Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Please Allow Me to Introduce You To....

Feel that chill in the air?  Those leaves are starting to turn...yeah its Fall.  I have already started my fall baking spree, and so much more to come on that, but I wanted to take a moment to talk non food life. 


To state the obvious- I have been remiss in keeping you all abreast of my dining adventures as of late.  I promise I have a good excuse.  In July, I welcomed the most adorable puppy into my life.  Ms. Lucy St. James is a little girl I found on adoptapet.com who couldn't be more fun, exciting, or wonderful.  She is a rescue hailing from Memphis, TN.  She and her littermates were pulled from their mommy at a very young age and given out at a local park.  Ms. Lucy had a rough start to her life, but she has been settling into her Boston life quite nicely.  She is the official greeter of our neighborhood, being sure to say hello to every passer by, she has kept the neighborhood from all collecting leaves, and has established a gang of puppy friends.  She keeps me laughing daily.

Now, I will admit, it has not all been fun and games.  Puppy raising is hard, and yet adorable, work.  As my friends may attest, I had some breakdowns in the beginning, as I spent 90% of my day running up and down the stairs to my apartment with her, and then cleaning up her accidents moments after returning home.  There were mishaps with chew toys being ignored and shoes finding a sad demise.  Learning curves as I fed her doggie ice cream, and found that it didn't agree with her stomach...for a week.  Rocks were eaten and fields of grass seemingly consumed.  But then, then there were puppy kisses and contented sighs and ridiculous play times. 

Lucy (Luce Goose) is basically the best thing ever, and now as she and I clean up our act and get on a more sustainable routine, I am back to cooking and baking and eating out.  I can finally see straight as I type on the computer, and I can feel my creative juices flowing. 

Happy fall all, I am stoked to spend it all with you again!

3 comments:

gettingfitinma said...

Your dog is adorable!

Megan Ginsberg said...

So cute!!

Rosebud said...

I'm so very glad you decided to "mother" Ms. Lucy St. James. She is adorable. We all know the ups and downs of raising a puppy into that adorable pet that everyone thinks is so adorable. We have two Old Enlish Sheepdogs. We got Rosebud (our 3rd OES) from a breeder and I'm so delighted with her. She's 11 now and I love every day that God lets me have her now. She is one of the best dogs we've ever owned. Our other, Wizard, is a rescue. We don't think he ever had any training about anything and it's so very sad. But after many years with us (yes, many) he's finally deciding to settle down to our terms, mostly! Before, you had to count your fingers when you gave him anything out of your hand. Now he's more gentle but still be very careful. But when he eats out of a bowl, it's like he's been starving to death. I don't know what kind of treatment he had before but he's so loveable. So we know the joy that having a pet can bring. Every day is like no other. Some are great; some aren't so great. But each one brings you closer and closer together, the bonding. Enjoy Ms. Lucy. She looks like a very intelligent dog and will do well, especially if you enroll her in Puppy classes and obedience classes. You won't ever regret it, I promise you. Have a happy life together and please, don't ever let her run loose; always keep her on a leash when outside of the home or yard. Another tip, please invest in a Break-Away Collar and learn how to use it and teach others how to use it, like the groomer, handlers, etc. Read the stories of how many dogs' lives could have been saved. Some happy news along with some sad news but yours can be very happy. With love from a happy dog Mommy.

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