Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mr. Purple is the Winner

I have to say that I am slightly distracted these days.  Finally the Hubs and I got to pick out our new puppy this past weekend.  We lost our dog, Izzy this past Labor Day weekend.  Izzy was my dog before the Hubs and I got married. I brought Izzy home just a few weeks before school began in 2000, and had no idea what I was in for in regards to puppy training.  I swore right then, if I ever got another dog, it would be at the beginning of the summer, not the end. So that was my mission, to find another West Highland White Terrier as close to the end of the school year as I could. Also, you know that emptiness in the house when you take your dog to be groomed and things just don't seem quite right? We haven't gotten used to that emptiness feeling and so we decided now is the right time to get another dog.

We plan on getting another male puppy.  We were able to have first choice of the three males in the seven puppy litter. So we went this past weekend to have a look. The three males were roaming around the breeder's kitchen and all had a different color collar on...yellow, orange, and purple. All along I said, the first to come up to me would be our puppy.  That was Mr. Yellow. He was friendly, inquisitive, and social.  Mr. Purple was shaking like a leaf and we decided he was a bit too skittish.  And Mr. Orange was chewing on everything, including our shoelaces, shoes, and pant legs.  He was a little devil!  So we ruled him out but it certainly wasn't because of his looks.  Then Mr. Purple jumped into my lap, fell asleep for about 20 minutes, and stopped shaking. I started to have a change of heart at that point.  My Hubs said, "Well our wedding flowers were purple so maybe it's a sign." So now Mr. Purple is coming home with us in a few short weeks.

While it is not exactly the very end of school, we can make do for a few weeks with some excellent organization and helpers.  Then it will be "training camp" for Mr. Purple.  The easiest part is falling in love with these cute little puppies...the hardest part is finding a name that fits Mr. Purple's personality. That is to be determined.  So stop back for the big announcement soon.  But in the meantime, take a peek at this cutie patootie!  You will understand my total distraction once you see him.

Until Next Time,


  1. Hello Taryn,
    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet dog...but happy you found a new love to bring home. We lost 3 family dogs within the space of 6 months...the unthinkable. I must say that they all lived a long, well loved life. It's amazing how quickly they become a part of our family. I'm looking for our next friend as well. Best of luck on the 'puppy training' ...not for the faint of heart =) Rhonda @Second Grade Cuties

    1. Thanks Rhonda. It's going to be a little crazy for awhile but the pay off is so worth it. So sorry to hear about your dogs as well. I think that would've done me in. We have been so sad over just the one that I can't imagine mourning for three. But the little wagging tails will hopefully bring a little sweetheart for us. Stay tuned. I'm sure I'll have some great stories of gnawed up baseboards and chewed up shoes!

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your pup. They are as part of our families as our human members!

    I posted my Math in the Movies activity. Testing season is so stressful for students. I usually get some popcorn and we do this activity as a relaxing, fun alternative on the math test days. The students really love it and I am able to say "I taught math today even though you took the state math test" without them realizing it. :)

  3. What a cute puppy!!! Thanks for a great link up of teaching resources too!