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Puppy tails, squeaky toys and love

Just a few weeks ago we were alone in our house. Just me, Kyle and our belongings.

Then we found Rowdy. Or he found us. Either way, it's changed our home for the better.

Now it's full of barking, laughing, playing, chasing, chewing, jumping, loving, licking, and the occasional yelling of "No, no, no!" all thanks to Rowdy.

Yes, puppies are hard. They are unpredictable and untrained and unorganized. But we love it. We love him.

It's crazy how one minute you're freaking out because the dog started chewing on the Ohio State rocking chair you got as a wedding gift, and the next minute you're trying not laugh because he's discovered that he can chase his own tail.

I have to admit, we've been pretty lucky in the potty training department. He's learned to do his business almost every time we take him outside. However, he still has little accidents on mommy's kitchen floor, and dining room floor, and upstairs hallway.

That baby gate I thought would keep him restricted to the bottom floor? Forget it. Just last night the little kangaroo leaped right over it and up the stairs. Then he wagged that little tail with pride like "Look mom, I'm an athlete" and my heart melted all over again.

I mean, how can you not melt when you see this face?


I know the puppy stage doesn't last forever. I wish I could keep the adorable-ness without the untrained behavior. But you have to take the bad to get a whole lot of good, I guess.


  1. I think Rowdy needs to have a play date with Keena. They would be so funny!! :) He's adorable!
    Funny how pets are so much like much they have to learn, so much attention they need. Watching them as they develop their own personalities and quirks...::sigh:: amazingness!
    Miss you tons!


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