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Saturday, January 11, 2014

My new baby and walking partner came home from the shelter on Wed. We've been dying to have a dog for years and we were finally able to! I don't know if the kids or mom or dad are more excited!

Her name is Poppet. (The almost 13 year old is REALLY enjoying saying "'ello, Poppet!") She's a boxer/pit bull and she's the sweetest thing ever. I think she would make a terrible terrible guard dog!
She's also super strong, weighs more than the 6 year old and has a lot of energy. She is an excellent walking partner! I managed to break my pedometer Thursday, but the first day we had her she already tripled my steps.

I don't think I realized that having a puppy was like having another baby without all the pain. I mean, I did but I don't think I thought much about it. I'm sleepy like a new mom! I worry about my baby! It is interesting.

Also, she is excellent at marathoning "The Tudors" with me. I have no idea how I missed this show, it is so good!

So life has been a bit busy as of late. I've been thinking of my spark friends, but if I had time to get on the computer I used that time to track things! I'm doing alright for the most part. I had a Whopper Jr last night, but I took out the mayo and cheese. I got a small onion ring instead of a large. I stayed within my cal/fat range even though I had some junk food. I treat myself to junk food once a month when DH and DD have their daddy daughter date. I checked the scale yesterday morning and it was down so that's good.

Anyways, I'm sorry to have neglected you spark friends. Life just got in the way. I really hope all is well with you all! I hope to have some time later today to read your blogs and get caught up. Love to you all!
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    Congrats on the new baby!! I have four of my own and they are just so wonderful to have!!
    2599 days ago
  • MISSA526
    I want your puppy!! She seems like a wonderful friend and a great exerciser booster! And she is absolutely beautiful! emoticon
    2602 days ago
  • STAY39
    She's beautiful!
    2603 days ago
    2603 days ago
    Hello Poppet, you are a beautiful girl !! emoticon

    emoticon on your new addition, and she will definitely keep you moving !!
    Nothing like having a fur-baby to love, they do make your life whole.

    2603 days ago
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    What a beautiful new baby you have! That's great for you all!!!! emoticon
    2603 days ago
    Congrats on adding such a wonderful dog to your family - and to Poppet - for her having a forever home! Yes - adding a dog is like adding another kid - at least initially. If you consistently help her know what it means to be a "good dog" when your family is - watching Tudors, or walking, or waiting for dinner, or whatever ... she'll settle into a routine of being good as gold every day in no time. I've got a 45# border-collie-terrier mix walking buddy. Dogs are awesome. You can catch up on blogs when everyone's settled in. :D
    2603 days ago
  • NHES220
    Congrats on the new addition to your family! Sounds like you have the perfect walking partner now!
    2603 days ago
    Thank you all for your very kind words! We'd noticed Poppet at the shelter in the beginning of December and thought she would fit with our family. It took awhile to convince the landlord (he has had bad experiences with dogs in this house in the past, lazy owners who let the dog destroy things). Poppet had been surrendered to the shelter by a woman who got pregnant and put on bedrest and could no longer take care of her. We were so scared someone would take her before we could have her.

    Two things worked for us: one, people still have a fear of pit bulls! And two, Poppet doesn't do well with other dogs and a lot of people are evidently wanting a dog that isn't scared of other dogs. We were so excited when she was still available. She was obviously well trained and treated and is such a loving dog.

    We honestly feel so lucky and blessed that this worked out and she could come home with us. She seems very happy with us too! :D

    Thank you my friends! You are all special to me!
    2603 days ago
    emoticon ON YOUR NEW BABY.
    2603 days ago
    emoticon on your new baby
    2603 days ago
    You are COMPLETELY forgiven. A new puppy! And a boxer cross at that. I'm not at all surprized that she is good at both walking and TV marathoning :) You're so lucky. She looks wonderful, and I love her name.

    Thank you for saving her.
    2603 days ago
    You're new baby is adorable! Congratulations!
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    2603 days ago
    emoticon on the new addition! She sounds like a great success!
    2604 days ago
    Congratulations on your new fur-baby!
    2604 days ago
    Yeah I just love my pits to. They are the best. You are right they are like have a new child in the house trying to get them use to routines is the hardest. The good thing about it is that once the routine is in place she won't let you break it. emoticon
    2604 days ago
  • BECKY0111
    Congratulations on the new addition to your family.
    2604 days ago
    Congratulations on your new friend!

    Make today a great day!
    2604 days ago
  • no profile photo SSBOOBOO2
    Poppet is so very cute and congrats on your new arrival. I have been thinking of adopting a rescue also. Not just for for the dog but for myself since he or she will need to be WALKED emoticon .
    2604 days ago
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