Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Dog Park

I just noticed I haven't posted since we got our French Bulldog puppy, "Daly," last weekend! He is just the sweetest boy! Potty training has been a handful though! He's... stealthy. Lol. He has been my constant companion coming to work with me almost every day. He loves to meet people and is very submissive to people. He is still learning proper greetings around other dogs though. He becomes very dominant and alpha-dog unless corrected. We took him to the dog park today so he could practice meeting other dogs and perhaps get some exercise. He did surprisingly well! We kept him on leash for the first 10 minutes or so since he was a little nervous and it was his first time around so many other dogs. Eventually we felt comfortable letting him loose once he saw how much fun the other dogs were having! Soon after he was running full speed ahead (which isn't nearly as fast as the other dogs with his stocky build, lol) chasing other dogs, being chased, and playing with frisbees and tennis balls! Needless to say he's been sleeping the rest of the day, in fact he fell asleep in the car on the way home. I forgot the camera so we didn't get any pictures.:-( Once Daly started to play with the other dogs, Steve and I looked at eachother and both said at the same time, "we should have brought the camera!"
The dog park we took him to was really nice too. It has two huge separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs. There are trees, grass, and sandy areas for dogs that like to dig! There is also a small agility course.
I can't wait to take him again on the next nice day we get!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dad-Gummed Auto Correct!

The auto correct on my iPhone and iPad drives me crazy! I was recently posting a comment on The Pioneer Woman's blog, and the auto correct when I entered my web address corrected my site to be located at instead of Gross! You would think Steve Jobs could think up an app so that the iGadgets could differentiate when they are being inappropriate. I about grossed out an entire blogging community.
Luckily, I noticed it before I hit "Submit."

Monday, January 10, 2011

Iced Over

The weather-man said we were going to get 4-8 inches of snow (Lies!). We got more like 1 inch of snow but a lot of ice. This was somewhat disappointing. I expected to be able to run out in it (and NOT break my neck going down our front steps) and make snow angels and snowmen and send pictures to all my California family and friends who would then be insanely jealous of our good fortune here in good ol' Alabama (the Southern drawl squeaks out sometimes... sorry). But, because of the ice and Alabama's lack of salt and sand trucks, the whole state has shut down. Major roads and freeways are closed. schools and businesses are closed. And my family in Wisconsin (who regularly sees several inches if not FEET of snow every year) is laughing at our silly state for wigging out over a little ice and an inch of snow.
I am starting to feel the effects of a little bit of cabin fever, since we haven't left the house since Saturday night. (I'm antsy anyway with our upcoming trip to Mississippi next weekend to pick up our PUPPY!) :-)Steve took a look at our driveway and instead of walking back to the house, slid back down the driveway. It's a regular skating rink right now!
Please, please. Don't tell me what the temperature is in California.

A special shout-out to my good friend Heather for inspiring me to blog again by starting a new blog of her own, Life As I Know It.