Thursday, June 04, 2009


I am beginning to wonder if Josh thinks my primary goal each day is to figure out another way to make him shake his head in utter amazement. It started earlier this week when I came home with some supplies for an upcoming girl's trip to the beach. I honestly see nothing bizarre about the following items: yellow duck ring float, mask and snorkel set, sandcastle bucket and shovels and Splash Out. Splash Out is a game like hot potato that is used with my previously purchased water balloons. So the one who has it in their hands when the timer goes off gets splashed! How can someone not think that is a beach necessity? I can hardly wait!

But Josh just shakes his head, grins and says a word I hear quite often: "Five". He started this a few months ago when I did something he thought was immature or childish. Now everytime he says that I respond back with, "Sixty-five". But to me, it just reinforces how perfect we are for each other and how we balance each other out. (This thought also randomly struck me the other day in the pantry when I saw 2 boxes of Cookie Crisp and 2 boxes of Raisin Bran lined up next to each other. I'll let you guess which one of those cereals is mine and which one is his).

And then we have tonight. If you do not know already, I am on a mission to get in shape! So my dog Scarlett and I have been meeting my friend Lacey and her dog, Lex to walk every day. Scarlett is a pom-a-poo so has very short legs, is nearly 10 years old and black so the sun REALLY makes her hot. One day this week, she even REFUSED to get out of my car. She cowered in the passenger floor board and I knew it was her way of telling me it was just too hot and sunny for her to walk so I had to take her back home. (Lacey and Lex even left after only 2 miles because it was miserable).

Even when it's not really sunny her tiny little legs just have a hard time keeping up with Lex and she just can't walk as many miles as Lacey and I want to walk. Today, I sat out a mile while Lacey and Lex walked just so Scarlett could get some rest and then Lacey and I literally carried her the last mile! So tonight, I presented Josh with what I thought was the perfect solution.

After a carefully thought out presentation by yours truly, he agreed to let me order the dog stroller...with the following stipulation: He is never to be around when it is being used.

Done. So Scarlett will soon be riding in style! My next mission on behalf of Scarlett will be in August. She will celebrate her 10th birthday and I want to have a big party at Maggie's Bark Park in Franklin. Her last big party was 5 years ago and I think 10 years should be celebrated! Below are some pics from her 5th birthday party. Note: 2 of the guests are now fellow bloggers Marsha and Lindsay!

Not sure how he'll react to this request. Perhaps I should let him get used to pushing the doggy stroller before I start pushing the doggy birthday party.

I'm sure it's hard for my forever bachelor to get used to life with me and Scarlett. But Josh is really great at rolling (or strolling-ha!) with whatever we throw his way. Guess that just goes to show you that you can teach and old dog new tricks! ;)


Lori said...

HAHAHAHA!!!! I loved this one! Especially the dog stroller! They are running rampant over here so you'll fit right in next time you come back! Scarlett is one lucky dog! ha!

Lindsey said...

I cannot believe you are getting a dog stroller! That made me laugh out loud. Josh is a sweetie!

The Roper's said...

Oh that made me laugh!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

HA HA! WOW! I look a lot younger which I guess means I'm a lot older! UGH!

What's wrong with a dog stroller? Sounds reasonable to me. :)

Lori said...

Hey! Am anxiously awaiting Florida updates over here! Until then, I'll be at work perpetually until, um, yeah, Friday(gag!) ...try to call you at some point this week...

Amy Anderson Westerman said...

Seriously--- Josh is a saint.
Why not make that stroller a BABY stroller!?! Luke and Caroline need more cousins!

Lindsay said...

Too funny! I had forgotten about Scarlet's 5th! Maddie just turned 5 this year in March!