Windsor puppy will soon be four months old. He is growing like a weed and in typical Labrador fashion, is eating everything in sight. He likes to dig and is also a kleptomaniac. So far he’s been very successful at stealing food, stealing shoes and even successfully chewed up my glasses. Clearly, Windsor thought I needed another pair, which to be honest I did.
As a parent of a growing Labrador puppy, the biggest hurdle we still haven’t successfully mastered is the art of potty training him. So that is still an issue; however, he’s learning commands very well! Everyone at the vets office loves him, and it is so much fun to see him grow and thrive!
I am so happy and grateful that Windsor is in my life. He brightens my day, and he wags his tail so fiercely when I come home from school and loves to shower my face with kisses. What’s not to love?!
I graduated from college in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in English. I am now close to completing a second degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis on New Media Communication. Even though I am loving my classes, I am still plagued by comma problems. I do not know how I earned a B.A. writing so inefficiently as I do. Is it possible to write but not know how to proofread your own work? I feel like that is where I am now. I’m in a PR writing class and for example, one of my assignments, a feature story on a real life client, was returned with an awful grade and bleeding with red pen. I have tried not to beat myself up over it but it hurts. Not being able to proof effectively or watch out for comma stumbling blocks is truly embarrassing. I can only imagine how grammatically incorrect the posts here are, but it is my blog and I make the rules; however, in the real word grammar errors are not cute. Grammar errors look awful on resumes, cover letters, reports and so on.
Windsor is now over twelve weeks old and and he is growing, growing, growing! I am so happy to see him when I come home from school. He is the light of my life and so adorable.
I have found too that training and feeding him each present their own challenges, especially with a puppy that is always hungry. Labradors will eat just about everything, and puppy Windsor has indeed proved that. He always has something in his mouth.
During my reading have discovered the do and dont’s to training a dog. It is a learning process that I am truly enjoying.
He is quickly learning his name, he always greets me with a wildly wagging tail when I walk in the door. He’s also learning simple commands. I love it! – By the way, the pictures above I took with my iPhone last night. =) See, he is so adorable!
I was on flipboard this morning and I happened across an article about jazz artist, Norma Winstone. According to The Telegraph, Winstone was named “vocalist of the year.” Dame Cleo Laine presented the award at the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Now, I am unashamedly outspoken in my adoration of Dame Cleo Laine, so I knew immediately that Norma Winstone had to be an impressive vocalist. Thanks to Pandora radio, I now have a new jazz artist whose music I must collect. It’s a pity that Winstone has not recorded a duet of some sort with Dame Cleo, perhaps the award might spark some artist conversation?!
So after missing nearly an entire week of school because of the snow, spring break has arrived and with it so have warmer temperatures.
I have spent my time, thus far, relaxing and playing with my little puppy, Windsor. Training a new puppy especially a male dog is an education. Fortunately, I have been reading Family Dog by Richard A. Wolters.
The book is very enlightening, helpful and the pictures and descriptions make it worthwhile and easy. I always thought training a puppy would be hard, annoying. Not so, well at this point anyway.
Windsor, or “Windsor puppy” as my partner and I affectionately call him, was born on January 3rd. He’s growing like a weed. Independent, adventurous, with long legs and a a curious need to get into everything, he has scratched and yelped his way into our hearts.
In my previous post, I did promise I would post a few pictures of Windsor. Here he is in all of his cute glory.
He is teething like crazy, loves to bite and play. It is just wonderful. Along the way, I have learned the value of getting a young puppy on a schedule of both going outside and feeding.
He did very well at his first puppy visit at the Vet’s office. The nurses loved him and his veterinarian was most impressed with his weight and his demeanor. He goes for his second puppy visit on Friday, I’m so excited about that!
Along with being so excited about a new addition to the family, having a new puppy has also changed my attitude and my level of responsibility. Windsor has calmed me and I find his antics so relaxing and joyous. He is inquisitive, loves to explore and is learning by leaps and bounds.
I have loved watching him grow and I just know I will always adore him! ❤
In my intro to visual communication class one of our projects is to come up with a personal logo. At first I thought this would be a fun project; however, I was not prepared to come face-to-face with my horrific drawing ability. My professor asked for twenty-five “thumbnails” of ideas for a person logo. My drawing ability makes even stick figures seem sad, so this task has quickly gone from “so many great ideas” to WTF am I even doing?!
Relearning Adobe Illustrator was one thing, but this second project, which is due next Thursday, seems to be a tall order.
I have even considered paying someone to help me fashion a personal logo; however, that would defeat the purpose of me learning how to do it myself. It would also be cheating..
"... for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts, and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life and rest in unvisited tombs."