Saturday, March 22, 2014

Updates on stuff

I have not been the best blogger once again.
I am chasing time.
So updates on life in my corner of the globe...

Let's start with a big one.
We now have one puppy.
If you are my Facebook friend you know about all of this already.
We made the difficult decision to find a good home for Duke and keep Ruby with us.
We talked to two different dog trainers who came to our home to see the dogs.  We needed help because they were fighting a lot, not playing rough, fighting.  It got pretty bad.  They also starrtd to develop littermate syndrome.  They were not interacting with any of us and they were fighting a lot. Nasty fights.  We were told that we would have to raise them separately.  Walk them separately, feed them seperatly, have them sleep in different rooms, going to the park with just one at the time..everything separate.   I wish we would have known all this before adopting two puppies.  I felt so guilty and sad.  We decided to do the best thig for both dogs and for our family.  Duke is now with a good family and Ruby is very happy.  The change was instant.  
This happened a few weeks ago and I now know we did the right thing.

I have worked a lot lately.  I worked every day the week before spring break and I will work every day next week also.  I love this job and being with the kids every day.  I wish it was a permanent position instead of being a sub.   Getting to know so many kids at the school makes me appreciate mine a lot more. :) There are not perfect that's for sure but I think they are on the right track.  I feel sad for some kids at the school who clearly need help and also just attention...someone to listen to them.

Working every days means less free time and less time for running.  I try to get up an hour before the kids and run on the treadmill before starting the day.  I  have not done as much as I would like.  I have had health problems...still need to figure some stuff out for that and I am hoping its nothing serious.  I don't think it is.

March Madness.... Oh boy......well my bracket is bleeding....
Duke lost in the first round... Depressing....watched that yesterday while running 6 miles on the treadmill... :(

We have discovered the rainbow loom.
We is me and my kids.
We have made all kinds of stuff this week during spring break.
It's really fun!

This might be my favorite: Our school is deer canyon and the colors are blue and yellow and we are the eagles so we made these

We went to see the Kings play on St Patricks day.  They lost but it was a great game.
Everyone got a special green LA Kings hat.

J Quick: the kids' favorite! He is pretty awesome!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the dogs, i also had no idea this could happen. You did the right thing and both dogs gave now a lovely home. We also had to give up an adopted dog, it was just not the right fit. We felt guilty, but seeing the dog later made us realize it was the best for both.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I have never heard of littermate syndrome, how sad, but glad you have it worked out and everyone is happier, Ruby is a beautiful little girl. You guys are talented at the loom thingy, I may have to get one for my kids.

One Crazy Penguin said...

I love the minion!

Really glad that Ruby is doing well. She is so stinking cute! Not an easy decision, but you were a strong person to be able to make the right one for everyone involved :)