Friday, May 27, 2011

Maggie Update and the Gouglers get a Grill!!!

Maggie Update
First things first, Miss Maggie has not had a solid update in quite a while and she's starting to get upset about her lack of appearances on the blog. So, without further ado, a Maggie update!

Surgery: On Monday, Maggie was spayed and Monday evening she was a sad, sad puppy. However, come Tuesday morning, she was completely back to normal and her mom and dad were struggling to keep her calm to avoid ripping open her stitches! Luckily everything is still in tact despite her lack of "down time." She is quite the ball of energy but I wouldn't have it any other way. I would also like to point out that everyone at the vet absolutely ADORE her. They are always sad to see her go and they actually remember her every time she comes in. I mean, it's a smaller vet clinic, but there are still a lot of dogs and a lot of employees. It's safe to say my dog is adorable and loved by all :) I'm not biased at all.

She can sense that she isn't going to like this visit to the vet!

My drugged out baby :(

Puppy Class: Maggie is still in puppy class and doing great! We've been working really hard a learning to heal (walk behind/beside me close by), to not jump/lunge at other dogs and to not jump on humans and calm down when strangers approach. She's doing so much better with her dog interaction, but she is still CRAZY excited when a stranger approaches. At least she loves people. She's also still a baby so of course she has a lot to learn.

Growth: Maggie is still the smallest in her current puppy class and the German Shepards that are a month younger than her are quite a bit bigger! It turns out our little girl was the runt of her liter! We thought that she was going to be pretty big, but now the vet isn't so sure. She's still growing every week and we really notice the changes!

How can you not be in love with that face and those ears?

Happy puppy with alien eyes!

Mom, why do you always have to take pictures of me?

Worn out from running laps around the living room! Her 7pm nightly routine.

Oh so exhausted! Yes, she slept on me like this for at least 30 minutes.
The Gougler's get a Grill!
Hooray! It's that time of year for cook outs which also means being outside in the sunshine! Assuming the sun actually chooses to shine in Pittsburgh. My wonderful in laws, also known as JP's parents or Jody and Phil, were gracious enough to give us an amazing house warming gift...a grill! They put out the offer when we moved back in January and we have finally purchased one! We were super excited and JP did a fabulous job of setting it up all by himself. To make sure we did a good job, we had to test it out. Yesterday we made turkey burgers!!! Check it out:

Playing with his cookin' tools

About to put the burgers on!

First use of our brand new grill!

I must say they turned out delish!
Now that we have a grill JP can cook dinner more! Wahoo! Just kidding, it'll be good solid teamwork...I actually enjoy cooking :)

Well that's all I have for today! I'm looking forward to a 3 day weekend with my puppy and husband! Tomorrow JP and I are running in a 10K and it's JP's very first! I know he'll do great! Everyone enjoy your 3 day weekend and remember what Memorial Day is really about! Until next time...

With love and God bless,
Amy, JP and Maggie

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