Thursday, May 8, 2008

Exposed!

For this, I submit this...


I have a terrible problem with coffee. My brilliant photo challenge idea would have involved the actual coffee stand of choice and barista extrordinere who makes me the most Heavenly breve with the foam billowing out the top, but alas... week two of failure to follow through.

I seem to be having a problem with follow through in general these days and it's part of an even larger issue which is that I'm not really feeling very... generally... "up." No real reason to speak of, just kinda in a funk. This is abnormal for me, wanting to be more isolated and feeling disinterested in EVERYTHING. I'm sure it will pass (I'm encouraging it along with a bottle of Champagne), but for now I'm going to focus on the little lovely who came to visit me at work the other day. It's visitors like these that make everything seem just dandy again...


This is Rhea (Ree-ah) and she's a ten week old doll face of a Boxer baby. Rhea now belongs to an elderly couple that I was working with awhile back when they were open to adopting a dog. The trouble came from the husband who refused anything over nine months of age and it had to be a girl and it had to be fawn... Well, wouldn't you know it, I had a rash of older males and just couldn't come up with ANYTHING in the rescue world that met their criteria so, off they went to buy a pup. As bummed as I was that this couple didn't end up adopting, I can't tell you how much fun it was to get a Boxer puppy fix for once! Rhea is supposed to be coming over for some play dates in the future and you can bet those photos will be TO DIE FOR when my boys get to introduce her to the world of SMASH FACES!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Can't wait for more photos of Rhea!!! :)

And I love your new header thing. So freaking cute!

Hey thanks for posting this.. but i noticed you didn't upload it to the challenge page. I'll do it for ya this week. Let me know if you had problems with it!

A

Colleen Sherman said...

awww... how sweet is Rhea!! This makes me want to put our puppy adopting into high gear. We really want a playmate for Rocco. But we're hoping to find something in the frenchie/boston breed... which can be hard to find under 4 years of age. :-( But we keep looking... waiting for the right one to come along.

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mendedheart said...

Still hoping to be in touch. Yikes! I'm not very savvy about blogs and feel I said more than necessary in this forum. Therefore - deleted my comments. At some point I'll mail them.

Modest Mousketeer said...

MendedHeart... Forgive me for not getting back to you before now. Your outstretched hand caught me off guard completely and I needed to take some time to figure out how I felt about it and to decide what I might say after such a long time of saying nothing at all. Let me first say that I remember you as fondly as you claim to remember me and I have never had a grievance with you. Many times traveling to your coast, you made my stays bearable and showed me such love and support for which I am very grateful. You have made an effort that I wasn't expecting and said some very nice things, but it's my position that some of those things are not yours to say. If that person you refer to as "perpetually sad" wanted to try again and right the wrongs between us then he should attempt that himself and even then I would not be willing to move forward with a relationship at this time. I gave 150% of myself for so many years and was hurt again and again by an overwhelming sense of failure when I looked in his eyes or heard his voice. I can't walk in to that wall again. You see, I don't need to because I have a person in my life who has filled his role and done so with inexplicable perfection. I appreciate your caring and concern and ask that you understand when I say I need space from it all. He is lucky to have had your steadfast commitment through all these years, I hope he shows you how remarkable you are! My door is open to you and N if you feel you can have a relationship that doesn't involve your entire family, most people would not accept such an offer, but it's the truth of where I'm at today.