Hi All! I'd like to say I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted, but the truth is I can. It's been a wonderful break and for many good reasons. It's amazing how much ones life can change within a few short months.
If you saw my last post then you know what's been keeping me occupied. On July 11, my sweet little Maizey will be five months old.
The sleepy little girl that you see here is usually quite rambunctious and full of herself. Our beautiful little pup who is long overdue for her first formal grooming has literally turned out home and lifestyle upside down.
Just today I have finally removed the coffee table from the living room after deciding it is just no longer safe to leave in the room. No longer safe for her, not the table because it has long already been determined a loss. I am scared of all the wood splinters she has been eating after she has made a feast of the table legs and totally destroyed them. In this picture you can see the plastic tubing that we had put over the dowel but you can also see she then went after the legs and the drawer underneath. She's quite the little chewer!
And now here is our den this morning minus the coffee table, but did you notice...
it's minus the rug too? We have rolled up almost all of the rugs in the house to keep them from being destroyed while she is being potty trained. The two club chairs shown here are also showing some wear and will most likely be replaced after we pass the puppy teething stage.
In the kitchen the drink station has been converted to her own den though the only time she sleeps here is when I am at work because when were home she prefers total run of the house.
We brought two of the rockers from the front porch to the back porch so we could sit here with her. Now that she's older she enjoys spending more time out in the yard though still on a leash. I like keeping the porch this way because she can be off the leash here and still feel as if she's outside. It's not as cute and decorated as I might prefer but it's less for her to get into.
Just outside the screened porch on the lower deck between our deck that spans the house and our pool we have recently put up a tent gazebo for shade. It's on a collapsible frame that can be folded and put away. I have been wanting one of these for awhile now and was so happy to find this one for a great price at Sams Club. It is 13 x 13 in size. I have also been eyeing a few pieces of outdoor furniture and rugs at Walmart that I may use to complete this new outdoor seating place. I can imagine all sorts of beautiful ways to spruce up this spot but am trying to keep it as inexpensive and as minimal as possible due to keeping it thrifty and of course due to the puppy factor as well.
Life sure has changed around here, but it is all good. I anticipated a lot of these changes prior to getting her which was very important. Can you imagine the shock that some must go through if they aren't prepared for all the destruction that one little puppy can do? LOL! I knew ahead of time I would be replacing lots of things that might get chewed up or destroyed during the puppy years. Since I had wanted to update some decor anyway it's not been a big issue...it's just a timing issue now.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to be back again before too long to share my completed outdoor gazebo area with you. But uh, truthfully don't hold your breath okay? Even if I get it done soon, I'm not sure when I'll be back to share it because we're on Maizey time around here. I'll try though!
Hope you all are having a great summer so far!