Saturday, December 4, 2021

Life with Leukemia (And Some Reading) - December 4

It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

No new books this week!

Currently:

Reading:  Absence of Mallets by Kate Carlisle and Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth

Listening The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

We finally got to have the special fun thing I've been mentioning for the last couple of weeks!  



Meet Rover!  He is an 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy and he came home yesterday.  We have been debating the name choice for weeks!  Will was insistent that his name be space themed because our cat's name is Comet.  So after MUCH rather heated debate we settled on Rover which is both a super typical dog name and space themed.  






He is such a doll and so snuggly!  The picture above is me holding him when we were trying to decide on which puppy and he just snuggled in.  I'm trying to get my face out of the photo but obviously it failed but that's why I'm standing at that weird angle!  He's settled in pretty nicely though I think we all forgot how much work puppies are!  Will has been a big help and we are all getting aclimated.  He's doing so well though I'm sure it's overwhelming at times to the little guy but he's so sweet and playful.  Our cat Comet is NOT amused and periodically glares at him.  He's not scared of the puppy at all so I think he will get used to him relatively quickly.  Comet makes Rover a touch nervous at the moment which will make Comet pretty happy so I think it will all work out.  So we have survived the first 24 hours!  If you don't hear from me next week it's because we've been done in by sleep deprivation but he's cute enough that it's almost worth it!

Have a great week and happy reading!

20 comments:

  1. You got a puppy!!! How cute!! Love the name too. :) And I'm sure your cat is NOT amused, but hopefully they will become fast friends. :)

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  2. What a good boy! I’m sure he will be a source of warmth and joy for all of you

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  3. Omg we also got a puppy in the house next week, but she's named Fiesta xD My cat is also not amused. I'm glad Rover is bringing extra happiness into the house but puppies definitely do require a lot of work as well. I hope you have a lovely week with the puppy!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  4. What a cutie and I'm sure Will is thrilled. Enjoy.

    My daughter, SIL and 2 girls got a first time dog 2 months ago. They are so happy but, admittedly much more work than a cat. She fears when the y get their tree next week, the dog may think it's a new play toy LOL

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  5. What a cute puppy! I had one named Rover when I was a child.

    Enjoy your week and your books, and I hope Will continues to enjoy the puppy.

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  6. Rover is adorable! How much fun! Enjoy puppy time!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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  7. Rover is adorable! Golden Retrievers are such great dogs. It's funny how you forget how much work a puppy is. Thankfully that stage is short-lived.

    Hope you get some sleep this week!

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  8. Rover is so cute. He will get bigger. We went with an adult rescue because we are not good puppy trainers. I hope Rover learns very quickly.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  9. Welcome, Rover... what a sweet pup!!

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  10. Rover is so cute! I'm sure Comet will adjust. Have a great week!

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  11. Oh.my.gosh!!!!! I want to cuddles that puppy! Lol. So adorable, and I love the name Rover. It seems pretty perfect. Congrats on the new family member!

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  12. Rover is so cute, Katherine! Golden Retrievers are such great dogs. Have fun with him and try to catch up on sleep!

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  13. I loved it when I saw your photos of Rover on Facebook that you had gotten a puppy. Hope the sleep deprivation is not too bad. I hope one day Comet and Rover will be best of friends.

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  14. Oh he is so cute!!!! I am glad he got him and everything is going well. Hope Comet gets use to him and they can be friends. :)

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  15. Oh wow! A puppy! Isn't he adorable? You will love having him around. Perfect choice of a name.

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  16. Ah... what a little poppet! And I think the name perfectly suits him - even better, it will suit him when he's adult, too:)). Best of luck with the ensuing hard labour ahead of you - but it will do Will the world of good to get involved in the new addition to the family, I'm sure. I hope your week hasn't involved too many broken nights, Katherine. And thank you so much for your lovely kind comments - I so much appreciated them!

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  17. Rover is a great name! Will did good! Puppies are adorable but so much work. It will be so worth it in the end.

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