Join Date: Nov 2012
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I am trying to take a break from watching and reading about the sorrow in Connecticut tonight. Such a horrible thing. My heart breaks for those families.
Tonight was a lesson for me about what may constitute a little TOO much socialization.
We decided to take Thelma Lou to hubby's work party for a little bit. We only live about 3 minutes away so we could take her there and bring her home after a little while.
Everyone loved her. There was plenty of stimuli (lights, decorations, music, balloons, etc) and it was definitely living up to the "a tired puppy is a good puppy" standard. But little girls wanted to walk her around, there was stuff on the floor, pizza at eye level, etc. it was too much stimuli for ME. I had to bring her home much sooner than I planned because it was impossible to relax with so many dangers for her.
I carried her out to the car and she snuggled up to my neck. I held her on my lap (not ideal, but it was only a mile) and she immediately fell asleep. I carried her in to her crate and she went right back to sleep while I headed back to the party.
So. Lesson learned.
Here is some cuteness for today. I used her as the "puppy alarm" to get the boys up this morning, but she was pretty ineffective. She licked their faces, then snuggled under the covers and went to sleep with them...
L, wife of a soldier, mom to 4 humans, 2 felines, and 1 adorable puppy