Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanks Auntie Beth!

This weekend Adrian and I went to Fishkill, NY for our friends Katie (aka "Lurch") and Matt's wedding. Look for pictures soon! Carter spent the weekend with my BF, Beth. I think he was sad to leave her. Thank you for watching the little guy, Laurie Doolittle too! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On the hunt for Cousin Kiera..."Where is she? I haven't seen her in a while!"

It was once a Pier 1 bread basket, now it's a toy bin

Can't get enough of the celebrity gossip


Today is Adrian's birthday. I wont give away his age:) We celebrated last night by having a surprise party at our house! Thanks to everyone who came to help Adrian celebrate his first birthday in Syracuse, and thank you for all of the nice gifts- it really means a lot, especially when dealing the with snowy winter weather! We had a great time...lots of laughing, Wii playing by some crazy guests, and Carter was also a big hit. Poor little guy had enough by about 10pm and went and hid under the dining room table!

Today is a quiet day before the start of the work week... only 2 days to work this week, so my usually Sunday horror isn't too bad today:) I've had some quality time with Carter today while Adrian went with Jeremy to watch the Cowboys (hopefully) win . My mom came over for a little bit and we've done lots of lounging and reality TV watching. Right now were catching up on the quality hit "Real Chance at Love."

A visit to "The Square"

We took Carter out to my parents' house of Friday night. This is a pretty big deal because my parents are pretty selective with allowing animals in the house. All went well and I think he may be allowed back for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick Little Guy

Tuesday night turned out to be quite eventful. We ended up in the vet. ER b/c Carter kept throwing up. To make a VERY long story short we're not sure why he was throwing up. He was cleared with a clean bill of health from the ER vet. as well as his regular vet. It's possible that he may have caught a bug from another dog. Living in an apt. complex means using the same "restroom" as a lot of other dogs. So for now he is on a bland diet of canned chicken and rice which he loves, and begs for. It's been almost 24 hours since he last got sick, so keep your fingers crossed that we're over our little stomach bug! I need a good nights sleep!

More Pics


Carter and Cousin Bailey

Ready for his close up

Samson and Goliath

Thanks for the pictures Dad and Uncle Fred!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Stuart Little

Checkin out my tape job in the mirror....

1. We have no life, other than our fine, furry, little friend...and that's ok because he tons of fun. Sometimes hours go by and Adrian and I haven't talked or done anything that is not dog related. Having a dog has got to be a good test run for having a toddler...thoughts??? It can be exhausting!

2. Carter went to sleep in his crate last night, right away, no whining!

3. We had a half day of school today so I brought Carter in to meet my co-workers. He was a hit and put on a good show of "Im a sweet little guy who NEVER bites, NEVER tries to hang on your pant leg, and is VERY clear about my bathroom needs!" Yeah, right.... :) Never the less he was his sweet cuddly self and I think may have convinced a few co-workers that small dogs are not worthless, one even asked for our breeders name! Fun!

4. On my way to present at a PTA meeting tonight Carter proceeded to get sick! Talk about worry! He also got sick while I was gone. After a few phone calls to Aunt Jo, some pure pumpkin(to help settle his tummy) he was like a new guy.

5. Were still trying to figure out his bathroom signals...Im not focused on this at all, am I?!?!

Carter's First Snow!

We were worried about how our 4.4 lb furball would react to the snow, since he refused to walk on hard outdoor surfaces, like pavement, when we first brought him home. However we have ourselves a snow bunny! Hes really cute with it, pushing it around with his nose. Once he gets inside he's like a popsicle, but we warm him up and he's good to go!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Just a quick check in...Carter's vet visit went well! We saw the same vet. that my Aunt and Uncle use, I really liked him, and so did Carter. A few comments were made about the tapped ears from the vet. staff, but I told him "Not to worry, they are all just jealous!" Anyways, the vet said that he is healthy and a bit rolly- polly...more to love I say! :)

I have been working most of the night on paperwork for my part time counseling job, so I will post some new pics tomorrow. We took a few cute ones of Carter playing in his first snow, and also got some good ones sent to us by my dad and Uncle Fred.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday, Sunday

Ugh, I hate Sundays, and I have no idea why really. I love my job, Im up early even on the weekend...but I hate Sundays! Sunday evenings in particular...that much closer to Monday a.m. Adrian always gets mad at me when I will do my Sunday countdown, "Ugh 12 more hours and I will be at work." Things like that.

Anyways, today was another eventful day. We met the breeder again today so she could re-tape Carter's ears. She did them a little bit different this time, so I think they will stay better. He's fussing with them less, so thats a good sign. Once we got home my parents came over. Carter was pretty tired from his ear fiasco so I think my dad found him kinda boring. He also referred to him as a "pocket rat." He took some really cute pics of him though. My mom seemed to like him...she was holding him and said that he felt just like a hot water bottle. Then I left the boys home alone for several hours to do some Christmas shopping (pretty much done--yay!) and they slept on the couch the entire I sit and type Ive got one guy watching the Dallas Cowboys (mad that they are not currently winning), and the other is on his side, sleeping...again!

Tomorrow is our first vet appt...wish us luck!

First attempt with the laptop

Sunday morning blogging

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More to Love

How could you not love this face?!

Playing in a new shirt with a new toy from Aunt Bert, who also visited today

Why mom, why?
Dark, but cute!

Carter, Meet Bailey!

Tired after a good chase around the dining room table...Carter started it!

Trying to do some "training"

Fast Friends!

Today we spent most of the day at home catching up on reality shows, for me it was "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," and for Adrian fun for both of us:) After that we decided it best to try and introduce Carter to Aunt Jo and Uncle Fred's 65 lb, 2 year old Golden Retriever, Bailey. We have Thanksgiving at Aunt Jo's so we've been wondering how Samson and Goliath would do with one another. The meeting went really well and after the 2 boys had a chance to get a smell of one another it was pretty comical and really cute!

What A Life

We may have the most spoiled dog on earth!

Carter's First Day/Night Home

We picked up Carter from the breeder yesterday around 2pm. She was in the area with some other breeders for the dog show at the Fairgrounds. When we got to the hotel we were greeted by the breeder and a few of her girlfriends (who definitely seemed like they were a good time!), and several pens and crates full of show dogs...Papillons to be exact. If you're not familiar with Papillons they have these enormous ears! Papillon is french for butterfly. Not only does our breeder show and breed Yorkies, but also Papillons.

Our little guy was tucked away in one of the crates, he apparently had been in there for 5 hours with no accidents--yay Carter! He was just as cute as he was the first time we met him about 1 month ago. After we signed the pet agreement and the breeder gave us a bag full of goodies for our guy, we were on our way! We brought a pop-up travel crate to carry him in. The sides and top had some mesh for him to see out of, how nice of us, right? Umm yeah, not so much...he hated it! He was running, as much as he could in a 1.5 foot space and trying to break through the black mesh! Once he was in the car and we were on our way he settled down a bit, but still whined. I thought "oh boy, we are in for a loong night!"

After a quick stop to the Dunkin drive thru for a coffee, we were home! We let him explore the main living areas first and he seemed pretty comfortable right away. After some playing with Adrian and a little exploring outside, he walked right into his crate, yup walked right in (were lucky) and went to sleep.

About 30 minutes later, Aunt Jo and Kiera came over to meet him. Kiera refers to him as "A mobile guinea pig!" Aunt Jo also brought a present from his Aunt Carol Ann, which happens to be his faveorite toy so far...see below! Kiera's toy is a close second!

Finally it was time for bed, and I gotta say I cant believe how well the night went. He slept in his crate for 7 hours straight without a peep! We love him!

Here are some pics--note the tapped ears. This is so that the collagen in his ears will form to make them stand straight up. This is also the bain of my existence because the tape keeps falling off of one ear. So if in the future you see one ear up and one ear flopped over, you'll know why!

Friday, November 14, 2008

First Entry

We decided to start a blog after having tons of fun reading our family members' blogs...We loved looking at the pictures, hearing the stories, and being able to keep up with those that we may not get to see or talk to as much as we would like. Our blog is a little different though, no babies here (not yet, and not for awhile!), instead we decided to start a blog about our life with Carter, our cute little Yorkie pup! Enjoy the ride!