A Day at the Dog Park

(Warning: This post is about poop.  Lots of poop.  Proceed at your own risk.  Just be thankful that my camera cord is still missing and so I don’t have any pictures to share.) For the first few years of Lucy’s life, I was living in college apartments.  That meant that she learned how to walk on a leash pretty good because I had to walk her every day.  She got so good that she could actually go to the bathroom on command. “Go potty, Lucy.” Done. But when we got…

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Lt. Dan

We’ve been at my parent’s house for almost two weeks now.  And we all seem to be adjusting to the situation pretty good, all things considered. Everyone that is, except Lt. Dan. Our new fish, Lt. Dan, is turning out to be a royal pain the rear.  Apparently, I have the only demanding beta fish known to man.  From what I can tell, Lt. Dan is upset that he has been moved.  Though, I cannot fathom why.  He has been relocated to the kitchen table in my parent’s kitchen, right…

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Our Family is Growing!

Yes, it’s true. Our family of three just became a family of four. I’m so happy to announce the arrival of our slimy, scaly bundle of joy. I bought Bean a fish yesterday. Which caused an argument between me and Chris over the necessity of another living being in our house at the moment. But I insisted. Bean loves fish. Ergo, Bean NEEDS a fish. And now, Bean HAS a fish. Chris doesn’t think I can keep this fish alive, but I beg to differ. My track record with fish…

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Bean and the Kitten

Chris and his sister, Annie, grew up in a cat house.  They had kittens and cats all the time.  Their house was next to a national park and so they always had cats running away to those woods and when that happened, it wasn’t long before they’d have another one.  Or another five.  Cats rotated through that house faster than I could count.  Both Annie and Chris and even Chris’ dad are insistent that one of their neighbors (who, admittedly, was a weird, weird woman) sacrificed them in some sort…

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The Things It Takes to Sell a House Today

Chris was offered the job in Orlando in December and, as exciting as it was, the first thought that came into our heads was, “The house.” In case you aren’t aware, the housing market right now?  Well, it ain’t exactly jumpin’.  In fact, its barley breathin’.  Especially in areas like Connecticut where home inflation was really soaring before the recession.  Which, coincidentally, is exactly at the peak of when Chris and I bought our home.  We over paid.  But all the cool kids were doing it at the time and…

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Distractions.

I think I have discovered the secret to being a happy person. A routine. I can always tell when things are a little off kilter in my life by looking at my routine.   If something drastic changes, it takes a little time for me to adjust and get back into a groove again.   I’m a creature of habit. I blame my Dad.   He’s one structured man.   And I seem to have his genes. At my house, we’ve gotten into a pretty great routine in the evenings.…

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Good News!

Guess who finally found her way home…. BAILEY BOO!!!! Early this morning, a lovely, kind, Heaven-sent couple in Pennsylvania woke up to find Miss Bailey sitting on their back porch.   She was still wearing her tags, so they called my friends, Jon and Sarah, and said the sweetest words to any dog owner:   “We found your dog.” Thanks to everyone who made a phone call, posted a picture on Facebook, sent out an email, and – most importantly – said a prayer.   Bailey is coming home today…

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The Head of the Household

Ahhh…the first born. Lucy Goosey has been the love of my life for the past six years.   I adopted her when I was in college and she’s been everywhere with me since.   During college Chris and I were dating long distance and so about every two or three weeks, I’d pack a bag, throw Lucy in the front seat and head out.   She was a great co-pilot. When we moved to Connecticut so Chris could go to graduate school, we decided that Lucy needed a friend and…

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