Friday, August 21, 2009

Glimpses of my busy life

Hello friends. I have been quite busy these days and I would like to ask forgiveness from all that I am behind on visiting your interesting posts. I plan to get to that this weekend. I thought I would put together a small collage of sorts of the happenings of my life these days.

First, meet Harley, the wiener dog puppy. First let me mention that we already have a dog, Buster and a cat, Tigger. This is very important to the story. So, I am with our daughter Jackie last Saturday up in Elk Grove and she decides to check her emails on her iPhone. What does she get from Dad?? A "Meet Harley" photo. Now, I don't know how to make a long story short on this one so bare with me. My husband works on Saturday mornings at a small scale Mexican flea market as an Armed Patrol Guard. EVERY stinking Saturday he manages to bring something home. I told him he was not allowed to work this detail any more. He didn't listen. Anyway, I told her to reply "Harley better be visiting". Now, the reason I say this is because just the DAY BEFORE we had this long conversation about NOT bringing any more animals into the house. We would NOT replace our animals after they died etc...we are tired of dog and cat hair etc. Our animals are self sufficient, and can take care of themselves. Life is good right? WRONG. He tells our daughter that it is a gift for me and if I don't want it our son Nick will take it. So, what did I do? I got pissed, really, really pissed. I called Nick and told him he could have the dog as we don't need another animal. Life was good again.....

Until Sunday...., hubby and I go to visit the baby and since Nick was "dog" sitting too, Harley. Nick lives with Alicia and her mother. First thing her mother said to me was, "you ARE taking the dog back home with you right?" Sure thing I told her, arrrrrrrrgh. Not a problem, totally understand your not wanting TWO dogs. All this with a big bright smile on my face.

So I told Gerry that this would be a trial and that it was HIS dog and HE had to do EVERYTHING since he did not discuss this with me first. People don't bring animals into the home without talking about it first. I had explicitly said the day before that I did not want another animal . So for the week he has been cleaning up, feeding, you name it he does it and I only play with her. Forgive me if it sounds mean but puppies are like babies and they need lots of attention and care and he just thinks she is so cute. Well cute grows up and gets bigger! Like the chickens, ducks, mice and other things he has brought home for the kids because they were so small and cute. Jury is still out as to if we keep her or not.

This is baby Audrina, 1.5 weeks old, isn't she beautiful? She is wearing Jackie's favorite colors and sleeping on a quilt that Auntie Jackie made!

Nick and I having a "moment"

Nick giving Audrina her first bottle. Hal mark moment.

Jackie and her fiance Brian captured in a relaxing moment. The wedding is two months away! And, Jackie got word today she is going to Guam in September for a week for her job. What a lucky dog she is.

Nick, Alicia and their daughter Audrina. First family photo.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my busy life. :)


Aussie Therese said...

oh baby Audrina is gorgeous.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Oh, that's precious! What a cute baby ... and the doggie is cute too. Um, I with you in the pet department. I LOVE dog's BUT (big BUT) I don't want anymore. We have 3 now and not entirely by choice ... they are just too much trouble, expense, etc. Good luck! Hope it works out to your liking.

Wonderful family photo too. They're a good looking couple. It's so nice to see young people without tattoos marring their bodies. It's refreshing. God bless! :)

Linda J. said...

Audrina is adorable!!

Ginger said...

Baby Audrina is precious. Cute family picture, too.
I keep saying I don't want any more animals, but we always seem to have one. I love daschaunds, used to raise them and Harley is so cute. I would be a push over if she had appeared in my house. Well, until it comes to house breaking. Ugg so much work.
Enjoyed the pictures of you and Nick and your daughter and her fiance.

Jorgelina said...

Baby Audrina is adorable.
Wonderful family!!
Doggie is cute.

Anonymous said...

You don't sound mean...I completely understand. I've already told dh I don't want another dog after ours dies (it'll be another 10 yrs), and I know I'd be royally pissed if he didn't listen.

Audrina is a little angel!

RoyalTLady said...

Wow! so much surprises after my long absence. Cute, adorable and wonderful family and the new arrival...little Audrina.

enjoy yourself with them alllllll...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am not an animal person. I could never understand those people who hung stockings for their pets, etc. Four years ago the hubby wanted the kids to have the "dog" experience. So, we adopted a mini doxie. But this dog is unlike any dog I have ever met. Soon after he came to live with us I was outside taking groceries out of the trunk and he took on 2 huge dogs that came tearing down the street and were trying to attack me. So, you know what happened right? He won't leave my side. The kids dog became my dog.

I had to entice him out from underneath the bed as he truly did love my daughter too and is suffering from her being gone. :) Ah an alias. :)
I have since learned that most doxie are friendly, but very loyal and there is very little pet hair. Good luck!

Michelle said...

Melody, baby Audrina is so beautiful!! And HOW can you turn down a cute little weiner dog like that! What a cutie. Sounds like you all are settling in just fine as a big happy family. So good to hear from you. I BET you are busy!!

Barbara said...

Congrats. She is lovely. Can't believe the time has flown by since you first told us.

Can see why the puppy is hard to resist.

The Dutchess said...

Audrina is cute and lovely..

And what dog are you talking about..its a mouse:))

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