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.
Elder Son came by with his girlfriend.
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!
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!