Seriously. Where does the time go? It's weird to me that Christmas was almost 4 weeks ago but it seems like it's been forever. I didn't post much around the holidays - not for a lack of events or meaningful, post-worthy items but because I simply could not find the time to sit down in front of our computer and write. Since the beginning of the year, my schedule has dramatically improved and I've had a lot more time to spend at home. I'm enjoying my time not spent at work and I've had a much needed break from the retail world.

Work break has been great, but I wouldn't necessarily use the term "relaxing". We have a new addition in our lives that has been requiring lots of our attention and she doesn't seem to enjoy being pent up in our computer room long enough to let us check our emails, let alone blog.

I have wanted a dog of my own for a while now. Cardy loves dogs too but always felt our schedules were not accomodating for the dog lifestyle. I don't know what changed but he surprised me a couple days before Christmas with Zoe! She's a beagle/border collie mix and she's now 12 weeks old (and doubling in size!). We're in love.

She's a lot of work and demands almost 100% of our attention but she's worth every second!

Here a some cute facts about Miss Zoe:
-She has the cutest white legs with black polka dots
-The tip of her tail looks like a paint brush (black with a white tip)
-She is extremely smart and Cardy comes up with new challenges and tricks for her everyday
-She is almost potty trained and she will go down and entire flight of stairs and wait by the back door
-She LOVES to be outside
-She loves to chew - bark and sticks are her favorite but are usually left outside the back door
-She extremely sweet in the mornings and loves to cuddle. I love how much she yawns
-She loves to sit in my lap while she's playing with her toys
-She gets really excited when the door bell rings or the garage door opens (and is easily tricked by similar noises on the TV). She loves visitors
-Her best friends are Maddie, Sadie, Owen, Mr. Bentley & the nice labradoodle in our neighborhood

Here are some pictures of her from a couple weeks ago. I'll post some new pictures to show the difference in size. It's amazing how much puppies grow in a couple weeks.

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