living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

A few funnies.

Everyone says Cooper is Dave’s mini-me, but there’s one area where he takes after me: he’s a chatterbox. We’ve hit the stage where new words come out of his mouth every day, and this weekend he said so many funny things that I can’t not write them down. (My dear friend Becki gave me the most awesome gift at Christmas: a book to write kids’ quotes in. And I’m doing that, but...

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....

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...

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