Posts tagged with "pets"
We might be getting Peyton back in the near future. The man that we gave him to seems to think that Peyton is not happy with him. He has tried as hard as he can, but thinks that Peyton may prefer a different home. After some thinking about it, Lindsay and I decided that we will probably try to take him back. Peyton is actually pretty calm and well house trained. The only issues we had with him were his barking at new guests and getting in the trash. We’ll keep you posted on his potential return.
We've been dog-sitting, and we promised to post pictures.
We have three dogs in our house this week, so we’re pretty darn busy! The guest dog’s name is Simon. He’s a greyhound, and he’s much bigger than Peyton and Molly. It’s been interesting to house three dogs and two humans in a 580 sq. ft. home. ( : Maybe I’ll put a picture of him up soon.
It's wonderful to have a day off work. More importantly, however, is what we recognize on this day.
Mike’s grandfathers and several cousins have served or are serving in the American Armed Forces. Lindsay’s step-grandfather is also a veteran, as well as her uncle. Many times, “thank you” simply isn’t enough. I’m so grateful for the sacrifices they've made. I hope they realize how much we appreciate their service.
With our free time today, we visited the veterinarian’s office. Dr. Griese agrees that Molly looks much more like a beagle than any other hound. He didn’t want to conjecture about her adult size, but he doesn’t think she’ll be anywhere near 75 lbs. He also said she’s a very healthy puppy, especially since she came from a litter of eight. We’re very happy!
The “kids” are playing, and Mommy is getting ready to go do some homework.
Have a great Veteran’s Day, everyone!
What do you all think?
I like Molly. You can vote… We’ll probably still go with Molly, even if you hate it, though. Hee hee hee…
Thank you so much for all of your suggestions. We love you all!
Hey everyone! We’re hoping to get a new puppy. We’re the “second hold” on her, and the “first hold” runs out tomorrow morning. That means we’ll find out tomorrow whether we get her or not. She’s a nine-week-old hound, and we can’t figure out what to name her.
Peyton (our 1-year-old Beagle son) was named during last year’s playoffs. Being avid Colts fans, we gave him the coolest name in current NFL history, PEYTON!
We were thinking of getting another little boy, but this little girl stole our hearts with her pretty green eyes. Since the humane shelter basically spays/neuters their pets for free, we decided that a girl would be just fine. ( :
When we were thinking of getting a little boy, we were gonna name him Eli, as in Peyton and Eli Manning…hee hee hee… Now, since we’re getting a little girl, we’re kinda lost. Manning’s other brother’s name is Cooper. (I think that’s too masculine for a girl.)
So, what do you all think? Help us out here!!!
Oh, and Jeremy, “Condi” “Condoleeza” and “Rice” are all out…not even an option…don’t even think about it!
This weekend we drove to Indianapolis to visit Mike’s family. We ate dinner at Applebee’s on Friday night and also helped Mike’s grandparents move some furniture at their new house in Noblesville. On Saturday we had biscuits and gravy for breakfast and watched the movie “The Score.” It was good times!
The coolest part of the whole trip was seeing Peyton interact with his “uncle” Riley. Riley used to be very small, but now he’s about Peyton’s size. They wrestled around all weekend:
Saturday night we drove to Terre Haute to have dinner with Lindsay’s parents and to pick up part of Lindsay’s Halloween costume. They had just returned from a 10 day vacation, and it was nice to see them.
This morning went well at church. The music seemed a little “off” from usual, but everyone still seemed able to bring their worship before God with good attitudes and minimal distractions. We’re also getting closer to having high quality recordings of our services. I’ll post links once we get it going well.
We’re about to leave to head back to Indianapolis. Mike’s family is having some extreme computer troubles. Hopefully we didn’t cause them, and it will be easily fixed.
This past weekend we traveled down to Terre Haute for a celebration. Lindsay’s Dad, Kim, has been the music minister at First Southern for 25 years, and the church decided to throw a big surprise party for him!
He knew that there was going to be a gathering, but he had no idea how big it was going to be. The sanctuary was all decorated and arranged almost like a banquet hall. There were decorated tables all around the room for the guests. Kim seemed especially pleased with the party…he especially seemed to enjoy the presence of so many dear friends and family. All of his siblings were there, along with current and past church memebers and head pastors.
The food was even good too: swiss steak, salad, grean beans, cake, etc. All in all, it was a great time of celebrating Kim’s service to the Lord!
On another note, we think we’ve ridded our house of fleas now. Peyton had been scratching non-stop for about a week. So, we took him to get a flea bath to kill any that were on his body. Then we set off three “flea bombs” in our house while he was gone to kill any that were in our house. Hopefully it will work! The only sucky part is that we now have to wash every dish before we use them because the flea bombs put poison into the air and you can’t ingest it. Oh well…it’s a small price to pay.
Peyton seems to have a knack for getting out of his cages. As you recall, he was successful in escaping his wimpy little black cage a few months ago. Since Lindsay’s parents had a massive cage for Winnie, we swapped. The new heavy-duty cage has held Peyton for weeks and weeks, but tonight it met its match. When we got home from the mall, Peyton was just out walking around! Lindsay went downstairs to find this:
Somehow Peyton found a way to get out yet again! This escape was absolutely incredible! The cage has a very heavy metal floor that slides across the entire bottom length of the cage. It is very difficult to slide in and out of the little slits at the bottom of the cage…I couldn’t even hardly slide it back in after he escaped! But somehow, he got the entire floor out of the cage and tipped it over and got out. He’s simply unbelievable. We can’t stop him, and apparently we can’t even hope to contain him. We would just leave him outside, but apparently fleas have an affinity for him.
We made a quick trip to Terre Haute this weekend to get Peyton a new cage so that he can’t keep doing his Houdini impersonation. Winnie took Peyon’s little cage, and we took her mammoth cage for Peyton. It has a nice heavy metal bottom so Peyton won’t be able to flip it over, or he’ll at least hurt himself really bad in trying ( : Here’s what it looks like:
We also picked up the autographed Peyton Manning picture. We were very impressed with how it turned out:
Hopefully we’ll get to make a trip down to Indianapolis to see Mike’s family soon. We miss them.