Hi! I hate it that I didn’t get to this week’s recipe, I never like missing a recipe. But I just couldn’t get it done. Besides all the holiday baking I’ve been doing, we also have a new member of our family.
This is Chip.
Awwwwwww! Chip is 4 months old, his birthday is August 12, 2010. He is a miniature Australian Shepherd. He’s really sweet. He’s potty training. I thought I was done with that forever, but here we are again. He’s doing great! Hasn’t had any accidents in the house (yet) since he got here two days ago. Yes, I even got up at 2 a.m. and took him outside for a potty break.
We are excited to have him join our family. The boys are thrilled to pieces. We’ve been promising them we’d get a dog for about a year now. They wanted one last Christmas, but we told them since we were moving we didn’t want to have to deal with a dog then. So we promised them we’d get one this Christmas. After finding Chip available online, Kevin and I went to meet him. We’d shown the boys pictures of him and they knew we went to see him. When we returned, we just told them we liked him but hadn’t decided anything yet. When really, we liked him so much when we met him that we paid for him right then. That was Friday. On Sunday, while we were out to a family function, we then planned to surprise the boys by showing up at the breeder’s house and picking up the dog. They were definitely surprised!
Having a puppy in our home is totally new to both Kevin and I. Kevin has even always talked about how much he DOESN’T like dogs. I just couldn’t see depriving four boys of not having a pet their whole lives and since I love cats but am allergic, that wasn’t an option. Guess who really likes the puppy?
I love his little brown eyebrows and the tan fur sticking out of his ears. (The dog, not Kevin—ha, just kidding!) This next one is blurry, but Kevin just likes to sit around and hold Chip. I think someone likes a little puppy more than he’s led on!
We’re having a lot of fun with the puppy and it’s definitely keeping us more busy, which is also what took my time away from getting to this week’s TWD recipe for Apple-Coconut Family Cake that was chosen by Amber of Cobbler du Monde. Amber has the recipe on her blog. Check the TWD site to see those who did make the cake. (Sorry, Amber!)
Happy Holidays! Gotta run to take the pup for another potty break! ;)