Thursday, August 11, 2011

Puppy Lesson Learned

Yesterday, I had an interesting afternoon. I left work, went & picked Kinsley Anne up from school, and decided that we would make a quick grocery trip before heading home. This is the 2nd week that I had planned to shop at Aldi. Last week, I scored by purchasing the majority of my groceries there for only $53. We probably spent another $25 throughout the week for various other necessities, but nonetheless, we kept well within the budget for our food. We only ate out 2-3 times in a 7 day period. That's great, for us! So, yesterday, I wanted to go to Aldi again. Except I wanted to try out a different location. I plugged it into my Google Maps app on my phone & off I went. Well, when I "arrived" at the destination, per my phone, I was at an ice cream shop. Delicious, I'm sure. But not what I was looking for. So, I try to plug it into the Garmin. It also says I arrived. But I hadn't. I was in a place I had never seen before (dumb idea #1) with a sleeping infant in my backseat. I tried to avoid tears and instead decided I would drive a few miles in one direction. Luckily, I picked the right direction & 3.5 miles later, on the left, was Aldi. I scored my groceries this week for $49. I guess the panic was worth it.

avery

When I got home, at 7pm, Kyle had also just arrived home. As we emptied my car out, we heard the dogs. They got into it. Let me back up for one moment. Bowen, our 2 year old dog, and Avery, our 1 year old GSP, are brother and sister. They have the same mom and dad doggies, but are from litters just more than 1 year apart. They couldn't be more different. Bowen is bird-crazy, ball-crazy, and can run any person I know, into the ground. But Avery is a very docile lap dog. She could care less, for the most part, about dog toys. Except when Bowen is showing interest in them. Yesterday, I guess, Avery had gotten on Bowen's nerves. So, by the time we got home & Bowen tried to bring us his toy, Avery tried to grab it, and that was just the straw that broke the camel's back. They growled and wrestled for about 10 seconds. Then, Avery ran over to us to greet us and Bowen went and picked up his toy and ran to greet us as well.

bowen

I casually looked at Kinsley Anne and said, you will not treat your brother or sister like that one day, do you hear me? And Kyle, wiser than me (true in many circumstances), said to her, "No, that is how we should treat our brothers and sisters. Tension builds up, you fight it out, and go right back to playing." Lesson learned. If we could just always be honest about what's annoying us or getting under our skin, argue it out (if necessary) with them, and then go back to being best friends, as you always should be with your siblings, how great would life be!!

I love you Bowen & Avery. You are part of our family just as much as any human member!!

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen

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