Winter came late, but dang it's cold!
It usually starts to get pretty cold by the end of November, and snow usually picks up by that time and heavy snow starts by mid to late December - that is, at least, in my experience being here in Wisconsin the last eight years. I had a family photo shoot scheduled for December 10th last year, and I had to reschedule it because surprisingly there was no snow.
The snow came mid-January, and oh the boys are happy! Well, Ein is happy but I don't know about Hans. He does not like the rain or the cold, but ironically he loves swimming and the snow. Weird pup.
Finally, the weekend! Still not feeling 100% great, but we're getting there. So thankful I work from home and don't have to do manual labor, but the brain is also not at its finest so it could be draining. Perks of WFH - I'm gross and stinky, but can still go to work. Non-perks of WFH - I'm gross and stinky and still have to go to work. I'm pretty much behind everything I want to get done, but I think pushing myself during work days and barely sleeping definitely kicked my immune system to the garbage.
Hans & Ein says...
Before we move forward, the puppers wanted to share some love ♥
When we first brought Ein home, Hans was definitely not feeling it. He was anxious and aloof - completely uncertain what this mini loaf is doing here and why the mini loaf didn't go home that night. It took a little bit for him to warm up and be comfortable. I think he was also a little bit afraid to hurt the little snapaggating thing that bravely tries to herd him.
Hans is a very good big brother and he's been very considerate of Ein's challenging ball of energy. I'm really happy how much they love each other and Ein definitely loves his big brother very much.
Happy Sunday everyone!
And Happy Father's day to all the deserving hooman and paw-dads out there!
The weather's been quite good this week. It was really hot the days prior but this week it was less scorching than usual. It's still quite hot, planting herbs on my veggie garden facing the sun most definitely killed them. There goes additional casualties. Overall tho, it's been better. Reasons to get a mini greenhouse.
I have to admit, our garden is my pride and joy. I mean, on top of a lot of other things that I take pride of. Let me rephrase that, it's my life's spring & summer pride and joy. That being said, I put a lot of work in it over the past few years. Living in a home we didn't own yet then, I really didn't make that much modifications - just planted a few perennials and mostly annuals. This time, we're able to do more to it and I'm excited on what other changes the future will bring. In the meantime, let's focus on NOW!
The Snappagator did a shred.
There I said it. I like making up words and names - hate it, love it, don't care but today I present you the official Snappagator.
Ein the Snappagator is truly the epitome of a sassy corgi. Not gonna lie, this baby made me cry so much. He's stubborn and wants what he wants - but I'm not really gonna complain! One thing about him is that he's so full of love. I don't know, but this loaf right here is so full of love.
Ein, our dear Snappagator, is growing up so fast! I honestly don't know how many times I'm going to say that throughout the course of his life but probably until he's three or four, or until the next puppy. Hans is a big pup so while he'll always be my puppy, it does feel like he's grown up already.
Ein, on the other hand, is smol and is expected to remain smol. But what does his small paws love? Just like big brother Hans, he also loves the snow!
Our boys are definitely loving it! Hans loves to play in snow but he gets enough of it after a few minutes. Granted his fur isn't that thick (and he's so big it's hard to find a good coat), Ein is fluffy and welp, looks like he's a snow dog at heart.
Ein the Snappagator is now transforming into a less floofier version but oh boy, he's still one fluffy bundle of joy! He's growing up so fast but I know it's only been a few weeks, not even a month since we brought him home. I'm already missing the floof baby, I need more puppies. More corgos plz?
We're still working on a couple of things - potty training and Hans not being so deathly afraid of him! Which is odd, although I know he's never been really with a tiny pup so I can see why he's so cautious. Well then, now let's hope he tells me when it's time to go potty. Yes, our poor carpet.
Oh goodness, Ein's a fast growing puppy!!! A few weeks ago, he was making his weird cries of sadness as we drove home and he was missing his mom and siblings. It really broke my heart but I know he is going to a loving home (us!) lol. My mission is to make sure he is very loved, just like his big brother Hans!
Next thing I know - here he is chasing Hans nom-noming on random things. Yep, he sure is more of a chewer than his big bro. I'm puppy-proofing the house more than I ever had to. His current favorite target? Daddy Bear's shoes!
I've been doing my best to train Ein and he is a very smart puppy. I also noticed that even at a young age, he is very stubborn. I think I need to do a tad bit more research of corgos! So far, I've learned that they are very strong willed and they will nip - as they are herding dogs. I also learned that you must break these habits while they are young. On top of that... I also learned that, back to, they are stubborn.
Things can still get magical ♥
I don't think I previously mentioned it yet, but Bear was laid off at the end of November due to the pandemic. It's truly unfortunate, especially that we just bought a home. Thankfully, there's already a lot of back up assistance for people affected by the pandemic so I was able to postpone some bills. That being said, things are a little tight with just my income and savings. It really sucks because I don't think I would be able to buy gifts and all.
Now, now - that doesn't mean Christmas is over right? Great things still happen and I know this is just a challenge. So let's get on with the magic!
Welcome home Ein Pup!
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