I should have KNOWN it was too good to last. I won't go into detail, but suffice it to say that someone asked me if they could come spend time with me. I didn't really HAVE the time to do it, but I said, "Sure!" "When and what and how?" I was going to have to leave Jerry alone with a new puppy most of the day today to keep my promise to go to lunch with friends and then shopping, BUT I thought this person was special enough that she deserved it. Before she left the other night, I asked her specifics to be SURE she was coming. Oh, yes, she was sure.
Well, she was a NO SHOW and a NO CALL and a NO TEXT. I am SO disappointed. Just when you think you have someone in your life you can count on, you find out they are just like all the rest of young people today. I cried for awhile, but then I REMINDED myself that I'm not letting other people determine my happiness. I got over it. Next time, I will tell her I'm too busy!
Other than THAT, this was a very nice day. The new puppy who is now nameless, is ADORABLE! Phylly and Sheila from our store came to have lunch with me today so they could meet her. It was all I could do to keep them from KIDNAPPING her.
Phylly says she will babysit her at her house if I need her to. RIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT! Phylly sleeps in a recliner with 2 dogs in her lap and from 1 to 3 kids and maybe a cat or two. Not happening here -- EVER! Dogs and children have their OWN BEDS in my world. Call me mean, but that's the way I am. My daughter is the same as Phylly. I have gone to her house and found an entire litter of puppies on her pillows while she was in bed! She did NOT get that from me. My first husband of less than two years - her Dad - was that way though.
I have called her "Baby Girl" mostly. I told Jerry I didn't like her name. He said I could name her what I wanted to. I told him I liked "Baby". He said, "There is NO WAY we are calling a giant dog "Baby". I told him giant guys are often called "Tiny". I think it is perfect. Nope. He doesn't like it.
I told him I sort of like Bebe, BB, Beebe (how do you spell it?!). We had a dog when our kids were little I named BB for "Black Beauty". I didn't think we should have TWO dogs with the same name, but Jerry thinks that is silly. He really likes that name. I don't.
I was petting her a few minutes ago, and I said, "She is so FLUFFY! Let's call her "Fluffy".
"No way, Joy! I am not calling a big, black dog "Fluffy".
Did I mention that Jerry is REALLY grumpy right now. His fever has gone up again even after three days of antibiotics. Food tastes horrible, and he isn't eating. He has lost all the weight he gained. I am REALLY FORTUNATE that he is even allowing me to have this puppy.
Since our cats are Bootsy and Barney, I want our puppy to have a "B" name too. I can think of a dozen boy names, but not girl names.
ANY SUGGESTIONS for a "B" name for my puppy??? I want a name that doesn't sound like a people name. I love "Barkley" and "Woofie", but they are boy names. How about "Bella"? That is kind of cute. I just looked it up and it means "beautiful" in Italian. Jerry will say she isn't Italian. WHO CARES!?
I better play with her for a little while before she goes to bed. She slept all night long in her "box", and she never whimpered or made any sounds. Such a sweet doggy!