Yes, yes, Thanksgiving was last Thursday… You all must know by now I’m not very good at timely updating.
Whatever. How do you like the new layout? I wanted to make it Christmas-ee since Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. Not for the presents (don’t get me wrong, I love presents!) but that it seems like, for one month out of the year, people are cheerful and good to each other. Maybe I’ve idealized it. Maybe it’s the Christmas carols. I just like that Christmas is a time of celebration and family. I look forward to it every year and all the traditions my family has to go with it.
I’m a little worried my Greenery Theme is gone for good, since WordPress seems to have phased it out of their theme options, but I downloaded the CSS file from the original designer’s site, so hopefully, if I decide to go back to it once the holidays are over, I can. The trees and the grassy meadow in the header just always said “Faith” to me, so that’s why I chose it for her blog. I digress.
On to Thanksgiving!
Because Luka is still young and working on the potty training, we asked my Aunt if we could bring him along. She’s been an animal lover for as long as I can remember and understands their importance to us, so I don’t think it was ever going to be a negative. Faith had to stay home and even though I felt guilty, she got enough Busy Bones to make her life complete for the day and really, it was probably a much needed rest from needle sharp puppy teeth anyway.
So we packed him in the car, bringing things for puppy to chew on that weren’t still being paid off and headed for the Thanksgiving feast awaiting us. Luckily he was actually very good and only had to stop for a potty break once.
When we got to my Aunt’s house, we walked in, Luka in my arms and the reaction was much like I had just had baby… I can only hope the reaction is like that when I do have a baby (and that said baby isn’t quite as fuzzy). Of course, I understand their enthusiasm, I can’t help but scoop him up and kiss him until starts struggling to get away from all the affection!
We kept him on a leash while we were there, just to be sure he 1.) Couldn’t destroy my Aunt’s always immaculate house 2.) He didn’t somehow MESS on my Aunt’s always immaculate house 3.) Just generally prevent any chaos he could rain down upon my Aunt’s always immaculate house.
He waited patiently while we ate our delicious meal, very happy to receive his own kibble when the time came and was actually quite patient when my little cousin’s decided they wanted to play with him. Some with a little more love than others!
He took a shine to most of them and was quite happy people wanted to take the time to squeak his toys and roughhouse with him. Most of them wanted to help take him out on his potty breaks as well, which, if they would come do that while he’s at home so I could focus on homework or other things that require my attention, would be wonderful.
You would not believe how often I’ve been looking at him, look down to read a paragraph from my textbooks, only to look up to see him making a puddle. >.<
But, no messes were to be had at Thanksgiving and the car ride back was lovely as a certain someone was dead tired from playing so hard– He actually fell asleep on my lap all the way home.
I can’t say I didn’t love every moment of the snuggling.
Because the next day he was right back to his old self!
Despite all of his current faults, I still love him. He does try, sometimes, but in typical Husky fashion, not very hard!
I suppose I should call it a night for the blog, got a few things to finish up for class and then I’ve noticed I should probably start the “Epic Cage Clean out of the Week”… Not to mention, Evie’s having a hey-day rolling around in her ball. She keeps smacking my door, like she’s going on a trip… It just never ends around here!