Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Weekend Roundup

Seriously Maggie???

After bragging about Maggie’s perfect manners at my mother in law’s house last week, we took her to CPA Boy and Special K’s new house. They are actually moving in mid-week, but we were doing things like unpacking Amazon deliveries, and assembling a new desk, etc. It’s an older house, so they it freshly painted and all new floors, including some carpet in a few rooms.

Special K said, “Don’t worry about Maggie, all I care about is that she doesn’t pee on the new carpet.”

Me, “Maggie doesn’t do that.”

Yeah, you know where this is going, right?


It was just a tiny bit of pee, but still, I was mortified. I got it cleaned up right away. I suspect she tried to tell me she had to go outside, but between the unpacking new dishes and Turbo, I didn’t understand her. But I should have paid more attention!

Special K was incredibly nice about it (she’s amazing and I love her!), while I was freaking out. I threatened to take Maggie back to the animal shelter, but no one believed me, including Maggie, because I love her more than all the chocolate in the universe.

Otherwise, it was a really good, if tiring, weekend. Father’s Day was quiet but nice.  And I finally got part one of the scene I was struggling with written, with an idea how to do part two.

So that was our weekend, how was yours? Hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day!

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    June 17th, 2019 at 5:35 am · Link

    Ut oh. Well, she looks appropriately abashed, and it sounds like ‘no harm, no foul’. And look at it this way, their new house is christened and they don’t have to worry about getting things on their brand new carpet anymore. =o)

    Glad you had a nice weekend otherwise. And yay for the scene!

    It was quiet here, too. We saw our first fawn of the year last week and now we’re on fawn watch to see more. I took myself in hand over the weekend and got some stuff done that I’ve been putting off. Made a batch of oatmeal cookies – with a dried cranberry-cherry-raisin mix and walnuts. So yummy. We have a yearling raccoon hanging out around the feed in the evenings right now. And as long as he stays down there, we’re good with him being around. I’d get a pic, but he’s only there in low light. Trust me, he’s super cute.

  2. Silver James
    June 17th, 2019 at 8:16 am · Link

    B.E. has a point about the “christening.” ;) WOOT for part 1! And here’s to many happy years in their new house.

    I love the look on Maggie’s face. Jake does that look. He “steals” the cat bowls if there’s leftover food. Then he “hides” the evidence–dropping the bowl on his bed, or in a different room. Whenever I chastise him, he hangs his head and looks appropriately sorry-not-sorry. Then he sort of looks like he’s worried we might take him back to the shelter so he gets pets. Which probably just reinforces his behavior. Viscious circle. But he’s such a perfect doggo. I took him to my chapter meeting (LG is there because he has keys to the Post where we meet) and Jake was to hang out with him. The next thing I know, Jake is walking up to me in the meeting room. He sits right in front of me and looks up all “Lookit me, Mom!” He’s sweet and gentle with everyone, has never made a mess, chewed, or otherwise destroyed anything in the house. I don’t understand why his former adopters kept taking him back but I’m totally glad he did because he’s home now! Oh, he also loves to ride in the car and is a perfect gentleman there, too.

    Loki has two speeds: zoom and Halloween cat prance. I gave up on trying to keep him penned in the bathroom. He has free reign and he’s getting bold. I haven’t found any messes but his are so tiny, I’ll probably find dried up little piles at some point.

    Writing? What’s that? I did get some (a little) done last week but my plans this weekend were hijacked by the technology gods. Grrrr. Only and I finally got stuff done about 10:30 last night.

    And that’s pretty much my life at the moment. Critters. Have a great week.

  3. Viki S.
    June 17th, 2019 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Oh no! I feel so bad for Special K and CPA boy but look at Maggie. She feels awful too. She must have just been too excited and with all the stuff going on just couldn’t get express her need to go out. So glad that the “kids” are so understanding.

    Other than that I’m glad you had a good weekend. A tiring weekend but a good one :).

    Great news on the scene :).

    We had a nice time at Harrison’s yesterday. It rained like crazy. So bad I had no idea how the kid could drive on the freeway. At one point I said I couldn’t see anything and his response was – good thing you’re not driving. :) :). We all had a ton of fun with Harrison. He’s a real stinker ;). Grandpa is all his.

    Looks like I will have to call an ophthalmologist about my eye. It has not gotten any better with the drops and now the lower portion of my eyeball is red. Now the fun of finding one in network and getting an appointment.

    I hope you have a great afternoon.

  4. Jenn
    June 17th, 2019 at 5:11 pm · Link

    B.E., very true. They have three dogs, so they didn’t freak. But that’s what happens with kids and dogs–they keep us humble :-) The scene is slow, but any progress counts, right?

    I was wondering about the fawns! Yay! Now you’ll likely seem many more.

    The cookies sound yummy. I want to try dried cranberries and either white or dark chocolate chips sometimes.

    I bet the racoon is cute! They can be big troublemakers too (plus possible rabies, although I don’t know if that’s a worry in your area), so I hope he stays far enough away to be fun without being a major nuisance.

    Happy Monday!

  5. Jenn
    June 17th, 2019 at 5:16 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks on the good wishes for their new digs. It’s a really great house for them in spite of Maggie’s christening, LOL!

    You love Jake!!! This dog has stolen your heart, and you’re in deep. That makes me very happy for both of you. It’s baffling that he was returned to the shelter, except that many people who think they want a dog just aren’t prepared for the reality.

    Loki is a free spirit! I can’t help but laugh his his antics. I’m looking forward to years of Loki stories.

    I’m sorry the technology gods hijacked your weekend. I really hope today and the rest of your week goes much more smoothly and you can get some writing done!

  6. Jenn
    June 17th, 2019 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Viki, first and foremost, I hope you can find and get a quick appointment with an opthamologist. You definitely need that looked at ASAP since the antibiotics didn’t seem to help.

    I think Maggie felt bad, but I suspect I didn’t realize she either had to go or was stressed. Ultimately it’s my responsibility. She’s so much more social now, that I forget that at her core, she’s submissive. On the upside, she and Turbo do so well together, even my youngest son was commenting on it. Even so, we try to always watch because dogs and kids can both make mistakes.

    Harrison really is a Grandpa’s boy, and Grandpa clearly adores him. I know you do too, of course. I’m so glad you guys had a great time celebrating Father’s Day.

    I snorted a laugh at your son’s reply when you said you couldn’t see while he was driving :-) But I hate driving in a downpour like that. It’s bad enough trying to see the road, but we have to worry about other cars losing control and slamming into us too. We can’t even see them coming! That’s what happened to CPA Boy and Special K a few months back. Glad you guys are made it safe!

    Hope you have a good evening and you can get into the eye doctor’s soon!

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