living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

Boy’s best friend.

I was a little worried about how our rambunctious yellow lab would react to a new baby in the house. After all, she’d been the “baby” of the family, spoiled rotten for all three years of her life. The experts all say that labs are great with kids, but since Lucy was especially attached to me, I wondered how she’d feel when a new little person took away a lot of my attention. What I should...

Practicing My ‘Mom’ Voice.

I know it’s not the same as being a mom to a human baby, but I’ve been a puppy mom for many, many years now; first to Maggie and Rambler, and now to Lucy. And she’s definitely still a puppy. We had a rather difficult time with Lucy when she was a baby, and there were plenty of days that I threatened to send her back to the farm she came from, but ultimately we all seemed to reach an understanding....

Happiness is Labrador Puppies.

My friend Jessica posted this video on Google+ yesterday: It was fate. I don’t use Google+ for anything other than a private chat room-like daily conversation with four of my friends; I rarely look at anything else that people post there. (It’s not that I don’t think people post interesting things, I just don’t have time for yet another social network.) But today I just happened to see...

My Quirky Dog.

My dog is not a dog that whines. She barely even barked for the first several months she lived with us- in fact, we wondered if she even knew how to bark. (We regret wondering that now. She barks a lot.) I woke from a dead sleep one night because she was laying on the bed, whining. I finally figured out that Dave had come home from work, Lucy wanted to go downstairs to see him and for some reason she thought she...

Happy Other Birthday, Lucy.

One year ago today, we brought home a new puppy. It was almost a week after Maggie died and I was so not ready for another dog. But the house was eerily quiet without a pet under our feet all the time, and Dave started talking about a new dog. He visited the Humane Society at least once. A friend of a friend still had two yellow lab puppies left from a litter born in January, and he made an appointment to go see...

Remembering Maggie.

One year ago today, we lost our beloved yellow lab Maggie. It was Easter, and it was only a few short months after we lost our chocolate lab Rambler the previous Thanksgiving. Holidays are rough around here. I adopted Maggie during my fifth and final year of college. I wanted a puppy; our friends’ farm had a steady supply of roly-poly yellow balls of energy. We picked her out of the litter using a very...

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