Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Just the Two of Us

Well it looks as though Sean will be gone until Sunday. He's on funeral detail and they are doing the funeral of a soldier who happens to be with the 101st out of Ft. Campbell. So, Sean and his fellow funeral detail people left today for Mississippi (not sure on the exact location) to do the funeral. This is the first young soldier they've had to do, the rest of been older gentlemen. Actually in the last couple of weeks they've done the funerals for several WWII vets. Yesterday they did one for a soldier that had been at the Battle of the Bulge. I am very interested in WWII and I think those men have such a story to tell.

Anyway, enough of the depressing talk.

Last night I was taking Boomer for a walk down to the mailboxes. He LOVES walks. As soon as I get the leash he begins jumping around and runs to me to attach it to his collar. So we are heading back from the mailboxes and we happen upon one of our neighbors down the street who has 2 Min-Pins. One is about Boomers size and the other is just a puppy. He had the puppy on a leash and it was darling! He was so little! Probably 7 inches long at the most. We chatted about the dog while the puppy tried to play with Boomer. Boomer wasn't having any of it though. He seemed wary of this little pup. I guess the puppy is 12 weeks old, but they are wanting to sell it. I didn't inquire why, but I have to say I'm curious as to why they are selling him after only having him for about 6 weeks. I'm not going to lie. I REALLY want this little dog, but he's $300. Sure we could afford him, but I can't justify spending that on a dog. Especially since I don't think he's fixed yet and I'm not sure about the micro-chipping, which obviously is going to cost a chunk. He was just too cute though! I told Sean about the puppy as soon as we got home, but he seemed unmoved to the cuteness factor of this particular dog. He loves Boomer, but I'm not sure he's ready for another naughty addition to our family. Guess we shall see.

It's been really rainy here the last few days. Not that I'm complaining. I'll take cooler weather over the heat anyday. It just seems so weird for August. Boomer is not a fan of the rain though. Perhaps I should look into buying him a doggie raincoat? Our family Chihuahua used to have one because he hated the rain too.

I have to take our car in tomorrow to the repair shop. I think it's just something minor that is wrong with it, but there's a $40 diagnostic fee from the very start! The plan was just to have Sean's mechanically inclined friend take a look at it, but he's on funeral detail with Sean and I didn't want to run the chance of something happening to it while they were gone and me being without a car, so I decided to buck up and just shell out the money for the dealership to look at it. Let's hope it doesn't cost me too much!


Rebecca said...

A doggy raincoat! That's so funny! Our dog Holly isn't a fan of rain either. She refuses to go potty in the rain. But she loves being in the water. We take her white water rafting with us. She does everything with us and is incredibly spoiled!

Bobbie said...

My dog is wild about walks too!