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Monday 5 December 2022
If you are adopting a new puppy into your household, I strongly recommend that you do it sometime when it's not going to rain for an entire week.
Saturday 3 December 2022
Today, the UGA Bulldogs won their first SEC Championship game since 2017 in dominating fashion. Hooray!
But the real news of the day is that I have a new dog.
Like Henry before him, this good boy is a rescue puppy whose first family couldn't care for him. His original name was Ricky, though his temporary foster parents discovered he didn't seem to know it. They renamed him Coco Puff, but he never really cottoned to that name, either. Mom decided we might as well call him something that sounded good alongside "Henry."
(Side note: I might have ambushed Mom with the idea of a new dog just yesterday, so she justifiably needed some appeasing before she would allow another standard poodle in her house run by Audrey the Hungry Havanese — whose birthday is tomorrow! If that means Mom gets to name my new dog, so be it.)
Therefore, allow me to introduce Louis, pronounced like a French king, unless you're my dad, who insists on saying it "the American way."
Of course, I'm particularly sensitive to whether Henry might get his feelings hurt by having a new dog in the house, so I woke up early (for me) to take Henry to the PetSmart in Peachtree City for an interview with his prospective new playmate. As it happens, the Peachtree City PetSmart is right beside a cemetery, and when Henry and Louis (nee Coco) politely paused their inaugural rollicking to let a group of funeral-bound mourners pet them, I was pretty sure we were going to be all right.
I'm quite pleased that Louis is a brown poodle, a first for my family. White poodles can be pretty, but you really have to keep them on their pedestal, especially on rainy days when playing with new puppies in the mud.
Immediately after this picture was taken, I introduced Louis to my bathtub. It was an eventful day, indeed.
Thursday 24 November 2022
What am I most thankful for this year? One guess:
Saturday 12 November 2022
Seasons are wasted on dogs.
The best part of this picture is that the orange setting sunlight keeps you from seeing how dirty my "white" poodle is.
Monday 4 July 2022
You can have your birthday or Christmas, but for my money, Independence Day is the best holiday. I love everything about it... except the fireworks.
The way I see it, you can have fireworks or you can have dogs. I always have and always will choose dogs.
Wednesday 8 June 2022
"He's a Rescue" by Jon "Not the President" Adams is available on a face mask at condenaststore.com!
Friday 6 May 2022
Henry chewed up one of my red bandanas, so I wrapped it around his neck as a badge of shame.
He turned it into a fashion statement.
Thursday 14 April 2022
I feel like the world is just full of bad news today, but that could be because I'm three days into a terrible sleep deficit. We'll see how things look after I wake up sometime next week.
In the meantime, here's Audrey begging for my afternoon snack.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Henry had surgery today to have his testicles and dewclaws removed and a chipped tooth sanded down. As a reward, he was given this fashionable new collar to wear for the next two weeks.
Sunday 3 April 2022