Now those of you who come here via MM may have just taken a sharp intake of breath at our choice of name. I checked that Beth didn’t mind our preferred choice in light of her own Buddy’s demise – we had three Boo, Sniffler (because of the kennel cough) and Buddy – which B had mentioned last Sunday – after the Myeloma Buddies.
Despite saying puppy about 5,463 times last Sunday while we tidied/cleared out the garage to make it ‘puppy’ safe, eg, ‘Where’s the puppy’s lead/water dish/basket going to go?, we got an 18 month old DOG! Why? Because, even though he’s got the dog equivalent of a snotty nose and he smelled, well actually he STUNK, I truly thought my heart would break if we left him in the Dog’s Home despite B having picked him!
I don’t know where our week’s holiday has gone – I didn’t get to the Black Sheep wool shop I heard about on Monday or the chinese restraurant I heard about on Tuesday. Instead it’s been walkies, poop scooping, snotty nose wiping, fussing and playing – and that’s just with B – I’ve had to do the same again with Buddy.
So far we’ve bought…
Chew toy x 2
Ball (because how cute would he look chasing a ball round the garden (Buddy not B) – I don’t know how cute he’d look because it popped within two seconds)
Stainless steel bowls x 4
Dog treats x I’ve lost count – and I found out today that you can pick and mix dog treats – it was so fun and you get to pick them into a BUCKET – if we can find a sweet shop that lets B do this he’d be in heaven
Basket x 2 – we had to take the first one back because it was too big – because we didn’t know how to respond to the question in the shop ‘How does he sleep?’ In case your curious, he sleeps with his eyes closed!
Laundry basket – What! He needs his own little laundry disposal in the garage for his towels when he gets wet
And so far I’ve made…
One little duvet for his basket and another is underway for the floor – I haven’t done covers yet. Now I’m generally able to pull crafting material out of thin air so B hasn’t actually asked where the stuff for Buddy’s duvet has come from. It’s not his ‘department’ to question this type of thing and it’s just as well. The raw materials for Buddy’s duvet came from a spare single duvet we just happened to have lying around following the departure of the spare single bed – hey, it’s okay is not like we now need to get a sofa bed for the m-i-l because apparently she doesn’t want to be introduced to Buddy!
I saw some lovely bedlinen for our bed today whilst out getting another two bowls for Buddy and attempting to get some curtain lining. The duvet cover from Marks & Spencer we got after by SCT holiday is non-iron which apparently means you don’t have to feel guilty that it looks like it’s not been ironed. ‘Yes, it’s non-iron so that crumpled look is how it’s supposed to look!’. I was thinking I could get an extra sheet and make Buddy a matching duvet cover! How cute would that be? WHAT!