Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Back to the Office & Grooming Debacle...

The roads in Smalltown, VA are pretty much clear now...although my street still has quite a bit of snow.  I rode downtown to work with TEN today, but made it home at lunch to take Louis out.  I absolutely love the snow, but I do need to get around and such too :)  I've got more Christmas shopping to do, and unfortunately I've saved it for tonight.  Ugghhh....

Yesterday we took Louis to the groomer in the morning before work.  The idea was to pick him up at lunch, but since I was dependent on TEN and his vehicle...that didn't happen.  TEN had lots going on at work, and wasn't able to take me to pick up Louis until almost 4pm.  Poor little guy!  He was in a crate all day at the groomer :( 

When we arrived to pick him up the groomer said she had washed Louis for a second time because he had soiled his crate and danced all around in it.  BLECH!  She wanted him to be just perfect and handsome when we arrived.  How lovely is she?!??!  Due to the snow and such she had tried to walk the puppies, but we all know how Louis feels about pottying in the snow...so that was of no use.  He apparently shredded the paper in the first crate he was in, so she moved him to another crate.  He shredded that paper, and on to another crate.  He went through 5.  Sigh. 

I was a little bit embarrassed, but when I saw my little gentleman all groomed and handsome I totally forgot about being embarrassed.  He is such a cutie pie!  TEN and I weren't sure at first that it was Louis!  But...it was.  He's the same precious, cuddly little fellow...just looking a bit more debonair:









I had taken a few picture of my little man the night before his hair cut, just so I would be sure to remember they way he looked as a messy little puppy.  He was so precious that way, but he was starting to get a bit unruly looking....







After we brought Louis home TEN decided we needed a snowman.  I have never built a snowman, but was pretty sure it was easy.  Not so much.  TEN made the large snowball, but it was all rigid and square on the sides.  I tried to smooth it, but my hands were too cold and Louis wouldn't hold still.  So, TEN fixed it a bit.  I was happy to stand by, with Louis, and to observe.  I'm rather pleased with the outcome.  The fact that TEN put his glasses on the snowman made it silly.  Just the perfect snowman for us!!







Tomorrow is the last day of work for both of us, and then we are heading to our parent's homes in BigCity, VA on Christmas Eve morning.  We have all of our packages wrapped, and I have just a few more gifts to buy tonight and I will be done. 

Even though we will both be in the same city, there are so many people for both of us to see that getting together on Christmas isn't going to happen this year.  So, TEN and I are having our Christmas tomorrow night.  I'm making my famous pot roast, and we will have a fire and open our gifts with little Louis dancing around eating all of the paper no doubt!  I sure hope TEN likes what I got him.  It's rather a hodge podge of things that don't go together or have a theme or anything.  I started with a theme, but it went down the toilet when I kept finding other little things he had mentioned that he wanted.  The thing about TEN is that even if he doesn't like something I've gotten him he won't say so.  He will use it/wear it/whatever it and I will never know.  Hmph.  Oh well...at least I know he really will get some use out of the socks and underwear filling his stocking....

T

8 comments:

The Big Blue Dog said...

I can't believe all that snow! Louis is too Handsome!

I wounder how my dogs would feel about going to the bathroom in the snow! I don't think I'd want to do it either, can't blame him!

mrs.mfc said...

I can't get over the fact that this was your first snowman!! Crazy!!

Love his new haircut!! Looks adorable!

Have fun doing Christmas with TEN (oops, accidentally wrote his real name first!)tomorrow night!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Louis' haircut is adorable! I love it but I thought he was adorable before too!

Hubby and I are having our own Christmas exchange tomorrow morning since it is our last day at home before traveling to see our families so I totally understand. Have fun visiting your family! Oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

Louis looks like such a little man now!

Enjoy your Christmas with TEN and then Christmas with your family!

MCW said...

Like TEN's profile...ha...

Merry Christmas!!!

Bethany said...

Louis is SUCH a cutie! Love the Feliz Navidad pillow. Is it needlepoint?

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Louis is adorable. I grow up with a westie...they are the most wonderful dogs! Merry X-mas!

Jenny DB said...

MMkay is it weird I think Louis looks adorable all scruffy and ungroomed!!!! I picked out Joe's first boxers last night and thought it was quite fun. His mom usually does this. Umm, not anymroe. My turn :)

Hope you guys have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!!!! xoxoxox