Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Duke's First Day at Daycare

We have been talking about taking Duke to a Doggy Daycare for months, but just kept putting it off. Then we had a really bad day where he wasn't listening, being aggressive, and I just snapped. That was it. Something needed to change. We toured the daycare the next week and decided that it would be best if we waited until after the new year to send him, because there were over 100 dogs there due to the holidays and pet owners traveling! But now it's the new year and time to try daycare out!

Here's the cutie at 6:25am so excited to go for a ride {he loves being in the car}!
We were pretty nervous going in. We worried that we'd be wasting our money {$27/DAY!} if he didn't like it or slept the whole time. We worried that he'd be aggressive with another dog or worker {he isn't really aggressive... just rowdy}. But we knew we had to give it a shot. We wanted him to have the socialization and to get him out of crate on a day that everyone is away from the house for 7 hours.
So I dropped him off on my way to work one morning. And as soon as I got to work I pulled up the webcams and proceeded to watch him on and off for the whole day! Yes, I'm that person.

This is what my photos folder looked like...
In my defense Thomas couldn't watch so I was sending him a picture every time he did something different LOL From what I could see on the webcam he was loving it! He played with other dogs, was smiling {yes Keeshonds smile}, and when he was tired he laid down. I was so proud of him.
Thomas picked him up after he got off work and Duke was pooped. As soon as he got in the car he did this...

He even came home with this adorable first day card {which I'll be putting in his scrapbook... yes I'm making my damn dog a scrapbook.. WHO AM I?!}..
" I obey daycare rules pretty well except for some mounting of my new dog and people friends- oops"
That's funny that they mentioned that seeing as I WAS WATCHING the webcam when he decided it was a good idea to hop on the workers back {who was kneeling} and start humping her! I almost died of embarrassment. Only my dog....
For the next day and a half he was exhausted and it was glorious! The calmest I've ever seen him! And that my folks makes it worth every single penny. He'll definitely be going back :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Goals for 2014

Just like everyone else I'm not a fan of New Year "Resolutions" because I can never stick to them. However, if you know anything about me you know that I am a listoholic. I live by lists. So this year I've made of list of goals that I'd like to accomplish throughout 2014...

This goal relates to "smaller" goals I'd like to accomplish as well- completing P52 {taking one picture a week}, starting Project Life {which is a form of scraping}, and learning how to use my dSLR.

Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who doesn't really like change/newness {is that even a word?}. I want to branch out, I want to learn, and most importantly I want to grow. I already have a few things in mind for this- trying new foods, taking new classes, ect.

I'm semi-addicted to my iPhone and I admit it. I'm always checking Twitter/Instagram/BlogLovin and it drives my poor husband crazy. I need to learn when to "turn it off" and to just be in the moment.

This is probably on everyone's list in some form, but I think it's a good thing. I need to drink water {I can't tell you the last time I had a full glass}, find a yoga class to attend weekly, and start training for the runs we're signing up for!

Whether it's grad school or finding my first "big kid" job I need to figure out what comes next. It's out of my hands now and I need to just believe that what's supposed to happen will.

Here's to hoping that 2014 is going to be a great year!