Thursday, February 25, 2016

Life With Jemma

Life with Jemma has been a learning experience as we navigate our way through planet puppy. She is so much fun! A lot of work, but so much fun.  In my sleep deprived state, it seems I've forgotten a lot of what it was like to sleep in my bed and not on the couch. And who did I talk to before Jemma came along?

I call her my Wilson on this little Castaway island. She keeps me company all day long.

She looks like a little lamb. Here she is, sleeping with her lambie toy at my feet.

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go!

She loves to play outside, chasing balls, digging in mulch, chewing on pine cones. Good times! She chases and hops and pounces like a rabbit. We call her funny bunny.

Tail-wagging greetings are the best!

Baby gates have saved our sanity! This house has a sort of open-ish floor plan, with really wide doorways between most rooms, making it nearly impossible to corral her in a safe place. So we finally figured out a way, using multiple gates, to keep her confined to the kitchen/sun room/family room area.

She has razor sharp piranha teeth now, so there are chew toys everywhere! It's hard to believe that this sweet little lamb can instantly turn into a lion. My husband calls her Chewcifer. :)

Caution: Shockingly bad haircut photo to follow!

I went in last week for a cute shag do, something I could style quickly, and came out with a pixie that I did not ask for. My son, Sam, said I look like Sandra Gravity. Great! I have astronaut hair! It should grow out to resemble the photo I showed the stylist in around four months. Grrrr. If anyone needs the name of a stylist who looks at your photos, ignores them, and then cuts your hair too short, just ask me.

Astronaut hair aside, we love our snuggle time! Sleeping puppies are well-behaved puppies.

My new best friend has very soft ears! We love her sweet personality. Jemma loves to play, but she also loves to love and be loved. We should have plenty of fun and adventure together in the days ahead.


  1. Two comments:

    1. Love your hair! It's cute!
    2. She gon' jump that gate! :)

    Wishing you a happy day -- M.L.

    1. Hi, Marylynn! We're hoping that those gates will work will she's getting house broken. Eventually she will have free roam of the house. But for now, she's up to no good when she wanders! ;)

  2. Jemma, is just about as cute as can be! Congratulations. She found the perfect home.

    1. Thanks! We love her, sharp puppy teeth and all!