Hello, gentle readers! And happy Halloween!
Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I lost my furry, four-legged companion a few weeks ago. Schatzie was a special girl…sweet, funny, loving. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. The DH and I are grieving her loss and yes, I still see her out of the corner of my eye.
I knew coming home to an empty house would be hard (I’ve been through this before) and I know my DH as well as myself. We don’t deal well with that feeling so…
I have puppies. Not one but two. Little German shepherd puppies because I love the breed for their loyalty, their intelligence, and even, their goofiness (they can be very goofy!).
So, without further ado…meet Lacey (that's a mesquite leaf on her nose). When she came to us, she was shy and demure. Now, after being with us for two weeks, she’s has grown confident and comfortable, and that bashful, reserved little girl has become…a hellion. Don’t be fooled by her sweet face. If there is mischief to be had, she will find it (and she’s really good at it).
And this is her sister, Pepper. She’s more adventurous and definitely more vocal. She’s also the cuddler and loves to have her belly rubbed (and I can’t resist rubbing that little belly).
I will admit I had forgotten what it’s like to have essentially toddlers in the house. Like human babies, everything goes in their mouths. Everything! Sticks, rocks, feathers, the pods from the mesquite tree…whatever they find in their big back yard. The little tags on blankets and such that says Do not remove under penalty of law? Yup, those, too! Ripped from their moorings and chewed until they are not recognizable (don’t report me to the government for this infraction…truthfully, as vigilant as we are, what one doesn’t get into the other does, and we can’t be in two places at once).
Oh, and my carefully constructed routines? You know, the ones I live my life by? Gone. Utterly destroyed from day one. And I'm loving it!
Wish me luck with my two new girls. I’m going to need it.
Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.