Saturday, December 7, 2013

Warning! Shit makes an appearance 5 times in the first paragraph. The word. Not pictures.

What the hell is happening here!!!  When did it become December?  This is some straight up bullshit.  So, apparently the last time I posted, FOUR MONTHS AGO, I mentioned I would be getting a puppy.  I'd been trolling the googlyweb for over a year looking for the perfect puppy.  Also giving Erik time to adjust to the fact that yes, we are indeed getting an addition to our little family.  There's not much I give a shit about.  I'm pretty apathetic and indifferent to most things.  However, when I do decide to give a shit, I put a lot of energy and focus into making those shits count.  And that can turn into a pretty monumental shit, if ya know what I mean.  And I don't think you do.  Because I certainly don't. 

My point is, I wanted a puppy.  I searched and waited, knowing (sort of) what I wanted.  So when I saw a listing from a border collie breeder whose stud had a "mishap" with her Husky, I knew one of those little mutts was going to be mine.

My plan of manipulation pleading cajoling bargaining threatening  uh, lets just call it my plan of giving a shit went into action before the little pack was even born.  It seemed Mama dog was purposely letting those babies percolate for an overly extended period of time.  I couldn't WAIT for those puppies to get themselves born.

Eventually, she stopped being a selfish, puppy hogging Mother and pooped those pups out.  Since the breeder lives four hours away, she sent photos and I picked out baby Milo right away.  Then waited another excruciating 8 weeks.

The day I finally met him to bring him home, I was downright ecstatic.

  
He snuggled right in and has been my little cuddle monkey every day since.

Must.  Not.  Squish.

Kitten was considerably less ecstatic and more than a little suspicious. 
It took her about a week before she'd venture into the same room with Milo.  They're not exactly best of buds but she tolerates him, and that's saying a LOT for a cat who has never wanted to be in the same neighborhood as a dog, much less have to share a couch.

Since Erik grudgingly "allowed" me (really, like he ever had a choice) to have Milo, I was a little apprehensive about how they would get along.  Especially since Erik works from home and would be with him all day. 

Probably the most negligible worry I've ever had in my life.

Let's be real.  His heart was doomed from the start.
Resistance is futile people.  FUTILE!
Side note: Please do not be alarmed by this red carpet room of doom.  Obviously, you HAVE to judge, just don't be alarmed.  About 5 months ago Erik and I were picking out new carpet to replace this monstrosity.  We finally decided on what we wanted and Erik was heading over to get a sales person when I mentioned we couldn't buy it that day.  He looked at me questioningly to which I responded, "We'd better wait until the puppy (that hadn't even been born yet, picked out or named) is potty trained so we don't ruin the brand new carpet".  He rolled his eyes and stomped off to look at mattresses.  Resistance is futile!

Second side note: The woman we bought Milo from is absolutely amazing.  She loves her animals like they're her babies and had Milo basically potty trained when we got him.  We had a total of 3 puppy pees inside.  That's IT.  And luckily we had that fabulous carpet to soak up all it's glorious, ammonia filled splendor.  Went along perfectly with the corpse juice stains that have been there since Erik bought the place.  SO, if anyone is ever in need of obtaining one of the best puppies in the entire world, I know a gal!

I was so excited before getting Milo I was telling everyone.  Sadly, not everyone shared my enthusiasm and a few tried to talk me out of it.  Remember E1?  He was one of the most adamant naysayers.  So much so, that he actually had me in tears.  But oh yeah, I'm stubborn, a ginger, and I do what I want!

I played sand volleyball again this fall on the same team as E1.  I brought Milo along so everyone could have the privilege of being chewed on by the best puppy in existence.  E1 met Milo.

E1 adopted Milo's sister, Stella.

Seriously people.  I'm telling you.  Resistance is futile.

55 comments:

  1. What an awesome breed!!! So adorable :)

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    1. Seriously! It could have gone either way with the border collie/husky mix but he's awesome.

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  2. It's been so long since you've posted! But this was a good one and everyone looks happy... Well. except the kitten, but...

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    1. I know. Worst blogger ever. And yeah, Kitten...
      Poor little Kitten.

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  3. Milo is adorable! I can see why everyone loves him!

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    1. You can't help but love him. Unless you're dead inside of course.

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  4. Andrew Sean Ehrich HunterDecember 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    I'm really glad you posted this, I've fallen in love with your puppy and all the progress ive seen of him through your facebook posts. I need to meet Milo, maybe bring him a few treats.

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    1. I'm totally out of control with the posts and pictures. But I don't care. You DO need to meet him. Milo would love that.

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  5. Is E1 an extra from Apocalypse Now?

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  6. I would love to get another dog. Your's looks so loving and sweet. We got our current dog-black lab-and she's over a year and a half now. She's all about food. And going hunting or even to the bank with "daddy". But I see only selfishness in her. You are fortunate. Have fun!

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    1. I would love to say it's because of the extensive training and attention we've given him but really, we just got lucky to get a pup with such a sweet little personality.

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  7. I'm so thrilled that you're back!! And congrats on getting Milo, he is gorgeous!!!! :D

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    1. Ha! Thanks for noticing Danni. :) And I couldn't agree more. I think he is too.

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  8. I'm sorry, and you are...? Oh, shit, it's the double-V! Welcome back! Exclamation point!!!!
    I thought I was over my puppy-fever. Some people have babe-pangs, some internal clock demanding they overpopulate. Me? I have a puppy clock. Oh how I wanted a puppy. Then I got over it after thinking about the destruction and feces. But now, seeing the pictures, and thinking there's a place where they pre-train the puppy, that urge is back. GIMME THEM PUPPIES! But leave that red carpet. That's all yours.

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    1. I can always count on you to make me curse and laugh at the same time.
      She DOES pre-train. She potty trains and does kennel training (we're suckers and he sleeps on his bed next to me. No kennel for him) and the only thing that got destroyed was the rogue sock that Erik left lying around. Not a single shoe was eaten in the raising of this pup.
      YOU NEED A PUPPY PICKLEOPE!

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  9. "ammonia filled splendor." A phrase worthy of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Delightful post. Was glad to see this post. I thought perhaps you had been kidnapped and sold as a sex slave to a Saudi Prince. the rat

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    1. Oh Mr. Rat. How do I love thy comments. Let me count the ways...

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  10. I can just feel Milo nuzzling. Holy cow he's cute. And so are you. Welcome back!

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    1. Thanks TriGirl. :) He's seriously the best little cuddler. WAYY better than Erik even.

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  11. My house smells like ammonia right now. UGH. I can't figure out if it's the dog or the cat. I'm thinking of kicking them out and making them go on a Homeward Bound-esque journey. The little shits.

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    1. Hahahaha!!! I loved that movie. And you know you're full of it. You love your creatures too much.

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  12. You would be SHOCKED to know how much Milo looks like our beloved departed JD dog. Sometime, I will post you a pic. They are TWINS, i tell you.
    Congrats, my friend! Your happiness is contagious!!

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    1. Reincarnated to the wrong Dawn maybe? Send a pic!

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  13. So cute! If it wasn't for the fact I already had a dog I might be tempted. Very, very tempted.

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    1. If I had my way, the house would be bursting at the seams with animals. I mentioned adopting another pup so Milo could have a buddy. My answer was an evil evil glare.

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  14. Cute puppy! He has sad eyes. Does that just come across more in the photos?

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    1. He's definitely got an expressive little face. I think the rings around his eyes don't help make him look any happier. Especially when his head is down and he's looking up at you.

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  15. I love, I love, I love! But you didn't post near enough pictures! I need to see more of that snuggle bunny baby boy.

    Hysterical that E1 adopted his sister. That'll teach him to be a naysayer!

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    1. I'm so out of control with the picture taking. If you click on my instagram link in the right hand side bar, you can see what a freak I've become.

      Yeah E1. Take THAT!

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  16. That is an absolutely adorable puppy! (As if you didn't know, right?)

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  17. I absolutely loved this post! You are totally right... resistance to those beautiful little faces is absolutely futile. Sounds like your breeder did an awesome job in helping to train Milo so settling in went easier. I'm loving this breed mix... can't wait to see more pictures as Milo grows up! Yay for kitty adapting to the new furkid in the house. :-)

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    1. She did. She's an amazing puppy Mother.
      I was so relieved she's accepted him. Erik honestly thought she might run away.

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  18. OK I am now officially a pile of mush on the floor. Who can resist a puppy? Especially THAT puppy. OH MY GOD. I LOVE HIM!

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    1. Right there with ya. He's absolutely ruined me.

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  19. I am so in love with your dog! I am always happy to see pictures on Instagram!

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    1. And I love all the comments you always leave. Thank you!

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  20. I am soooooooooo jealous of you!!! Milo is adorable. Who could resist that face??? Jealous, I say.

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  21. Damn you! I resigned to not getting a dog for a while but now! Man I want to hug that Milo so bad! I want a dog now :(

    Please do tell us more a about puppies, i demand a blog post with just pictures, nay I say just install a webcam so i can watch him. All. The. Time...hrhrhr

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    1. If you met him in person you'd be done for too.

      I like this webcam idea! Then I could watch him from work and not actually do any work. yessss...

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  22. AAAWWWW...seriously anyone that didn't succumb to that sweet face has a heart of stone. What a sweetie!!! Kitten is pretty cute too. Hope she gets adjusted to her new roomie.

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    1. They've actually shared the same lap on occasion. When they're both really tired and aren't thinking properly but still. Progress!

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  23. Your puppy looks exactly like the puppy my oldest sister brought home when I was a tiny little kid. She named him Gus and as soon as he was full grown he bit me in the face. He was a mean dog. But he was a good looking dog. I'll bet your dog is going to be good looking, too. :-)

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    1. Wow. Gus sounds awful. Were you doing something to antagonize him?

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  24. That's one dangerously cute puppy. May he bring you lots of joy and significantly less urine-soaked carpets. We, too, had to buy a new carpet after we got our cats. The old one made their hair too visible, while this new one disguises it well enough for us to ignore it and neglect our cleaning duties.

    Also, "making those shits count" is my new life motto.

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  25. I think that is an interesting point, it made me think a bit. Thanks for sparking my thinking cap. Sometimes I get so much in a rut that I just feel like a record.
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  26. oh my gosh all I can think about is how dang cute that dog is haha

    kelsey
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  27. Your talking to a woman who finally posted a lame blog after 3 months so she has a feeling of accomplishment.

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  28. No picture of full-blown turds and shit.... good.... I can't say I'm disappointed. I was ill for half a year but now I'm back to read your sh... art. ;) My Mom calls me her puppy. It's quite embarrassing considering my 43. But... resistance is futile.

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    1. Ah still that shitty post that doesn't stink...

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  29. Glory is fleeting, other then obscurity is forever.

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