Monday, March 30, 2009

My grandpa, age 90

Yesterday, my family had a birthday party for my 90 year old grandfather. To me, he's "grandpa". 30+ years ago, my grandparents took care of us while our parents worked. So we were always around our cousins. Life was about family.
Unfortunately, when my grandmother passed away 18 yrs ago, so did the family gatherings.

It was nice to see family I haven't seen in years. The funny thing, I didn't want to take out my camera, I just wanted to enjoy the day in front of other cameras.

We almost didn't make it to the party. We hit a detour. Or should I say my son hit a wall. The wall won. My son received stitches.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

He has a name!!

Last night we decided on our puppy's name. His name is Cooper. My 5 yr old picked it out. It stuck. Then again, she said "Cooper, the Pooper."

My 8 yr old said, "Yes! Now we all have matches." Matches? Our names. There are now 2 D's, 2 P's, 2 K's, 2 C's. She is including the cat and pigeon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Our new puppy

We've been busy.  We adopted a puppy from SNIPSA.  They are a fantastic organization. 
They are currently accepting leashes for foster families. 

 We've had him for over a week now.  His name is "Puppy" for now.  We named him Jelly, Pepper, Barkley, Barley and Dog.  Nothing is sticking.

He's a great puppy.  Well, I take that back.  He's a great puppy when he's sleeping.  He's destroyed a couple of pairs of shoes, my rug and my cat's life.  The cat is still not happy he's here.  Duncan, our cat, gives me a long stare when the dog does something.  I could swear that Duncan is about to shake his head in disgust.  

The positive thing,  the dog doing a great job with crate training.  He is 10 weeks old.  He's sleeping through the night!!
His mom is a German Shepherd, dad: Unknown.  The vet did mention he has some Sharpei in him because of face.  Bottom line, he's a mutt.

Here are a few snapshots of him:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Is Spring here yet?