Wednesday, April 25, 2007

that's my dawg!

what a week!
last thursday my computer illustration class was cancelled so i decided it was a good day to visit the shelter since they're open late thursday nights and i'd been eyeing this pup for a few weeks now. she ("Happy"-- we're taking suggestions for new names) was still there so i got my boy to come see her after he got home and we fell in love. she's a handfull. well, a few handfulls, really. a little crazed. but we're working on that. all the peeps at the shelter were like 'i don't know... you haven't seen her 'bad side' yet" and we did and she bit us but not hard enough to stop us from taking her home. she also escaped from my leash-holding hand, but they say if you don't chase her she'll just come back, and she did. left her for 5 hours yesterday and all she did was carry the remote around the house, pee on the deck a tiny bit (totally housebroken tho...if i had gotten her in the crate she wouldn't have even bothered) and destroyed her squeeky toy. as was to be expected. so if we can get past the barking/jumping/growling/nipping thing we'll be just fine. she wants to learn, work, is super smart and lovey most of the time... mostly just a teenager. (13 months old)...

yay! (yet, almost too easy!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

"May there be peace in your hearts, peace in your life and peace in this world"

trying to make art.
trying to connect with myself, figure out what i want to do, make, be.
trying to experience life with a little appreciation, living in the moment if i can. i spent a half-hour today holding a sleeping baby and all was right with the world. is it that easy? well... maybe.

the days really fly by. even when i get up early, i can't get nearly as much done as i want, unless maybe i don't talk to anyone or connect with anyone or go outside. but who wants to do that?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

i wish...

adopting a dog was easier. boy they make it difficult, and time consuming, and you have to be so patient!

i know they don't want 'just anybody' who just thinks they want a dog to take one home and then send it back the the shelter but we won't do that! can't they see?

I'm now obsessed with Border Collies. not sure if thier 'herding' mentality will work wiht our lifestyle, but they say a mix is a good compromise, usually a little quieter and less frantically active.

here's what i want:

who wouldn't?

But alas...i must be patient. i'm really thinking two would be good, too, as they will keep each other company when we're gone.... which is often. now that i'm not working full time tho, i will be home much more. i start part time work (in theory...not all settled, but probalby will be tomorrow) next week.... i can pretty much set my own schedule, tho....