Ruffles & Truffles

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Furbaby Friday: Burrito Sherman

Happy Friday everyone! I am pretty much ready to kick off the weekend at this point. Especially when it involves spending time with this adorable little dude.


I mean: come on! His faces slay me, wrapped up like a little burrito in his bed! One funny thing about Sherman: he has an underbite. You can see a hint of it in the photo above, but it took me a few days to realize. It kind of cracks me up to see his silly grin when he pulls his lips back a bit.

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Meet: Sherman

World: meet the new member of our little family. His name: Sherman.

Sherman chihuahua mix

It happened on Saturday. The park by our house hosts a lot of little festivals and events on the weekends, and there just so happened to be an animal related one going on that day: Mutt Madness. We always like to head over and walk around the dog-related events. I typically hold/pet a few dogs and attempt to get Justin to do the same. He has almost always refused to though – the man stands strong (probably knowing he’d fall in love with a pup if he didn’t).

Sherman chihuahua mix

We didn’t plan on leaving the adoption event with a new family member. This much is true. I have known for quite some time I have wanted to add another furry friend to our home, but I’d been good at resisting. However, something just clicked when I looked down into the eyes of this little man, and it was game over from that point.

Sherman chihuahua mix

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Basking in the sun

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a day off from work (possibly?).

Lucia Australian Shepherd black and white

I’m trying to take advantage of today to spend some time with Lucia, running errands, and relaxing. Of course, I never seem to accomplish everything I set out to on a free day like this. I always end up adding new things to the list, and run around all day without actually getting the “relaxing” part in.

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Healthy and happy pup

Lucia recently had her yearly checkup at the vet. She left with a clean bill of health (hooray!), but that didn’t stop me from worrying beforehand. I am sure the feeling is even worse when you have kids, but boy oh boy can it be nerve wrecking to wait on results. I should probably state up front that I get worried at any type of appointment…I am always terrified my dentist is going to tell me I have a cavity (even when I take care of my teeth religiously), or that I need to get my wisdom teeth extracted. The fact that I brace myself for the worst is probably a bad habit I need to overcome.

Lucia Australian Shepherd

Anyway, I was pleased to find out that Lucia is perfect weight-wise, ear-wise, and eye-wise. The only thing we have to go through is a teeth cleaning; she’s 5 1/2 years old so it is a pretty normal situation to be in, apparently.

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