Sweet Emmett. He’s such a lug.
I believe that’s Benjamin Moore’s Super White dotting his nose. He also got paint on both sides, his tail, a dot on one ear, and a swoop on the other.
I was painting the kitchen cabinets, so I put the boys on their beds and blocked the entrance with a fireplace grate and chairs (we forgot to take our baby gates… lesson learned…). The second I’m standing on a counter, roller in hand, Emmett pops up from his bed. You can just see his wheels turning. “Huh. Lady put these chairs in the weirdest place. Here, lemme just move this one over here… and push this one over there… and, yep! I can get into the kitchen.” Now, imagine him doing that 35 times over three days, and that’s how he got covered in paint.
Olive oil, by the way. Rub a huge, thick glob into the dried paint. Scrub. Brush. No more painted coat.
Otherwise, not much going on around here (“not much” being an entirely relative term). Lucas had his blood test this week, and all was looking pretty good. We repeat his chest x-rays the first week of November. He has coughed a few times, and he’s developed a little bit of a wheezy rattle in his chest when he’s panting. There’s no question it’s progressing, but he’s also having FUN. Tons of fun. More micro-hikes. Ripping around the new yard and house with Coop. Lots of fast food (it occurred to us that we didn’t have Arby’s on the list, so that got tacked on).
The house is coming along! Thank you all so, so much for your support and cheers when I shared the news. We’ve had so many downs this year that I’m excited to have a big, huge up. It’s been a bit nutty trying to do everything at once, though. We can’t really stay up there because I still teach Monday and Wednesday mornings through December. We can’t really stay down here, either, because of the massive quantity of work to do at the new house. My mom has been a painting and cleaning hero over there, and my sister helped out quite a bit this past weekend.
Lots of back-and-forthing. Lots of working. Lots of spoiling pups. And cleaning paint out of Emmett’s coat. Sigh.
Coming soon: Two Cooper posts (a head tremors update and a food trial), Emmett’s night at the National Pit Bull Awareness Day kissing booth, and–if anyone’s interested–I can show some before/after pics of the crazy DIYs we’re taking on…
What’s going on with you? How have you been? How are your pups? Please share! I feel out of touch with you guys and miss catching up!