Thankful for Puppies

ppppIt's been a bit of a rough week so far.  Last weekend, as I'm sure you all know, daylight savings time ended which means we got to turn the clocks back an hour.  For most people, that means getting to sleep an extra hour but for me, and I'm sure lots of other puppy owners, it means getting woken up an hour early all week.  Pups just don't seem to understand the concept of daylight savings time!

I know it's not currently a full moon but, the way the boys have been acting, you could have fooled me.  For some reason Fen took up marking on Monday which, luckily, only seemed to last a day.  A day was enough time for him to create a sizeable pile of extra laundry for me.  I've been to the laundromat twice this week already and it's only Wednesday!

Kit has been cranky caused by, I suspect, the fact that I recently found a flea on him.  A single flea doesn't sound like a big deal, I know, but Kit suffers from flea allergy dermatitis, which means even a couple of small flea bites, perhaps not a big deal to your average dog, send him into an intense itching frenzy.  I, of course, removed the flea I found on him but the intensity of his itching made me worry that maybe he had more.  I ended up treating him with a topical/spot on flea product for the first time this season (we had successfully been using only FleaHex Shampoo as a preventative until this week), plus gave him a haircut and, so far, two baths to help sooth his very irritated skin.

Yesterday the US election took place and Chris and I ended up staying up almost all night to see the results.  Politics are not something I like to write about here but, suffice it to say that we were not happy with the results of the election.

I think today a lot of us, myself included, could use some intense puppy snuggles and a nap!  Luckily I've got the puppy thing covered...

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And because today is rainy and cold, and I wasn't crazy about spending a lot of time outside (although Fen gladly would have), I improvised and exercised him indoors this morning...

My furbies never fail at cheering me up, even when I'm having a bad day.  Even when that bad day is, at least in part, because of them in the first place!  It's my sincere hope that you also have something/someone that can bring you joy even when things don't seem to be going your way! 🙂