a girl and her dog

19 Nov

Or, rather, the one she’d love to have.  Enter Polpetta, the sweet-as-pie pup of one of our crossfit coaches.

I should begin by saying that it’s been one of those weeks that requires the frequent googling of cute baby animal pictures.  Physical ailment, anxiety over future childcare, a bit of emotional turmoil, with a sprinkle of step 2 studying woes has me returning to this article more often than I’m sure is healthy (as we are in no position to adopt a puppy, and I am coming painfully close to doing just that).

So I’m taking a break from my empirical essay on physician-parent communication regarding childhood vaccinations to contribute some babe-with-pup media to the internet.

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Aurelia and Polpetta first met months ago, when they were exactly the same height.  Polpetta loved to lick faces, which amused Ari for about 20 seconds until it definitely did NOT amuse her any longer.  Now Ari’s a little bigger, and Polpetta’s a bit calmer, and Ari’s taken to shoving her hand directly into Polpetta’s mouth and giggling hysterically.  And docile Polpetta not only tolerates my daughter pinching at her gums (as I try to wrangle her, commanding “Gentle!”), but seems to actually enjoy her company.

Babe’s content, and mama’s blood pressure has decreased.  We need a dog.

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8 Responses to “a girl and her dog”

  1. eklinman November 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    If you DO get a dog and you need someone to puppy sit, let me know…

    • annaojesus November 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

      puppy and babysit??! 🙂 haha…but of course will do. puppies are the sweetest!

      • eklinman November 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

        I don’t know that you should trust me with your baby…but I can puppy sit and jerome can babysit! He’s obsessed with babies.

      • annaojesus November 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

        Yes!!! Love the tag-team approach to life!

  2. Melissia November 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    You could always do short term fostering for your local shelter or a rescue organization. Some shelters have weekend fostering or fostering of puppies until their vaccinations have time to take effect, usually 10 days.

    • annaojesus November 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

      It’s a great idea, but I know we would have a very hard time giving him/her back!

  3. larry.oppenheimer@cox.net November 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Cheers

    My client asked again whether you had made contact with her daughter about babysitting.

    Love

    Dad

    • annaojesus November 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

      Hi there! I did, we have been in communication, but she is not available during the times we need 😦 We hope to use her sporadically in the future if she is available.

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