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My Son, the Puppy Boy

The Pookie loves to watch our dog. She is great entertainment for him, and I will often use her as a distraction when he's fussing during a diaper change or some other reason. But perhaps he's been watching the dog a little too much. I'm starting to see signs that he might think he's a canine, not a human.

After weeks of effort and being so close, the Pookie started really and truly crawling just a week or so before he turned nine months old. And now he is crawling all over the place, on all fours--just like the dog.

It's not simply the fact that he is on all fours the way the dog is, it's also the way he follows me and the Pumpkin around in the mornings, the way he comes bounding down the hall to me and the way he comes when I call his name--just like the dog.

Like his sister did at the same age/stage, he is constantly trying to crawl to the water bowls on the floors for the pets. He wants to go put his hands in the water bowls, but we always tell him no and p…

The Pumpkin's 3rd Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays are a big deal to me. To me, it's a special day just for the birthday girl(s)/boy(s). I like to make a big deal of them: I've always made a big deal out of my own, and now I'm making a big deal out of my kids' birthdays!

This year, the Pumpkin's birthday was on a Thursday. When she woke up, I was there with a "Happy Birthday" for her. She then said it was not her birthday. I tried to explain it was, but she insisted it was not. I let it go, figuring she'd get into it when she was more awake.

Which she totally did, especially when she found out I was going to make cupcakes and bring them into her school that afternoon!

I left work early on her birthday, bought her the birthday presents that Londo and I had talked about getting her, and went home to make the cupcakes using a mix I got from a nut-free facility. While I made the cupcakes, Londo put together the Pumpkin's dollhouse, which was her big birthday present. We went over to her pre-s…

Question of the Week - Pets

Today, I and my dog are featured on Coffee with a Canine! There are pictures of my lovely beagle dog, and even one of me (sort of). It's a great blog, full of interesting people and their dogs. You should go check it out.

When you get back, you can answer this week's Question of the Week:

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind(s)?

We have a dog and a cat. I've written about the Beagle recently, and I've written about both of the pets here and there over the years. And although I am usually complaining about the cat peeing on stuff, he's pretty sweet and very fluffy in general and I plan to write about him specifically soon.

I love our pets. They were our furbabies before we had real babies. They are part of our family, and have been for a long time. We got the cat when we first moved in together back in 1999, and we got the dog in the fall of 2001. Although they can both be frustrating for different reasons at different times, overall they are very good pets and have …