Wednesday, January 16, 2013

(Regal) Bryant Helms, 8 Weeks Old

Here are a few pics of Bryant that Eler Beth took when we got him, and he was only eight weeks old.  He'll be eleven weeks old tomorrow, and I can't believe how much he has grown in just three weeks. Eler Beth is going to get some updated photos of him tomorrow.

                                                                   Look at those big paws!

We couldn't get him to hold his head up to get a good picture -- he was so sleepy -- so I had to hold it up for him.  

He's a sweetie.  He plays hard and he sleeps hard, and he learns fast.  Eler Beth has taught him to sit on command, spoken or hand signal, to give his paw, and know the house rules and his boundaries, although he's still enough of a puppy to see if he can get away with ignoring them. He has sweet, intelligent eyes, and his eyes are always on your eyes when you're talking to him. He's very eager to please.  If you say "go outside" he races to the door! Sometimes he's so worn out from playing that he puts himself to bed in his crate.  But most of the time he just flops down asleep wherever he happens to be.  He lets you know when he needs to go outside to do his "business", and adores Eler Beth.  I'm glad she asked for him and glad Thomas said yes, because all of us love him completely already!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

70° in January!!!

I'm flabbergasted by this weather. It has been in the high 60s for the past three days; it actually hit 70° in our area today, and tomorrow night the temps are going to plunge back into normal December numbers. Wacky, WACKY weather!!!

Lots going on around here. My Mom had her gall bladder out in December. She turned 89 while she was in the hospital. She also had to have some stones removed from a bile duct. Everything went well, and after 10 days in the hospital she went home to be pampered. She's still taking it easier than she normally would, but she's doing very well.

We got a new addition to the family -- an 8-week-old pup. He is half Australian Shepherd and half Basset hound. He's the handsomest thing and so well-natured. He's already bonded with Eler Beth and wants nothing better than to please her.  She named him Bryant after a video game character named Regal Bryant. I told her people would think she named him after Kobe, but she said she didn't care.  He was 8 weeks when we got him, and he turned two months old on the first of January.  He has quadrupled in size!!

And I guess that's about it. We've all had colds. I went to the doctor last week for meds for mine.  Had that stomach thing back in December, too.  Everyone is working hard, either at work or on school work.  And I got a very interesting offer to do a ghost-writing projectIt's about the best story idea I've been given in a very long time. So I'm looking forward to exploring the possibility. Haven't decided yet. It would be very time-consuming, but it's a really, really intriguing storyline. So we'll see.

Guess that's all for now.  More later.