Thursday, May 29, 2008

Smalls, 1 month later

The picture on the left is when we first got her on May 3rd, 7 1/2 weeks. The picture on the right is almost 1 month later, 11 1/2 weeks. I think she has grown a little bit. The picture doesn't really show her growth to much. Her face looks different, besides for the bald spot on the top of her head. She had some gunk in her hair that wasn't coming out, so we cut it out. ;( I think she looks kind of cute, but funny as well. I can't believe how fast her hair grows. Her facial and head hair is driving me crazy! Its way to long for me, but the rest of her is still fine. I think I need to find a groomer and soon!

I have to say that she has been such a great addition to our family. Despite the fact that she cost more than I would ever spend on a pet, I think she is well worth it. Her personality has come out over the past couple weeks. She is so funny and playful. I love it when she greets me at the door and wants me to play with her. She has definitely brought me some joy! and I think I love her.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

MeMe's Mound

I am 24 weeks along (I think that translates to 5 1/2 months) and I don't think I am that big...yet. Don't mind the facial expression, I wasn't ready for the photo. The pregnancy is going pretty well so far with a few minor interruptions of itchy hands and hemi flare ups! I have chosen not to put a picture of my hemi on here. I will save you the pain of looking at this "lime-a" bean sized hemi. But if anyone would like to let me borrow their "donut" to sit on, I would appreciate it!!

My name is "SMALLS"

This is the newest member of the Dowd Clan. Smalls is her name. She is a Mini Shih Tzu. She is about 8 weeks old and weighs next to nothing.

We have made this cage for our dog to sleep in because we didn't want it to poop all around the house, all night long. So...I get up this morning and went to get smalls out of her cage. As I was walking into the front room, I notice there is poop on the floor!! I go to her "cage" and she wasn't there. She escaped! She pooped 3 different times around the house. Two on the carpet, one on the tile! Thank goodness for windex! Works every time. Any tips for potty training a dog? I've never done it before and have no idea what I am doing! Anything will help!