Barkley is still getting better at not pulling on the leash.
He has also eaten part of my Birkenstock sandal (one I don't wear too much thankfully), bit one of my sneakers before I could stop him, and chewed a giant hole in a pair of my panties he stole out of the hamper. In addition to all the toys we got for him that he has been chewing to bits (one stuffed cow is now just a cow skin...those things have a LOT of stuffing apparently). Also he has a super disgusting habit of going after used tampons in the bathroom- we gotta get a covered trash can in there, for reals.
But he is GREAT at sitting now, and also comes when we call his name. We are considering obedience class eventually, but for now are working on it ourselves. We are also considering joining a local dogpark so that he can run around off leash. We have to get him licensed in this city before we can do that...that's on my ever growing list of things I need to do.
I'm now street friends with a dogwalker lady who I run into everywhere. Next time I gotta remember to ask her name.
Oh also today I mailed in the form to renew my passport! B's parents have booked the flight and the cruise for this summer- on July 3rd we are flying to Detroit, meeting them there, and then flying to Rome. July 4th-8th we will be in Rome, hanging out doing touristy stuff. I want to go on a day trip to Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Vatican museum, and maybe check out a Papal mass- if I'm going to go to my first mass, I want it to be led by the Pope! Then July 8th-July 18th we will be on a cruise around the Mediterranean that stops at Ephesus, Turkey; Croatia; Sicily and Greece (3 days in Greece, including Athens and Olympia). Then back home after the cruise is done.
Did I mention B's parents are farking awesome for taking us on this cruise? We've decided not to go on another honeymoon, since we have to spend a bunch of money on boarding the dog and kitty care for the cruise (but that's our only expense, B's parents are paying the rest!!!), and also we've been living together the past year so we don't need a trip somewhere to get to know each other's bodies or whatever it is honeymoons are for.
Also, B's dad friended me on facebook yesterday. And apparently he has a blog. Did I mention how much I love B's parents?