Furry Friends is the theme over at The Creativity Project on face book. We all know that furry friends are the best, but today as I write this blog I've had maybe 4 hours sleep in two days. Why, you ask? It's a long story, but the short version is a furry friend in our family refuses to sleep in the crate without whining and crying all night. NO, it's not this beautiful little Buttercup of a guinea pig, but something or someone even smaller. EEEK. Don't worry it's not a mouse either. I'll get to that story in a minute.
For now, I'd like to introduce you to a very well mannered member of our family. Her name is Buttercup and she is peach of a pet. Caroline is the proud momma of this little piggy and she loves this squeaker with all her heart. They spend lots of time together working on homework, eating carrots, drawing pictures and cuddling. Well, Caroline does most of the drawing and homework, but Buttercup is a faithful cheerleader. We are so happy to have this little piggy in our family.
Buttercup said, "How does my hair look? I wanna bring some style to your blog, Lady."
See, she is so helpful.
Then there is NEWMAN. Don't let that cute face, big eyes and innocent look fool you. He may be little but he is a fierce competitor. All 2 pounds of him brought this 110 pound grown woman to her knees last night. Newman is our little rescue puppy that I love and adore, but, HE WILL NOT SLEEP in his crate without crying ALL night. Need I say more?? He has an older dog, Yogi to guide him in the way of proper bedtime manners, but Newman doesn't care. Yogi(who is not pictured in this blog) is not too sure of what to think of this little whipper snapper in his home. He's been so patient, but looks at me with this look that says, "Really mom, why couldn't you just have another baby? But no, you had to get this little turd, thanks." I think the old dog can teach this new dog how to behave...I hope :)
So, I hope when you see this little face you understand how he captured my heart, and my sleep. I hope you also have compassion for me and my family when you notice we all look like we haven't slept in days. Well, we probable haven't. Also, if you have ANY advice on how to get little turd to sleep, PLEASE call me, text me, mail me, or send note by pigeon. Until then I'm off to get my grouchy, sleepy, exhausted children to school. Please be sure to stop by and visit a very dear friend, http://www.buckeroomama.com/ I bet she has some beauties to share with you.