I caved...

Monday, February 08, 2010

My son (3) has been asking for a puppy since birth, I think. Probably while I was pregnant with him. There is just something about a little boy and wanting a puppy. I just haven't wanted to get one. It quickly becomes one more job for me to deal with during an already busy day of keeping the house together, homeschooling my daughter, and potty training my son. Adding the housebreaking of a dog just didn't seem like something that I was willing to take on. Then somehow, this weekend I caved. LOL.

Yesterday we went to look at puppies. We found a black lab mix (3/4 lab) that is 4 months old and already housebroken. The kiddos are ecstatic. Bought a crate, dog food, some toys, treats, and now we are waiting for our adoption application to go through and they should be bringing the puppy for a home visit tomorrow and if all goes well, they will leave him.

Now, I understand why they want to do the application process. They practically want your first born child for collateral. I even understand the need for a home visit, even though I'm not crazy about people coming into my house and judging us. LOL. I suppose if I was going to run a dog rescue that I would want to ensure that the dog was going to a good home, but it just cracks me up that we are good enough to be parents to our kids, but someone can say we are good for a dog. Just seems a little backwards if you ask me.

Of course, we bought a crate that didn't look big enough when we got it home, so I had to take it back this morning and exchange it for the bigger one. Keep in mind that Petsmart is about an hour and 15 minutes away, so I took the kids and did it while it was pouring down rain and watching people not know how to drive in the rain. It was cold and wet, and an all around pain. But, we are now all set, and we just have to wait for the call and them to show up.

Oh, and then in a pinch, we stopped at Jack in the Box for lunch. Didn't have breakfast this morning, so while lunch was way over what I would normally do for my calorie count, and I am over my limit for the day, it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was almost scared to enter it. lol But, I'm only 150 calories over, and I'll make up for it. In a way, it was actually kinda nice because that is the only fast food I have had in a month now.

Tomorrow I hit my one month point. I'm going to weigh myself even though it's not my normal weigh-in day. I want to be able to record how much I lost total for my first month.

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    We have a yellow lab mix who is now 6 yrs old and the best behave dog in the world. Good luck on the weigh in.
    3567 days ago
    Wow! A puppy and your first month of Sparks. . .you are doing well. We added a puppy to our mix three years ago and I ceased believing I was a patient person because of her. The Lord had to give me His new mercies every morning for our 'wonder dog'(sometimes I still wonder). She has become part of our crew and adds humor in the midst of every day. Keep up the worthy work of home schooling. I'm with you in the trenches. emoticon
    In the midst of His amazing grace, Chris
    3567 days ago
    Congrats on the puppy & good luck on your weigh-in!
    3568 days ago
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