Hello my friends!!
It has been a while since I posted at any length. Several weeks ago I cut my finger at the knuckle ~ it had a splint on it for 10 days making it difficult to type. That healed and then a week ago Tuesday I was outside decorating the tree. Just about to finish when the leg sank deeply into the wet mulch. The ladder went one way ~ I went the other. Ouch!! I am still healing from that fall. Badly bruised, scraped, and sore, but fortunately I didn't break anything.
There is good news, though.
Terry and I had no plans of owning a dog anytime soon. Last Sunday, Jake came into our lives. We first saw him Friday night, held him, fell in love with him, and bought him on Sunday.
Jake is a 12-week-old miniature dachshund and as you can see above, has a face that made us want to take him home.
Jake has changed our lives in 5 short days. We are on new schedules, shopping in pet stores, making many trips outdoors, and basically learning how to live life with a dog in the house.
I LOVE this little dog. I love his face... his little body... his personality... the smell of him... the feel of his soft coat of short hair... the little wrinkles on his forehead... the way he cocks his little eyebrows... the way he squeaks when he wants held and loved... his little paws... the wagging tail. I love how well he's doing with housetraining. I feared this might be a nightmare process, but he is doing really well in that department.
I realize we have a long way to go with a lot of training ahead of us, but I'm thinking Jake is going to bring a lot of joy into our lives.
I wasn't sure how Mom was going to feel about Jake. The only pet we ever had growing up was Chippy ~ a chipmunk. Patrick caught Chippy on a golf course, brought him home, and he lived in a cage in the garage until the day he died.
Well... Mom is smitten with Jake. I love the photo of Mom's beautiful, loving, 94-year-old hands holding Jake on her lap.
So... this is my rather lengthy explanation for being absent from my Blog. Sometimes life just has other things in mind for us.