Yes. I've been lazy about posting, but in my defense, I was trying to stay off LJ so I could devote what free time I had to reading DH.
So I got Frannie bright and painfully early last Saturday morning. At 6:30 am. Not really too much of a stretch, being that weekdays, I am up at 4 am, so really. I was practically sleeping in! What made it painful, is that I could not get to sleep Friday night, until like 1 am. Guess maybe I was little excited about Frannie. I should have gotten my ass up and gone to the midnight HP thing. But I did't.
I toted Frannie's cute little butt all over the place on Saturday in order to socialize her and to show off her cuteness. Even to the bookstore to pick up my copy of DH. Everyone loves her. Including me. =)
She is such a well behaved dog. I have really lucked out. She has not had one single accident in the house. At all. She did scare a little pee put of herself when she herself in the mirror, but hey - haven't we all done that at least once? She gets along famously with my roommates 3 dogs, she's quiet and she loves to snuggle. She sleeps all throgh the night also.
I've called her "Bear" twice. He's still on my mind a lot, by having Frannie is really helping. I took her to the vet yesterday to get her stitches out (she was spayed on 7/12) and the vet placed her at 1-2 years old, and she's 13 pounds, not 9 like her adoption notice said.
Wish I had a digital camera so I could share with you all the clay cast that the vet's office took of Bear's paw that they gave to me while I was there yesterday, along with a card that everyone there signed, and not just signed their names, but they all said a little something about Bear. That's why I love that office so much and I'm going to miss them when I move (in 2 WEEKS! OMG I need to start packing!). The clay pawprint is about 3-4 inches round, and has these soft, subtle colors running throught it. Whoever made it, painted in the pawprint black, and you can ever see the texture of his pad. It is engraved with his name and has some little hearts painted on it. I so cried.
Found out on Sunday, Frannie DOES NOT liked to be carried around in a bag. I tried, and she jumped out. I am sad to report that Frannie does not have any cat like reflexes. At.All. She landed on her head, on the pavement, and the thud her little head made was horrible. I felt sooo bad. Bad mommy!!! I gave her some hamburger and lots of dog treats.
She is fine. She's got a hard lil' noggin, she does.
OH! And her underbite.? To die for!! It makes her extra-special cute.
So, with Frannie and trying to read DH, I also saw two great movies this weekend.
First was Closet Land. I have wanted to see this movie, like, forever, but had been having a bitch of a time finding it. It is only availavble on region 2 DVDs, and I conviently DO NOT HAVE A REGION 2 DVD PLAYER!!!! So,
IT WAS AWESOME!!! It is not only a wonderfully suspensful drama that made me go "Oh no the hell he just didn't do that!!", Alan looked SO fucking good in this. *GUH*
* hugs trekkiegrrrl *
Watched The Departed also. Also an excellent movie. Quite the death toll though.
So ther ya have it.
I've been quiet and haven't said too much since Monday, but I am managing to deal with Bear's passing, and getting better each day. Not to say there still isn't a huge gaping hole in my heart, but I'm dealing.
So, after I got back from the vet on Monday morning, I took a Xanax, as I was more than a bit traumatized. I tried to lay down and sleep, but was restless and kept getting up and pacing around. And looking at all of Bear's stuff, like his dog dishes and toys.
Jullie, my roomate came home early from work after she found out, and offered to take me to see OoTP if I wanted to, as a distraction. I took her up on the offer, as I couldn't sleep and it was probably a good idea for me to get away. She also picked up all of Bear's things, saying I wasn't to sit around staring at them. Which I had been. I did keep his favorite littlle vaguely bear shaped stuffed toy though, and I have been sleeping with it all week. It maked me feel a bit better at night to hang on to that.
Anyways, we headed to the mall and had lunch at Red Robin first, and I had a pineapple mojito. I've never had a mojito and it was yummy. It paired especially well with the Xanax I had taken, and the vicodin I had just taken for the start of a headache (overkill? Maybe.). So, by the time we sat down to the movie, I was feeling nicely numb and not all there. Which is why I will need to see OoTP again.
After that, we went shopping. Got new bras and tops. Shopping is good therapy. And when I got home, there were beautiful flowers that Leah, aka ataxia71, had sent to me. A potted mum of the most deepest, rich burgandy color.
And thank you to all of you for your kind words and thoughts. I really appreciate it.
I still miss Bear terribly, but like I said, each day is getting better. My mind is still reeling I think, as I don't feel I am articulating well here and I'm kinda going all over the place here. I wrote an emo poem last night too. I'll post it seperately. It was prompted about how torn I feel abut getting a new dog, which I am. I get her tomorrow. I can't stand not having a furry little being by my side, and I am very lonely at night, and the quietness of that kills me too. Jullie let her little min pin Latte into my room Tuesday morning, and we snuggled, and it felt good.
So, I am bringing Frannie home tomorrow. She's freaking adorable and I would be a fool to pass her up while I waffle about the matter. Her foster mommy had brought her over last Saturday night for me and Bear to meet. I just didn't know at the time that Bear would be gone so soon. Maybe it's fate that she didn't go to another home.
I went shopping for Frannie last night, to buy her pretty new things, and a step, so she could get onto my bed, being how wee she is.
Oh yeah, will be getting Deathy Hallows tommorow after I get Frannie. Can't say I'm going to be able to read it right away, with having to acclimate Frannie into her new home, but at least I will have it in my hot little hands. And I'm so glad that I've been able to remain spoiler free so far. Yay!!
I wish I could go about sometimes with people thinking I was deaf and dumb. Could be very intresting indeed.