Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Puppy! and a home...

My roommate got a new puppy today! She was begging me last night and telling me that I really should let her get one and that the cats would only have to deal with it until I move into the house on base and she would take real good care of it and finally...she would be heartbroken if I didn't let her..... I said yes. And now we have a little 6 week old terrier-mini-poodle mix girl. She is adorable!! Her name is Darla. And the cats have stayed away from her, observing from a distance with much concern showing in their faces. Patch gets closer and then runs away when the puppy gets too close. Freckles, on the other hand, stays as far away as she could and when we force a close encounter, a nice hiss proceeds to escape her mouth. Darla couldn't care less. She doesn't seem phased by their reactions much so far.... I'm guessing that it's because she is so young and naive to what certain reactions mean.

I wasn't too sure about a dog...I never saw myself as a person to have a dog. I have always had cats. I have always liked cats. I have not liked dogs. Being chased by dogs while riding a bike when young makes a person not like dogs. Being hit in hard all over by a large, strong tail when young makes a person not like dogs. Being dragged by a St Bernard when babysitting resulting in black and blue knees makes a person not like a dog. But recently I have found that my encounters with dogs do not necessarily mean that something bad will happen. Like my friend Danny's dog, Capona. She is so pretty and nice. And my best friends dog, Jake. He is so good! And he listens to my commands and is excited to see me because he knows who I am. And now this cute puppy. Of course I don't like the fact that she has already peed in the house, but she is still in training.


Ison and I know where we will be living!! Hooray! We have reserved a home that is at Kirtland Air Force Base here in Albuquerque! It is a 3 bedroom 2 story duplex! I am thrilled!! We are both thrilled! I'll be moving in first at the beginning of September because that will mean we will spend less on gas and I'll be closer to work...and really close to Ison! We hopefully won't be as tired as we were from all the driving back and forth across town. I can't wait!! A house all to myself for almost a month to get organized and then....I'll be married! Yay!

I was surprised at how nice the on-base housing is! Ison was surprised what his rank qualified him for house-wise...he thought it would be in the older housing on base. The neighbourhood looks so nice and well-maintained and we only have a small section of the yard that we will have to take care of ourselves...the rest of it is maintained by the base. I just can't tell you how excited I am that we will know where we will live!


Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you have a dog in the house now! PICTURE!!!

AND a house on base! Wow Emily, that is really really cool. Have you seen it in person, or just a picture of it, or what??? I guess I should be calling you...or better yet, you should be calling ME and asking these questions...:D Love you!

Jess & Jessica said...

Emily you and Ison look so good together!! I am so happy for you! Good luck with wedding plans and I hope the best for you guys. I love the engagement video! You can tell you two are sooooo in love!!!! Miss you!!!

Jessica Pickett:)

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