Saturday, December 29, 2007

Koty meets someone new

Today a dog trainer came over with her 15 week old puppy to meet Koty. He will be starting puppy Kindergarten in the middle of January, so this was like a little introduction. Koty was a little nervous about this new friend at first. When she came in the front door, he ran and squealed a little bit, then came back and looked at her like in the above picture.
This is them playing together.
He even shared his new chewy stick, and quite nicely I might add! He just watched a little, but didn't growl or try to take it from her.

Monday, December 24, 2007

A little confused puppy

Here's Koty opening his Christmas present. (I know it's early, but we couldn't resist)
Once the gift was opened, it just fell out on the floor, and Koty ran off with the paper in his mouth.
Here he decided that the gift was actually much better tasting than the wrapper it was in.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

A visit to my parents

Tonight when we went to visit my parents. They were frosting Christmas cookies together.
Later in the night, my mom laid on the floor because she wanted to see what Koty would do. This is what he did...he climbed all over her head, messed up her hair, licked her face, and then play bit.
This is what she looked like when he was finished...well actually she took one quick swipe at her hair just before Dave snapped the picture.

Friday, December 21, 2007

An early Christmas present!!!

Tonight my honey gave me my Christmas present because he said he couldn't wait. I think I was one of the few people who still didn't have a cell phone, and I had talked to him about getting one for a while, but every time the subject would come up he would insist that I didn't need one. He has one only because he has to for his job and his employer pays for it. Anyway, there have been many many times where it would've come in handy... like when I hit the deer last August, and when I went to Vegas for my job in March (I had to borrow one of my coworker's phones or go into a smoke filled casino to use a pay phone so I could call my family.), etc....

Monday, December 17, 2007

Chocolate baked macaroni and cheese?

A few nights ago Steven put some meatloaf and homemade baked macaroni and cheese on his plate, and then proceeded to go get some Nesquik to put in his milk. We always harass him because he never fails to get some on the place mat while he's putting it in his milk. Well, this particular night he was bound and determined that he wasn't going to get any on his place mat. Just as he was about to put it in his milk (and oh SO carefully) Dave scared him by making a loud noise. This is what happened to the chocolate. He immediately looked at his plate and said, "I'm NOT eating that!" It was pretty funny so I had to take a picture. He did get a new helping of mac and cheese. (Notice the few granules that made it into his milk)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Brother

Many of you know that my brother Tim, who's 10 yrs. older than me, was brain damaged at birth when my mom was given too much of a medication and stopped breathing during labor. Today was the annual Christmas Party at the home he lives in, so I visited for a bit. (he lives about 45 minutes away from me) It's very difficult to communicate with him because he really doesn't respond at all, but it was nice to see him.

Let it snow!

"The National Weather Service predicts 16 to 20 inches of snow across the Rochester area starting late tonight, which could increase the area's total to more than 43 inches this month.

A winter storm warning has been issued from 10 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Monday because of expected blizzardlike conditions with high winds and low temperatures in the 20s."

These are words from our local newspaper this morning. We may get an early start on our igloo this year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thirteen things I got accomplished this week

1. Put up Christmas tree on Sunday that we had cut down on Saturday.
2. Put away autumn decorations and took out Christmas decorations.
3. Ordered some gifts online.
4. Washed and folded lots of laundry.
5. Cleaned powder room.
6. Vacuumed
7. Took Koty potty and poopy LOTS of times.
8. Played bumper pool with Steven and got my butt kicked more than once. He's getting way too good.
9. Played pick up sticks with Michael and got beat again.
10. Made some yummy meals and an awesome almond cake that I got at Leta's "Tastefully Simple" party.
11. Took Michael to the orthodontist.
12. Visited my mom.
13. Worked about 17 hours at my Dental Hygiene job.

Oh yeah...and blogged with Koty.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Koty must have read my blog from last night. He has been an angel today!

It's a winter wonderland out there! Brrr...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Looks can be deceiving...beware!

This post is for Heather who said that Koty must be keeping us very busy because I haven't posted in a while. All I have to say is that he's extremely cute... when he's sleeping. When he's awake he is a terror. Dave and I were just reading a dog training thing on line and discovered that we have reinforced some bad behaviors since we got him a week and a half ago, so now we need to reteach him the right way. His biting was very gentle when we got him (for the most part) and when it was too rough we would yipe which really seemed to work at first. As time has gone on he has become more aggressive with his biting and we have responded by either holding his mouth shut when he didn't respond to "NO", or today I gave him a shove and knocked him down when he kept coming at me...he came back with a vengeance. The training thing says that what we did was give him reinforcement by giving him attention for doing it. We should have put him in his crate for a minute "time out" when he didn't respond to the "NO" command. If he continues the bad behavior when he's released, he again gets a "time out" for a minute and this time when he's released we should ignore him for a couple minutes. It should take about 3 weeks to completely correct the behavior. I'm feeling like a brand new parent with a strong willed child. Hopefully we don't ruin him too bad. I'm going to start him in a puppy socialization class soon, which hopefully will benefit him. Today I took him to work to show my coworkers who had asked that I bring him, and he wriggled and squirmed when they held him until he was back in MY arms. That made me feel good, like he feels some sort of attachment to me already. He wanted to get back into the arms of "the lady who lets me be naughty". Haha, just kidding. We are lacking sleep as well, since we need to get up around 3:00am every day to avoid him pooping in his crate...then it's up again around 6:30am to feed him and take him out again.

I thought that it might be fun to have a 3rd child, but this has completely gotten that out of my system. This "child" will grow up a lot faster!