I love these two little rugrats. It’s kind of sad just how much.
I’ve had little Charlie for 4 and a half years. I got her when I was 18 and living alone. She’s been with me through so many different living arrangements, through heartache, and happiness. She has quite the little attitude, but her cuteness and companionship beyond makes up for it.
I officially adopt Belle Monday. I’ve been having her for a little over 3 weeks. She’s pretty bad in the puppy mischief sort of way. She has fulfilled a long time dream of mine to have a dog that I can take running amd swimming etc. She’s super smart amd it is awesome to see her learn more and more each day.
Having belle has been tough. She requires about 2 hours of exercise each day and she was sick when I got her and has since gotten Charlie sick. She’s still doing very poorly. But in a way I think these dogs are taking the place of my baby fever. I may never have children. And I’m 100% that I won’t in the foreseeable future. I love nurturing and taking care of them and teaching them and watching them grow. I love how happy they are to see me. I love sacrificing time and money for their wants and needs. I’m not sure if this makes me the weird dog lady but this is just how I see it.

I love these two little rugrats. It’s kind of sad just how much.
I’ve had little Charlie for 4 and a half years. I got her when I was 18 and living alone. She’s been with me through so many different living arrangements, through heartache, and happiness. She has quite the little attitude, but her cuteness and companionship beyond makes up for it.
I officially adopt Belle Monday. I’ve been having her for a little over 3 weeks. She’s pretty bad in the puppy mischief sort of way. She has fulfilled a long time dream of mine to have a dog that I can take running amd swimming etc. She’s super smart amd it is awesome to see her learn more and more each day.
Having belle has been tough. She requires about 2 hours of exercise each day and she was sick when I got her and has since gotten Charlie sick. She’s still doing very poorly. But in a way I think these dogs are taking the place of my baby fever. I may never have children. And I’m 100% that I won’t in the foreseeable future. I love nurturing and taking care of them and teaching them and watching them grow. I love how happy they are to see me. I love sacrificing time and money for their wants and needs. I’m not sure if this makes me the weird dog lady but this is just how I see it.

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Sunday, 2nd October
This is representative of the kind of day we are going to have. I’m going to go wash clothes at my old apartment and take Belle play, but aside from that we are staying put.

This is representative of the kind of day we are going to have. I’m going to go wash clothes at my old apartment and take Belle play, but aside from that we are staying put.

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Sunday, 20th November
This cute, cuddly, innocent little puppy scared the shit out of me today. I’m sitting in traffic [about 4 cars from the light at the corner of riverside and 35 feeter rd for austinites] It’s about 5:45 so tons of traffic. I hear the bus behind me honk the horn, I look in my mirror and there’s a dog on the side of the road and I say oh wow there’s a dog right there. This was quickly followed by a double take to my back seat, realizing Belle is gone, trying to figure out how she got out, then realizing I have to get her right now. I freaked. There’s nowhere to pull off and in my panic I couldn’t find my hazard lights so I just got out and she started running forward and people were honking. So I got in my car drove up just a little then got out and ran again. At this point I could give a shit less that my car is blocking traffic and that I look like an idiot running through traffic panicking. It didnt take long for her to come to me, but it felt like forever.
How the hell did she get from the safety of my backseat to running through 3 lanes of traffic and an intersection? Well today I decided Charlie [my little pup] would come to Belle’s daily dog park visit. Charlie has a tendency to jump on the window buttons and she had done it as soon as we left and i just put it back up. It’s always the back right one that she steps on. Well apparently she did it again and I hadn’t realized. Belle just jumped out! She did this once when i first got her [in the parking lot of my apartment not in traffic] but I attributed it to being scared of the car. My heart was beating so fast. This single mom cannot take both pups out at once.

This cute, cuddly, innocent little puppy scared the shit out of me today. I’m sitting in traffic [about 4 cars from the light at the corner of riverside and 35 feeter rd for austinites] It’s about 5:45 so tons of traffic. I hear the bus behind me honk the horn, I look in my mirror and there’s a dog on the side of the road and I say oh wow there’s a dog right there. This was quickly followed by a double take to my back seat, realizing Belle is gone, trying to figure out how she got out, then realizing I have to get her right now. I freaked. There’s nowhere to pull off and in my panic I couldn’t find my hazard lights so I just got out and she started running forward and people were honking. So I got in my car drove up just a little then got out and ran again. At this point I could give a shit less that my car is blocking traffic and that I look like an idiot running through traffic panicking. It didnt take long for her to come to me, but it felt like forever.

How the hell did she get from the safety of my backseat to running through 3 lanes of traffic and an intersection? Well today I decided Charlie [my little pup] would come to Belle’s daily dog park visit. Charlie has a tendency to jump on the window buttons and she had done it as soon as we left and i just put it back up. It’s always the back right one that she steps on. Well apparently she did it again and I hadn’t realized. Belle just jumped out! She did this once when i first got her [in the parking lot of my apartment not in traffic] but I attributed it to being scared of the car. My heart was beating so fast. This single mom cannot take both pups out at once.

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Tuesday, 29th November

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I accidently closed the car door on my pup’s tail. I had her standing pretty close because someone was pulling into the next parking spot. Of course the door was locked and she was yiping while I fumbled for my keys to open it. I feel terrible. She ran to my apt door. There was blood all over my hands, but with all her hair I couldn’t find the exact place it was coming from. I have no idea how to tell if it’s broken. It’s about 2-3 inches from the end so I soaked it in a cup of peroxide and also washed it off thoroughly. She’s had such a rough day. We had just left the dog park by her choice because she was getting beat up.

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Thursday, 29th December
She’s seriously the sweetest puppy ever.

She’s seriously the sweetest puppy ever.

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Thursday, 29th December
We’ve been home no more than 2 minutes and she’s already sleeping. Yep, I would say we had a successful run! She’s usually still going at 100% after a run. :D

We’ve been home no more than 2 minutes and she’s already sleeping. Yep, I would say we had a successful run! She’s usually still going at 100% after a run. :D

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Saturday, 28th January
Taking the pup swim at Barton springs day #2

Taking the pup swim at Barton springs day #2

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Sunday, 25th March
Upside: we ran with Belle’s “no pull” harness collar today and it couldn’t have gone better for being her first run with it. Our runs had become unbearable because she pulls me so hard. I feel bad because I know she doesn’t like it, but she learns fast so a few more runs and we should be able to go back to her normal collar with no problems…or at least I’m hoping.

Downside: some bum threw meat with fucking bones at her! I mean I’m really happy that he could spare this meat that he took out of a trash bag he was carrying but ffuuuucckkkkyouuuuu man. I yelled at him to stop and he says “what I picked out the bones?” then I find two of them. I swear if my pup is sick tonight/tomorrow I will be soooo freaking mad.

Upside: we ran with Belle’s “no pull” harness collar today and it couldn’t have gone better for being her first run with it. Our runs had become unbearable because she pulls me so hard. I feel bad because I know she doesn’t like it, but she learns fast so a few more runs and we should be able to go back to her normal collar with no problems…or at least I’m hoping.

Downside: some bum threw meat with fucking bones at her! I mean I’m really happy that he could spare this meat that he took out of a trash bag he was carrying but ffuuuucckkkkyouuuuu man. I yelled at him to stop and he says “what I picked out the bones?” then I find two of them. I swear if my pup is sick tonight/tomorrow I will be soooo freaking mad.

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Monday, 2nd April

Update on my pup

She was up crying from 12:30-7 this morning. In that time I had to let her outside to poop 5 times. I had plans after work, but today is not the day I want to leave her an extra hour or 2 :(

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Tuesday, 3rd April
Took my pup to the springs being she was so good the past few days…and because girlfriend had a ton of energy to get out and I could really use the relaxation and sun

Took my pup to the springs being she was so good the past few days…and because girlfriend had a ton of energy to get out and I could really use the relaxation and sun

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Sunday, 13th May
Took Belle to Redbud Isle Park today. This was our first time really exploring it because last time it started to rain. I think I’m going to start making weekly trips out there. This is Belle eyeing a squirrel that she chased up this tree. We were sooo close to having squirrel stew tonight! ;)

Took Belle to Redbud Isle Park today. This was our first time really exploring it because last time it started to rain. I think I’m going to start making weekly trips out there. This is Belle eyeing a squirrel that she chased up this tree. We were sooo close to having squirrel stew tonight! ;)

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Sunday, 3rd June
Belle gets to swim in the lake like 4 days a week ever since we stopped going to our regular park when my car got broken into. She loves it. I couldn’t get a pic bc I was too busy laughing/partially freaking about how far she was going but home girl chased two swans down the lake. She went really far and it took me a while to get her to turn back haha she is nuts!

Belle gets to swim in the lake like 4 days a week ever since we stopped going to our regular park when my car got broken into. She loves it. I couldn’t get a pic bc I was too busy laughing/partially freaking about how far she was going but home girl chased two swans down the lake. She went really far and it took me a while to get her to turn back haha she is nuts!

I spy with my little eye a very sleepy, adorable pup

I spy with my little eye a very sleepy, adorable pup

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Saturday, 30th June
We are super bored..

We are super bored..

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Sunday, 1st July
I could probably count on one hand how many thunderstorms this pup has seen. She’s pretty interested/acting like a cooped up hyper child.

I could probably count on one hand how many thunderstorms this pup has seen. She’s pretty interested/acting like a cooped up hyper child.

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Monday, 9th July