I have a new baby in my life. I guess it's temporary insanity. I felt so bad for her. She was in a local pet store and was 5 months old. She is not the first pet that I've had that grew up in a cage and never knew what it was like to run around. Arthur was the same. It's such a joy watching these animals stretch their legs and run around for the first time.
This is Phoebe. Aka Phoebe Buffay. She is all of four pounds. She has kennel cough and is slightly better after a week of antibiotics. I asked to hold this little discount puppy and my heart just melted. I knew if I sat her down and she went back to the cage someone else would snatch her up and I couldn't have that. She needed to come join my crazy family.
The Aussies have welcomed her without hesitation. They are already bonding. I think they knew she was weak and they needed to be careful. She's been here a week now and she's already running more and playing non-stop and biting everything she can. It's good to see her be a healthy puppy.
I've wanted a Papillon for years and thought I was past my urge to get one. I guess not! It's hard to get anything done when you need to sit and snuggle and bond. She went with me to Grove this past weekend for Christmas open house and Grand Panache. She was an excellent greeter and went to say hello to everyone that came in. I'd say Miss Phoebe is adjusting well to life outside of the Pet store.
By the time this weekend rolled around for me I was one tired girl. I was ready for a night or two at home, and I'm not even raising my kids anymore! I saw that some of my friends were dressed up for Halloween, some with different costumes for days and nights. I loved seeing all the photos on the internet, which is all that I got out of Halloween, I don't go out, and for the 2nd year in a row I had no trick or treaters at my house. I had two candy dishes ready and it was lit up light Fort Knox here. So disappointing. I was so hopeful! Since I've lived out of town I just don't have the kid traffic I once had. There is one little girl that rides across my property on her 4 wheeler as she goes to a little friends house. I thought surely she would stop by. Maybe I'll chase after her and ask her whyyyyyy she didn't come get candy from me. That's not creepy at all.
The rest of the weekend was filled with shopping, painting, photography, sports, dining out, a wedding, going to Church, and last but not least going to the gun range to do a little target practice.
I am gearing up to start a new painting this week for a friend. It's my last painting I'm doing for free (for a while anyway). I have a commission coming up and I'm excited to cross over into the world of commerce. It's humbling and scary and exciting all rolled into one. I think I'm ready for the challenge, as long as that challenge is somewhere near my comfort zone. At any rate, I have a hopeful heart as I start the week. It sure is lovely,anyway, looking out my window and taking in all of the beautiful fall colors. Here are a couple of snapshots from the weekend.
Have a great week!
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest! I have a project going at all times!
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