But she is still a puppy, and my camera roll is peppered not only with lovey stuff like this:
But also stuff like this:
What fun she finds in that I’m not sure, but we were pretty mad. We decided we’ll wait to replace that thing until she grows out of puppyhood.
Then she calmed down and all was well for a long, long time.
And then just yesterday we found this brand new hole under the coffee table:
Dave rolled his eyes and shook his head when I stuffed all those fibers back in that hole, but doesn’t it look just as good as new now?
I am trying to figure out what to do about that…
Yep, puppyhood sometimes rocks us over here.
But most of the time we’re convinced that she’s growing out of it and is becoming more mellow.
I mean, look how sweet that girl is:
(Poor dog could hardly see through all that hair back then…)
(That was right before I got mad at everyone because they weren’t helping…but that’s a post for another day.)
For now, just look at that puppy up there on the right peeking out.
She was pretty fascinated with all that Christmas hullabaloo.
Let’s take a closer look at those Christmas books waiting to be read:
…a little closer:
And let’s take a look at this little Christmas tree in the game room:
We got this one a couple years ago to hang all the sentimental stuff on. I mean, in my opinion there should be a really good place to showcase stuff like this, right?
And see this cute garland?
I got that on a sale post-Christmas last year to deck out this tree a little better this year.
But Bo thought it looked like a pretty fun thing to play with.
And Claire and I have had to sit and mend that thing a few times.
The thing is, she knows she’s in trouble when she does stuff like this:
I mean, look at that face.
She’s learning all the time 🙂
So the cons are quite obvious.
But the pros outweigh them. At least as far as the girls and I are concerned. Dave’s still not so convinced!
I mean, she gives such good incentive for Lucy to be active…and me along with her.
She gets so excited about going on walks it cracks us up.
As soon as you say, “do you want to go on a walk?” that pup jumps up like she’s on hot coals from wherever she is and wags that whole body of hers like nobody’s business.
I need to find a video of that to put on here because really it’s pretty funny.
We took her on a hike with us and she thought she had died and gone to Heaven.
Then she went in for her “birthday haircut” and went from this:
haha. Those girls of mine took out the hairdresser’s little feathers and opted for a birthday motif instead.
Oh man that girl puts up with a lot.
Claire’s face looks like this a lot when she’s with her:
(and Bo’s looks like that 🙂
She’s a snuggler:
She got to have a friend all over Thanksgiving break (my sister’s new dog):
She is waiting for us like this when we come in the garage…
…and sometimes it’s just kind of fun to have someone that excited to see you, you know what I mean?
She’s in on all our FaceTime calls to Elle…and my sister Charity who’s little Mo loves her from afar:
And she’s helping us on our 10-miles-in-10-days goal we are trying to get to before Christmas so we can be ready for the service trip we’re taking:
Sometimes it’s good to have a “destination” for walks like that 🙂
So for now it looks like we’re going to keep her:)
Chewer and all.
I can see why dogs can be a girls best friend sometimes.
Not necessarily a Dad’s best friend (ha! Dave has a love/hate relationship with her).
But we do catch him snuggling with her every now and again 🙂