Friday, July 31, 2009

A Pup Named Isis

Cameron has been wanting to get a today we did! When we were in Montana, Cameron really loved taking Callie, Kellen's dog, around when he'd go riding, and she's a blue heeler so he decided that a blue heeler would be the kind of dog to get. Luckily for us, there were two blue heeler pups left in a litter not far from where we live, so we jumped in the truck and headed out to see them. One of the puppies was extremely hyper and the other was more calm. We chose to take home the calmer one...and called her Isis. Just FYI, Isis is the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess...goddess of motherhood and fertility, wife of Osiris, god of the Afterlife.

Well, Cameron suggested taking Alegria, Isis, and me home and then going to get puppy supplies on his own, but I wanted to go shopping, too, so we stopped at PetSmart before heading home...BAD IDEA! Everything was fine at first. We went in and bought a dog collar, a leash, doggie bowls, food, and treats. Isis was quiet as can be. However, on our way home, I was holding Isis, but Alegria was getting fussy, so Cameron told me to hand Isis over to him so I could attend to Alegria. Well...I had been holding Isis on a towel, just in case she had an accident...BUT when I handed her over, I failed to hand over the towel along with her. Of COURSE, she vomited ALL OVER Cameron...TWICE, before I could get the towel sufficiently under her. It sure was an adventure getting our little pup!

In any case, here are pictures of Isis, our little pup (two months old):

Upon inspection of the backyard gate, Cameron found that the wood had become warped during the time we were away in Montana, so he had to make a few adjustments to it so that it could be opened and closed.

Alegria and Isis get acquainted:

Hopefully there won't be any resentment!

Before we went back inside, Cameron got Isis wet to cool her off on this hot Texas summer day:

Here we bought her a nice, soft mat to sleep on, and she prefers to sleep in the coiled-up water hose!

Welcome home, Isis, welcome home! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Texas Rose

It was nice to wake up in our bed this morning...with Alegria in hers! :)

We took a trip to Fort Hood today to show Grandpa around Post. The rest of the day was spent just relaxing and enjoying each other's company. Alegria was enjoying having Grandpa around so much, that she didn't want to take a nap in the afternoon! I got a video of her screaming with her head in the corner of her crib. It almost looks like she put herself in time-out! It's SO funny! Don't worry, though...she finally did go to sleep. :)

This second video is of Alegria trying to take her shirt off:

Have a good night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Home, Sweet Home!

We picked Cyrus up from the Amarillo fairgrounds this morning. Cameron walked him and then we were off. I was afraid Alegria would be fussy today because it would be her second consecutive day in her car seat, but surprisingly, she took good long naps again!

When we got to Lampasas, we dropped Cyrus off at the Four Jacks Ranch, his new home. Alegria woke up a little before we arrived and was very happy to be out of her car seat while Cameron got Cyrus acquainted to his new surroundings.

Then we went home. Ah! Home, Sweet Home! It's always nice to go on vacation, but it's also always nice to get back home.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Homeward Bound!

Today was another sad day. We had to leave Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Marlow and head home to Texas. Alegria did pretty well, though, taking a few naps along the way. However, because she slept so much in the truck, when we got to our hotel, she didn't want to go to bed, so I got a few pictures of her playing in our hotel room while Grandpa and I watched a movie and Cameron got some shut-eye.

Tomorrow we'll be home!

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