There’s no good alliteration for ‘busy Thursday’

Just a quick check in to say hi today!

Steve and I both have some pretty packed schedules today, so here are some senior portraits that I took of the dogs yesterday.


Pretty sure this one should be in Indy’s modeling portfolio


The darker the dog, the brighter the reflection (apparently?!?)


A picture is worth 1000 words. Personalities on point.

Seriously look at this crazy…


and then this not-impressed I’m just chillin…


Hope you have a great Thursday!!

A New Addition

So it’s been pretty quiet over here on the blog but it definitely has been anything but quiet in real life! As of last Friday, we  are now a 12-legged family….



This cutie is Luna! She’s about 11 weeks old right now and is a very exciting addition to the Steve/Amanda household. Indy has adjusted about as well as could be expected….



Especially since she’s Luna’s new favorite chew toy, but overall they really get along well! Indy has taken on the role of “Mama Dog” and is intent on showing Luna what’s what in life. Indy has also taken on the role of treat thief and shameless beggar whenever Luna is around, so we gotta work on that a bit.


In people news, Steve had reconstructive surgery on his ACL that he tore in Prague.  It’s been my job to dispense ice and narcotics at regular intervals for the last week or so.

Since Steve is out of commission (he’s just now starting to hobble around on crutches) puppy wrangling/herding has been my new 24/7 job in addition to my grad school job and my Steve’s caretaker/”responsible adult” job. It’s a lot to take on at once and I haven’t slept much, but every dog and Steve is worth it!

I’m just going to finish off this post with a bunch more pictures of Luna because the world needs more puppy pictures!

She has questionable sleeping techniques…







But she sure is cute! And we can’t wait for her to get old enough to not annoy Indy 😉


Dog Trauma

Who’s excited for Monday?!?


Yeah. Me neither.

We had a pretty fun weekend mostly spent traumatizing Indy (in the best way, I promise it’s good for her).

We forced her to socialize at the new Raleigh Beer Garden on Friday. They have 366 beers on tap! It’s pretty freakin sweet.


On Saturday, I took her on a super long walk after I ran some hills outside which was a horrible idea in July.

But the best part was Sunday…

Steve and I drove out to Lake Wheeler to test out Indy’s new life jacket! It is totes adorbs. And by that I mean she hates it and it’s hilarious to watch her hate it.



It even comes with handles so we can pick her up like this!wpid-20150726_120006.jpg


We got this for her, because she really likes to swim in the summer to cool off, but she tends to freak out if she can’t touch the bottom of the lake/stream/river. So, this gives her a little extra boost to feel more comfortable in the water.

As with most things though. Indy hated it and was terrified of it at first.


She even ignored fresh salmon!


Just look at that indignant face. That is total sass.

One box of smoked salmon later, she had her longest swim and didn’t need any encouragement to jump in and swim around! #success

To celebrate we hit up the SnoBall stand on the way home  😀



Hope you guys had a great weekend too!