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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. it was a weird day, mostly due to spending time at a memorial service for a good friend who passed last week from a heart attack while paddle boarding. He was a wonderful man, and one of the few people in life who made me happy every time I saw him, even if just walking down a hallway at work. There were more than 300 people at the service, many of whom I known for years but had lost track of a long time ago. It ended up being a beautiful day, and made me remember how important it is to stop and tell people you love that you love them from time to time. Love you guys
  2. I wouldn't be able to keep up with either of you right now. Maybe if you were really hungover.......
  3. Okay.....after giving up riding to be at the beck and call of a puppy's bladder, I'm back on the bike. Did 10 miles on Saturday, which was annoyingly hard, but it was so much fun to be out and about again. I was actually laughing when I got home. Also, the computrainer place I used to go to a couple years ago just opened up again in the building next to my office...we share a parking lot. I've been going on lunch hours and getting my azz kicked to Sufferfest videos. My watts are only set at 125 and I feel like I've never been on my bike before, but I'm loving it. I aiming to be able to do the fun group rides again come june-ish. Right now, I need to get my legs back and drop some poundage. I also need to get some new riding friends. All my old crew moved, got too good for me, or quit to do other things.
  4. Happy belated birthday to you!
  5. I'm very late to the party, but I hope you had a great birthday!
  6. Spend the afternoon with the reunited FL crew: Mike, John, Gene, Raffy, Carl, Bonnie, me, plus three doggies. Just wonderful!
  7. I'm late to my own party! Thanks, guys! I've been lurking, but will be a little more active in the near future.
  8. Happiest of birthdays to you!!!!!
  9. boomana

    New Puppy

    I'm going to see if I can do full long coat with her, so it should grow out fairly long and fluffy. I'll see how bad the matting gets when her adult coat is growing in before I commit to that. Watson is a single-coat dog, so though he's long, he's easy to brush out. She's a double-coat dog, so I know it will be more work to keep her tangle free. I'm just not sure when or if it will be too much for me or her. Nope. Watson gets a "sanitary," face and paw trim, but that's it. With Lola, I'm not even going to do the face, but let her just be a blind girl until it grows out long enough to pull up into a top knot or clip. She'll be four months tomorrow, and we've started going to the dog park. She's doing great, but Waton won't let her have any friends. Every time she starts to play, he barks the other dogs away, then fake humps her. I've had to leash him a couple times just so she can run about. He was better this morning. Hopefully, it's just a phase.
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    New Puppy

    It's Lola. It was a top 10 name, but it wasn't really my choice. I wanted to name her Harriet, but no one would call her that except me. She also goes by Bossy, Fatty Patty, and Tank. All suit her quite fine.
  11. boomana

    New Puppy

    Thanks, Nate. I've been riding, busy with three animals and work, and trying to stay more out in the world and less online these days. I do check in here every few days, but don't seem to have much to add. I'm a happy lurker mostly.
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    New Puppy

    Update after two weeks: She's bossy, determined, super smart, and very sweet when she's not trying to rule the universe. She's hard to take a picture of because she's so dark and a wiggle monster. Tried my best to get a couple shots of her now. This is the best I can do. Her coat is already starting to lighten, and Havanese are known to even go from dark chocolate to nearly white and sometimes back again, though most fade to a mocha. She's what they call a tobacco color, a rich brown with reddish tones, but I don't think it will last. She's also a fatty girl. Both her parents are under 13 pounds. They say to double the weight at four months for a fairly accurate estimate of adult weight. She's 7.2 pounds at 14 weeks. She's very food obsessed, unlike Watson, and I have to watch her every move or she'll eat everyone's food and scrounge for more. Watson and Ivan adapted pretty much instantly to her, so I got lucky that way. She's also been completely non-reactive to thunder and fireworks, which are still going off in the neighborhood at night (lordy). I am bringing in a trainer, though, for Watson because he's suddenly decided to be that asshole dog on the leash when we're out with her. He's aggressive with any other dogs, except his two buddies in the 'hood, and is starting to be so with people, which he never was before. If I can just get her housebroken sooner rather than later, it's all good. That's about it for now.
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    New Puppy

    Thanks, guys. I'm actually nervous. Watson was four and a half months when I got him, was 90% potty trained, already knew "no" and "sit", and was basically super easy as a puppy. The only real accident he ever had that wasn't my fault was in John's apartment, when he took it upon himself to duck around the corner and have a little pee, despite having been walked outside a short time before. This little girl is 10-weeks-old, and I have the feeling it'll be a whole different thing. My neighbors (also dog sitters) told me that they would have to kill the puppy if I named her Lotte, as it's the last name of the most hated woman, and former HOA Pres., in the neighborhood. Since she's a Cuban doggie, next name on the list is Rosalita, "Rosie," but I'm looking for good doggie names, since I suck at naming my animals, and never actually have, since others have all chosen the deciding name. She's arriving at 8:15 PM on Thursday at Bay #1 in Delta's cargo area. Egad. Just sounds wrong.
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