Clash of the cuteness

Today, my cats met my parents’ puppy. I didn’t expect anything to go wrong, but the whole thing was a little anti climatic overall. Which is good!

The puppy was a bit timid because he didn’t know what to make of the cats. The cats were in a similar position, although they mostly ignored him. There was some hissing and some swiping from the cats when he got too close, but overall everything went well! Mostly everyone just relaxed and snoozed a while.

In other news, my parents grabbed a new cone from the vet’s for me and it looks like this will be the solution to my cat’s hot spot problem. I’m keeping a close eye on her to see if she can eat and drink properly with it, but there is no way she can get to her wound now. If it heals up properly now, I’ll be very happy!

It’s wet outside

It’s raining buckets outside and I’ve been puppysitting the dog. He keeps trying to eat my shoelaces and bite me (playtime!). Except I prefer my shoelaces intact and I don’t like biting much, so I end up squealing like an upset puppy and he stops and gives me a funny look. It’s so cute!

Gave him food and made sure he was calm when I fed him. He got super excited about feeding time in the beginning but it’s getting better! After dinner we went for a walk. He’s super well behaved on the leash (for an excited loving puppy that is) and his fear for cars that pass us at five yards distance is almost gone.

Because his breed is a water dog he doesn’t care one bit about the rain. He was soaked when we got back but his coat hasn’t become water resistant yet, so I tried to dry him off. He was more interested in gnawing on the towel than getting dry.

Now he’s passed out beneath the coffee maker rack. Wonder how long that will last.

Puppy Madness

Our little adorable fluff ball has been home for almost a week now and he’s doing more than excellent! Already he’s extremely loyal and he walks well on the leash, does most of his business outside or on the fake grass mat during the nights and overall he’s a playful and adorable little thing.

Isn’t he just downright darling?! His fur is still incredibly soft and curly, but when he grows up it will grow a bit greasy. The good thing about this breed is that he requires virtually no care for his coat whatsoever. At best you can douse him with plain water (or let him take a swim) and the dirt just falls right off when he dries up. Brushing is a ‘once in a while’ thing with a coarse brush, but only rarely. Too much brushing isn’t good for him!

He is so incredibly adorable I can’t get enough of him. My parents are going out to a barbecue workshop tonight, so in about half an hour I’m leaving and puppysitting for a couple of hours. It’s still a bit too early to leave him alone for too long.

Something is leeking

Its 4am and I just finished slicing and washing the leek I bought the other day. Three freezer bags full are now chilling in the freezer waiting for the next time I’m cooking something.

This is testimony to how upset I am about my boyfriend deploying. I’m forcing myself to eat and try to distract myself with games and friends. I promised him I wouldn’t be depressed and be happy that he’s earning money for our future together.

He managed to come online before they left to say goodbye in the 10 minutes he had. Three weeks from now they will be in Hong Kong and while he will have internet, we don’t know if we can Skype. But that’s okay. As long as we get to type to each other in real time I’m happy. We can also send each other voice messages over Whatsapp. He made me promise I’d send him voice messages in these three weeks so he has a voice log to listen to when they get to the port.

There’s also another thing: on the 31st we’re picking up the new puppy. I’m glad I have that to look forward to!