Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Farmer's Market Finds

I love walking over the Farmer's Market at lunch. Last time I made the mistake of purchasing too much. I think the trick is to limit yourself to 4-5 things. I love an afternoon coffee pick-me-up and Roos Roast Cold Brew delivered. I wanted some Michigan Blueberries and the sweetest little lady was talking about how proud she was of her berries this year. They are no-spray too so that helped seal the deal. I rounded it out with a mini-baguette & some red pesto to dip it in. As I was leaving the pretty snap-dragons caught my eye and I couldn't resist.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Life Lately

Hi there! We've been busy adjusting to our new normal. We just finishing our 4th week with the little man. We have good days & we have feisty days. I like to call him my little vampire. I want him to stay little and oh so cute for a lot longer than I know he will be, but I'm ready for those needle teeth to go. He'll play very well with us or by himself, then out of no where he wants to suck our blood. Not really, he just wants to play but he wants to play rough. We are still keeping the dog separated for play time, partly because of how rough he can be. He doesn't take no for an answer. Brady's has snapped several times and while I think he is doing us a favor, I don't want to risk an injury (to anyone...human or dog!). I had asked the vet about their relationship and she mentioned to start walking the two together as soon as Remy has his last shots. He gets those shots next Wednesday and I can't wait. We will be able to start taking him to public places and he can start meeting more people and dogs. We are taking a family vacation that following weekend so that should be an interesting adventure too.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Remy goes to the vet

Today Remy made a trip to the vet to meet his new Doctor and to get his second round of shots. Puppies get 3 rounds of shots to help build up immunity against various diseases. Usually they are given at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, & 12 weeks. He was 9 weeks last Sunday so he was due for Round 2. I'm anxious for that last dose so we can start taking him to public places.

Remy took the shot like a champ and even gave a good tail wagging & kisses at the end. The vet commented on how well socialized he has been by his reactions. Proud puppy Momma right here!

Remy playing outside at home before heading to the vet
In the waiting room with Papa

Waiting patiently to meet Dr. Morgan

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Life with Remy & Brady - Back to work

Yesterday was my first day back to work after a week off to adjust to life with the puppy. I had a lot of anxiety leading up to being away from my baby for so long. Thankfully, my wonderful husband works from home and is able to watch him during the day. When Brady was a puppy I was living a mile from work and would go home at lunch to feed him & let him out. He was crated for about 4 hours at a time. With hubby at home, little Remy can have more freedom than that.

It was almost as if Remy knew I was going back to work and he slept in until 5:30 am. Which actually works out perfect. It allows me to get him out, feed him, let him play for a while, then get him back out for potty before I get ready for work and head out the door.

Lately, he's been in this feisty, ferocious stage. I remember thinking that Brady was a challenging puppy but I don't remember all the details. Anyway, Remy is very good but then wants to play really rough. He'll jump from toy to toy playfully attacking them. He's gone after me a few times too which can really hurt if he gets a chance to stick his needle teeth in a toe or hand. He also is into putting EVERYTHING in his mouth. I'll take him outside and I'm constantly pulling things out of his mouth. We've still been working on the "come" command and he'll come running to me. I'll use this as a distraction for him when he's getting into something. It works like a charm right now but I know he'll figure out my trick soon.

Anyway, back to yesterday...He had sunk his teeth into me pretty good in the morning which made leaving for work so much easier. I was almost happy that it happened that way. As soon as I got home in the evening

Remy playing in the morning
I made sure to greet Brady before spending about an hour with Remy. It was nice outside and I wanted him to sniff and play and get tired! When he was ready for a little nap I put him in his crate then gave Brady some attention. We played ball until the cottonwood became too annoying. It covered the ball and Brady didn't want to pick up back up. I took him for a longer walk instead.

Brady & one his new toys
This morning Remy slept in again until 5:30am. I'm really like the longer sleep pattern. I hope it stays like that for a while. It's really hard to be patient when you are sleep deprived. He started to get a little feisty again this morning and wouldn't go potty. I decided to crate him at that point and get ready for work. Once I was ready to go, I took him outside again with hopes that he would sleep until my husband got up with him.

Tomorrow is the big day to go to the vet.