Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dog days of summer

I'd really like to be in bed, asleep right now. But the new addition to the family is keeping me from what I'd like. Kenna came home yesterday, and tonight is spending the night in her crate for the first time. (I don't know if it's a "crate" or "kennel". It's an indoor one, something that she's going to be sleeping in until she's potty trained, which seems like it can't come fast enough. This decision came after she peed on my step-dad Bruce's bed last night.) She doesn't like it down there, apparently. She's whining and crying and carrying on. I feel bad for her, but at the same time, I'm not staying up with her and letting her sleep in my bed and taking the chance of her peeing on my stuff.


She is a cute dog, though, I'll give her that.

And she's pretty fun, too. Aside from the occasional piddling on the floor and constant whining while not being attended.

This weekend I was also attending to a couple of other dogs: I dog-sit for some people in Iowa City (although this was probably the last time). It's a pretty awesome gig, I get paid to hang out at their house, play with their dogs, eat their food, watch their satellite TV, and just lounge around. I should do that full-time. Anyways, Tucker and Sweetie were the pair that I watched over this weekend, a couple of mild-mannered dogs that made the job easy.

Tucker

Sweetie

That's basically what I've been up to lately. Nothing too exciting, just a lot of animal-related things. I promise this is not going to turn into a pet blog or anything like that. Maybe some random updates on Kenna, and a picture of Niles, the Jack Russel Terrier that my mom has had for about 9 years, and Skipper, my dad's dog, just to keep things fair. But once I get some more sleep and whatnot, I'll be back to my regular postings. That is, when I'm back from my brother's place in Cedar Rapids. I don't believe he has his internet set up yet, so I may not be able to post anything until I get back later this week. We'll see though.

Hey, the whining's stop

6 comments:

H said...

Kenna is cute! So are the other dogs. I like posts about pets! I like things that are cute!

Whiskeymarie said...

Dang, those weimerainers sure are cute as puppies though...

Minty said...

Kenna is cute... And I am NOT a pet person...

Hope you're having a nice summer, Flenker...

Looking forward to post-trading soon...

Nicole said...

Damn I'm such a girl. Adorable!

lucy said...

that's a sweet gig you got there, flenker. it's kinda the same with babies...is that bad? once they're sleeping, it's all about the cable, fridge, and eventual dough.

(i'm a good babysitter, i swear. haha.)

Miss Kate said...

Oh my dear god, she is adorable! How can you stand all that cuteness?