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23 Mar, 2010

The puppy update

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life


She’s even cuter when she’s asleep.

I am not getting a lot of work done around here.

Daytime crate training is going to be a slow process.

Who designs a kitchen carpet that can’t be thrown in the laundry? More importantly, who buys one?

She snuck away with three of my dishtowels yesterday. I have no place to hang dishtowels.

I took a very rushed two-minute shower yesterday, which reminded me of The Baby Years.

We were up with her at 2:00 and 6:00 this morning. I feel like a zombie.

She doesn’t really like the rain. Or maybe she hasn’t seen water fall from the sky.

We had to carry her home from our walk to school this morning.

She is good about getting a paw wash.

She REALLY liked the smell of my breath after I ate that cheese last night.


12 Responses to "The puppy update"

2 | Betsy Mae

March 23rd, 2010 at 8:41 am


She is so cute! I have never paid attention to that breed before but she’s so lovely and her full grown size is just about perfect in my opinion.

I haven’t lived through the puppy stage but I’ve heard it can be a challenge, but just like babies it’s all going to be worthwhile in the end!!! Enjoy it while it lasts.

3 | david

March 23rd, 2010 at 9:42 am


wait until she gets into some really gross, personal stuff – don’t say I didn’t warn you!

4 | Krista (@kristahouse)

March 23rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm


so cute… have fun!

5 | Finola

March 23rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm


She is sweet. And just like my kids were when they were babies…perfect angels when asleep!

6 | Laura

March 23rd, 2010 at 5:41 pm


Congratulations! She is adorable. I hope she sleeps through the night soon. :)

7 | Vicky

March 23rd, 2010 at 9:39 pm


And this is why I will never, ever own a dog. But she is cute :)

8 | Nat

March 24th, 2010 at 7:03 am


Laughing at Vicky. My thoughts exactly.

(But congrats on the new addition.

9 | DaniGirl

March 24th, 2010 at 8:16 am


Do not, under any circumstance, feed the cheese to the dog. Not unless you happen to have gas masks handy, anyway. I don’t know what happens to cheese when it passes through a dog’s digestive system, but it is Not. Pleasant.

(She is really cute, tho! Glad to hear you’re having fun.)

10 | Nadine C.

March 24th, 2010 at 10:57 am


I still can’t get over her cuteness, so adorable, I ‘m sure she is worth all the work !

11 | Binki

March 24th, 2010 at 12:53 pm


No dogs or cats for us. Too high maintenance.

12 | Anne

March 24th, 2010 at 5:30 pm


So cute!
We had to carry ours home too a few times…now he pulls and drools for cheese!

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