Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Just another day in paradise

My world now consists of work and puppy watch. To say I'm busy doesn't seem altogether accurate though. From the time I get home from work until I go to bed I spend most of my time sitting around keeping my eye on Gibbs.

Most of my pictures of him are from this angle


Because if I attempt to get down on his level they all turn out looking like this.

Some of you asked for more information about him. I don't recall what I already told you and I'm not going to go back and look because writing a post now takes forever since I have to keep turning around to see where Gibbs is and what he's doing.

Any way, He was born on August 23. He's a Yorkie, King Charles Cavalier mix. We got him from a breeder in Ohio. He's already had his first vet visit and got a clean bill of health. He weighed in at 4 pounds and when full grown should be anywhere from 10 - 18 pounds.
His name came from the show NCIS after the character of the same name. Wade is a big fan of the show and when we were talking about what to name him I suggested Gibbs and it stuck. At first Wade liked it then a couple days later he said he thought it was kind of dumb. I told him I had already told everyone that was his name and that everyone liked the name.

All I can see is that I had totally forgotten what a pain in the butt how much work was involved in training a puppy. I don't get anything done but at least I have a believable excuse.

He stays in a crate at night and he's done pretty well with that. He cries a little when he first goes in but not for long. Most nights he makes it almost all the way through the night without needing to go out. I've had some nights where I've been up as many as three times to let him out. During the day when we're at work we have a little play yard for him in the basement. It confines him to a small space but gives him room to move around and play a little. I'm thinking I may need to start using the play yard more often so that I can start getting something done other than watching him. I'm having crafting withdrawal symptoms and it's making me a bit cranky.


28 comments:

Molly Smith said...

I am so excited about Gibbs, I can hardly stand it. He is adorable and what a perfect mix. Having a play area in the basement sounds so nice. Yes, he will consume all your time if you let him. What a joy! I am so happy for all of you. I hope you are feeling much better.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is a proven fact that crafting is a leading cause of neglected husband and puppy syndrome. If you can fight it for just five more days, you can beat the addiction and bring great joy into your home. Yes, it will be rough, but just think of all of the extra time you will have for frying bacon instead of pealing excessive glue off of your fingers!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Gibbs is so cute, and I really like the name. My husband and I love that show NCIS too, and we watch it here in the evenings. Im sure Gibbs will get the hang of things soon as he grows. Enjoy your week :-)

Debra Dickinson said...

He is adorable Ann. Hang in there. When Bentley was a puppy, I used this tip from a book I read(can't remember the name tho)..... Put puppies and even new dogs on a leash while inside - keeps them near you, helps them feel secure & they get used to the leash. I thot it might be too constraining but it worked wonders for us when he was a pup. I put the leash loop thru my belt & after a couple of days we settled into a rhythm & hardly knew it was there. Crafters unite! :)) HugZ, d & Bentley & Nonni

Sandra said...

i love his name and i saw a lady once who had an old play pen to put the pup in. they also have small fences to corral them. one you could put in the room where you are crafting.. he is so cute

carolann said...

oh he is darling. Love his color.

Christine said...

So so cute! You know its worth all the trouble just to see his wee face looking at you so expectantly!

BeadedTail said...

He's just so adorable! Ah yes, puppyhood is not something I think I can go through again so I'm looking forward to going through it with you!

Duni said...

With a cute face like that, Gibbs can get away with anything!!! :)

Donna said...

I remember all the work as well! My Libby is now 10 months and potty training is just about to wrap up...She now is going out by herself. NICE!!Hahaa
Hang in there friend! He is SO totally worth it!
hughugs

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of work with a pup. If he gets in the way send him to me, what a cutie.

Sandee said...

Well, he's a cutie pie and I need to remember to put the 's' at the end of his name. As you can see I didn't watch that show.

Have a fabulous day and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Chatty Crone said...

Well he us cute - and I think he seems like a great pup! And just think all that time - you are bonding with him.

Ginny said...

Awesome, A great portrait of the little guy!! Oh, those EYES!!! In some ways, a puppy is more work than a baby. Because a baby will stay where you put it!

Grace said...

So his parentage is on purpose - interesting. He is so adorable!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

As you know I'm a huge fan of NCIS and tell Wade that Gibbs isn't a dumb name, it's a perfect name. Seriously.

All the puppiness will soon subside and you'll be able to have him in your pool with you by next summer. I'm sure.

Hey? What happened to your profile link when you leave a comment...it takes me to a whole new blog list and your snap and edit scrap isn't linked...takes me nowhere!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Crafting withdrawls???? How in Heavens name could you think about crafts with that little rodent running around and looking at you like you are his idol????? Kiss the boy for me...:)JP

Twinkle Terrior said...

Gibbs is so cute !! I'm so happy for yall! We have 2 senior doggies - 15. We get up 2-3 times per night b/c they have to go out alot. No matter what age puppy-senior age ...they bring so much joy to our hearts <3 oxox

Betsy Adams said...

Gibbs is adorable --and I wondered if he is named after Gibbs on NCIS.. We love that show also... GREAT name!!!!! AND Gibbs will grow up to be as handsome as Mark Harmon is!!!!!! YEAH!

I'm just so happy for you!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Reeni Pisano said...

He's such a little cutie! I never trained a puppy before so can't imagine what you're going through - three times in one night - I guess it's like having a newborn? ;-)

Lin said...

He'll catch on soon enough. He sure is cute!

SweetMarie said...

I like his name a lot! Love the blurrr! lol When Roxanne was a puppy I put her next to my bed in a laundry basket. It seemed to comfort her since she was close to me and I could touch her. Later I started crate training her, but now she never is crated. Also, I tied a bell on a long piece of yarn to hang on my sliding glass doors handle. Everytime I took her out to potty I would ring the bell. Eventually she would ring the bell when she needed to go out. :) You probably have a plan in place, just trying to help. :)
hugs to you and Gibbs.

Sheryl Hastings said...

Puppies are a lot of work but they don't stay puppies for long. I do get a chuckle from my neighbors though because they just got one and that thing is so fast and doesn't listen to them at all. There is something funny about watching my neighbor chase her puppy through my yard in her jammies. Just think, you too might be providing entertainment for your neighbors!

But as you know, this will all be worth it!

Donna said...

Yep, puppies will run you ragged! But what an adorable looking face. Very photogenic! How about a play pen for him while you are trying to get things done?

Dr Sonia S V said...

Gibbs looks adorable and yeah I am a fan of the NCIS Gibbs so I think the name is super cute!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Sharkbytes said...

Puppies are incredible... if you can keep up with them.

Pat said...

What a lovely boy. I'm so glad you have a new pal to care for. It helps with the grief xx

Jille said...

I feel that I have been away from Blogland for ever. You have been on my mind so finally checked in. What a lovely surprise that your new addition is! He is gorgeous and I hope that he brings you much joy (alongside the pain in the butt ;-) )

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