Our [nameless] new dog

My dream has finally come true – we have a dog! Mumbles found a stray dodging cars and wandering around in his office parking lot. He sent me the photos and although his white fur was practically black and a matted mess, he had such a sweet face. I demanded he bring that dog home and that’s just what he did. Good husband.

Poor pupster was covered in fleas so Mumbles lovingly gave him a flea bath and we could tell he was relieved already. Over the weekend his personality really started to shine through. At first we were a little concerned; he didn’t play fetch, eat treats, or make any noise, and he was extremely mellow. Now he’s playing ball, gnawing on bones, running up and down the stairs, and rolling over on his back for lots of lovin’ and giving kisses like crazy. He’s a goofy guy and Mumbles is enamored. So am I. I even wake up early to take him for walks, which, if you know me, really means something as I am not a morning person. We’ve been crate training him and it’s breaking my heart to leave him for work. Your heart would break, too. Just look at his little face.


Perhaps the funniest thing about this fluffball is that sometimes he sticks his tongue out and his lips move so it looks like he’s mumbling. It’s a match made in doggy heaven!

So, what do you think we should name him? I always wanted a dog named Ravioli, but he really doesn’t look like a Ravioli. I might get over it because I love the name, but here are some other names we’ve been trying out too, and feel free to suggest your own:


In it to win it

It’s getting down to the wire – just tonight’s episode and we’re down to the final two, The Women Tell All, and a possible proposal. 

A big announcement came today from Reality Steve, the man known for reality show spoilers.  He said he was wrong (again. He was also wrong about Ali’s final choice) about how this season ends.  The new revelation makes me happy and sad all at the same time.  I’m sticking with happy, though, because I just like hoping he’s wrong and thinking I’ll be surprised.  Here’s the link to his website if you want to cave in and read his new predictions about who Brad will pick and who the next Bachelorette will be.   I hate how the producers recycle contestants and you all know how boring I think Brad is. For that reason, I’m really holding out that Emily will be the next Bachelorette contestant. It would be a smart move since all of America is smitten with her and her sweet southern charm. 

So, since we’re so close…who’s your pick to win it?
(uh, i mean, fall in love and live happily ever after with Brad?)

P.S. Next season, we’re totally doing fantasy picks (no, not guessing who says yes to the fantasy suite, for as my wise friend Sarah G. points out: it’s practically required to say yes) to pick who will be given the final rose.  I don’t know what the winnings would be other than a happy kudos from me, but hey, it’d still be fun.

Get out your libations because – as Sarah G. also pointed out – the fantasy suite episode is always full of blubbering awkwardness and rolling around.  Cheers!