Tuesday, April 20, 2010


So this first one looks sweet (despite the fact that everytime I teach her "down" she thinks it means "continue to jump up while Hannah pushes me down, what a fun game!")....
Then there is the chewing! My arms are a battlefield!
...and the constant paw prints from our shower. Violet thinks the shower is a
walk-in water dish!

And heaven forbid it rain! An outdoor animal sounds really good sometimes! Still waiting for her to get a little bigger though...
Oh my goodness, she is a lot of work sometimes!! Especially cause she still wakes up religiously at 2 and 5 am for her potty-break/eating-bugs-break outside! We are going to the beach tomorrow and her vet is kind enough to watch her while we are gone (what a great setup huh?). Everytime I think about getting to sleep a straight night through I start giggling like, like, well do you know that incessant giggling you might have if (well also if you are a girl) stay up really late with a sister or girlfriend and you get so sleep deprived and gitty that all you can do is laugh ridiculously?... that's the kind!
I can't wait!
She really does melt my heart, especially when she lays right next to you and rests her head on your legs as she falls asleep. Those are the great moments. She is also very smart and learned how to sit in about five minutes. She comes when I call her name, usually, and she is also learning the command "lay down".
Just thought I would share some of the OTHER puppiness moments too. You know, give a full picture. She really has made a nice dent in our lives though. Ryan just loves having her and really tries to take as good a care of her as he can. I really love that about him!
She really has brought some good laughs to the house too. Like the other day we bought her some doggy treats in the shape of bacon. Ryan just kept repeating how unreal the treats resembled real bacon. (If anybody knows Ryan's obsession with bacon you might know where this is going...) Well, a day or two later Ryan confessed to me that he had been tempted by the faux bacon and decided to try some of it. I CANNOT believe how far Ryan's bacon obsession gos! Hahhaha, I was so incredulous that I just kept staring at him... what the!!?
Ps, he said it wasn't that bad.
Is this normal?
Should I even be sharing this over my blog? At least Ryan isn't too shy about these moments so I don't think that he will mind.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Park with Violet

So, this week and last week is Semana Santa here in Mexico. Normally, Ryan doesn't take off work for Mexican holidays, but last week Ryan decided to take one. He hasn't taken many days off since he started, so he decided to take one and just enjoy the day. We were going to go to some thermal springs, but with the new puppy we decided not to leave her home all day alone. So we ended up going to the park with our friend Kevin and his dog, Morita. It was hilarious, Violet (which is the name we decided on for our puppy) kept thinking that Morita (a female mid sized mix) was her mother. She kept crawling under Morita's legs sniffing for milk! Hahaha, it was so funny! and a little sad that she looked so deprived.
We had a great day though. We packed a picnic, took walks and took a short ride in a canoe. It was so nice just to relax.
We also loved conference weekend and an Easter dinner with some friends. Unfortunately, Ryan left Monday, early, for a work conference in LA. I am happy to have Violet for company! This week has been pretty laid back.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Puppy pics

She can sleep anywhere! and in the most awkward looking positions~ So, no she is not just looking at the floor

Tada! We got her and I don't think she is leaving us any time soon. What was I thinking having her for a night as a trial run. How can you not fall in love with a puppy? We were mostly doing a trial run because she acted a little lethargic when we saw her last. Well, she has livened up quite a bit! She still sleeps a lot, but now when she is up she just wants to play. She is still quite young, 6 weeks and I think she thinks I am her new Mom and Ryan her Dad. She follows Ryan and I everywhere and sleeps at my feet wherever I might be. She really acts so much like a baby. She kept us up all night last night with her crying. Ryan was afraid to upset the neighbors so he kept getting up to coax her back to sleep. Ryan is done with work and napping now!:) I am really impressed by his nurturing skills, he wasn't upset or too bothered by her crying last night, which I think is quite impressive. So here are the pics, eat em up!