Monday, April 27, 2009

darwin - 11weeks

darwin is now 11 weeks old.
we took her for her second set of shots on saturday and shes up to 26.4 lbs! (she was 12.9lbs at 7 weeks)
we have her in puppy kindergarten for training and socialization, and while the training is helpful, the most helpful part is the socialization. since we bottle fed her from 5 days old, and she only got weekend time with her mom and the majority of her siblings, she was a bit snarly at other puppies. weve been going to class for about 3 weeks now, two times a week, and shes getting a lot better. tho shes still intimidated by a big group of older/bigger puppies, shes getting better with smaller puppies, and one on one bigger puppy time.
this is her bff from class, louie the french bulldog:

and this is her bff neighbor from upstairs, riley the black lab:

it still amazes me that shes as big as she is now, when we first took her and her brother and sisters home to foster they were this big (shes the one with the pink ribbon):

29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (160 pages to go!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree, march - daffodils, april - daffodils)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard (still not a pro, but i made it!)
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)