help much (we could not understand what the info card said or what the lady said about it). We left, again empty handed, thinking about her.
We walked up and saw that our little favorite was now alone and really sad. Her brother had just been adopted and she was lonely and missing him. We got her out to play and the poor thing was shaking and so shy. After standing around with her for a while, we finally convinced the volunteers to let us take her inside to put her down and run around. At first, she didn't really walk around and was content to stay with Ryan on the floor. Then it was like she woke up and she was off and pouncing around the store. So cute!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We all met at Eola Wine Company to start the evening and then headed over to Casa Feliz for some heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music and great conversation with friends. The decor was beautiful, with rich brown table clothes and pops of orange throughout. Since Dave and Lauren had already held a smaller wedding reception after their ceremony, they didn't do any traditional wedding "rituals" like cutting a cake or the first dance, but it was still a beautiful night and lots of fun.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
My parents were so sweet and sent me an edible arrangement of yummy fruit to wish me well. I've never had one sent to me before and they are the coolest things! Just what a sickey needs...lots of healthy fruit. (unfortunately, none were covered in chocolate but I guess I don't really need that right now) ;-)