Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pups and AR...

...everyone keeps asking how the pups are doing with AR. To be honest, they haven't been around her too much. Back around Christmas, we moved the dogs downstairs for a variety of reasons, Miss AR just being one of them.
I have to say that I miss snuggling with them at night and in the morning but at the same time, I'm hardly ever in bed so there wouldn't be much time for snuggling. At the same time though, it's so nice not having all the extra hair upstairs. We don't have to dust or vaccum near as much (which is nice because we don't really have the time) and it's not all over our clothes.

Ready for a secret? Don't tell Matt but occasionally I'll sneak Emma inside. It's usually when AR is freaking out and I can't figure out what she wants. I'll bring Emma in and she'll sit on the couch trying to be close to me but keeping her distance from the crying baby. I'll lay AR on her and she'll immediately calm down and start stretching. Here's AR wondering what this big furry thing is that she's laying on.

See how relaxed they are? Don't worry, I'm holding AR ready to pull her away if Emma changes her mind about someone laying on her and she won't fall off the couch.
Shad hasn't had much interaction with her at all. Not because I think he'd do anything but because he's so big and has no idea of this nor does he know what gentle means. In the afternoons, I'll put AR in her wrap and we'll go downstairs to feed the dogs. Then we'll go outside and sit on the bench in the backyard. Let me just say that this is one of my favorite times of day because I get to soak in the sun and have no distractions, this also lasts about 5 minutes.

Anyways, the dogs come out after they eat. Usually they don't notice us at first but then they'll come over for some loving. Shad will climb up on the bench and get right in AR's face to give her a big fat kiss. It's no surprise that when the gate fell down the other day, he ran upstairs and climbed up in my chair and did the same thing:
The dogs seem pretty happy despite the move. Matt spends time with them at night after I go to bed. Emma gets to go on more walks now than before AR was here. Shad needs some more exercise. Matt's been working almost every Saturday so he hasn't been going to the farm on Sundays to stay home and give me a break. I thought AR and I would spend more time downstairs during my maternity leave but we stay upstairs most days because the bathroom is up here, the pump, etc...

So overall, the pups are doing well with AR, just wishing they could spend more time with her!

P.S.
Rabbit, rabbit!

4 comments :

Angie said...

Awwww those pictures are too cute! Looks like AR loves them!

Julie said...

I love your new blog pic!

Jenni-Bee said...

Aww, I love this post, and the pics too! Emma looks so sweet and mild... but Shad also looks in the picture like he's a gentle giant.

I think everyone asks about the dogs b/c dog and child interactions are normally so cute. The big sloppy kisses and such. :)

Samantha said...

Love the pics!!! Bella is the same way with my parents golden retrievers.