Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Be our guest, be our guest

Since I'm lucky enough to have found my best friend and marry him, there's only one thing I really want right now. Anyone who knows me know its not jewelry, new clothes, a new car, even yarn, at this point. I really, really want a dog. Really. I've grown up with dogs all my life, and for the first time find myself without a dog and I do feel a void.
Lucky for me, I have a friend who has the most perfect dog in the world and she goes away a lot! Kelly (of the Brady Boy Blog) and her husband are away right now in Disney and we are watching their chocolate lab, Cody. I'm not sure who's doing who a favor! He's honestly the best dog I know. I feel bad saying this because my mom has two dogs, but he's really great. Doesn't jump on furniture without being invited, doesn't leave you if you take him out without a leash, and he has a nice big bark that lets you know if anything's going on outside. I picked him up on Friday and we had a nice, long weekend with him. I have him only til this Friday (sniff) but we've been enjoying him so much! I've taken him for runs and walks, Erm has had him help with some yardwork, etc. Here's some pics!

Cody eating his greenie and Joey being jealous

Cody LOVES the ball I bought him

He also loves to help us drag sticks out of the yard

As I say every time, I was debating telling Kelly and Scott that Cody ran away and we don't know where he is, but I would keep him. Sadly, this would never work. I also think Joey is going to miss him, as they are usually together in the house.
Still no knitting, although I am making great progress in my other project. I MAY take a hiatus from my knitting hiatus this weekend, though. I am participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life with my high school community service group, Helping Hands. My kids are amazing. We started at the beginning of the year on a mission to help kids affected by cancer. We've had lots of projects and fundraisers. Our biggest one was to help a girl who had her leg amputated above the knee after a failed attempt at limb salvage after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her left leg. We raised $9000 to help her buy a prosthetic leg that will let her get back to playing softball, riding her bike, and being a normal kid! This weekend, the event raises money for the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Check out our site!


Kelly said...

Awwww....Cody looks so happy!!!! I am glad he is being such a good boy. I know he LOVES spending time with you guys - he is never going to want to come home!! Love all the pics!!

Knittymuggins said...

Awww... what a sweet pooch! He looks just like our doggie that passed away this January. My husband is such a sucker for chocolate labs :) I hope you're enjoying your time with him! Maybe having him around the house will help your husband get used to the idea of having one....