While I've been slacking in a most impressive way on the gardening front, I haven't been slacking in the puppy-raising front. I've been feeding her and watering her and thankfully she doesn't sprout weeds, so she's been thriving nicely, thank you very much.
Saffron's hind legs are still entirely too long for her body, but I'm confident that she'll grow into them before the end of the year. She doesn't trip over them nearly as much as she used to, but she still has trouble trying to figure out what to do with those lanky things when she's sitting.
She still eats everything in sight in the house and my day consists of saying "Aaat! Drop it!" about a thousand times an hour, especially since I have small boys and the floors are dotted with army men, legos and various small plastic guns that go with "guys" - apparently they are all delicious. And yes, she picks up every. single. thing.
Puppies really are more work than anyone can imagine. But thankfully most turn into dogs and as most dogs owners can tell you, dogs are generally fun to have around.
Saffie still has a very goofy side to her. She likes to do her Wilbur the Pig impression while laying on her back.
And when the boys start school next week I promised her I'd start a new trend of taking her for a walk every morning after school drop-off. Rommel may choose not to go. He enjoys a walk, but seems to enjoy his puppy-free moments a little more. Every moment the two are together looks like this.
The good news is they are just playing. The bad news is that Rommel often gets so irritated that he plays to win. So far it's been nothing a little Neosporin can't fix.
But as this is officially a gardening blog and not a puppy-raising blog, I am already planning the removal of the summer garden and the planting of the fall garden. I'll admit to being a little afraid of the overgrown summer garden. I fear I'll need to tie a rope to my waist before I go in… Wish me luck! I'm sure to need it.