Monday, December 20, 2010

What a great pup!

Kako is turning out to be a dog that never ceases to amaze me. She took her first road trip with us yesterday. We went to Ron's brother Chris' house in Medford. It's like an hour and 45 minute drive. She was an angel in the car and then at the house she met 14 new people! She was perfect with all the kids, gave kisses to everyone and didn't have a single accident!
I was not giving her credit to know what's right and wrong. I mean, I planned for all kinds of mishaps, and she was just really good. I clearly underestimated her!
Well, i don't want to give her too much credit yet, but i will not be so shocked at what a great pup she can be!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Something to be thankful for this time of year

The thing about this time of year is that everyone is crazy with Christmas shopping and parties and all kinds of other things. Maybe we are not happy about how cold it is outside, or stressed about money.

On the way to work today I realized that although the days are much shorter this time of year, the great thing about that is we can see the sun rise and set every day. Most of us are awake at 7am and 4:30pm. Take a look at the sun at these times. It is gorgeous! I have noticed the color is usually a wonderful shade of orange pink and the clouds take on different shades as the sun is "moving".

Take a look, be thankful for the beauty, and take a deep breath. Enjoy this time of year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

First week with Kako

Oh my goodness, what a week! I feel like I have been through the ringer! I got my little puppy baby Kako last Friday night and boy has it been quite the ride. She is amazing- a fast learner, cute as a button, energetic, and fun. I love her. We all love her! When I picked her up she was 7 weeks and a day old. After 3 days, she was housebroken! Amazing! What a perfect first doggie. She is wicked smart, but she is very headstrong and independent. Well, she likes to think she is, but she loves having us around. After only a few days, she didn't cry when we left her. Hearing her cry was the worst thing in the world, but I had to let her do it so she could learn we aren't leaving her forever.
Last weekend I got sick, probably on the worst possible weekend ever. But i made it through with a little help from family and friends and now everything is great. We are in a groove, getting our routine down, and on our way to successfully training this little pup.
The cats are taking it better than i ever expected. Of course they aren't thrilled there is a dog in their lives, but they are still happy and able to adjust. It will take time, but they are certainly still the rulers of the house and will be forever!
Kako is sleeping right now, thank God. She is so adorable when she sleeps. She is always adorable actually!