It’s been an exciting week at the Shannon household. Everyone probably already knows that we decided to rescue a puppy this week. Tallulah is now the big sister to Cletus, a seven-week-old pitbull puppy. Of course, getting used to a new pup is never easy, and he is so very tiny and young. The first night he was not very happy, crying and howling almost every hour. The second night he slept for seven hours straight though so at least we were able to recover from the sleep deprivation of the previous night. He loves to pull on Tallulah’s ears, but his favorite thing is to snuggle on one of our laps and play with his toys. Tallulah is still showing her jealous side, but we all know it is a matter of time before they cuddle together for naps.
Of course, amid all this excitement of the new pup is the fact that Jim is leaving for Australia on Wednesday of this week. It really is the trip of a lifetime, but I know both Holly and I are a little worried about having to take care of Cletus on our own while managing work and school and dance. He’s just not old enough to hold his bladder for the hours we need no matter how I rearrange my schedule. I am sure it will all work out, but it still a worry as we head into this week.
If that were not enough, Holly sent a text message to us on Friday morning stating that she was going to be a published author. A poem of hers she wrote is being included in some sort of anthology. I don’t know any of the details yet because her teacher didn’t have any. Her teacher was so excited that she had to share the news and will get back to us at a later date with the pertinent information.
After all that good news, we are all taking it easy today, playing with Cletus and taking turns taking him outside for potty breaks. Holly’s dance studio is participating in a charity dance recital this afternoon. Holly is not dancing, but her team is performing two routines during the event. We will all be in attendance to cheer for them, but then it is back home for more puppy time and relaxing. It’s going to be a crazy month starting Wednesday, so we better relax as much as we can while we can!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and relaxing Sunday. I wish you all a speedy and stress-free work week, and I will see you back here next week!
Here are past posts from the last few weeks in case you missed them the first time:
- It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
- A tale of two feminist novels
- The good and the bad in recent mystery novels
- The Night Child should come with a warning label
- Fabulous Friday – 26 January 2018
- What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 20 January 2018