Just to give you guys a clue as to how completely space-cased I am right now...Puppies can make fur grow on your brain...I was FINALLY going to go through all my junk mail this weekend...I was sorting through everything on the table and about to throw a huge newspaper-type pamphlet in the garbage can...Thank goodness I dropped it before it went in the bag...Out of the folds of paper plopped out a envelope. I could tell it was a card. I turn it over and immediately recognized it was a from one of my favorite bloggers. Deb and Chappy sent us the sweetest card congratulating us on our new addition to the family! I'm so sorry I didn't see it earlier Deb!
Deb had actually sent it at the end of May so that it would perfectly arrive on Banjo's "due" date! And it probably did get here then...But I didn't find it until this weekend. Deb is pretty good on timing; When I was pacing and twiddling my thumbs in the cargo area waiting area for Banjo to arrive, I checked my email on my Treo to try and take my mind off the waiting. Deb had written me an email telling me that in any minute, my new puppy would be arriving. Included in the email, was a lovely poem that she had written back when she was sitting in my same situation and was anticipating the arrival of Chappy. I can't tell you how special that was and put even a bigger smile on my face! Thank you so much Deb (and Chappy) for your friendship, special thoughts and going out of the way to make us feel so special! I am SO sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner about all that!
Remember how I said the kids are getting along...Well things are getting even better and they have started "playing" together now. It is so cute ! But even cuter...My two babies sleeping together!
Could it get any more snugalicious??? I guess it is even sweeter to me because if you knew Marley, she really is not cuddly with other dogs at all (except for Max!). (She usually ignores other dogs--She's mostly a people person.) But it seems like she's pretty happy with our choice of a brother for her; what a major sigh of relief. This was really one of my biggest worries about getting another dog...I really wanted her to be pals with him. It's really turning out better than I ever expected.
Banjo is doing super well. In his first week he learned how to sit, back up, sit up, lay down and how to stay in his kennel without barking or whining. Within a few days he was sleeping throughout the night without having to "go potty outside." He even likes to randomly go and sleep in his kennel when it is left open. Speaking of potty training, that is going well and he's learning to ring the bells on the doors to let us know when he has to go outside. He also has learned to walk on his leash and the all important meaning of "off"--to take his mouth off all the tantalizing objects that fit so well in his alligator jaws. Now, if we could just get him to stop barking at Marley to try and get her to play with him! We are not talking about little yips! They are ear piercing barks that makes me and Marley want to stuff a sock in his mouth!
So, I managed to get a close up of his eyes, but not quite as close as I had hoped. As you can see, he has two different colored eyes. His right eye is green, but his left eye is green with some light blue marbling and other variations of color. I had really hoped for blue eyes or two different eyes (odd eyes). The breeder had told me that his eyes would be green (which in itself is cool). To my surprise, when he arrived, I realized that he did have an odd marbled eye. It might be subtle...but it's odd!
There was some normalcy reinstated in my world this weekend. I had a great day visiting the my fellow Irregulars at Knit Happens on Saturday...and I actually started knitting something. I couldn't resist when I saw Maeve's beautiful Eleanora socks. What a great pattern Mim has provided us!
OK...I can't resist, while sitting here typing, the sleeping continues...