What a year it’s been! New home, new family, new name. Lucky me! After hanging out with my big sissy’s 5yr old boy, who repeated my new name 50 million times over the first weekend, I totally knew my name was ‘Nia’ by week 1!!
I got my first grooming right away, and gosh, I was admittedly quite adorable.
Mom bought a warm coat as we left the groomers, to keep me warm right up to spring.
I’ve met so many neighborhood fellow canines, and most I can appreciate; in the beginning when they come in pairs I had a tendency to lose track of them and got a bit apprehensive.The more I got out the better I became. Mom was a bit nervous though, going out to local school fields to let me run, so we’d go into the baseball diamonds that were 90% enclosed. It did the trick. She got more comfortable as my friends would come in to play with me.
Boy, do I love to run. I’m the faster one out there, only a Great Dane can catch me! In the ball diamond she always brought a toy, but often I just liked watching her chase the toy down, while I would be distracted by any little thing that moved!
Springtime we started going camping and oh my, I could swim all day long. Throw anything out in the water and I will fetch it like a pro. I get so excited some times I just can’t stay still, darting back and forth, jumping like I have ants in my pants, and random rolling about, especially in the sand.
Now, I have this best friend that is just so much fun to visit; he’s like my other half. Sissy’s family call him Fynn, and he lives in the country where we both can run everywhere together on my visits. I even got a Valentine’s bouquet of flowers from Fynn, as he showed up on my doorstep with bowtie and kisses. We are so excited to see each other, and we always tucker each other out.
I’ll admit, I get a bit jealous as Fynn has a special liking to Mom, I usually stop all that lov’n simply by pushing him right out of the way! He reminds me that he’s Nana’s boy, but I tell him I’m Mama’s girl! Then we play hard again…
The best part of my week, is just hanging out with Mom all day while she works on that funny gadget on her desk. I keep watch on the goings on outside from the second floor window. I’m the new neighbour watch, you know!
Mom’s favorite thing is hide’n seek. I run up from downstairs & she tricks me and hides. Or peek ’a boo in the roundabout from kitchen to dining room to living room. She laughs so hard and I just get excited. I really do love play time with Mom, just because she squeals so much, especially if I mess up her hair and sit on her. She finally got use to my excess gas I had; that first month here was way too funny. Silent & deadly!
On that special note, we wish you Merry Christmas. Hopefully we can get out for a visit and say hello over the holiday.