Monday, April 28, 2014

I joined the Master Scrapper challenge at Gotta Pixel.  Should be fun.  I had a great time doing it last year.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring has finally arrived in the North!  The grass is starting to green up a bit and the daffodils and tulips are peeking up through the barely unthawed ground. Most of the snow is gone in the backyard, although we do still have a couple of hills where the boys shoveled off the roof.  I can't wait to get the camper home and start restocking it.

Toby is growing like a weed and is doing so good. Going to have to invest in a new bed soon. He learns so fast. After the next set of shots I think we will be safe to take him for walks and teach him to follow and walk beside us. I am going to run up and get a new harness for him that will be for walking to protect his neck. We had really injured Maggie's neck with letting her pull too hard walking. I don't want to make that same mistake again.

He really likes his new crate. It is so great to be able to lock him in when we run uptown and know he is safe (and so is the house!).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

We have had Toby for two weeks and he is doing just wonderful. Everyone that comes in is just crazy about him and so are we.  He is so smart and such a pleasant little guy. He is pretty well housebroken with only the occasional accident. I am so glad we got him. I still miss my Maggie like crazy and probably always will, but he sure softens the pain.

Teagan only has one month of school left. They are out the middle of May. She has done really good & is starting to enjoy going. It has taken her most of the year to be happy about it.  Next year she will be in preschool 4 and it is mornings - 4 days a week. Should be good for her.  She and Grace are starting to really get along together without competition and fights. It is so nice!. They are both growing.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Toby is having a wonderful time on the snowbanks outside the back door. We take him out to go potty and he climbs like a little mountain goat. He also figures he needs to hold his leash in his mouth. He just cracks me up. He is sleeping the night through without any messes and waits until he hears somebody get up before he says anything. I am slowly switching him over to Blue Buffalo food and he is loving it.  It is expensive, but with his heart murmur, I thought he should have the best one we could find. Just love this baby boy.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Amazingly enough we have had Toby for 6 days and this morning I woke up on my own at 6:30 and thought, oh my gosh, I'll bet the kitchen is a mess. He didn't wake us up all night. When I got out there, there were no messes or puddles anywhere and he was awake playing with a stuffed toy.  I couldn't believe it at 8 1/2 weeks old. What a good puppy he is. It just blew my mind. I took him right out and he went potty and then came in so proud of himself. It was so cute. The picture is of him sleeping with his wee elephant just before I went to bed at 11.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We went to the vet today for his first check up here. The heart murmur is no better, actually a grade 3 up from a grade 2, but our dear Dr. Tuck thinks we may still be OK. He is growing so fast. Has gained 6 pounds from his last vet appointment.
He is so silly, He squeezes under the rungs of the stool at the counter to eat his treats!  Silly dog.