Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Salon: Puppy Breath

 Good afternoon bloggy friends!  I have been way off the radar this week, preparing for the arrival of The Fluffy Sweet One.  It was hard for me to concentrate.  I worked out, did some yard work, a doctor appointment or two, a meeting at the school for the son (you know, because it isn't a good school year without a couple of these!).  My daughter, husband and I took off Friday morning for North Carolina (ugh, 9 long hours, I'm not a good road trip person), and got there around dinner time.  The puppy nanny and her daughter came to our hotel so we could meet Brody and his siblings.  On Saturday morning we went to the breeder's house to absorb a million tips and facts about these dogs, get a grooming lesson, and away we went.  The ride back took a little longer because we stopped at Starbucks and subsequently my daughter had to stop and pee about 5 times.  But sweet boy was great.  He just passed out in the back seat and slept the whole way.  Little puffy pumpkin butt.

He has done very well so far.  He slept through the night in his crate without a peep, and has only had a couple of potty accidents.  Today we met some of my friends and played with a friend's dog.  I'd forgotten about how puppies are like toddlers and get into everything!  My daughter is so good with him, though, and has been a huge help.

Are you tired of hearing about the dog at this point?  LOL.

As you can imagine, if I've been distracted before now, at this point I'm totally over the edge.  I was barely able to get this written!  Things will settle down eventually, once he gets older and in a routine.  I look forward to long walks with him, which will help with audios!

I finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman on audio this week, and it was very sweet.  It was sort of a nice mix of humor and poignance.  It had some very serious, sad issues but you finish the book feeling warm inside.  I'm now just starting "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng for one of my book clubs this month.

In print I finally finished "Where All the Light Tends To Go" by David Joy.  This was an excellent debut novel about a 19 year-old boy living in Appalachia.   Extremely dark and heartbreaking, but what do you expect with that setting?  I've now started "You" by Caroline Kepnes, a really twisted story about a stalker.  Really intriguing and easy to read though!

We are headed out to a Superbowl party tonight, and while it is a fun event, it is hard to really focus on the game because there are so many people.  And I'd rather hold my puppy and watch at home but we must make an appearance.

Bear with me on the obsessive chatter about the dog, and the lack of visitation to your blogs.  I'll get there!  Hope everyone has had a great Sunday!         


JoAnn said...

Chatter about that little fur ball all you want...he is so darn cute!

Glad to hear you liked A Man Called Ove, I'd like to read that one. And I thought Everything I Never Told You was amazing... posted a review last week.

Looking forward to next week's pupdate ;-)

Alyce said...

I don't think it will be possible to get too many cute photos or puppy stories - he's adorable!

Unknown said...

He is just too cute!! So happy he's home!!

bermudaonion said...

Aw, I'm so glad he's finally at home with you! It sounds like he's in charge already.

Melody said...

Of course I'd love to hear stories and see pics of the cute puppy. Please update as much as possible. :)

Beth F said...

Can't have too much puppy goodness!! Sooooooooo cute.

Unknown said...

It is so good to know you finally have him safely home. He is the cutest puppy I've seen in years. I hope he is a good boy for you. Good luck!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Congratulations once again! hoping this makes a positive effect on the whole household!!!!!

Ti said...

When we got out puppy, I think it took a good two weeks to get into a routine but she had no routine prior to that. Where as Brody has always worked with the nanny.

I am telling you, I will never tire of puppy talk so just talk away.

Literary Feline said...

I am glad he is finally home! He's so adorable. I'm surprised you were able to leave the house for the Super Bowl party. :-)

I read A Man Called Ove this past month as well. I want to read Everything I Never Told You, but am not sure when I will get to it.

I hope you have a great week, Sandy!

Trisha said...

If you lived closer, we could trade puppy for baby every now and then. :)

Iliana said...

Keep the puppy stories and pictures coming! He's just too cute!

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