Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Newest Member of the Family (I think)

A week ago Monday, I took Braeden to school and came home to find this pretty little lady in my driveway. It startled me, because Buddy is quite territorial and I was shocked that he had let her get so close to the house. But then he came bounding around the house and the two of them took off the yard like they been the best of friends since birth!

I really thought she wouldn't stay for long, and that maybe one of the neighbors had a new pet. A week later, I've finally come to the conclusion that someone dropped her off here. Jeff has refused to let me feed her, but something tells me she's getting plenty to eat anyway (and he's warmed up to her quite a bit, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a vet trip in her future). She never lets Buddy get out of her sight, and she is really good with Braeden. It's obvious she's got Husky in her - which is cool, because I've always thought Huskies were sweet, lovely dogs. She's very playful, but also slightly cautious around us. Thankfully, she's never so much as growled or snapped at anyone, and now that I think about it, I don't believe I've heard her bark a single time.

I decided she needed a name, so I picked Lucy. Jeff said that entirely too overused, but Braeden really liked it, so Lucy it is. :) We have no idea how old she is, but I would guess she's still got a bit of puppy left in her. Buddy's getting old, and I think she'll be good for him.

Lucy isn't the only new addition, though. In a few weeks, we'll also be adding a gray-and-white kitten! Sizz is a great cat, but because he's indoor/outdoor, I can't pet him without breaking out into hives - and of course he wants up in my face at all times. Our friends have a new litter of kittens, and Jeff actually gave me permission to get one for my own (indoor) cat. I'm so excited!

So... meet Lucy, and in a while I'll hopefully have some kitty pictures for you, too!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hairy Situation

We've let Braeden have long hair. Jeff & I didn't care what anyone said; it looked cute on Bebo. He liked it, too - until today. One of his buddies from kindergarten said he looked like a girl. :(

I hate mean kids. I'm glad Bebo isn't one of them. However, it broke my heart to hear him say he didn't like being embarrassed, and so we plopped him down outside to buzz it all off.


Here's before and after. I really hope he grows it back out soon. I will miss his long locks. But I guess if it keeps him from being embarrassed, I'll go with it. It's sad... hopefully someday he won't care what anyone else says and he'll just do his own thing. In the meantime, I'm going to have to get used to this super-short haircut!