Monday, Monday

Trying to encourage a puppy to get a lot of R&R is harden that it appears.
Trying to encourage a puppy to get a lot of R&R is harder than it appears.

Sorry it’s been so quiet over here, friends.  Many of you know that our new puppy came down with Parvo, and I was busy trying to nurse her back to health.  She’s had a rough time, but she’s finally back to normal!  We are so thankful.  I have received so many messages over the last week filled with suggestions, support, love, and prayers for little Mearl.  Truly, I was overwhelmed by the kindness.  Thank you for taking the time.    I think dogs may bring every one together!  I’ll try to get back on schedule with regular posts here now that she’s finally doing so much better. Continue reading Monday, Monday

Thankful Thursday for June 9th

Forgive the crappy iPhone quality photo, but look at that little belly!!
Forgive the crappy iPhone quality photo, but look at that little belly!!

So I don’t even know where to start on this post because the best thing ever happened last night.  It would be number 1 on this list of good things, and that is that we got our pug puppy, Mearl-Purvis Ponder (Mearl for short)!  She is darling, and we are in love.  She slept through the night (that is after we gave in to her whining in her crate and put her in bed with us).  K. and I are both smitten.

If you’re local and wondering if Mearl Purvis sounds familiar, you’d be right.  She’s the anchorwoman out of Memphis.  We were flipping channels watching for snow day information one time, and we somehow ended up on Memphis.  I heard the name Mearl Purvis, and I said, “That’s an interesting name,” and Kelly took to calling me that as a pet name whenever I’d get sassy (e.g. all the time).  When he asked me what we would name our new puppy, of course I said, Mearl-Purvis Ponder!  We named our last cat after the Pope so there you go.  Speaking of the cats, they’re kind of still a little freaked out/curious, but it hasn’t been quite as bad as I thought it would be so I’m hopeful we’ll all get on the same page!  We are now those people that have four pets.  Feel free to judge us.

Dimitri (Tuxedo Cat) and Francis (Russian Blue) enjoying a last moment of peace before Mearl arrived.
Dimitri (Tuxedo Cat) and Francis (Russian Blue) enjoying a last moment of peace before Mearl arrived.

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