Friday, October 17, 2008
I'd like to introduce you to... Bubba or Honey or Dog X. We're not sure what his name is quite yet. He's a lab/sheppard mix who's just about as sweet and docile (yes, has lots of puppy energy too) as can be. He's just 4 months old and has already managed to pee inside - lucky me. Less than 10 minutes ago we had 16 kids in the backyard, 10 of which came over to meet him. I have a feeling that this puppy won't be hurting for company.
Monday, October 13, 2008
So, a couple of weeks ago Miss Priss asked me if she could get a puppy. This is not a new topic, mind you, one that I have dismissed many a time with reminders of poop in the yard and our serious lack of people willing to do the job.
But the girl wouldn't drop it.
Other kids got on board.
It wasn't looking good for me - I was outnumbered.
So, I did what any good mom would do; I made it REALLY difficult for them to get the dog so that I wouldn't have to say no. They had to come up with a business plan: who would feed, drink, walk, pooper scoop on which day. They had to have $50 down, pay for the dog (however much that was going to be), pay for a kennel in the back, and come up with $15 a week (this would cover food and the leftover would go into an account for anti-flea junk and vet bills) for the life of the dog. What group of kids would actually follow through with this? I figured that they'd give up on day number two and move on to greener and easier pastures.
As of 8pm last night they've earned $103.
Chows are cute dogs... right?
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The kids are playing some Marvel comic book video game right now. Big P had a controller and he threatened, "You wanna piece of meat?"
But it doesn't end there. The smack continued...
He went on to shout, "I will throw it at you!"