things i’m digging

Mia Mia and I had a little bit of a rough start in our first few days together. I wondered if we’d made a mistake by getting such a needy & loud dog, but she’s winning me over! As we’re settling into more of a routine, her personality is becoming more apparent. She’s a real sweetheart. Julian’s…

Start Over on Monday

Last week’s goals: 1. Walk around the neighborhood at least three times: A+ I took Mia for FOUR walks this week! It is getting easier and I’m feeling less anxious the more I do it. 2. Make appointments: F Man, I barely thought about the appointments I need to make, and when I did think…

Sleep

It’s been a long day and I never got to recover from the long day yesterday so I’m still pretty worn out. Tonight we shot Messy Mondays for the first time in over a month. We are all rusty so it took a little longer than usual, but we got it done. Josh will edit in…

Puppy Love (AKA Mild Separation Anxiety)

Today I hung out with Mia on the front stoop for almost an hour. I played on my phone and listened to a podcast while she sniffed around the yard and barked her way through some long-distance conversations with the other neighborhood dogs. She is a very social dog and won’t hang out outside unless Josh or I…

rambling thoughts about our new dog

Five days into puppy-owenership, and things are still pretty loud around here. We are all three learning how to make this work. Thankfully, Mia is smart and eager to please so we’ve already had some small successes in behavior training! Training is sometimes annoying, but it’s rewarding when you can see improvements. Especially so quickly.…

Meet Mia

Guess what! We adopted a dog over the weekend! Her name is Mia! Mia is a red lab, about a year old, and still very much a puppy. She’s adorable and sweet, but she’s also very vocal and very energetic. I’ll be honest, it’s been a little stressful. I don’t like being barked at. Our last dog, Lulu, rarely…