Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Guess who's running the household?

There is a reason that God doesn't let old people have babies!  There should also be a reason that old people shouldn't get puppies!  E-gads, we are tired!  Our legs feel like jelly from hurdling all these dumb baby gates all over and doing it while carrying a sewing machine, is even worse, believe me!  AND, once I am in position to sew, I have watch this little guy every minute so he doesn't "eat" my cords.  My computer cord already has teeth marks!  I'm wondering when I will be out of "juice" because of that.  Perhaps I should go to the Apple store now and buy another power cord, just in case.

We do love him though.  He has brought such life (if that's what you want to call it when you fall asleep on the couch at 7:30 pm from sheer exhaustion) to this household.  Last night we thought we wore him out.  He was sleeping at 8:30 and we sighed a sign of relief just to have our eyes free for a minute.  Needless to say, we had no idea he'd wake at 11:30 and howl and cry until I finally came in the kitchen to get him at 2 am to bring him to bed with us.  Then, not a peep out of him until 6:30.  Can you say, spoiled?  

Hi Everyone!

Toby 3 mo


What fun to watch an ant crawl across the floor, huh?


Mr. Rip-roaring 3 lbs 12 ozs!  (We've eaten chickens bigger than him.)  LOL

36 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

He is SOOOO cute! I agree with Dan Koontz, dogs are angels here on earth. My poodles definitely take care of me.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Good heavens, he is really cuteness personified, isn't he? What a doll! And good luck keeping up!!

Kandra said...

Oh my goodness Carol! He's precious!!!

Mari said...

Oh dear, he is just soo sweet !
No wonder he runs the household.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

That last sentence just made me laugh out loud.
I understand the part about why old folks don't have children. Puppies are the old-folk's version of children. YIKES.
All we own is a cat. An outside cat at that. I have been tempted to get another parakeet, then remember all the worry, hard work, baby-sitting etc that goes into a new baby, no matter what the species.
Your little guy is cute. The little pill, howling in the kitchen until you take him to bed with you. He's got the right idea, doesn't he? Breaking you down at your most vulnerable sleepy time. But how do you resist such a cute puppy face? I am not a fan of dogs, but his face might tempt me to break all rules. ha ha.
~a

Elisa said...

He is so so soadorable! Keep posting pics!

Carol said...

He is too cute!! You have a fun year ahead of you.
xx, Carol

Terri said...

There must be something you can put on the wires so he won't chew on them... maybe from a big box pet store. Good Luck! Cute pup!
Hugs,

Mommarock said...

Not spoiled..just overly loved like mine.. yes they sleep with us too, and that way we know what they are up to. I think I was just about at my breaking point with our last one... when he finally figured it all out. Now, he is just the best dog ever!! We really love his dumbness.. Yep he can be dumb, but he really is a smart dog.. how those two go together??? You would really have to know him!

Mommarock said...

Not spoiled..just overly loved like mine.. yes they sleep with us too, and that way we know what they are up to. I think I was just about at my breaking point with our last one... when he finally figured it all out. Now, he is just the best dog ever!! We really love his dumbness.. Yep he can be dumb, but he really is a smart dog.. how those two go together??? You would really have to know him!

Sewconsult said...

He is absolutely one of the cutes balls of fur that I have ever seen. But, your gate jumping is only one of the reasons that I have talked myself out of getting a doggie. I would love to have one for the companionship.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Anja said...

So he already wrapped you around his finger, eeehhh, paw! Sleeping in bed with Mom and Dad, hu?
Your report made me laugh, hopefully the little furry angel lets you rest the whole night soon! Poor you!
Hands up for coffee!

Anja

matate10 said...

There are advantages to rescuing one year olds, but then you don't get the cute baby pics. Soooo adorable!!

Jeanie said...

If you're not going to spoil them, then why have any kind of a pet? They are a big part of the family. Good luck with the adjustment period. It will simmer down soon. (With such a sweet face, he's going to be able to get away with a lot!)

Jo said...

This babe is such a sweetie, you are so lucky

Sheila said...

Gorgeous, no point in having a pet if you don't let them rule you.

Bouncypoodle said...

Laughing..Hi Carol,

My "baby Izzy" chewed right through my Mac cord two days into having her home..(Note to self..never laugh at how cute a standard poodle puppy looks chewing a power cord!)

Give the little fellow some time, he have it in two soon!

My advice, have a spare! Have fun with the "wee one"

Cherry Red Quilter said...

If you survive the first few months you will be fine I am sure and he is such a bundle of cuteness and joy I am sure he will be worth it! Give him a scratch from me!

Terri in BC said...

Awwh, he is so cute. Reminds of my Daisy when she was puppy. She is a maltese-bichon cross and was tiny like yours too. And yes, she sleeps in my bed!

Sara said...

Hang in there! He will keep you on your toes,but he IS OOOH SO CUTE!! We have a second dog too now,a boxer puppy and I have a 3 1/2 yr old son. I have said enough. Lots of work,but worth it of course!!!;)

Madame Samm said...

Yes yes yes your wee man has captured my heart too...all oz of him lol..
you are sew funny honey....you are still sew young...your body just happens to disagree for the moment wink

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Carol:
I haven't been on Blogger for a while so I just saw your new baby! What a joy!
My favorite quote:

UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED

Enjoy your new "love!"

Michele said...

Totally worth it! He's so stinkin' cute. Think of how many calories you're burning! That dog is better than a gym membership and way cuter!

VickiT said...

OMG I REALLY am sorry BUT....... I am sitting here laughing my butt off. You sound like me back in 2003 when we drove to MI to pick up my purebred Ragdoll kitten. I swear this cat was worse than when I had my own twins at the age of 2yrs old. He was constantly into EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! I paid my dues so I think I'm ok to laugh at your comments. Right? ok?

Anyway, LOOK at that adorable little face on that little guy. He's just SOOOOOOOO cut!! Who could be mad for more than five minutes at that face? I want to hop in my car and drive up to your house and just hold onto him for an hour. Of course, I'm not going to tell you just how close I live or you may take me up on that offer just so you can rest your eyes for an hour. LOL

Brige said...

I know he is a tiny little thing... but try to find a small "round" hollow ball that has a hole in it that will allow you to stuff kibbles of food in it. They make a ball called a KONG stuffer but it might be too big for him. You can get a small tennis ball (made for small dogs) and drill 1 hole in it that is slightly bigger than the puppy kibble pieces. Then put about 5 pieces of kibble in the ball center and roll it across the floor. The dog will learn to roll it around with his nose and the kibble will eventually fall out of the hole. This will keep your pup busy and will wear him out. (you can try any soft type dog treat that you can break up into little pieces to stick inside the ball. They have to be small enough to fall out of the hole in the ball.)

Brige said...

Here is a video of my german pinscher playing with his stuffed Kong ball. When he was a pup we started him out on a smaller ball that had a single hole in it. (like a mini tennis ball with a hole drilled into it)

It keeps them busy and wears them out.

If this link does not work... click on the link near my name for this post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiD29O-s0Ew

Brige said...

Google " Mini Tennis Ball " and you will see what I am talking about. They are about 2" in diameter and are easy to drill 1 hole into it. (about a 3/8" diameter hole and put 1/4" size kibble/treats in the hole - let it drop into the center of the ball)

Suzanne from QuiltSewScrap said...

So cute - how can you NOT spoil him!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh he is the cutest little cutie patootie ever!! I can just imagine what a little whirlwind of puppyness he must be, lucky he's just a little sweetie, Ive baby sat big puppies and boy are they an armful!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh my Goodness! What a little sweetie! If you decide you can't put up with the puppy antics, I'll take him:) We had a puppy about 3 yrs. ago and he chewed everything in the house including our computer cord! They grow out of it though and are the best companions. I think it's so sweet he likes to sleep with you. Just precious. Have a nice day! Twyla

Cindy said...

Our cats have a thing for cords. We now have all exposed cords wrapped in cable protector things purchased from Radio Shack.

Shannon said...

He is so sweet. I understand how you are feeling. I finally just gave up on having Chomper sleep in his own bed. He sleeps with me now. He is such a handful during the day. I know that he qwill be so worth it after he is not quite so needy, LOL!!

Annie said...

Your post cracks me up! And reminds me why I am not a dog person. Here kitty kitty kitty. You might have to go back to where you got him and see if they have a kid you could rent! LOL

ane rosenberg said...

Hej I have one of the same keind of dog and i just love the dog, and evyone dos You are lukky you got one to. all my love to you Ane

mary e said...

oh no. i'm in trouble. see photo

Thearica said...

As my granddaughter would say, awwww!

I have her with me right now...been here a whole month! I am going to miss her little face when she leaves tomorrow! Maybe I need a puppy too!