While I am adjusting to our new house magnificently, the dogs are having a tough time. Â They love the house, but they are glued to my side. Â Normally, this isn’t a problem and I would be more than happy to have them shadow me around the house while I unload Waterford crystal still in its original gift wraping from our wedding. Â The problem is that we have very narrow stairs in this house, so trying to make it up or down these with two dogs literally underneath me has been tricky. Â I tried just running faster down them, thinking I could pass them up but they’re quick little boogers. Â So far we have all crashed and burned in a giant heap of paws, elbows, and moving boxes at least three times.
And then there is the attic thing. Â We don’t have a finished attic here. Â Its just crawl space in the roof. Â For some reason, my closet in the master bedroom opens directly into this area, with no wall or blockage of any kind. Â This morning as I was hanging clothes up in my closet, Molly happened to wander into this area and disappeared into the dark pits of our attic. Â I called her and she (thankfully!) came hopping out. Â So I close my closet door to keep her from getting back in there. Â As soon as I shut the door, she starts barking at the closet like a beast. Â I yelled at her and told her to shut up and happily I moved on to finding the perfect arrangement of Chris’ boxers in our dresser. Â About 15 minutes later, I hear this faint little whimper coming from my closet. Â I open the door and there stands Lucy – covered in insulation and spiderwebs. Â Good Lord, dog! Â Don’t you know that heat in those kind of places can kill you?!?!
After such an adventurous day in the house with the dogs, I was so ready for our backyard to be fenced in so I could just let them outside and get some work done. Â I practically met Chris in the driveway when he got home from work today, kissed him, and put a drill in his hand. Â He finished the fence and we let the dogs go this afternoon. Â They were so happy! Â They have so much more room to run here, and they really, REALLY needed to get it out of their system. Â Stairways and attics just don’t always do the trick.