what I've learned...

June 25, 2010


I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since we got Ginger. Here are some examples of how my life has totally changed with her furry little presence:
  • I no longer need an alarm clock since she wakes me up as early as 6 a.m. {used to be 4}
  • I get excited when she does number two
  • Fleas have become my sworn enemies {and if I see one on her I'll chase it to its death}
  • I puppy-proof the house daily, and am constantly looking for her toys
  • Training has become an ongoing task {she knows sit, shake, down, roll over, and stay..kinda}
  • She has gone from 6 lbs to 10.7 lbs!
  • Endless puppy kisses
  • My new favorite thing is making her little mohair into a mohawk or in the above case a Donald Trump comb-over!
  • I have the cutest, most cuddly best friend!
I'm going to Matthew's work today for "Bring Your Dog to Work Day," although Ginger can't come since she hasn't gotten her third round of shots yet! She's getting them Sunday though so we're going to finally be able to go on walks!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

xox
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73 comments:

  1. She's just precious! Funny how you become SO attached to them, so quickly isn't it?

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  2. Aww, she's like your own little practice child!! It'll be the same, I think, when you have a baby!

    Ginger is the sweetest. I love her "Donald Trump" hair :)

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  3. My dogs totally changed my routine too. I plan my days around their potty breaks! But it's a small price to pay for all they bring to my life.

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  4. She is PRECIOUS! :) You sound like a great dog mommy!

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  5. she is so freekin cute.
    i cant stand it.<3

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  6. Haha! I would totally take a number two over a number one. That is awesome. She is way adorable and I can't stand how cute the two of you will be on your little walks.

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  7. My boyfriend and I just got a baby Golden Retriever and we are absolutely in LOVE with him (and I definitely have learned many of the same lessons you have)! He is 3 months old and growing SO fast. There is a photo of him on one of my past posts here - http://sheismsmr.blogspot.com/2010/05/mommas-love.html

    ENJOY!
    meg

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  8. She is adorable! Puppies are a life changer. My Mom claims my dogs are more work than kids. They let me over sleep today though so careful on that one ;)

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  9. I am right there with you with the life changes because of a dog! We got our dogs right around the same time. I'm so jealous that he has a "Bring your dog to work day"! That's so cool!

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  10. Aren't pets the best?! Those furballs are family for sure! And yours couldn't be cuter. :)

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  11. I had to giggle at all of the changes that she's brought to your life. She is SO adorable -- everyone at Matthew's office is going to be so jealous.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. She is so precious! And it seems like she's such a happy puppy.

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  13. She is so cute! Puppies do change everything :) I love mine to pieces!

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  14. It sounds like you have a kid! Have a great weekend!

    http://lifeisthemessyparts-jennifer.blogspot.com/

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  15. She's the cutest!!!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  16. I love how is hair sticks out in multiple directions. adorable.

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  17. did you ever mention what beed giner is? if you did, i must have missed it.

    she's so adorable! and congrats on the six week mark!

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  18. and by "beed", i meant "breed." ha.

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  19. HAH nice comb over. that's awesome. pup hair dos are the best.

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  20. She is growing so fast and she is soooo cute:) I love her hair...Ahhh...My dogs are an alarm clock too..Its amazing how they know what time it is...right?
    Kisses sweetie and have a fun weekend with your cutie:)

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  21. Gosh I am SO jealous of her!!! I want one soooo badly.

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  22. Awww...aren't puppies the best alarm clocks.

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  23. she is so stinkin cute! our not-such-a-puppy anymore woke us up yesterday by jumping on my with his front paws. that dude had to PEEEEE. dog are seriously the best ever!

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  24. She is such a cutie pie. What kind of dog is she again?

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  25. ha ha we talk about #2 allll the time too lol:-) Love my pups though, they're worth it all!!!

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  26. she is just precious!! I love that you give him a comb over! ha ha ha
    Hope you have a lovely weekend dear~
    Anna

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  27. she is the sweetest little thing!

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  28. She is just so cute! And by the sounds of it, extremely well trained!! She would put my little daisy to shame!!! :)

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  29. Puppies totally change your life! They're like babies.

    -B

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  30. she is so cute! & you guys are doing a great job it seems! i really think there's absolutely nothing in this world better than a dog!

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  31. She is still so adorable! I want a puppy so badly.

    What kind of dog is Ginger?

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  32. she is so darling... love the donald trump hair! ;)

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  33. haha, that is definitely the CUTEST Donald Trump comb over i've ever seen!!! :) these facts make me realize i'm not ready for a puppy quite yet!

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  34. Hehe your puppy makes me smile! Hope you have a good weekend x

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  35. This was the cutest post Mara, I enjoyed reading your list. I hope to own a dog one day. My boyfriend has a thing for Boston Terriers :) have a great weekend!

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  36. She is absolutely precious!!! XO

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  37. 7 pounds?! Wow your puppy is sooo light! I've never had a dog that small, my doggie weighed a ton when he was a pup and he's only gotten heavier and heavier with age :)
    I kinda wish I could pick him up and hug him sometimes but he'd break my back, lol!

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  38. You are such a cute mommy!!

    Have a great weekend, Mara!

    Marcie

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  39. Definitely diggin' her hairdo. She is the most adorable little dog!

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  40. She's so super cute!!! Love her awesome hairdo, very stylish. ;)

    Have a fab weekend girl.

    xoxo

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  41. She's absolutely precious! And think about how much practise you are getting :p She has the cutest, sweetest face! I can see why you love her. x

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  42. Awww Ginger is such a cutie! Glad you are having fun with your puppy :)

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  43. oh wow! such a cute puppy is lucky to have to look over her :D

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  44. so stinking cute!!! getting a puppy is literally like having a baby. my boyfriend and i had serious issues when i got massimo because he said it was like dating a single mother. haha
    i wish i had a trip to get her to sleep later. massimo, even when he was a puppy, sleeps till sometimes 10 or 11. when i get up in the morning he crawls under the covers and continues to sleep until i force him to get out of bed haha

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  45. Her wispy fur is SO cute!! What an adorable pup :)

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  46. Gosh Mara, Ginger is just so adorable!!! Aren't puppy kisses the best? :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  47. I would love to bring my dogs to work! arent they the best. I dont think I can imagine my life without any dogs. We have 4 lol

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  48. She is so precious!!!! I am so glad your enjoying these special moments!! xx

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  49. so cute...love the picture on the right!

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  50. Congrats on being PopSugars Look of the Day!!

    Marcie

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  51. Aww, this is too adorable!! Have a lovely week, sweets :)

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  52. Ah, Ginger is adorable. She's got unusual "hair", which makes her even cuter, and I love how you're describing your life with her as if it were a new baby...puppies are so much work! And worth it :)

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  53. She's just getting cuter and cuter!! Have you ever tried putting a little, pink bow in her hair? At 10.7 lbs. she'd be a huge lapdog :)

    www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

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  54. Ginger is the cutest thing ever! I love how scruffy she is!!

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  55. Your puppy is so cute. I love that she doesn't look like every dog that you see everyday. I love her little wiryish hair. She's adorable.

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  56. cutest dog ever!!! (next to mine of course! ;) ) I can't believe you have take your dog to work day...so jealous!

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  57. Oh my goodness, Mara. I LOVE the fact that you giver her a comb over. That's so funny! I saw you on Fabsugar today, congratulations!!! YAY!!! You look gorgeous. Hope you had a great weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

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  58. i love his long hair. he is way too entirely cute!!

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  59. Be still my heart!! What a cutie! It's amazing how a puppy (or any addition to the family) can transform your world :)

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  60. Awww so happy for you that you have a new best friend, she's adorable!

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  61. oh my goodness! i'm in love :)

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  62. Ginger is such a cutie, Mara!

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  63. Haha, love the Donald Trump hair!

    x Jasmine

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  64. oh my - she is such a cutie! I have fallen in love now ;o)

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