Tuesday, April 27, 2010

pouty little moses.

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little mosey was pouting this morning. it was so sad and cute at the same time. we are crate training him for now. sean and i work together, but one of us takes an early lunch, and one of us takes a later lunch so that we are able to let him out every couple of hours. the first night with him was rough. he was scared, and the train outside scared him even more. i won't lie, i broke all the rules and let him sleep with me on the couch. i only got 2 hours of sleep. but the second night was much better. we set up a schedule, so we wake him up to go to the bathroom. not have him wake us up to go. we put him to bed around 11 and then sean wakes up at 1 and 5 to take him out. i wake up at 3 and 7. get him fed. you know, all that fun stuff. he has slept through the night perfectly. except for last night i hit snooze at 3 am. at 3:10 he started whining because he had to go. he was just fine after that. i think if i can wake up on time this schedule will work perfectly. he likes having a routine. i think it has been good for me too.

he likes to bite on people's hands and feet. so we are working on that. i think he is getting a little better. but we do have to remember he is just a puppy and still learning. for those that have asked, we do plan to get him neutered. he just has to ahem *grow some balls first* ahem.  we gave him his first bath on sunday. it was so cute. he didn't quite know how to react. he didn't cry but he kept trying to climb out of the tub. when we got him out he just stood there. doing nothing. so we wrapped him up in a towel and rubbed him dry. he laid there like a baby in my arms and fell asleep. he loved that part of the bath. today he had his very first play date with his girlfriend olive. he did so good. i am so proud of him. he can still be a little stinker at times, but i feel like he has already learned so much.

i know a lot of people say that when they have a baby, the love they have for their spouse grows stronger? well it made sense to me in a way, but i had never experienced that. i didn't actually know how that felt. ya know? sean and i raising this little "baby" together has really brought us closer. it's incredible. i can't explain it, and probably will never be able to. i know it's only been a few days, but we are on this fun, new, adventurous journey together, and i wouldn't change it for anything. and i know having a baby will be entirely different. but for now? this puppy has helped us grow closer. nothing makes me happier than to hear sean say, "you did so good mosey! you did so good!" or "you can't lick mama, that's my job" is that TMI? whatever. or "he looked for you when you were gone." i love it. i don't care if we are treating him like our child. he kind of is. i have had a few people say that they hope this doesn't turn into a doggy blog. it won't, however, moses is a part of our life now. we blog about our life. so if something adorable happens i will most likely post about it. i hope that is okay with you all..and if it's not? well too bad ;)

when i was younger my mom had a book published called "what do they do all day in heaven". my cousin illustrated it with pictures of us kids. my mom wrote it after my little sister (sam's twin) passed away from SIDS at the age of 2 months. we didn't understand what had happened, or what was going on, so she wrote the book to help us understand. she thought about writing another children's book called "the puppy and the broken people". it was about a dog who helped heal a broken family. my brother inspired my mom with a story he told her one time when he was little about our family dog. that is exactly what cherry pie did for our family. she was the puppy that saved my family. we had to put her down 2 years ago when she was about 14-15 years old. she was a golden retriever and the sweetest dog ever. the movie "marley and me" reminds me of our exact story.

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here are the last 2 pictures that i ever took of cherry. i miss her so much. she was such a good dog. i wish moses could have met her. they would have loved each other so much. i hope that moses will bring some great memories for our little family. he is not just a dog. he is family. he will be with us through the good and the bad. he will protect our kids when we have them. he will play with them and love them just as much as we will. i can't wait.

a few people have asked how we came up with moses's name. well when my cousin's little girl Ireland was 3, she was hanging out with all the girls for a girls day. she kept saying, "no boys allowed!" it was the cutest thing ever. i guess it was more like "no boys awwowwed!" even cuter, right?

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anyway she had a cute little dog purse with her that she carried around. she named it moses. it was the cutest thing ever. what 3 year old girl names their dog purse moses? i loved it. so when we got our nintendo ds from my mom to stop us from getting a real puppy, we named the 2 dogs on in Scout and Moses. Mo for short. when sean first saw me walk up with a new puppy, the first thing he said was, "it's moses!" we decided calling him Mo would be too confusing if we have to say "NO" all the time. so that is how his name was born!

oh, p.s. my sister maddie captured our first hour with moses and just posted pictures on her blog. click here to see them. they are amazing. i still can't get over how adorable he is.

31 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh how cute he looks with his little paws up like that. It's like he's saying "Let me out!" he he! Adorable!! So neat about that book. What a neat story!!

Brandon said...

Dogs are people too. My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. Koda and Ri need to have an epic battle with Mo soon.

Annie Kennedy said...

That's adorable! Congratulations parents! :)

Annie Kennedy said...

...and that was a lovely book :)

*juli* said...

where are the pictures of our babies playing together?? I'll upload those videos tomorrow and email them to you. (Both Olive and I are worn out from our lovely evening together) Thanks again for coming over! We had a blast and can't wait to do it again!! Let me know if you want to come over while Sean studies for finals this week. :) It really was so much fun!! Heart you my dear friend!

Rhianne said...

oh wow, Chloe those photos are fantastic, your sister is talented and Moses is the cutest thing. I'm so glad you're enjoying being a puppy Mum, I cant wait to be one too! I'm looking forward to hearing more about everything :)

Shane and Bonnie Peavler said...

We had three pets before we had babies. They are our family and our first babies --- and really taught us patience :) He is so adorable!!!

Michael & Mindy said...

Oh. My! I love the schedule at night! So funny. I love the pictures of him on here. Very cute.

I hope I didn't offend you by saying you're treating him like your baby and that I hope your blog isn't all about the dog. I feel bad. I didn't mean to sound rude. I totally understand how he's part of your family. We always had little dogs growing up and I bawled every time one of them died. They were totally a part of our family and I loved them. I just haven't had a pet for a long time, ya know? And some people just seem to go crazy with it. Especially with cats. And cats gross. me. out. Also, it's okay if you blog all about him. All I blog about is Dane. And if Moses is your baby, then you should blog about him.

Also, I didn't know Sam had a twin that died? I know you've said before that your mom had 2 sets of twins, but I guess I didn't think it through. That is so sad. I can't imagine losing a baby. Oh my...I can't even think about losing my litter Daner.

Anyway, I really am sorry if I made you feel bad or offended you or anything. I feel bad. I didn't mean to at all.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Crate training is SO sad but rewarding at the same time. Monte hated it at first and the look on his face always made me SO sad. But it helps in the long run.

It's amazing what animals can do for people. They have this healing quality that is so powerful. I wouldn't want to spend my life without an animal by my side. They're good at helping through the hard times.

Maddie said...

aw, i love ireland :) and moses. and you guys! thank you for bringing moses into our lives :)

Lacey, Aj Swenson said...

lol chloe I love it and you! You're so cute, you guys are just like aj and I. Our dogs are our children and we love them! When clyde ran away we were heart broken. Now that he's back it's like our family is whole again. I'm excited for you guys and I'm excited to hear more stories of little moses!

lydia. said...

this was such a sweet post.
i have to admit, i'm totally tearing up. the story about your mom...and cherry pie is really touching.

moses is such a cute little guy!
i look forward to posts about his cuteness and antics. :)

Michele said...

I am so glad you are having fun with your cute puppy. I love how he got his name. I think it is adorable.

I'm Stacey... said...

Our dog is kind of like our kid, too :) We even have to go home early from church on Sundays to take care of him.

To be honest, I would actually kind of enjoy it if this became a dog blog :) Not that it has to. Just sayin'!

kayla & tyler said...

ohh Puppy!! he is so cute! he reminds me of my puppy Barry. except barry isn't a puppy but he is really small like one. he is so cute! how fun for you guys! and I didn't know that Sam had a twin sister. i'm so sorry to hear that she died, that is really sad! it's great to know that we can see our loved ones again and be with them forever!!

Rasha said...

He is so cute and looks just like you and sean... hahaha :)

kelly ann said...

SO CUTE. oh my gosh, pouty puppy. my two dogs are four years old and sometimes i still cannot resist the pouty face, it's awful. ;)

you seem SO HAPPY and overjoyed, i love it! :) i'm so glad you're having so much with this new love in your life! <3

Chloë said...

so ridiculously cute.

seriously.
that pouty face?
KILLS me.

one day, i'll get a puppy too. until then, i'll just at pictures of yours. sigh.

Emma Jade said...

you write so beautifully, its always a pleasure to read your posts.
Your puppy is so cute!
I'm so sorry about your sister, the book your mom wrote is amazing and so inspiring.
xxx

emily+brett said...

love love love him! his paws are HUGE! he is going to be big. when we got tea we felt the same way about her bringing us closer together. we really felt like parents and thought we were the best ever. i have to say now having had both a dog and a baby, the love you have for moses will grow and grow but is unmeasurable compared to the love you'll have for your baby. i never thought i could love something more than tea. you just wait. your kiddos will love moses someday. steele looks for tea every morning. he finds her, lays his head on her and sucks his thumb. it really is the cutest thing EVER!

gotta love little ireland. i miss them!

samnhal said...

Your puppy is sooo cute! Your family dog looks just like my husband's parents golden retriever, who is like 15 now. So cute. I'm glad that sean was so down with you just coming home with a puppy, that is awesome.

nick and camie said...

he's so so so so so so so so so so so so so so cute.

knz said...

Um... NOTHING is wrong with having a doggy blog ;)
I love your dog! I really want to meet him. I remember Ireland calling her purse dog that! You just wait. You're going to become even more attached to Moses. I can't even imagine what having a baby is like because I love Ellie more than I can say.

Nicole Marie said...

oh an crate training!! put a warm bottle of water in a sock with him. it will seriously help so much!!

Sam said...

he is sooo cute. i wouldn't mind if this turned into a pupply blog :D That's really neat that your mom wrote a book to explain what your family was going through for you guys. She sounds like such a strong and remarkable woman :)

Jenni said...

awww I just love moses and I am so excited to hear all of the stories about him!!!!

Becca said...

Can't get tired of his little face- the paws on the door look so, so, so sad! But you guys are doing right by starting him young on these things- then he will feel more confident later on, when he knows what to expect and how to be good!

Keep up the good work, mommy!

Ronda said...

that's funny. Our new puppy from christmas is named Scout. Great minds think alike. r

Matt said...

I Miss Cherry Pie!

missy. said...

that is such a sweet story! i never had a dog like that growing up. we had three labs though and they are outrageous energetic but so lovable! i'm sure this will be awesome for you. he is soo adorable.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

how cute are all of these pics????