Monday, June 12, 2017

A General Update Type Post For June 2017


(The photo above is our Westie girl, Lilie, the day before she turned 11 weeks old, standing on her back paws in a laundry basket).

There are still workmen doing things outside and in the downstairs hallway, but we figured if we waited for there to never be any work to do around here we'd never end up getting a puppy, which is why we went ahead and got Lilie with them still working. Luckily, she mostly ignores them when she hears them out there. I wonder if it will still be the case when she's cleared for walkies in a couple of days, and is constantly going past them? I bet she'll be wanting their attention... Lilie loves getting attention.

So... They "think" they've found the source of the dripping water. It remains to be seen if this is really the case though. Still nothing on the windows being sorted, but we can see they're hard at work doing things to the outside of the building, so we're not pestering them about it right now... At least they're showing up and working, after all.

Lilie's been here almost three weeks now, and has settled in quickly. She's in to everything, full of energy, and only seems to stop wagging her tail when she sleeps. We already adore her, and she seems to feel the same way (she gets upset if she can't get to one or the other of us, though it seems to bother her more if it's me she can't get to than if it's Kelly). She's had all her puppy treatments now, and is just waiting for the day she's cleared for walkies. When Kero was a puppy, they were allowed to go walkies and mix with other dogs immediately after the second shot, but these days the vets advise waiting a week, because it's apparently been found that it can take a few days for the protection from the puppy shots to kick in with many dogs. So Lilie will get her first walk on Wednesday. Officially I could ignore the vet and go ahead and take her anyhow, but I'd rather do as the vet recommends. Better safe than sorry, right? Anyway, I'll be slow in putting up her post about it, because I want the rodent gang to still get their turn with the "Furkid Friday" posts, and already have a lot for Lilie to post about.

About the only other things worth mentioning at the moment are the birthdays. My Grandma and Kelly's Mom had their birthdays last week (June 7th and 9th respectively) and my Dad's is tomorrow (June 13th) and some other family members and friends celebrated theirs recently too. So, happy birthday to everyone... Including you if you just celebrated your birthday, or are about to do so.

6 comments:

Rita said...

She is a cutie! I had never heard about waiting for them to go on walks around other dogs, but if that's what the vet says I would listen to what he/she says.

I hope they eventually get all the repairs done and life will be calmer again. :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
It's not essential, but it's safer. There are a lot of ways dogs - especially puppies - can get sick, and the puppy shots reduce the risk of that. Not taking them for walks until after they've had all their shots is a good way of keeping the risk of ending up with a sick puppy low. It's not such a problem in cases where breeders do the shots before you get the puppy. But we elected to do them ourselves. We could go ahead and take her out, and most people do go with that option, but we'd rather make her wait and keep the risk of her getting sick as low as possible, especially since there have been a few doggy viruses going around (viruses that are much worse for an unvaccinated puppy).

I hope they get the work finished soon too.

Jeanie said...

Your little Lilie is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Glad she's through her vet work or nearly and good to go! She has to be an adorable little love and a great stressbuster when you are dealing with home repair. Been there, done that and I feel your pain! What a fun update.

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
Thanks! Yeah, she's a cutie, and she knows it... She loves compliments, and wags her tail extra hard when she's getting them.

She can be a handful at times, but you're right that she's a great stress buster when it comes to the workmen being around. Kinda hard to worry about them when you're busy playing with a puppy, especially one that's this cute. ;)

Intense Guy said...

Such a cute puppy (excellent photo!)

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
Thanks! Yeah, she's a cutie, and loves all the attention it gives her too.