Sunday, February 10, 2013

Procrastinating always seems like a good idea...

...Until your butt is glued to the couch on Sunday while you try to get everything finished before midnight.

Yesterday I discovered that Klaus gets a bit car sick... He had a followup vet appointment on Saturday along with a puppy training class. On the way to the vet we went through the Starbucks drive through and as I'm sitting between a couple of cars I realize that the car smells like dog food and when I turn around I discover that Klaus has vomited in back seat (super thankful that we bought a seat cover). And like most dogs will do he proceeded to eat it and there was unable to do anything since I was stuck between the two cars and had no napkins. When I got to the window I asked the barista for some paper towels and said that I would come inside to pick up my drink. Always something... After talking to the vet Klaus will now be getting dramamine before all other car rides...

After we got back I headed out to spend the evening with some friends who will likely be moving back to this area!

Now I have to get back to my school work, so that Klaus doesn't spend the entire day stuck in his crate.

The plan for next weekend is not to put everything off until the weekend.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Never a Dull Moment

A phrase my Mom used a lot when we were growing up and with five children there truly was "never a dull moment." And with my cats and new puppy the same is inevitably true at my house as well. On Thursday of last week we had a little scare with Klaus he had a bit of an upset tummy and vomited 3 times (once in my car) and a bout of diarrhea. So we went to the vet just to check him out. He had an infection a few weeks ago so he's a bit small for his age and a tad toot skinny, so I was worried that he might loose weight that he could not afford to do without. The vet expressed similar concerns when we were there so she put him on some medicine to normalize everything and we have another appointment this weekend (which was already scheduled to get another round of shots and talk parasite prevention.) Thankfully, other than puking in my car he is a great travel buddy and slept most of the way there and back, which is great since it's about an hour drive to get to the vet we use.

 For the past week we have been fighting to get this house breaking down and just when I think we've got it we have an accident. For most of last week it was due to changes in routine and plain not paying attention on the part of the humans of the house. Since my husband was out of town for the first part of the week Klaus (yeah we changed the his name again but this time it's for good!) and I got into a bit of a routine and I was getting pretty good at identifying his "I need to GO!" signals. So when my husband got back we had a few setbacks since he was unfamiliar with the cues (they're pretty subtle.) But this weekend we were doing great. (And a BIG thank you to my hubby for taking the brunt of puppy duty this weekend while I studied and did a ton of school work! He's the best!) We were far more proactive which works out far better. This morning I was in a rush completely focused on one thing, getting ready and out the door so that I could get in some more study time for a big bad Zoology test today. And per usual I was letting Ivan and Klaus play while I got ready and then before I could get on some clothes after my shower I started seeing the "I need outside" signs. And I rushed tossing on jeans and a sweatshirt, but before I could get my sweatshirt over my head he pooped in the living room. BOOOOO! So I put him outside (alone, which induced barking, which I'm sure my neighbors and husband were thrilled with at 6am) and rushed to clean up the poop so that I could let him back in.

After fighting to just get out of the house and making it about a third of the way to campus I realized that I had left my wallet and needed gas. So back home I went to get my wallet and fill my tank. Unfortunately, I missed my first class, but my second class (which I was not prepared for, because I spent my time focusing on this test) was canceled. On the bright side this gave me the opportunity to get some really good studying in for the test, which I really needed!

Moral of the story? Even the days with the crummiest starts can end up pretty great! Just can't let the crud bring you down. Now time to rock this test and show it who's boss!