Great week!

Hi all!  The four of us had a pretty nice week.  I had a short work week, only 3 days, so I got to spend a lot of time with the Moose and Little (I’m not quite sure why I started calling Lexi, Little…it probably evolved from “Little Princess” or “Little Miss” and she is just so little (compared to Zev, of course) and stinkin’ cute!).  We went on a few nice walks, enjoyed Valentine’s Day together, and spent some time napping (duh!).  Lexi is doing very well.  Allergies are always an issue and she gets a few hives, mostly on her shoulders, but we have a healthy stock of Benadryl to help keep her comfortable until her cyclosporine arrives.  Her paws still need careful, daily care but she has not appeared to be sore on them for several days now.  Her paws are also tolerating walks of a longer duration, with very little bleeding/cracking as a result.  One step at a time!

All in all, we are really happy with how she is doing and how she has adjusted to life with us and Zev after almost a month.  It definitely takes more time and effort to keep her healthy and comfortable compared to Zev, and most other dogs as well, but she is worth every second of the time spent on her.  She is probably the happiest, sweetest girl I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and she is such a good patient, despite the crummy treatment she received in the “former” life.  All she asks is for some kisses and butt scratches in return for being such a good girl!  I can’t help but smile as she eagerly gives me kisses and nuzzles me as I am putting her boots on to go outside, or “the face” she gives me when I walk into the room with her paw wipes and spray at the end of the night.  She is not a big fan of her paw cleaning routine but she sits for me like a good girl and just gazes at John with a pathetic look on her face.  Our little girl is definitely spoiled, and she deserves every treat, kiss, hug, and word of praise given to her.

goofball

goofball

sometimes she sleeps on her back like a person...and snores really, really loudly.

sometimes she sleeps on her back like a person…and snores really, really loudly.

Zev decided it was time for some cuddling...

Zev decided it was time for some cuddling…

...and then he decided he needed a pillow.

…and then he decided he needed a pillow.

Zev and Lexi are SO cute together.  Everywhere Zev goes, Lexi goes.  Everything Zev sniffs, Lexi sniffs.  She LOVES him.  And he loves her, too, even though he is a grumpy old man on occasion 😉

the kids at the seawall in Narragansett.

the kids at the seawall in Narragansett.

This week Zev also showed Lexi one of his favorite places to walk, the seawall in Narragansett.  We are there almost every day in the summer and Zev loves to soak up attention and butt scratches from tourists and locals alike.  It was pretty quite on the day that we went, just a few joggers, construction workers, and other people walking their dogs.  Lexi met a nice construction worker who gave both her and Zev many compliments on their good looks and charm.  We advised him on how to approach Lexi properly and with a calm energy and they hit it off immediately.  He was clearly dog-savvy and talked with us for a few minutes about rescuing dogs.  Zev then showed Lexi that if you walk up to a new friend and quickly spin around, resting your bum on his or her leg, they will give you butt scratches, which are obviously the best thing ever.  She caught on quickly!  Lexi was a little less mannerly about seeing/walking past other leashed dogs, and that is something we will continue to work on.  Although, on our walk tonight she did a good job with John and sat pretty quietly while another leashed dog went about his business nearby.  We will continue to work on directing her attention away from the other dog and toward us and Zev instead.  She is a work in progress, for sure, but we are confident that with time, patience, consistency, and Zev as a role model she will become an even greater girl than she already is!

being all cute and cuddly

being all cute and cuddly

Zev wanted a close-up.

Zev wanted a close-up.

Lexi enjoying her Valentine's Day antler!

Lexi enjoying her Valentine’s Day antler!

that is one happy girl!

that is one happy girl!

Zev had a nice heart-shaped bakery cookie that was devoured in about 10 seconds.  He wishes he had a few more.

Zev had a nice heart-shaped bakery cookie that was devoured in about 10 seconds. He wishes he had a few more.

kisses from Mom!

kisses from Mom!

photobomb!

photobomb!

rocking some hot pink socks!

rocking some hot pink socks!

Well, that’s it for us tonight.  We have a pretty busy weekend ahead but it should be a good one.  We hope you all have a great weekend!  Hugs and kisses from Lexi and Zev!

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4 thoughts on “Great week!

  1. Hi there Lexi (and Zev!)! Just came to check up and see how you were doing and it seems to be that the answer is wonderfully! 🙂 Love the new pics (thanks to your cool parents!) Im glad you all made it through Nemo nice & warm and in one piece 🙂 Can’t believe you have been in your forever home a whole month now..time flies! Although on the other hand you fit in so perfectly its almost as if you’ve been there all along (Im sure Mom & Dad would agree!) I love how much your new family loves you, and you them! Well, just wanted to say hi and check out new pics of your pretty self! I hope your meds arrive soon so you dont have to worry about your precious little paws 😉 Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Love & kisses from me & mine to you & yours!

    • Thank you for your kind words! It really does feel like Lexi has been with us for much longer than a month. She has adjusted so well to us, and we have adjusted well to her and her needs. We are head over heels for this little ball of love! 🙂 Have a great weekend as well! XOXO

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