Sunday, July 26, 2009
Well, this time it has been a few days, but for a few good reasons. Nate finished up his internship Friday and we are just catching up for a few days around here and then off on an adventure for our anniversary. For any of you who know Nate, the anniversary adventure is a surprise, and it will be fantastic.....
But back to details about Grandma and Grandpa coming in to town. They got down here on Thursday morning. We went out and about shopping on Thursday and had dinner at Texas Roadhouse. We argued with them as always about where they would sleep...but to no resolve. They are stubborn!
Friday we got up and around and then went down to Edinburgh.....the OUTLETS!!!!! My dear, dear Bapa treated me to a COACH PURSE.......for those of you who know what that means to me, it was pretty fantastic. I also got a cute jacket at Coldwater Creek. Grandma and I even tried on matching outfits at Coldwater Creek, just for kicks and giggles. We were the hit of the store. Grandma looked cuter in the outfit, can you believe it??
Also, my baby brother Mike went to camp and bought us t-shirts! He is just the sweetest little brother in the whole world. We took some pics in them and I am sending them to him in the mail.
Pretty excited to see some family this weekend. Not loving the drive, but it has been about 6 weeks since our last trip up at this point!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Today Hans had a fantastic day! Being as bad as he was this weekend, perhaps he didn't deserve it, but it was so good! We drove him downtown and took him on an hour-long walk along the canal. I was so mad that I left my camera in the car, so we don't have any pics of that fun. However, the walk consisted of Hansy discovering his new nemesis......the ducks! As we were walking along, he almost caught a duck sitting in the bushes right next to him. About half-way through the walk he decided he was tired and I had to carry him for about 5 minutes. At that point he had renewed energy to take on the ducks again. He was just so funny.
Since we were downtown we decided that we would take him over to a pet bakery a few minutes away. We took him there and got him a "doggie sundae." He thought it was his lucky day. We got him a peanut butter flavored one. We came home and he even got a bath tonight.
He is beat tonight. That is the biggest day he has had in a long time! He will sleep really well. He is already dead asleep next to me in the chair.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
A few hours later we went out to dinner. We were careful this time and closed up most of the doors in the house, and we were thinking we were smart and brilliant when we took a kitchen chair and pushed it up to the trash can in the kitchen. We were probably testing fate by kind of thinking we had won and there was no way that this small dog could manage to get the trash down with the chair holding it up....................we were wrong. We came home to the trash can pulled down again. How did he do it???
We went out one more time, and we prepared ourselves. We removed all the trash from the trash and and closed off the rest of the house. A few hours later we came home to find that rotten, terrible Hansy had pulled Laura's purse off the coffee table.......................unzipped it...............yes, you read that right, he UNZIPPED IT! How did he do it without tearing or pulling apart the zipper.......I don't know. But he had somehow managed and pulled everything out of her purse and ate the following:
A bag of skittles
A kind size white chocolate Hershey bar (thank goodness white chocolate and not dark, or we would have been to the emergency vet)
And about 10 lifesaver mints
We thought for a few minutes he had also eaten the lid to a Tide stain remover pen, but luckily we found that.
Once we realized there wasn't any danger......I was MAD. He had just been so bad, all day. What in the heck, Hansy?
I was so mad I even picked up his toy basket and bone and closed them in the office, big-time punishment, I know....but what else to do? As we got ready for bed I carried him in the bedroom and told him in a grumpy voice...."I just dare you to be sick tonight and vomit or even just squiggle around all night because you have a belly ache from eating all this terrible crap all day."
Thank goodness, no more issues. He slept all night like a good boy and seems fine today. We went to a neighbor's house for lunch, and he was good while we were gone.
No matter what, I love the little doober. Sometimes he tries my patience. Sometimes he tries my nerve to the last possible end, like yesterday. But as I sit here writing this blog, he is sitting right here next to me in the chair, being so good and cute. Life is good!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Yes, I look awesome, and yes I know it - please pay attention to the wand (stick from the backyard) that Nathan carefully picked out!
Nathan and myself using the great camera function - also sending out a sign to our family and friends, who knows a little bit of ASL? Also could just be a "WOO-HOO" sign!
Our happy family, although Hansy may disagree with you!
Us on the observation deck of Carew Tower, the tallest building in CincyUs with the "pig" outside of Montgomery Inn, the most famous restaurant in Cincinnati (famous for their ribs). It was good, but not really fabulous - definitely overrated in my opinion. Still very fun!Some nice camera work on Nate's behalf - I was actually standing a few feet in front of this pig-thing.
Hansy driving me around Indy - actually as I hope you know and guess Nate is driving, but it was pretty funny - he really looks like he is focusing on the road
This is so seriously adorable and so "Hansy" first of all, Hansy is like a lizard, he LOVES the sun and lying in the sun. This pic is all the greater though, because Hansy found a pair of my slippers, sitting several feet away. He actually put them there where you see them and used them as a pillow - only the best for King Hansy
Another thing about Hansy is that he also LOVES the trash - I know - gross! He is always looking in the trash for anything he considers a good find. We actually have pretty "Hansy-proof" trashcans, but one evening while we were out, he somehow knocked down the super-heavy metal trash can. He pulled out the trash and rummaged through it. Too bad for Hansy there really wasn't anything "good" in there. You may wonder "what is "good" trash?" It would be something edible and a real treasure for Hansy.