Grandma & Grandpa’s

Last weekend we went to grandma and grandpa’s. You just mention going there and Mooshi loses his shit. He knows grandma has treats and giant back yard to play in.  We loaded up the pups and headed off. I love going there. It’s out of the city, its peaceful, the grandparents are hilarious and grandma always has cake.

20150926_121728Mooshi found some cat crap to roll around in, it made him super happy, covering his scent against predators and all. He got plopped in the utility sink and got a bath. Grandma remarked how good he was at his impromptu bath time! He hates water but he is a good boy at bath time!  He had to wait to be allowed back out side. He wasn’t thrilled about that.

20150926_122318Needless to say after we got home we had happy, tired pups!



Lola beast

wpid-20150918_070422.jpgLola has been with us for two weeks now. Suffice to say she is very settled in. We are also worn out. I forgot the amount of time and energy it requires to raise a puppy! Not only that I am learning that all the articles I read that said Basset hounds need a firm but compassionate human were not kidding. Lola has tested every boundary in our household there is! I’ve taken to calling her “Lola Beast” instead of “Lola Bean.” Yikes! For the reminder of the week I have “laid down the law” so to speak. Because she does not respond to us just saying a firm “No!” we have created the “No, No” can, which is basically a used pop can filled with about 15 pennies. It’s loud enough to grab her attention. It doesn’t scare her and when we bring it out she stops what she’s doing and then barks at us in protest because she clearly does not want to stop what she is doing. After protesting she will lie flat on the floor with sad eyes. She isn’t fooling anyone around here! On another note the “No, no” can scares the crap out of Mooshi but until she gets older and actually listens, “No, no” can it is!

Her potty training is a work in progress. She hasn’t had too many accidents in the apartment and thankfully I have a carpet steamer. She’s been going to the door and looking at her halter and leash which hang there and we take her promptly out. So she’s getting the idea. I think watching Mooshi helps. He’s such a good boy!

Sleeping has been challenging and after being woken up promptly at 2 a.m every night and then tossing and turning in an effort to accommodate the puppy on the bed, I had her sleep in the kitchen. My husband said it seemed so sad but I disagreed. She has a big, fluffy, comfy bed and an equally cozy blanket. I baby gate her in there after she fell asleep on the couch. I gently scoop her up and put her to bed. I didn’t hear a peep out  of her until around 5:15 which has been pretty standard for her sleeping routine. WIN, WIN all around.

Lola is great! Despite all her naughty behavior (which is really just typical puppy behavior) we love her a great deal! She is a very funny and intelligent puppy. I know a lot of people say Basset hounds are dumb but little Lola is proving to be quite the opposite!  I know my husband is smitten with her, Mooshi gets a little overwhelmed but otherwise seems to enjoy having a fur sister and I love Lola beast to pieces! Her little puppy belly is my favorite!!

I am glad tomorrow is Friday and I am off to bed. I am exhausted!  Happy Thursday!



We drove 10 hours round trip to a farm on Friday to get this.

lola1We’ve actually been planning this for a year.  We decided we would get a puppy after we moved to Omaha and got settled in our apartment.

lola2It’s been one year since we moved here and two years since the big dog passed away. We were finally ready.

I forgot how much stuff puppies get into, how much work they can be and how cute they are! Oh that puppy breath!!

She is all kinds of trouble and one moment she’s having a little party and the next she’s passed out.


lola5She is the best thing ever! EVER!

lola3Her and the tiny dog are getting along nicely. I think he’s thankful most of the time he has a playmate, the rest of the time I think he’s annoyed.

We love our little sass mouth!



Tuesday 6.9.15

70 lb squat 3 x 5 (my squat was bad today, can’t win em’ all)

50 lb bench 3 x 5 (despite shaking my head no, I did better with my bench this week than last. YAY!)

leg curl 40 lb 3 x 10 (easy peasy once the machine was adjusted for my midget height.)

leg extension 40 lb 3 x 10 (easy peasy because once you dead lift everything else isn’t so hard anymore.)

hs row 50 lb 3 x 10 (these are my favorite! I’m not being sarcastic they really are!)

hyper extensions 3 x 10 (meh.)


Saturday – 6.6.15

Squat – 65 lbs 3 x 5

Bench – 50 lbs 3 x 5 (these were really effing hard for me and at one point I wanted to cry and Kyle gave me a kind of pep/quit being a pansy talk and I powered through. Go KYLE!)

Deadlift – 80 lbs 1 x 5

Leg raises – 3 x 15 (these are cake after all the above.)

Time for eats, rest and movies on this rainy Saturday.