Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Toenails and trivia

Never fear...I am not going to tell you about some horrible toenail fungus. Instead it is the day of Elmer's first visit to the groomer. When I brought him in she was behind schedule so I had to leave him in a little cage whining his heart out. I felt really bad until I remembered all of the soiled newspaper I had to pick up out of the bathroom this morning. That tempered the sorrow a bit...

And for those who are waiting with bated breath to hear how the housebreaking saga is going, here is your update. Elmer is doing very well during the day while I am home and there has not been an accident in the house for two days (of course I am hoping that someday I won't have to take him out every 15 minutes, but I am glad for some progress). Nighttime is a completely different story. After the crating debacle, we resorted to newspapering the entire bathroom and locking him in there at night. It is not a pretty site in the morning and taking him out in the middle of the night doesn't seem to help as he is simply so excited to be released from doggy jail he won't focus on the business at hand. So I am at a loss as to how we'll solve that problem...can someone remind me why I didn't try really hard just to talk Bryn into another cat?

On the trivia front, Bryn had Knowledge Bowl practice yesterday. I thought it would be a riot to volunteer and watch a bunch of kindergartners participate in Knowledge Bowl, and it was. I was thoroughly impressed that my kid knew which planet had rings around it (thank you Magic School Bus!) and nevermind that she had no clue who the president of the United States is...She's far too young for politics, right?!?! Anyway, it was a lot of fun.

Bryn is having a friend sleep over tonight (on a school night even!) as Emma's parents are headed to the Garth Brooks concert. As much as I love the girls, I am thinking the concert would be a little more fun than trying to get two girls to quit giggling in bed and go to sleep! Actually, Stephanie is making us dinner as babysitting payment so I seriously may have gotten the better bargain!

5 comments:

Carrie! :o) said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Garth! I wanna go! LOL! I'm so glad he's making his way back. :o) Y'all have fun doing the slumber party thinger tonight!!

Jennifer said...

I so love puppies - but the house breaking thing? Not so much. Which is why I can't imagine ever having a puppy in the house again! Hope it gets better soon!

Hope tonight goes well and the girls go to sleep easily. And enjoy the dinner!!!

gail@more than a song said...

I can't imagine going through the house breaking thing with a puppy either! You're brave....hope it's all getting better.
And spend the night company too!

Debi said...

Knowledge Bowl in kindergarten...oh my gosh, that absolutely has to be the cutest!!! Wish I could come watch!!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

One day it will just click in his little head. You will actually see the light bulb go on. And let me tel you, that puppy will get treats til he can't eat anymore on that day. If you're anything like I was. ;-)