Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello Monday (Gone to the dogs . . . )

Hello Monday (a meme started by Lisa Leonard). . . 
Hello Aria! Clara got a dog today. Aria is just over a year old. She's a smooth collie with a brindle coat who weighs just over 30 pounds. She is really, really sweet! She's active but not hyper. Still working on the house-training, but it's just her first day. Clara is committed to being a good dog owner, and we're hoping the responsibility will be good for her.  Aria and Gypsy get along just fine:
And her "official" portrait from the Humane Society website (since I only have the iphone photos I've taken so far).

Not to many other hello's to report. Paul sailed through Round 6 of Chemo and is back home (yea!). It's a short week here, with just three days of school for the kids. My last class this semester is on Wednesday. How's your week shaping up?

20 comments:

Karen said...

What a cute addition to your family! So glad to hear Paul sailed through the chemo; what an ordeal this all has been.

My week is looking pretty nice--today is a day all to myself as Tracy has gone golfing (rare that we have such beautiful weather in November); Wednesday we're going on a little tour in the Finger Lakes, and Thursday we'll be celebrating the holiday at Tracy's sisters. This weekend is Bill's memorial service so all the family (less grandchildren who can't make the trip) will be in town for the holiday.

helena said...

so cute and great to hear Paul is home again

scrappyjacky said...

Glad to hear about Paul....and that looks like a lovely new addition to your family.
I've got a pretty busy week with work....but have got half a day out shopping tomorrow....hoping to get some Christmas gifts in the bag!!

Sian said...

So he'll be home for Thanksgiving? That's wonderful!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

LOVE that Clara has a little dog of her own, and she is such a cute little thing too! Glad Gypsy is agreeable about the new addition.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Rinda. With lots of love! xo

Scrappi Sandi said...

Both your dogs look like such characters & I'm so with you that being responsble for a pet is a great way for kids to learn good lessons for later life! Have a great week....looks like we're going to have a very cold/wet one here in the UK!!

humel said...

Oh, what a beauty! So pleased that Paul's doing well, I've been thinking of you xx

Kirsty.a said...

She's so pretty, and what a lovely name. My children have taken so well to being pet owners (only a hamster, but still a responsibility)

alexa said...

So glad Paul's doing so well and hope you have a lovely (shorter in some ways) week. And that there'll be time for creative things too :).

sky-blu-pink said...

Aria is so pretty, and it looks like she has a lovely nature too! Good news re Paul 's treatment, hope he continues to improve.

sky-blu-pink said...

Aria is so pretty, and it looks like she has a lovely nature too! Good news re Paul 's treatment, hope he continues to improve.

Ladkyis said...

Yeah for Paul being home! Yeah for the cute new dog! and Yeah for Thanksgiving!
I put a link on my facebook to a thanksgiving story that still makes me laugh after ten years of reading it
http://www.petuniapress.com/turkey3.htm

Elizabeth said...

Look at that sweet face! Who wouldn't love a dog like that? Happy to hear Paul is finished with chemo and doing well.

laurie said...

what a sweet looking dog! i'm sure clara will have many wonderful moments with her new friend/responsibility. i hope your short week is full of good times.

Amy said...

Well, I absolutely love her name - how is Gypsy managing, having to share the attention?
Great news about Paul - enjoy your shortened week.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a sweetie! Glad Clara has a new dog - pet ownership is a good thing.

My week just got a wee bit less hectic - the two appointments this afternoon cancelled :happy sigh: Taking a late lunch break and planning some crafting and blogging this afternoon.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

She's lovely! Our dog has the same brindle coat. So happy to hear Paul is home again. I hope the chemo treatments aren't too harsh on him.. Our week is short here too, just two days of school for the kids & sounds like they are watching movies both days.

Alison said...

Good news about Paul....and glad Gipsy is coping with the new addition!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Sorry - I've been neglecting mt Reader of late. So glad Paul is through the latest chemo. Welcome to Aria - she's beautiful!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear Paul is home for Thanksgiving! Robbie's off this week & we're having a staycation type week.