Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Day and Dog Fights

Don't worry, you aren't about to find out that I am secretly a dog fighter. :)

So how was everyone's St. Patrick's Day weekend? Are you hungover? Just a little bit? Well, then, I'm glad you had fun. Ours was pretty low-key. We hung around the house all day and then the hubby took CJ grocery shopping while I took a nap. When they came home, hubby made a delicious corned beef dinner. Yum! Oh and we watched Boondock Saints. Obviously.

Yesterday, the weather here in Massachusetts was freaking goooorgeous. So we had to get out. After hubby turned the corned beef dinner into a delicious corned beef hash for breakfast, we met up with Craig's sister at the park. The first thing CJ did when we got to the park was climb a set of stairs up to a woman he'd never met before and sit down on her lap. She was nice and didn't mind at all. She and CJ had a little conversation. Then CJ played on the swings for a little while. Kami, our dog, came with us and so we walked her all around the park. This is where the dog fighting comes in.
CJ's new friend. 
There was a dog, a little collie mutt thing. It was bigger than Kami, who is about 25 lbs. This dog was probably about 40-50lbs. Not a huge dog, but bigger than her. He was barking the entire time from where he was sitting by the benches. Well when Kami walked by, about 20 feet away from the dog, the dog FREAKED out and ran so fast that the woman dropped the leash. The dog lunged at Kami and just attacked. It was on top of her in a matter of seconds and was trying to bite her neck. I did everything that you shouldn't do in a dog fight. I jumped in the middle to try to shove him off of her and pull Kami away. Luckily, the woman ran over to and was able to grab the leash and pull him off. Kami wasn't injured, just scared out of her mind. As were we all. The lady was so horrified, she couldn't stop apologizing and asking if Kami was ok. There wasn't anything to be done, it was just a freak dog thing. Kami either smelled wrong to him or reminded him of another dog he wasn't too fond of or something. But Kami is fine now. He didn't manage to bite her, so it was just her pride that was hurt. She did fight him off as best she could though. Poor pup.

After the dog fight, CJ was being so protective of his doggie. Another little dog came over to sniff around her and CJ stood between the two of them so it couldn't get to Kami. Then when it got too close, he gave a little kick at her. He didn't hit it, was just warning it not to get too close. Such a good little brother, protecting his sister.
CJ and Auntie. He alternated between laughing like this and looking like he was going to vomit. 
So this weekend, CJ rebelled against napping. He didn't nap on Saturday just because he was busy hanging out with daddy. Then on Sunday, instead of napping, he threw a full-on fit. He didn't stop crying and screaming for an hour. I know he is getting another tooth, but I don't know if that is what was going on. We tried everything. We snuggled with him in bed, dada snuggled with him in the chair and then on the couch. I finally got him to sleep for about 20 minutes in the bed, but the second he woke up, he started screaming. Any advice on getting a 20 month old to nap?
Attempt #1 - 70 degrees and he needed all of the blankets. All of them. 
Last night hubby and I had a date night. We went to Wendy's (fancy huh?) and then to the movies. We saw Safe House with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Suuuuch a good movie. I'll be reviewing it later this week.
Attempt #2 - As you can see, he wasn't at all tired....
So that was our super-exciting weekend. Now we are back to our regularly scheduled week. Tomorrow, we'll be going to look at the house we might be buying with Craig's mom. We haven't seen the inside during daylight, so I'm hoping we still like it. We shall see. I am also going to be trying to get CJ back on his regular sleeping/eating/napping schedule. I think that is a big part of why he didn't want to nap this weekend.

As far as reading, I've got a bunch of picture books that I'm reading to review in the coming weeks. I've got some netgalley books to read. I'm listening to the audiobook  of The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie. I read half of this book and I really liked it, but the writing is incredibly flowery and descriptive that it started to give me a headache. Hearing it read is much easier. The narrator is doing a wonderful job. I might review this when I'm done too. I have 10 hours of it left since I only get about an hour of it a night. OH! And I'm almost done reading A Dance with Dragons, the 5th Game of Thrones/ Song of Fire and Ice book. I'm so sad! I need George to finish writing book 6 right now. I put off finishing it for months because I didn't want to have to wait years for the next one, but I needed more Tyrion, Jaime, and Jon Snow in my life.

So that's what is going on with us. What are you guys reading these days ? How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Don't forget to enter my giveaways this week.

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  1. Some people just shouldn't be allowed to walk dogs if they can't control them.. both my aunt and my mother walk dogs for a living and it's scary when something like that happens.

    Where in Massachusetts are you from?? I live in the Natick/Framingham area and I agree.. it was GORGEOUS yesterday. Today is even better!! :D

    1. It really wasn't at all her fault. The dog was sitting nicely and she had the leash wrapped around her arm. He shot up so fast that it just flew right off. She came running after him and got him as fast as she could and ripped him off.

      I'm originally from Lynn, but my hubby is from Groveland and we live in Haverhill now. :)

  2. Aww well that's good.. still a scary thing to have happen though!!

    And that's too funny, I lived in Haverhill most of my life!! My family still lives up there. What a small little world!!


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