Saturday was my favorite kind of day. The morning started off with a phone call from Brian who was already on his way home and had gotten four straight hours of sleep... again something that is very rare! I had a 5k race in Kingsport starting at 10AM so we loaded Whit in the car and headed off. Emma stayed home for nap time. Brian and Whitley socialized at the race and were there to cheer me on! It makes such a difference to come around a corner and see the two of them. Whitley was already worked up from watching everyone run past her. When I went by and yelled her name I thought she was going to tear Brian's rotator cuff. She thought she was just going to join in and run the race too! She was such a happy puppy because she was the center of attention- of course! It brings a completely different feeling knowing that you have someone there to support you and for that I am so thankful!
|"Dad, I'm pooped"|
|My big baby.|
|A big bone for a big girl.|
|My new rubber stick.|
We finally headed home for an evening with the grill and the pups. Whitley and Emma have certainly grown to love each other!
|Who decided to get another puppy?|
|She may be small... but she is the instigator!|
|Always ready to strike a pose.|
|You may get a good pic if you time it perfectly but there will be no posing from this girl.|
|Watching the greyhound.|
|Come with me little one.|
|Posing while Emma ran wild.|
|Distracted when Emma ran by.|
|Then Emma ran back by.|
|That baby wears me out.|
|I thought we were going to have to break out the life jacket again. Very interested in the hot tub.|
Brian grilled amazing potatoes and steak.
|Check recipe section! These are the best potatoes I have ever had!|
The evening, food, temperature, and company was perfect. There is something to be said for a day that starts with a good run and ends at home with the things that mean the most to you.
So far today has been filled with puppy time. We have been outside. We have been inside. We have eaten sticks. We have taken naps. It's pretty nice around here to be a dog! I think it's fair to say that they are officially part of the family!
|Love those danes.|
Time to start another week of work and routine. Hope everyone has a great week! The three day weekend, fireworks, four mile race, and time with friends cannot come soon enough. Say a prayer for Whit and Em this week... they both have their surgeries on Thursday and will no longer be able to have baby Danes. We are going to have our hands full with two danes in giant plastic collars who will, I'm sure, be terrified of fireworks... should be quite a sight!
Don't forget to check the recipe section for a few new things we've tried lately...
Skillet potatoes on the grill and pasta with pancetta and leeks!