So I will start off this post by saying I am majorly lacking brain cells and energy these days. Mostly because I have a new puppy. He's an adorable little Boston Terrier named Mr. Gus Gus and he will be 14 weeks old on Friday. And I've had him now for almost 7 weeks. It's flown by so fast and he's getting so big too fast. Although to you, at only 8.5 pounds he's still pretty tiny. But he was around 3 pounds when I got him. He is amazing and smart and lovable and laughable and frustrating and tiring. Everything you'd expect from a baby. Oh wait! That's right, I didn't have a baby - he's a puppy! I was not expecting to be quite as sleep deprived and busy as you would be with a baby.
I did all the research, some (my mom) would probably say I did too much research. I bought all the stuff, scheduled our first vet appointment, signed up for puppy kindergarten, and had puppy sitters lined up for all my gigs/practices. I was prepared, or so I thought. I wasn't prepared for him to want to play at 4:30 in the morning or for him to be as stubborn as he is smart (and he's wicked smart!), I wasn't prepared for how fast he would run out of poop bags and potty pads. I wasn't prepared for how fast he would grow and how quickly his spots would change. I wasn't prepared for how much I would miss him during long gigs. And I certainly wasn't prepared for how much I would like to quit everything and just become a stay-at-home puppy momma. So, for those wondering if you should get a puppy... I don't regret it one bit! If you have the time and friends/family to help...do it! But you should know how close it is to having an infant. Except your new infant can run away from you and you have to start training him right away. But on the plus side you can put him in a crate and leave for a few hours!
|photo by Amy Leary|
I also wasn't prepared to lose some instagram followers from the amount of Gus Gus photos I was posting. They must have been cat people. So, anyway - he has his own account now follow along if you want to see him grow up... @mr.gusgus!
|"helping" me plan a baby shower|
If you go check out my list of upcoming concerts you will definitely see that I decided against becoming a stay-at-home puppy momma. And you should also know that there is a SALE going on right now at my shop it runs through the rest of the month to help get ready for my new bundle that will be avail starting July 1st! Help me save up some mullah as well as sell the rest of these t-shirts so I can justify getting new ones. pink maybe? what do ya'll think?
USE THE CODE 'HAPPYJUNE' for $8 off your order of $20 or more!!
If you by the CD + T bundle that takes all the shipping costs away plus $5 off. Pretty sweet deal! ALSO...all cd sales from my online store also come with a free sticker/online download code for the album - no more having to import!
|but it will be $15 with the june sale code!!|