If blogging over the next few weeks becomes rather sparse, blame it on Athena.
She arrived yesterday. She is a six-month-old Labrador-mix puppy that we obtained from the county animal shelter. She had been a gift to a couple who was expecting a baby and once the baby arrived, there was no time for an energetic pup so they gave her to the shelter. Energetic may be an understatement! The next few weeks we will be engaged in some intensive puppy training so I may not get to the blogging as much as ususal. I feel like I did when I had a new baby. Whenever she is quiet, I scramble around to get things done. If you are getting a puppy, I highly recommend the book Puppies for Dummies by Sarah Hodgson. You can read it cover to cover, but I think it is most helpful as a handy reference for questions that pop up.