One of the fun things about teaching/working at a school is that every once in a while I get to act a bit like a kid again.
Last week, we happened to have some furry and feathery visitors at the school. A petting zoo set up in the school yard, and many of the smaller students were able to meet the animals up close and personal! There was a cow, a sheep, a goat, ducks, a rooster, rabbits, quail, and a piglet! I have to say: being able to pet a few animals myself was quite a fun time. I mean, how often do you get the chance to pet a 5 week old piglet? And yes: it’s just as cute as you’d think it is and I definitely wanted to take that cute little guy home with me. Anyway, today I thought I’d share a few pictures I snapped of our animal visitors – so cute, right???
Oh Lucia…my little princess.
I am almost ashamed to admit that some of Lucia’s canine accessories have gone unchanged for years. She had been using the same set of food and water bowls since I can remember. And her bed? Up until a few weeks ago it was the same pillow bed we’d had for quite some time (I washed it regularly, of course). It worked well, but it was not made to match our home decor…and after a few years of wear it was not looking its best. HomeGoods to the rescue! I visit HomeGoods on a regular basis, and for the past few months I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for some cute new items for Lucia. Their pet department has grown exponentially over the years, and it is replete with options, from collars, to dog dishes, to beds, to leashes/collars, and more!
I have to admit: I was being extremely selective when it came to finding these new items. I knew eventually something would catch my eye, so I waited until the perfect items appeared.
Luck was on my side a few weeks a row, thankfully! First, Lucia’s brand new set of food and water dishes. I could not resist picking up this set when I saw it. I loved the graphic pattern on the ceramic dishes; it blends in with our decor much better than her plain metal dishes from the past. When guests came over to our house, I would hide them away. Now I feel like we have a set that can stay out and be seen! And at $4.99 a piece? Totally affordable.
Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a question for all of you dog owners out there: does your pup like to play with toys?
When it comes to Lucia, I feel like she’s a bit of an oddball. From an early age, Lucia has not been extremely interested in toys. They actually tend to scare her a bit at times! For some reason, stuffed toys with squeakers (or rubber toys too) that would usually make any other dog go nuts in excitement are completely boring to my Lu. I mean, if I were to give the same toy to Theo, he would immediately attack it, rip out the stuffing, and pull the squeaker out.
I don’t know about you, but I think Lucia has a case of the Mondays.
Sometimes I am actually excited about Monday – a chance to get the week started on a productive note. But some Mondays arrive and I just feel the drag…sitting on the couch and watching a marathon of some random TV show on Netflix sounds much more desirable. Or on a day like today when it is bright and sunny before 8am, I just want to take my pup out on a walk or out to pet beach for the day.