Buddy The Working Boy

Since I have been working out of town Buddy has been coming with me. He is a good boy. We have a routine and he is used to being in the office each day and staying at the hotel at night.

Business Attire
Sitting Pretty
Long Work Days Leave a Boy Tired

I am so lucky to be able to bring him with me. I know that there is no way that I could be apart from my little boy.

Buddy Update

Facebook has taken over the past year as far as posting and sharing photos of Buddy. I am also completely sucked into playing Mafia Wars on Facebook but that is another story.

I want to share some pictures of Buddy since I haven’t posted any of him in so long. He is so sweet and funny.

Buddy's First Hair Cut - March 29, 2009. This was taken about a week before his first birthday. I thought he was fat and was going to put him on a diet. Turns out it was all hair!!
Buddy - May 8, 2009 - Well, that toy lasted about 15 minutes.
Buddy - July 12, 2009 - He is so cute after getting his haircut.
Buddy - October 2, 2009 - Course I think he's pretty cute when he needs a haircut too!
Buddy - November 28, 1009 - It's Buddy's world, clearly I am just living in it.
Buddy - December 10, 2009 - Enjoying a treat after his bath.
Buddy's 2nd Christmas - 2009

Buddy…The World’s Greatest Shorkie

My boo boo is growing up {tear}. What can you do? When we last visited the vet in July, he weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and I thought he was getting big then! He was only 3 lbs when I brought him home on May 31st. Now at 6 months old he is tipping the scales at a whopping 11lbs. and a 1/2 oz!

He has the tiniest button nose
He has the tiniest button nose
For Those About To Rock
For Those About To Rock
Whos The Fairest of Them All?
Who's The Fairest of Them All?
He just doesnt know what to do with his mouthful of big boy teeth
Toothy grin


His favorite thing is just to be by mom, even if it means assisting with a nap
His favorite thing is just to be by mom, even if it means assisting with a nap

Finally….Baby Pictures!

It has taken me a while to get some pictures up of Buddy because he moves so fast. I can’t catch him with the digital camera. I picked up a cheapy 35mm disposbable and captured some cute moments. He’s pretty cute most of the time so it wasn’t too difficult.

He is almost 5 months old now so he is teething. I managed to rescue one baby molar. I think he must just eat them.

Since we live on the lake I got Buddy this spiffy lifejacket.

I thought it would be good to introduce him to the water. He did not think it was good.

He is usually a pretty good boy. Very well behaved. But sometimes when he wants to do something and I won’t let him, he gets frustrated. And he let’s me know.

My nephew Vincent really likes Buddy, except when he bites (chews) him and tries to hump him.  

All teething babies have to have their binky.

Some times he does things that are so charming. When he crawled in his bed and then peeked out at me I had to get a picture of that.

There have been times when I didn’t get that shot. For example, when I was cleaning the kitchen recently I didn’t realize I had left the bathroom door open. It was so quiet I thought to myself, “I wonder what my little boo boo is doing?” I turned around and the entire living room/dining room floor was COVERED with shredded toilet paper. I went in the bathroom and there was just an empty piece of cardboard on the roll.

I would have taken a picture but I was too busy bitching at the dog about how toilet paper costs money and he’s a bad boy. I know he didn’t understand but it made me feel better while I was cleaning it all up.

Things are going…so so

Buddy is getting big. He has doubled his weight since I brought him home on May 31st. The vet is pleased with his progress and he is very healthy. The teething is our only issue at this point. He is potty trained on the potty pads. What a relief!  In a month or so as he develops more bladder control I will move him to “going outside.”  

Work is going. I applied for an internal job and not only did they hire someone else, they didn’t even call me in for an interview. It has to be political because I am very qualified and skilled with an excellent work ethic. It just goes to show that it can be a negative if you are “too good.” I’m trying not to let it get me down. It’s not worth it.

Buddy Boy

Buddy and his KONG treat toy

GOSH! I can’t believe it has been three weeks since I have been able to get on the computer!  Having a baby really changes your life. It has been very rewarding though. Buddy is now sleeping through the night and not having ‘accidents’ in his kennel anymore. He is also going potty on the potty pad. This makes me so happy! We are halfway through our puppy training class and he is doing such a good job.

P.S. It’s my birthday! I’m 29 again for the eighth time!