Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Three Month Anniversary - Things We've Learned

It's Ray's three month anniversary and I've been thinking all week about how much things have changed in all of our lives and the things we've learned. What follows is a list, from each of us, of the important things we've learned in the last three months.

  • How to sit.
  • How to stay (for almost a minute! As long as you say "stay" every 10 seconds or so).
  • How to heel (sometimes).
  • Sitting, staying, and heeling are HIGHLY overrated
  • Cat food is delicious.
  • Everything is a toy until it's taken away from you.
  • Stairs are scary until you get used to them.
  • Daycare is the funnest thing on the planet.
  • You can never take too many walks or make too many friends.
  • Cats are interesting but not very much fun and they can be very, very scary.
  • Chairs and couches are more comfortable than a pile of leaf mulch, but not by much.
  • Rawhide bones get flabby when they've been in the ground too long.
  • A cuppa tea in the morning is very refreshing.
  • Coffee is good too, especially with cream and sugar
  • No matter how many times you bump your head you gotta keep on going.

  • One month is not long enough to find out if a new dog is going to work in a household of beings that have never been around a dog. Neither is two months.
  • Never turn your back on a blind dog when he's in a frisky mood.
  • Never, ever, ever leave food on the counter if you ever want to see it again.
  • You can never take too many walks.
  • Meeting people is almost ridiculously easy with Ray around.
  • A tidy household is HIGHLY overrated.
  • Just because someone shares your passion for wool does not mean they should have access to it.
  • Blind dogs can do anything, especially if it involves getting into trouble.
  • Blogs can be fun but they sure do take a lot of time.
  • Dogs make your life a lot more interesting.
  • Rawhide bones and chews are indispensable.
  • I now know the true meaning of "dog tired" and "wolf it down."
  • In general, if it's too quiet in the house, it's not a good thing.
  • Never put anything in the trash that smells like food to a dog.
  • Everything smells like food to a dog.
  • Never trust a sleeping dog.
  • No matter how many times you run into obstacles you gotta keep on going.
  • Never leave paper towels or napkins lying around.
  • In my opinion, the new, customized gate is the greatest invention since the wheel.
  • Lash, lock, and strap down EVERYTHING.
  • A blind dog that goes to sleep when the sun goes down is a good thing
  • Dogs really do things you see in cartoons - - howling, burying bones, etc.
  • Cats do not get enough credit for their adaptability - - it takes time, but they can adjust.
  • Although it seems a paradox, a dog can be both stubborn and lazy.
  • No matter how much you wish it, the dog is not going to explode.
  • If you hiss and/or growl, the dog will go away. Temporarily.
  • Dogs are stupid
  • No matter how much you wish it, the dog is not going away.
  • Dog feet smell bad.
  • There's something not quite right about this dog.


  1. hahaha...I love should do an updated one

    1. So funny that you mentioned it! I've been working on a three year edition for the past few days. I'm waiting on input from Gregg, Moonie, and Hugo. It should be up in a few days