Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Weekend Roundup

One more day until NIGHT MAGIC officially hits the bookshelves!

My weekend was good. Wizard and I went to see his mother, which is always fun. But it got even better because two of my sons came by and they brought Bailey Dog! Bailey and I hung out. I definitely need more Bailey Time in my life.  That dog just makes me smile.

Later that night Wizard and I went out for a steak and lobster dinner. While driving home, I was chatting about Bailey,  and about Sadie…

It has taken both Wizard and I awhile to deal with having to give her up.  For those of you who don’t know, that was the German shepherd mix puppy we had for three weeks.  She was a great puppy, and training fast with things like simple commands the leash. But she got sick and I was sick, and in the end, we had to return her to the rescue people. (Sadie’s fine, I checked up on her once and she was doing well ).  For weeks I was broken hearted and disappointed  in myself. I couldn’t talk about it (except to Wizard and a few friends.)

Now I’ve accepted that it was bad timing.

Now back to Saturday night, on the way home. I was chatting away, when I suddenly asked Wizard:  What if someone was willing ot give us an adult dog who is already trained? What would you do?

Wizard immediately said,   “I’d take the dog.” Then realizing what he said, he looked at me and asked.  “Why? Do you know someone?”

Me:  “Nope. Just seeing where your boundaries on the issue are.”

Wizard did that slow smile he does when he thinks I’m going to challenger him somehow, because he loves a challenge.  “You’re plotting something.”

“Who me?”

Bwhahaha!!! I’m actually not plotting anything at the moment.  Just, you know, thinking.  I know I can’t handle a puppy with my work schedule and other issues at this time in my life.   And I never want to go through the pain of giving up another dog.  And yet, I still want a dog.  So a trained older puppy or adult dog? Hmm…is there a spell for that?

How was your weekend?

13 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Amanda
    March 21st, 2011 at 6:15 am · Link

    You might want to try your local SPCA. When my middle son asked for a puppy my husband really didn’t want to get a dog at all. We went to the SPCA and he had all his requirements laid out for them, must be about a year old, potty trained, let all three boys who at the time were (2, 3 and 6) walk it with a leash. He thought oh we will NEVER find one that meets all these. HA! After going thru every dog they had that was around a year they brought out one more dog and said well she is a little over a year but she met all the requirements. She is the BEST dog. And I can really say that now that he finally got his puppy from Santa this past Christmas. :)

  2. Amanda
    March 21st, 2011 at 6:16 am · Link

    Oh and WOOHOO! One more day to wait! Now hopefully my local Borders has it in stock.

  3. Shiloh
    March 21st, 2011 at 6:38 am · Link

    I hope you find a dog that fits! We have 3, two that are ours and one that my mom thought she wanted and next thing you know she is mine……not sure how that worked out. But they are all great dogs. My kids can play with them and do whatever and they don’t growl, bark, or anything. But they all three sleep on the floor between the boys beds.

    As for this weekend, I was soooo lazy! Lol I read all of Tara Janzen’s Steele Street series between Friday night and Sunday night! 8)

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    March 21st, 2011 at 8:25 am · Link

    I’m sure you’ll find a great dog to adopt. There are so many that need good homes through no fault of their own. My first dog as a grown-up was a year old Rott-n-Lab that we got from the Michigan Humane Society. Housebroken, knew basic commands and was a joy. I had to train her to the leash, but she was smart so it didn’t take long. Good luck finding your forever pet.

    And woohoo! Tomorrow Night Magic comes out and I am going to be near a bookstore! Yay!

  5. Silver James
    March 21st, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

    See? And yes, there is a spell for that. ;) Given the economy and natural disasters, folks have to give up their dogs. Older dogs have a tough time finding homes because…they aren’t new and shiny and cute and squirmy and…well…you get the point. When the time is right, got visit the shelters again. You’ll find your forever dog and your dog will have a forever home.

    Wait, you have a book coming out? Really? *gigglesnort* I haven’t gotten notice that the print copy shipped but the Kindle copy should arrive sometime in the wee hours of the morning and will be waiting for me with a bright and shining face. :D

  6. Jen Lyon
    March 21st, 2011 at 10:59 am · Link

    Amanda, thanks for the tip! I haven’t actually looked, I don’t know if I’m really ready yet. But that’s a good idea. I usually go to my local shelter.

    I hope Borders has the book. It’s hard to tell right now.

  7. Jen Lyon
    March 21st, 2011 at 11:02 am · Link

    B.E., you’re so right about great dogs out there that need a home. Something like leash training I can do. I had Sadie partly leash trained she was doing really well. Your story gives me hope!

  8. Jen Lyon
    March 21st, 2011 at 11:06 am · Link

    Silver, LOL! I do fall in love with puppies, but I fall in love with most all dogs. It’s sad how many dogs are displaced by the economy too. They are the ones that need homes.

    Hope your kindle book arrives over night :-)

  9. Jen Lyon
    March 21st, 2011 at 11:09 am · Link

    Shiloh, I’m laughing at you ending up with your mom’s dog! I honestly thought I might end up with my son’s dog, Bailey, but no such luck. My son–actually all three of my sons since they live together now–love Bailey. That dog runs their house :-)

    I love your story of your kids and the dogs! so cute that the dogs sleep between the boys’ beds.

    A reading weekend is always a good weekend.

  10. ban
    March 21st, 2011 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Hmmm, I’ve always wanted a German Shephard, ever since I was little. My grandmother’s neighbor had one and I loved to go visit. Sorry about what happened with Sadie but I’m sure you will find the right doggie for you and the wizard :) You’re right, timing is everything!

  11. Shiloh
    March 21st, 2011 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Lol! Isn’t it the parents who are supposed to end up with the hand-me down pets??!!

  12. Jenn
    March 21st, 2011 at 4:11 pm · Link

    Ban, German shepherd’s are, generally speaking, smart and awesome! I don’t blame you for wanting one.

    Thanks for your good wishes!

  13. Jenn
    March 21st, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Shiloh, yes it is! But you sound like a dog lover who just can’t resist!

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