The Un-Slumber Party

Last night the boys had a friend over to spend the night. It was a well-thought-out event. Ian told me how he and “L” had made plans to play certain games and read certain books and that they were going to stay up all night. Since it was a Saturday night, we agreed that they…

School of Hard Walks

I am SO bored of walking this dog. Yet I’m bound (by choice) to it by two chains. One, it keeps Orbit sane, and two, if I want any chance of beating back the scale, I have to get my 10,000 steps in. I am desperate to make it bearable. I’ve burned through all the…

Month Two of Orbit

We are now 7 weeks into dog ownership. Orbit is a good dog, and a big 77 lb doof. He’s progressing well in his knowledge of Fetch and has decided he does, in fact, like to vacuum. ┬áHe mostly prefers dried, wadded tissues, chalk, pencils, flour dust, stickers and cereal. He’s a carb junkie. But…

Launching into Orbit: Vol. 1

After some weeks or months of consideration, triggered by my first actual bout of puppy fever, we decided to get a dog. I took the boys to the library, and we got a fat stack of dog books. While I devoured some Cesar Millan, the boys huddled around breed books and learned about favorable characteristics….