Thursday, May 17, 2007

the new kid on the block and other random things

well, here she is - Kikanue - the newest addition to our household!

she is a black lab cross, and the sweetest girl! she has an awesome temperment, she loves to play lick tigger till he gets cranky (LOL) and just hang out like us girls like to do! she hasn't had alot of leash training, although she has already improved a lot since we got her on monday (nightly walks are a thing in our house now). her and tigger do laps around the backyard as their morning exercise, and the two of them quite like each other. she's won the rights to the bed the last two nights, more because once she flops down and goes to sleep there's no moving her! she is crate trained which is cool, so when i leave for the day she heads in there while i'm out. i don't have to worry about two rambuncious dogs tearing the house apart while i'm not here.


she's having a grand time exploring the backyard, and finding all sorts of goodies that tigger has forgotten about- including his boneyard! i had forgotten how "mouthy" labs can be - they like having their mouths busy, but at the same time she leaves off limits things alone, like shoes, toys, etc. we're sure loving having her around!




her and tigger have a great time playing, but as tigger has been the only dog for such a long time, he's not quite sure how to take it all in. he doesn't get too jealous, but he sure doesn't like getting french kisses!!

the two of them are very similar in size, which is also a great thing! not too big, and not too small - just right for us.

in other news - dh has been doing great with his weight loss challenge at work. i've been trying very hard to cook healthy meals, and he's been working on his portion control. he's lost 5 pounds or so so far, and i'm right behind him, i've also gone down about 5 pounds. we've cut back on our pop consumption, as well as the snacking after dinner. go honey go!

my sister went in to the hospital earlier this evening, in the hopes that it was "time" for her little one to arrive. unfortunately she's gone back home, so no new little one yet! false alarm for the time being!

my neighbour across the alley is also due anytime. i went over the other afternoon to take some buddha belly pics for her before her little one comes along. they turned out quite well, and she's asked me to take some of her peanut when it gets here as well. she's hoping for a girl, and has even said that if its a boy it will go home nameless as they're quite baffled for a boy's name that they both like.

i'm looking forward to the long weekend, i do have to work on saturday for a bit, but will have the rest of the weekend off, which is nice. hoping to catch up with some of the S! ladies for a coffee on Saturday afternoon - its been a while! also on S! news, my may kit should be here tomorrow from the looks of things. the colors look like they will be fun to work with!

so sad that grey's anatomy is done for the year. it seemed like there was so few episodes this year. looking forward to the fall season premiere, it looks like there will be quite a few changes on the show! dh watches all the time now too, he's hooked as well. (tee hee!)

ok, and now if you've read this far, i have a little RAK to draw for if you post a comment here between now and monday night - a fun little 7gypsies rubber band book! i know i have some other fun things i can throw in as well!

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a cute puppy - we have a yellow that that will be 1 in June. Enjoy.

twistedsoda said...

I love poochies. I have one that loves to bother the squirrels in the backyard...all day...all night...hehe

tina werner said...

looks like your new addition is fitting in quite nicely... have fun with your pup! sorry to hear about the false alarm with your sis... timing just wasn't right i guess ;)

Kim said...

Hey Julie,

What a sweet dog! They sure do add a lot to a family. I have to tell you, I am also sad that Grey's is done for the season. So what do you think of the new residents (especially Lexi)?? Won't that be an interesting twist for the FAll?

Rosalie (a.k.a altabrat) said...

Kikanue is a beautiful dog! Is tigger a husky? beautiful as well. Looks like both are having a great time and adjusting. I will miss Grays as well, can't believe last night was already the season finale.

Lori said...

You new addition is a beaut...but I'm a dogless home - so two I'd be overwhelmed with. I have to agree with Grey's - something lost it this year(?) Have a great weekend and hope you have fun with all the S! girls.

Sue said...

What a beautiful puppy! Both dogs look like they ae having fun!
Have fun with the S! girls - say hi for me!!

shellondra said...

What a cute puppy!! How can you resist those eyes....almost makes me want to get a second one...

Denise said...

I'm sure you'll come to love having two dogs more and more. We have two and, although it took the older one a little while to adjust, they are now best friends and inseparable.
Great job on the weightloss. Just in time for that summer bikini weather! ;)
Have a great weekend!!

MonaS! said...

what a sweet new puppy! Good luck to your sister - hope she has the baby soon. My sister had 2 of those before her dd was born on Monday. Can't wait to hear about your new niece or nephew. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Just Rhonda said...

CUTE new doggy!!!!! I'm sad about Grey's too!!!!! ANd I'll see you tomorrow!

theresa loewen said...

very nice addition to your family Julie. I really like how you have your LO's scrolling down the side there.