Wow. I can’t believe it’s been one year already! But yes, one year ago today, we brought this little bundle of love home with us from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
And let’s face it, we’ve had our share of hurdles with the little princess, but any way you shape it, this little girl has changed our lives for the better. She may not be the most dog-friendly, and she still may have accidents (or puke on the carpet right after we had it cleaned) but she’s one of the best cuddlers a guy could ask for, and helps make the apartment feel warmer.
To celebrate her one-year since being born again, I decided she needed a special treat. Instead of having a full-blown party like I actually debated, I just went for a cake for the little girl.
As much as I wanted to let her eat the whole thing… I knew it was in the best interest of my floors that it be divided up over a few days.
Sophia’s First Glance
It’s time for another Sophia confession: She stinks.
She’s a sloppy lil thing sometimes who likes to root around in dirt, lay in a dirty bed after having an accident, or getting into something else that she’s not supposed to. But with the stink comes our favorite time of the year bath season. In the winter, all anyone wants to do is curl up and stay warm, having a cooling down bath is just plain terrible. And as the weather gets warmer (except today) that means we get to bring out Sophia’s enemy – the bath tub.
Sophia About to Take the Plunge
Hello. Gabe here. Let me tell you what a normal evening at home is like:
Chris: What do feel like eating today, option 1, 2 or 3?
Me: I think option 2.
Chris: Well I really feel like making option 3.
STORY. OF. MY. LIFE! (I know I’m spoiled. Whatever.)
This Valentine’s Day we didn’t feel like joining the mobs for a ‘romantic’ dinner with an overpriced menu, so we simply turned the tide at home. I made dinner for a change. I mean…I make dinner sometimes…but it is rarely, if ever, pescatarian friendly. Dinner consisted of vegetarian beef and cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, empanadas, and homemade margarita-like cocktails. Continue reading
Sometimes it seems like it takes double the amount of time that it should to make the simplest of meals. But it’s times like this that it’s helpful to have some help in the kitchen.
Now, while I sometimes discourage kitchen help from others, and like to have control of my domain, lately I’ve been glad to have some help.
Sous Chef Sophia
But, when it comes down to it, she’s really only good at helping to clean up messes. It’s the small things.
Sophia doesn’t like cold weather. She shivers when she walks outside and it is not warm and sunny. So the solution? She needed a coat.
This past weekend we got her a red cable-knit turtle neck for her warming enjoyment. the verdict? It keeps her warm and she enjoys it. I see more clothing in her future….
Just a few pics from pride in DC this past weekend. It was a great time most definitely. But Sophia definitely was a tad unhappy that she was left alone more than usual. It’s ok, she got her revenge on pride…
Entrance to the Capital Pride Festival
Sophia taking a bit out of pride.
So, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle for our Princess Sophia, we have developed some rules for her. I have established that I am a bit ridiculous.
Princess Sophia’s Etiquette Course
Princess Sophia all too frequently channels her royal lineage and likes to think that she can get whatever she believes will satiate her at whatever time is convenient to her. Sadly for her, this type of behavior is unacceptable and thus, she is on a rigorous etiquette training program. In order to present her royal highness with the most luxurious and comfortable surroundings, it is key that some vital points are followed both by her servants and her royal highness.
Welcome to Washington, DC, Sophia!
After a long van ride from a shelter in South Carolina, this pretty little french bulldog is now ours!
She needs some fattening up, and a little bit of training refreshers, but otherwise she is getting along great. She’s friendly with both people and dogs and quite the inquisitive type.
She is 4 years old, and seems to have had a rough life. She still feels the need to hide her treats when she gets them so that other dogs don’t get them, but I am certain she will get all the pampering and love that she needs to thrive here.
Sophia watching "My Dog Skip"
After much deliberation and application, Gabe and I are getting a frenchie! We founder our little princess on the DC based Lucky Dog animal rescue site. Conveniently, we applied almost instantly after she was listed!
She is a 4 year old beaut hailing from South Carolina, and she will be in our home this Saturday!
When she first came into the shelter she was just 10 pounds! Woa, 10 pounds for a frenchie is baaad. But now she is up to 23, so encouraging news.
More to come once she arrives, but for now I will continue perusing Amazon for pet products I can spoil her with.
I must admit that I dearly enjoy viewing your three french bulldogs from afar. As it just so happens, this is the third occasion that I have had the opportunity to marvel in their beauty. As much as I know that if I also had three french bulldogs of my own I would walk them everywhere to show off, I have begun to feel as if you taunt me. I mean, I see you in different parts of town with your three little trotting guys.
But, I must say, I understand how difficult it is to raise three dogs of your own in such a bustling city environment. I mean mother always said three’s a crowd after all. So I present you with a solution to your dilemma: I will do you the favor of taking one of these prime specimens off of your hands, allowing you to only carry two doggy bags with you out on morning walks, instead of three; eliminate the need for a third dog crate in your living room; and more importantly, give you more space on your couch for a partner.
So please contact me at your earliest convenience and I will help rid you of this problem once and for all.