Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quiet

It's going to be a scorcher today. How do I know? Not from some smartphone app or a big busted weather girl. No, I know from being on my porch since about 5:30 this morning. There is not a cloud in the sky and as soon as the sun peeked over the fence it's been hot.



These are not the long shadows that I'm typically fond of. Those come in about 10 hours. These are the ones of quiet morning hours when the day is full of possiblility and the night wasn't full of sleep. The sleep interrupted by a child leaving at 4 in the morning and a puppy deciding that sleep shouldn't happen until the human had already had her 2 cups of coffee.


Her ears kill me and make me give in but tonight is going to be the night, once and for all, that she learn to sleep in her crate. My boys have taken the night shift but caved to her not sleeping in the crate. We need her to. We're busy and she will occasionally have to stay in it during the day too. 

But she's a puppy, and puppies are cute. And will easily persuade you that the floor is much nicer for sleeping than a crate with all the toys.

This is Libby. And the reason for my Sunday afternoon nap today in the air conditioned bliss of my living room. It's already hot out here.

~Headless Mom

3 comments:

  1. Libby is just so sweet. I have to come over and see her! Skye was the first dog we ever crated and I think it is a good idea. She doesn't use a crate anymore. The other thing we did with Skye was hang a bell on the door handle, just high enough that she could reach it but not necessarily play with it. We would ring it before we took her outside and she caught on really quick. Best idea ever and she will still ring it if we are not paying attention to her. (She really swings it hard when she desperately needs to go)

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  2. Hot, hot, hot = No bueno! Libby is an adorable name for a pup; SO much exhausting fun!!

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  3. She's adorable though, and nothing is more convincing than big sweet puppy eyes...You're a great puppy mom for the commitment, and giving her the loving home she needed! (PS. you're the bestest friend too! - Thanks for our great (4 hour) visit!!!!)

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