welcoming cleo


There she is, one week old.  Already a fashionista in this lovely purple collar.  I know, so gay.

She’s been home 5 days.  She is a very sweet, cuddly, adorable, smart, submissive and rather reserved puppy.  Yeah, she’s a little anxious.  So am I.  We make a good pair.  Anyway, her shyness is only momentary, fleeting.  And then she’s all up in your lap snuggling down for a nap.  This new puppy thing is a LOT of work!  I mean, I’ve done it several times before.  But I was younger then.  And it was so long ago.  I’d forgotten the every 15 minute runs outside to tinkle and praise, the strict crating schedule, the 3 meals a day that take 15 minutes each to portion out and use as informal training (making her sit and wait until I say ok before she lunges for her food).  Whew!  It’s exhausting!
But it is also exhilarating and exciting and fun.  I hate the cold and during the winter months I tend toward quiescent,  somewhere between hibernating and comatose.  I remembered today how energizing it is to have a dog, how a dog gets me outside.  Cleo and I walked a brisk 2 miles and ended with racing in the park while I fetched a tennis ball repeatedly.  Seriously, I’m probably the best non-canine fetcher in my age and weight class.

welcome miss cleo

welcome miss cleo

So welcome miss cleo.  Let the fun begin!


About halitentwo

i am. god is. we are. as soon as i write something about me i change, am different, evolving. i am trans. i am a parent. i am a partner. i am a human. i am attempting to live a well-lived life in the spaces in between, beyond definition, fluid, dynamic, omnifarious and always changing. hopefully growing.
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One Response to welcoming cleo

  1. Mary Martha Thiel says:

    She’s gorgeous! Can’t wait til she’s ready to come to work!

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