Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Goodbye Sadie

Well, we decided we would put Sadie up for adoption. Some things that made us decide:

1. Puppies are supposed to make you happy, she was making us more frustrated from day-to-day than anything.

2. She wasn't learning. Either that, or we didn't know how to train her. Dachshunds are very stubborn, require a lot of time and training. Neither of us were able to make changes to our schedules to allow more time. We weren't home nearly enough to train her the way she needed trained.

3. She is young, and will learn with a new family better now than later. We figure if we waited, she may still never be trained (since our lifestyle wasn't changing) and then she would be a year old dog that wasn't trained. Most people would rather adopt a puppy that needs training than a dog.

4. Neither of us were really attatched to her. I think mostly because of the reasons above. She was cute, but most days she was frustrating. Rambunctious and destructive at times. Some days were good, others were bad. No consistency.

5. She was bored. It isn't fun staying at home alone all day, and when we came home, we played with her for a while, but not enough for her liking.

So, we put her in the Baltimore Sun and after about 6 hours, we had over 8 inquiries. The couple that adopted her had been looking for a dachshund for a couple months. Looking for the right dog. They have two dogs already (Sadie loves other dogs) and she is a work-from-home type. They like to go everywhere with their dogs and if the dogs can't go, they stay with her mother, who is a dog trainer.

Sounds like they have a huge (1/2 acre) fenced yard for her to play in. Really, we couldn't have asked for a better couple. They seemed to like her immediately. Of course, who wouldn't? She is super cute.

I know this is sudden, but I know we are all better off.

Bye Sadie! Have a great life!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Threatening Mesages

Kidding. But I did get this message from an anonymous person stating that I needed to blog. So here I am. Blogging.

There really hasn't been too much going on. I have been working 5 or 6 days a week. I love my new job in the ER. I am almost off orientation. Actually one more shift. However, all my preceptors have been completely bored since I have been so self proficient. I really like it.

Last night I worked 3pm-3:30 am, as a transition to night shift, shich begins next week. Yeah. I am not sure how I will like it, but I am trying to look at it with a positive attitude. I haven't done straight nights in about 5 years, so it will be a change for me.

Wedding plans are coming right along. We have most everything done. We are getting really exciting. I think it is only 70 days from now. I can't wait.

Of course, with me working all the time, and doing odd shifts, I haven't had a chance to see Shaun much at all. I really miss him, and I live with him. Is that weird? He was great, made me some dinner last night while I was at work, and brought it to me. What a great guy!

Sadie has been another story. We really like her, but she has had some hurdles we have had to jump. She is only 5 months old, but it very rambunctious. She does not seem to learn anything. She still is not housetrained. I know dachshunds are hard to train. Maybe we weren't ready for a dachshund. We should have gotten an easier to train dog. We have considered getting rid of her-adoption, not pound. We talked it over, had some outside advice, and decided to stick with it. I think she can be a good puppy, but we need to get her trained. We found a puppy class that we want to enroll her in. It is at Petsmart, 8 weeks long. It might help, but I need to find the time and budget for it.

Hmmm, what else. I hope that fulfills my blogging requirement. I will try harder to keep up, but when life doesn't throw you lemons, how do you make lemonade?

Monday, February 04, 2008

Bad Morning!

Not only am I gaining weight, see todays blog post at Kathleen's Weight Loss Journey, but I had bad dreams about my wedding last night. I couldn't shake them off. Then, to make things worse, my alarm wasn't turned on. Shaun set it last night, but apparently never turned it on. Luckily I woke up 7 mins after it would have went off. Just like I pushed snooze once, so I was ok.

Regardless, if this is how my day is going to go, I am in for a treat. I am headed to work in about 20 mins. I am working in the ER today, so I hope today is not a reflection of how my day has been so far.

I have a few more weeks in orientation, then I am on nights and working on my own. I am not sure how I will do on nights, but I am headed into it with a good attitude and great plans. I hope things work out ok. I am still trying to pick up as many shifts as I can to get some extra money, so I have been working 5-6 days per week. Yeah it sucks, but you get through it.

Off to work I go, here's hoping its a great day from here on out!!