Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You want to know something?  I sometimes get concerned that I don't post enough about my pups.  My posts used to always be about Cody and Lollie, but since I've opened the kennel, my posts about them of declined.  This is mainly because there's nothing really new to post about them.  Changes that happen happen gradually over time, so there's no big "Guess what happened!" moment.  I'm in the kennel most days, and the routine is fairly the same, so I have no fun adventures to report.  That said, it is high time you got an update on the life of the dogs.

Lollie is doing extremely well.  I am so amazed at all the progress she's made since she first came to us.  She's still the timid one of my pups, but her confidence has really soared.  She loves playing with the dogs in daycare, and when she's tired she's more than happy to either sleep in the sun or sleep under my desk.  The kennel seems to be really good for her.  She gets super excited whenever she realizes that's where we're going (even though we go there every day), and she starts barking and howling until she gets to the front door.  It's really cute.

The biggest issues we're having with her are her allergies.  They're AWFUL.  I swear, I think she's allergic to sunlight.  She is currently on a wheat, corn, soy, dairy, chicken, and beef-free diet.  While that's helped a lot, I fear we may have to start cooking her food ourselves to cut out any preservatives as well.  This is scary for two reasons.  1) I don't even have time to cook for myself!  2) It's much more expensive.  I know we'll figure something out, but for now we're dealing with it one step at a time.

Lollie's looking at me, and asking, "Mom, why is she taking my picture?"
What can I say about Cody?  Cody is my baby boy.  He makes me smile every morning, and he keeps me warm every night.  I can't imagine my life without Cody, and I can't believe he's 5 1/2 already.

Signs of maturity are starting to show on Cody.  He doesn't play nearly as much.  He'd much rather sleep than go in the yard with the dogs.  He doesn't jump quite as high as he used to, and he wears out faster.  Don't worry that he's becoming "old" though.  He still does plenty of other things that help wear him out.

As I've resumed running, Cody has accompanied me.  I could not have been happier the first run I did off the treadmill that was with Cody.  I was worried that he'd tire too quickly.  I figured he hadn't run in 3 months either, and I was worried about his stamina.  I need not have feared.  Cody ran 4 miles with me and was happier than ever.  When we returned home, he ran up to bed, woke up Hans, and gave us both tons of kisses.  Everything about him was happy and relaxed.  He likes his runs as much as I do.

Cody is slightly less-enthused about the kennel.  I know he'd prefer to be running on hiking trails and swimming in lakes.  As the weather is getting warmer, I'm trying to  find ways to get him out more, and I'm loving on him as much as possible.  Sweet boy.  I just want him to be happy.

This is Cody's Easter Bunny impression.
All in all, life is good in the dog house.  The kids are coming home dirty and tired each day, but they're getting lots of love, and they're happy overall.  Heck, we're ALL dirty and tired at the end of the day, but we're happy to have each other.
One big, happy family.
Play with me!  Play with me!!  Play with me!!!!


  1. Awww! Good to hear you're all doing well!

  2. Thank you for an update on the pups! Glad they are still doing well and you are loving on them even though you are surrounded by dogs every day. Love the family pictures. You all look fresh and healthy in a the winter setting.