Monthly Archives: January 2014

Happy Almost Friday

It has been a rough few weeks around here after we found out my dad had to have emergency knee surgery to combat an infection, but we’re all safe and on the mend. And little Chick has been giving us quite the laugh when we need it most.




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In which I get retweeted by Sophia Bush

My new favorite TV show of 2014? Chicago PD. It’s a spin-off of my other favorite show about this city I live in, Chicago Fire. I am obsessed. But the best part about it? One of the lead actresses is Sophia Bush. I’ve been a fan since my One Tree Hill watching days in high school, but she’s also a pretty cool person who supports many causes and charities, including pet adoption. She has her own rescue pup too. And yesterday when I shared one of OTAT’s adoptable pups, Poppy, she shared her Petfinder profile with all of her followers. Pretty dang cool.

(Bottom photo of Sophia and her own pooch via)


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Where Chick gets a new sweater and climbs on top of the coffee table

Chick and I received a surprise package in the mail over the weekend, and it turned out to be a brand new Snoopy sweater. My love of Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang knows no bounds so to say I was excited is a bit of an understatement.

A few days later though, Chick had grown tired of the sweater and instead reached a new level of begging. She decided to crawl across our legs and onto the coffee table, where she promptly stole a mouthful of green beans. I was laughing too hard to do anything about it.


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The worst

dog sweater
The worst is when you find a new dog sweater (thanks, Target) to add to your collection, but then you discover it’s sold out in your size and/or not currently available online. #firstworldproblems I have.

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On resolutions and such

I normally don’t make resolutions for the new year. If I don’t successfully complete them, it just seems like I’m setting myself up for failure. Also, I think maybe the last time I made a resolution it was to eat less Taco Bell. This was most likely circa 15 years ago.

I still like Taco Bell, but times have changed. So this year, I’m opting to start blogging again. In 2013 I started a new job while continuing to work for my old employer during weeknights and weekends. I continued to volunteer with One Tail at a Time and joined their Board of Directors. Something had to give. So yesterday when I recycled my old planner and opened my new one (yes, I’m still someone who pencils tasks in a weekly planner and not into my iPhone), I decided my 2014 goal would be to write down and share my adventures here in this space once again.

Just over a week ago, I had to say goodbye to one of my oldest pals, the pup I grew up with. Frasier would have been 15 today, and while I know it was his time to go, it was a traumatic and heartbreaking experience that I still can’t stop thinking about. So dear pal, 2014 is for writing things down more. Because sometimes you have to say good-bye.


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