Saturday, May 2, 2009

“Marley and Me”

Bet you can’t guess what movie we watched last night…Yup, you guessed it, “Marley and Me”.  Wow, it was a really good movie and there were parts that were so funny we just laughed and laughed.  I think it was easy for me to connect to the movie because so many of Marley’s antics when he was a puppy, made me think of the things we are going through with Karli.  Towards the end, when Marley was getting older and slower, it made me think so much of our older dog, Chloe.  Chloe will be 11 years old in July, and she has definitely slowed down and it is getting harder for her to get up and down the stairs (I can relate  LOL).  If you are an animal lover and have a soft heart, you will want to watch this movie…but be warned…it is a tear jerker.

I could have croaked when Nick came dashing into our room raring to go at 6:30 am on this gorgeous Saturday morning.  Anyway, potty training Karli is not going well, so I have made up my mind that today is the day she is going to actually poop outside!!  Now, every morning without fail, she poops within 10 minutes of eating her breakfast.  I had combed my hair and tamed it down a bit  because I wouldn’t want to scare the folks driving by at 7 am. and I had Karli out the door and on her chain within 5 minutes of eating. I don’t dare leave her out without supervision because her chain is out front and I am afraid someone might steal her (although they would probably bring her back when they found out how many times a day she I waited for 45 minutes, while freezing to death.  She never pooped.!! She explored, sat and shook, and chewed and ate God only knows what (sometimes I think she is part goat). Finally I gave up this skirmish but not the battle.  I brought her inside but put her on her leash which I have now been holding for about 40 minutes.  I figure the minute she tries to poop I am going to rush her back outside.  She has played with the cats, tipped over the wastepaper basket several times and yanked my arm….but I am hanging in there…today will be the day she actually poops outside.  Can you sense my determination?   I would love to hear from anyone who has conquered this battle and survived.. LOL


This is my little angel looking at me and trying to figure out why she has to be on her leash.  Don’t be fooled by those soulful eyes…if I let her off the leash, I can guarantee she will be pooping on the rug within minutes.  Be sure and read tomorrows blog update to see whether Karli or I win this battle.  :o)


Megan said...

that is a great picture of karli!! She looks so sweet and innocent, LOL! Hopefully she gets the hint she's supposed to go outside. I have some tips on it for u, I'll try and talk to u tonight when I get out of work. :-)

Klayfriends Collectible Jewelry & Clay said...

your puppy is adorable!!!!! I am animal lover too! didn't see the movie yet, but read the book. I have a puppy too, almost a year old and not completely trained either..shes a black yorkiepoo and the 1st picture on my blog.

Crazy K Bath and Body said...

I just watched the movie for the first time tonight. I wish someone would have warned me about the end. I had tears in my eyes.

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