Maltese Madness!

This is what you’ll be seeing around my house in the future!   This isn’t our exact puppy, but what they look like at this age in general.   I finally succumbed, despite my selfish reservation of giving up some sleep for awhile-I’m very excited about my new baby.  His name is either Fenway or Murphy, we still haven’t decided.   B doesn’t know we are going to get him tomorrow-the night before she gets her spacers put in for her braces.  Maybe I’ll let her stay home all day Wednesday and bond with the puppy.  🙂  And with Mommy.  This weekend the kids did their own thing mostly, after church and brunch and I had all this alone time.  Hubby was working the office upstairs.  So I cooked, and cooked and cleaned…and realized, since I can’t have more human children, a little tiny puppy will be just the new buddy I need!  I always had three jobs and so much going on as a single mommy, that I’ve really started to feel “bored” as a new wife, even with a daughter, a stepson full time and all the house work.  I know it’s a shock.  We all hope for this, but then it’s so weird when it happens.  This is a change for me, I’ve always had big dogs, but that’s probably why I have a horrible back problem.  This puppy will remain pretty small-he’s a toy breed.  Also hypoallergenic, which will be good since Stepson is allergic to so much and has such respiratory issues.  Hubby is not a dog person like B and I are, but he is excited too!  More to come!  

B is still not falling asleep early like her old self, but I’m convinced it’s not anything bothering her, which some of you also thought it must be (as did I in the beginning, it made perfect sense).  I’m counting it as a phase and if it doesn’t settle back in soon, I’m going to take her to get it checked out.  Other than that, she’s great. And wonderful…and soooo cute.  I miss all that alone time with her, and I’m trying to find ways to get more of it.  Stepson is a more demanding child, and I think I’m getting resentful to hubby for not seeing how amazing B is.  Sometimes, I think he actually resents how good she is.  

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jolene
    May 05, 2008 @ 13:16:31

    How adorable. I have to add my two cents – I like Murphy. Gee, I wonder why you chose Fenway 🙂

    What an awesome surprise for B. She will be so happy.

    I am so not at the bored stage yet. Considering I’m not a go-getter, I think I’m looking forward to it.

    I think you are right, he must be jealous. I know I feel totally envious of parents who have children that are well-behaved.

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  2. singleworkingmommy
    May 05, 2008 @ 21:40:38

    One of my BFFs growing up had a Maltese. So freakin’ cute.

    What about growing pains? I remember not being able to sleep very well when I started to hit puberty. Hormones or something…

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  3. Shannon
    May 06, 2008 @ 10:22:51

    Ok, so his name is going to be Sullivan (Sully for short, just like the new boat). It just fit with the Maltese look.
    Jolene-I responded to you on my Blackberry, so I’ll just say, I’m not exactly bored really, there are things to do…just not things I want to do, so maybe I need a distraction so I can pay attention to something else! And I’m really thinking this is the stress reliever I need. My old dog Scout, really helped me to de-stress. I’m definitely a dog person.
    singleworkingmommy: I so remember growing pains too! She isn’t complaining of any pains specifically, but this may be just a different way puberty manifests in her. Ugh puberty-did I just say that? It’s hard to fathom when she’s just 8! Did your BFF let their Maltese have that long hair or keep them short and scruffy? I think I’ll keep Sullivan groomed and short-haired. I can’t wait to post pics!!!

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  4. Tracy
    May 06, 2008 @ 13:09:57

    Sully is TOOOOO CUTE! I’ve got a Lahsa myself. I like to keep hr fur short, it sure gives her a lot more character!

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  5. Leslie
    May 06, 2008 @ 13:40:38

    oh how cute! I have a soft spot for little ones after growing up with Poms. Now I have cats and really miss having someone to clean up the floor under the table 😛 I bet the kids will have fun with him!

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