Monday, August 25, 2008

It's a New Day! (And New Zanna Pix)

It’s been a wild and crazy week.

Getting Zanna acclimated has been more than we bargained for – she is too smart for her little spotted body and is into everything. She and Zack are bonding well. She learned how to jump on our bed in one day…Zoie learned the same thing at about 9 months. Zanna makes us laugh, and cry (in frustration!), she’s a snugglebug (but only on her terms!), and she HATES her crate. We caved in and let her sleep with us two nights and we’ve been paying the price for that mistake ever since. The girldog can howl and bark with the best of any grown dogs I’ve ever seen, for at least 1 ½ hours. But. We. Are. Holding. Firm.


Meanwhile, we are trying to switch Zack’s food to another type, as he has developed an allergy to Science Diet Lamb and Rice. Not fun. He won’t eat the replacement, and all of a sudden, LOVES Zanna’s food.

Last Monday night, Suzan came down from Lubbock to help us out. I was scheduled for a 7 a.m. colonoscopy on Tuesday, and we knew MLH was going to be out in the field, so Suzan played driver and helper. (All went well during the colonoscopy, and all looks good.) She’s so sweet to help us out, I’ll really be sad when she and John move permanently to Pennsylvania.

We helped with the XTO Energy-Halliburton Bustin’ Clay for United Way on Friday. As usual, it was a fun sporting clay shoot! The shoot raised $107,000 to help all the programs that United Way of Midland serves – that figure beats the prior 7 years! That was very emotional for me, since I helped start that shoot, came up with the name, everything, all those years ago. I’m so glad and blessed it’s come to this!

Elder Son came by with his girlfriend.

Younger Son came by and played some tunes...then, last night, called from the Dallas Guitar Center. (Translate: he found another guitar. He's become a guitar addict.)

That’s about it for last week. I’ll try to post more regularly starting this week!


i beati said...

Big schedule there as always - mighty spirited little lady that Zanna- boy that's the answer considtency in training wow. admirable..She's abeautiful friend to Zack..

Janie said...

I know, Sandy. I need a nap. ;)

Lynellen said...

I'm praying that you get the sleep you need and that little zanna will act like she's taken some doggy zanac and chill out!

Anonymous said...

Nice picture.

Gwynne said...

Sweet pics! So good to know she's bonding with Zack. And easy to understand the desire to "give in" to Zanna's pleas to sleep on your bed. Good luck untraining her...she'll get there. :-)

Janie said...

Lynellen - thanks, girl! Doggy, that's a thought! ;)

Hobo - thanks!

Gwynne - Last night, she woke up three times and whined and barked about 30 minutes each time. I just covered my ears and tried to sleep. ;)

Gretchen said...

She is so cute!! Our dog Aphrodite sleeps with our daughter. When she isn't here, she cries and cries because Randy won't allow her on our bed. Most nights, I end up moving into DD's room and letting the dog in with me. Yes, I know, I'm a softy! :)

Janie said... that's an idea, I could hire a kid to sleep with her!

In_spired said...

We caved in and let her(him) sleep with us two nights and we’ve been paying the price for that mistake ever since.

We did the same thing, and, guess what? 7 1/2 years later...he's still sleeping with us!!

Janie said...

Awwww. Sweet Butch!

We're being hardcore and keeping her in the crate. She's still crying.

I'm learning to sleep around it.

Tough. Love. Sucks.

the next guy in line said...

so i've decided to stop neglecting my blog. poor thing. oh, and i'm stealing that picture. ha.

love ya

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

I'm not sure what the problem is...she looks so sweet and innocent, laying there with Zack!

i beati said...

what food did you settle on??Our vet is pushing a wellness food with venison..I had been using IAms Naturals which all dogs love..

I'm thinking of selling some organic food.

i beati said...

rescue from a seeing eye dog owner

Janie said...

Sandy, we're still trying to work it out. I'll let you know.