Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Simple Holiday DIY

I've been wanting to get back into my DIYness for awhile now, and the impending holiday seemed like the perfect time for it. We put the tree up on Friday and started decorating because Nick won't really be around for the next few weeks. And after seeing a picture of a dog outline on a painted canvas the wonderful idea struck me. However, I decided on the adorable santa hat photoshopped onto Luke's head for this one. 

Sidenote: if anything I say in this post doesn't make sense it's because I found one of Luke's hidden squeak balls and for some reason that I cannot think of now, I gave it to him. It's been non stop squeak for the past 3 hours. 

Anyways, all I did was print out the picture of Luke, get letter stickers, paint, and canvases from Michaels. And then got it done in like a day and a half because Luke requires more attention than a new born baby.

Luke was very into pictures that night, obviously. And his new sweater. That I adore and Nick thinks is crazy. Luke loved it too so we all know who won that battle. 
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Santa Time for Luke

Normally I would do a weekend update post for you on Monday. However, because this weekend was filled with nothing but missing Luke but also kind of enjoying the fact that I didn't have to rush to get home to him, I decided on a different type of post. I will fill you in on the super fast, super uneventful weekend though.
I worked Friday night. Cool. Then Saturday Amy came over to watch Luke because Nick and I had to go up to his parents to help his dad move. Amy watched Luke all day and then Carrie came over to watch him that night/through the night until the next morning. Amy had no problems with him. Carrie was a different story. I think one of the texts I got from her was "IM GOING TO MURDER YOUR DOG". Oh and, "Never ever ever watching your mutt unless he's old and can't walk". Obviously I can never ask her to babysit him again. After the little mishap of him getting away from her and one of our neighbors having to corral him back into the apartment, I think things went smoothly for the two of them. Except when we came home I found both leashes clipped together and when I asked Carrie how she was taking him out she told me, "strategically". Insert laughing/crying emjoi here.
Because Christmas is coming up in just a few short weeks. Joking, it's still like a month and a half away, but it feels like it will be here too soon. Probably because I have no money so that's fun. Anyways, because it will be here before we know it and this year I have a dog to spoil I decided we would check out all the gifts I want to/plan on getting Lucas.

I'm sure there will be more. And I know he will be spoiled. What gift ideas do you have for your pets for the holidays?
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Lucas Update

After searching for an area dog park since January, I finally found one. And a free one at that. Every other one I have found requires over $200 a year and 23254323 other things that you have to do before your dog can go run free for an hour. But I found one that is only 25 minutes away so the other day Luke and I jumped in the car and took off. We invited our friends Chelsea and Dexter along too. Well, I'm friends with Chelsea. I was just hoping Luke would become friends with Dexter. Thankfully I knew I didn't have a problem with that because Luke loves all dogs. And I was right. When we first got there a little dog was there and Luke took an instant liking to him. They chased each other for awhile until Dexter and Chelsea and another dog showed up. Luke got along perfect with Dexter and the little dog. But the other dog was the biggest bully. I felt like I was watching my child be bullied and all I wanted to do was step in. Hashtag crazydogmomprobs. After awhile of this dog jumping all over Luke and barking at him, while Luke totally ignored him and just tried to play with Beau and Dexter, the mom of this bully then decides to tell me that he has fleas. Uhhhh...... If you are as crazy obsessed with your fur child as I am mine then you know exactly what was going through my mind at this moment in time. Instead of saying what I wanted to say to this crazy lady, I calmly called Luke over to the other side of the park and I think the lady got the hint because she left not too long after that. So did Beau and it was just Luke and Dexter. Dexter is the fastest little booger ever and Luke was whining every time he would try to catch up with Dexter. And by the end of it Luke was laying on the ground while Dexter was continuing to run around him and get him to play. Luke is obviously my dog, young body old soul. If only I could insert that laughing/crying emoji here. 

Luke slept for the entire day/night after that. Which means I got to sleep that entire night. It was amazing. And if you're wondering if that means that Luke still doesn't sleep through the night, then yes, Luke still doesn't sleep through the night. I feel like I have a freaking mini human I'm taking care of instead of a dog. So cool.

Luke is like the tallest kid in his class. If only his height could get him a basketball scholarship or something. He looks so much older than Dexter but he's only like six months older. He just keeps growing. And growing. And growing. But in his mind I'm pretty sure he thinks he's shrinking. 

Oh and a few things he's done since I've been away:
  • Chewed the middle couch cushion, like entirely. So there is now no middle cushion which means he makes me move out of the way on the couch so he can get comfortable. Whatever.
  • Decided he was going to start chewing on wooden furniture. Our kitchen table, our kitchen chairs, and one of the end tables we put his leashes on. It looks like we have a freaking cat that uses the things to file it's nails, or claws, or whatever they are. 
  • Started sleeping more and more like a human. Nick is either gone on business or working nights so Luke gets to enjoy his side of the bed all to himself. He sleeps under the covers, on his side, with his head on the pillow. It's adorable. Seriously.
  • He's gotten better at going potty in the apartment. He barely ever has accidents. And he hadn't escaped from me when we go outside until I started to say something today. Now he's gotten away from me twice. So that's cool.
There's more I'm sure. Oh! He turned one!! We had a birthday party for him. Nick, Luke, and I celebrated it with way too many toys and a dog cake. Luke wore ate three birthday hats as well. You'll notice that Nick got a good picture with him, while I got some wonderful pictures that I'm sure will be framed some day. It seems that I can never get a good picture with Luke but Nick always does. I don't know if that means that I'm just an amazing photographer or if Luke just hates me. Either way, it makes for some interesting pictures. 

Now that I've welcomed myself back to this world, I'm sure you'll all be seeing lots more of Luke. Because he's obviously the best part of me.

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