One of my New Year's Resolutions was to do a better job of looking out for myself, especially where time away from work is concerned. After racking up a ton of vacation time during the pandemic, I've had an ongoing problem of failing to use virtually any of it unless I had a specific trip … Continue reading Year 5, Day 334
Year 5, Day 332
"I'm Battling Man!" I was later corrected that he was BADdling Man ("You hear there's a "bad" in it? That means I'm BAD.")
Year 5, Day 205
Upon seeing our new training stick for Brie, Miles wanted to help us understand how to use it. He did so not by using the stick directly, but by role playing as a dog so we could use the stick on him. "ARF! ARF!"
Year 5, Day 178
According to Miles, he's "built a McDonald's" and he "lives there." They also serve bagels at this one, I'm told.
Year 5, Day 170
We went to the neighborhood pool today, and Miles once again expressed mixed feelings about getting in the water. Until, that is, I showed him the fun we could have making butt prints. You'd have thought this revelation was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Miles immediately jumped in the water then hoisted himself … Continue reading Year 5, Day 170
Year 5, Day 168
Miles's Bathtime Ice Cream Stand, where flavors include orange, mango, and seaweed salad and no scoops are used because "I can just use my hand."
Year 5, Day 155
A week in, Miles is still pretty nervous around the puppy, but they are starting to warm up to each other a bit. I'm not sure which one of them is teaching the other about tug of war here, but it's nice to see them getting along!
Year 5, Day 152
Historically, Miles has always been a cautious observer. He's up for just about anything as long as he can approach it on his own terms -- watching, waiting, and finally engaging when he's ready. Of course, he doesn't always have a say in the terms of engagement, particularly when another independent, willful entity is involved. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 152
Year 5, Day 128
Somehow, Miles became obsessed with the idea of going to a water park this weekend. But, with impending tropical depression weather and absolutely no desire to dash out the door each day, it was left largely up to me to talk him off this ledge and focus his attention instead on a trip to the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 128
Year 5, Day 113
We traveled to Raleigh to visit my brother and sister-in-law this weekend, and while Miles was excited to see them, what he was really interested in was seeing their cat. Unfortunately (for Miles, not the cat), we arrived last night to find that their power was out. It didn't really stop him from LOOKING for … Continue reading Year 5, Day 113