Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Updates...

The weekend was pretty tiring, wasn't home that much. Tried to give my sister a little break and stay with my dad as much as I could. Didn't get ANYTHING accomplished around MY house, other than grocery shopping...(that was only out of necessity). Things are tough for all of us kids...hard sitting around watching what is going on, but we are leaning on each other and that does help.

My oldest brother and I actually went and started making arrangements. Talk about a horrible thing to have to do! Our thinking was that when this does happen, as we know it will, this will be something we don't have to stress about. Almost easier this way. Seems the younger of my 2 sisters really blew up about it...but in the end, she understood that this will be a help in the end.

On to the puppy...

The puppy has turned out to be an incredible addition to the family. We all love him to pieces. I have renamed him Max...one look at him, and the b/f and I decided that he just didn't look like a "Taz". It took about 2 minutes (if that) to decide on Max. He's already accustomed to it too. Almost like he never had another name (or home) for that matter. He came right to me...licked, kissed, and jumped on me like I had been his mommy for all of his life! LOL However, we have found that there is one little "problem" with our wonderful puppy...LOL It seems that our dog doesn't have the strongest of stomachs and more often than not...gets VERY sick in the car. The b/f found this out when he decided that he was gonna take him and show him off to his sister...LOL (He never made it there) Let me just say this, clean up took about 1 1/2 rolls of paper towels, and a few phone calls to me from b/f saying that it was up to me, but he didn't think he wanted to keep "that dog". LOL Now, don't get me wrong, I feel really bad that that happened...but he is just a puppy, get over it dude. I didn't even acknowledge his rantings...just said that I "had to go". By the next morning, he was calling and making sure that I had made it home to let "Maxi" out. LOL Men can be such babies!

Pet therapy is definitely an effective way to reduce stress...even with everything going on in my life right now...I smile when I walk through the door and see that little face bouncing up and down, sooooo happy that mommy is home! =)

P.S. Don't know how many of you have ever seen this, but he actually stands on his hind legs (for long periods of time), with his front paws hanging down and his head tilted to one side. He likes to do that, when I'm sitting on the couch "ignoring" him for a few minutes! LOL What a dog, it's the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Well, almost time to head out. Good day all...blog at ya later.

5 comments:

DJ said...

Sad as it is to start taking care of the ugly details now, I thin you are absolutely right in thinking you'll all be glad you don't have to think about all that stuff when the time comes.

The puppy sounds adorable. I'd love to see pics if you can post them. :-)

Misha said...

My sympathies with you during this difficult time with your father. It takes strength to watch our loved ones get ill, and even more strength to be realistic about it all.

And yes, many puppies get carsick, but believe it or not some get used to the travel after a few trips. Just be patient and... carry some plastic bags and a tonne of paper towels :)

Michael Wade Self said...

Hi there, thanks for reading, I enjoy talking about various topics, you could call me kinda nuts, I just enjoy life and the things in it that make me laugh, smile, frown, etc. Keep reading..thank you, I like yours also, tell me more about yourself

Cy said...

Just stopping by to add my two cents ...

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Jennifer said...

must have been hard to do that. You sound like such a strong women, and great sister. You and your family are still in my prayers!

It's nice to hear that you have a new puppy to help brighten your day some. You are right pets are wonderful for healing.