Before I get back to the camera - we had a great doctors appointment in Memphis yesterday. I think the doctor and nurses were really surprised at how well everything looked. Hopefully we can keep it up. The girls are all gaining weight and approaching 2 lbs - in fact little Brooks measured just over 2 lbs. I'm 26 1/2 weeks and counting. Every week feels like a huge milestone now.
I have a lot to figure out on this camera, but I've been practicing with my current favorite subjects - the dogs. I thought they deserved a little blog attention anyway, before there are new centers of attention in the house.
Age: 8 (almost 9)
Likes: People (because she thinks she is one), eating toilet paper, walking (dragging us on the leash), having her butt rubbed, occasionally eating wood such as door frames, barking at anyone or anything that comes in the yard
Dislikes: Most other dogs, thunder, fireworks, any loud noise, being left outside
Personality profile: Ginger is serious; she is all business all the time. Nothing gets by her. She knows every word in the english language. Perhaps she's a little too smart for her own good. Some may call her anxiety ridden and neurotic, both of which would be very true. She has levels of death stares when she wants something - the picture above is a level 1. The levels go up to 5, which is really intense. She never gives up on anything - ever. She spends most of her day on high alert for any potential threats.
Why we chose Ginger: We were just married and living in Oxford and on our way to a basketball game. After eating lunch we saw a man with puppies in the back of his truck. She jumped in our face for 10 minutes and we just had to have her. She is totally high maintenance but we love her to death. Look how cute she was as a puppy...
Age: 4 1/2
Likes: People, dogs, toys, cuddling, licking
Personality profile: The opposite of Ginger. Maggie is laid back doesn't have a care in the world. She loves everybody and everything - one of those dogs that will lick and nudge you until you give her attention. I'm not sure she knows any words. Her M.O. is to roll on her back no matter what command you give her. She spends most of the day sleeping on her back with her legs flailing around in the air. The other day there was a stranger at the glass door and we found her whimpering and rolling on her back at the door with her tail wagging. Very scary.
Why we chose Maggie: again, Jack and I were having lunch with no intentions of getting a dog. We saw a guy with puppies and Maggie was all curled up under a chair paying us no attention. I really wanted her but we were going to say no - until some scary guys came up to look at her also. I had a flash in my head of her chained in a yard with no food or water and I yelled across the parking lot that we would take her, before they could get any further with their transaction. She was such a sweet puppy
If our dog rearing skills are any indication of our child rearing skills, we are in big trouble.