Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A new addition to the family...........

and no, not another baby. That won't happen until September. We are the proud owners of a new puppy. And this is what she looks like:
We have named her Cocoa and she isn't old enough to leave her momma yet, so she won't be joining us until the 20Th. That's only a little more than a week away.

We had her here for a short visit last night to introduce her to our other dog, Prancer. I can say that Prancer wasn't very impressed with her. She seemed to be afraid of the puppy and she drooled a lot as if to say, 'my, what a lovely little snack she will make when they're not watching'! Prancer has always been a little stand offish with smaller animals but give her one her size and she will run and romp and play with the best of them. I anticipate them becoming very good friends! Or maybe I'm just humoring myself!

Cocoa is 3/4 Lab and 1/4 Austrailian shepard. She will get to be good sized, but not to big. Prancer is 1/2 boxer and 1/2 sneaky neighborhood dog! Okay, the vet says probably German Shepard or Austrailian shepard, but no one knows for sure!

Hoping this doesn't turn into a "Marley and Me" type of thing!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Growing up.............and away!

I knew this day would come. I dreaded it, but I was sure it wouldn't be much longer before it arrived. Amber is growing up and away more and more each day. She is busy with her friends more and isn't as excited to come here every weekend and would just as soon stay and go places with her friends and/or have them over. I'm really not upset, but it always surprises me at how fast this time approaches once the become 13 going on 14. It is a natural thing and it is a good thing that there are plenty of younger ones that still want to come here all the time. Although, their parents don't allow every weekend vists like Amber use to do, it is still a pleasant time when they are allowed to come and spend a night or two with 'Mema'!

And while it is a bit sad, it is also such an exciting time to watch them grow and see who they are becoming! I love every stage of their development........even the one when they become 's**t head teenagers' and give their parents a lot of grief. I call it getting what they deserve for what they put me through. What goes around, comes around! Ha ha!