It was a beautiful day at the beach! After our walk we went and got ice cream and then we relaxed the rest of the day.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Millie Mae's been doing well on her walks and she has a lot of energy so I decided to take her on my jogs. We worked up to it over a few weeks where I'd jog with her for a couple miles and then see how she was doing for a couple days. I wanted to make sure I wasn't overdoing it with her and checked her paws to make sure she was holding up ok. On Thursday (April 8th, 2021) I finally decided to give my regular jogging route a try with her. The route takes me from our house to the southern end of the neighborhood and it's a little over 6 miles to my cooldown spot and then I walk the last half mile to the house.
I was so impressed that Millie Mae made it! We took a couple walking breaks where I would check on her, and I picked her up at one point when she was lagging a little behind, but I could tell she wanted me to put her down. On the cooldown walk she was pulling ahead of me and we did a full speed sprint for the last couple hundred yards, she loved it!
The rest of my workday, Millie was pooped. I gave her a bath after our walk and she was happy to relax the rest of the day. She's not usually a very cuddly dog, but after her bath she let me put her in my lap while I was working.
Millie Mae has been learning a lot lately. We're still working to get her to use the puppy pads consistently, but she is much improved and rarely makes mistakes. We've worked on the basic commands like sit, stay, come. We've recently been working on more complex things like lie down, roll over, shake, and sit pretty (we used "beg" but I think she thought we were saying "bad" and would always look sad).
Andrea took a video of me working with Millie Mae over the weekend.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Connor was a hungry boy and wanted the steak and eggs. It was a big brunch meal and we snapped a pic of him and his plate before he dug in. We expected there would be leftovers, but he pretty much finished it all. He didn't finish all the eggs because he didn't like the sauce they put on it, but otherwise he loved his lunch. We also got some donuts to share, Grandma Alice got quiche, Grandpa Rick got Croque Madame, Paige got pancakes, and I got the beef brisket. Andrea just shared a bit from each of us.
When we got home, we snapped a few family pics with our puppy and the kids were cute about putting on their Easter rabbit ears.
The weather was beautiful and cool, so Paige, Millie Mae, Grandma Alice, Grandpa Rick and I went on a long golf cart ride around the neighborhood. I operated the pedals and Paige did most of the driving. We looked at some of the houses under construction and went down some of the roads that Grandma and Grandpa had never seen.
We played some "Sleeping Queens" and dominos for a while after we got back and then we bid Grandma and Grandpa farewell so they could get home to feed their dogs and let them out.
It was a fun Easter celebration and we're thankful we got to spend a beautiful day together with family.
Millie Mae's been walking more lately and doing well on the leash. During the tennis tournament on Saturday I took her for a long walk between matches and we ended up walking over five miles. I carried her briefly a couple times when I was worried she was getting tired, but she actually seemed to enjoy it and wanted to be put down.
Afterwards, she was tired, and I got to have some rare snuggle time with her.
On Saturday, April 3rd 2021, the kids participated in a Level 7 tournament. It was super convenient since it was in our neighborhood. Connor played first and his first match started at 8am. I brought him to the tournament and brought Paige up so she could start at 11am.
Paige's friend Yasmine came to the tournament and afterwards Andrea took the girls to Barbara Jeans for lunch.