Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Puppy Mills

I just started reading this new book about a dog that was rescued from a puppy mill. Although I've always known what a puppy mill was, I never really understood how horrible they are. This book makes me so sad! I laid in bed last night reading, and I just had to keep a hand on my Batman. It makes me happy to know that I got a pure bred Boston from a family, not a puppy mill.
I've heard that Petland gets their puppies from puppy mills, and that makes me sick. I love going in there and playing with the puppies, but I just want people to STOP going in there. The people that pay the outrageous amount of money they charge for their dogs are just helping support the puppy mills they get their dogs from.
I think when I grow up I want to be involved in saving puppies.

Friday, August 26, 2011

National Dog Day

It's National Dog Day! So HAPPY HAPPY DOG DAY to my lovely Batman! I can't imagine my life without him!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Little Designer Puppy

Batman is just like his mommy- gotta have his designer bags. Batman has decided that my Chanel purse is a pretty great pillow, and he's been lounging on it whenever he gets the chance.
(Too bad my flash makes his eyes look weird...)

Batman the Batman

Alex and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary this week. Because he knows me so well, he got me a Batman costume for Batman. It is the cutest thing ever! I'm now planning my Halloween costume around Batman's- I'm thinking Catwoman. Or Robin. Undecided. But anyway, here are some very adorable pictures of me and my baby Batman in his cute costume.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sick Puppy

My poor Batman is sick. He's been making these really weird noises the past couple days- kind of like he's trying really hard to blow his nose. His whole body tenses up and he starts wheezing. There's speculation that he might have bronchitis. (I had no idea dogs could even get that!) Since my vet was closed all weekend, I got him an appointment for this afternoon. I sure hope he's okay. He really makes me worry.

Last night he woke me up in the middle of the night breathing really really heavily and quickly. He sleeps under the covers at my feet, so I pulled him up onto my pillow so I could keep an eye on him. His breathing got back to normal after that.

My Favorite Boys

Batman and I spent this weekend at my parent's house again. He's always so tired when we get home. He cuddled up next to Alex on the couch and I got this adorable shot. I love these boys!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Batman and Alex

Today, Alex and I went to get him a new shirt. It's the same one he was wearing today, but the collar is all stretched out, so he wanted another one. Alex decided to put the old one on Batman. So cute.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Batman's "Whatever Mom" Face

This is Batman giving me his "Whatever Mom" face. I get this a lot. He can be quite lazy, and anytime I try to get him to do something he doesn't want to do, this is how he looks at me. Notice the slight squint in the eyes. I can just hear him saying, "You are so dumb. Just leave me alone."

However, this face is very close to his "I'm Super Tired" face. Since this photo was taken in the middle of the afternoon, I know this is his "Whatever Mom" face. But if it was late at night, or he'd been at my parents' house all day playing with his brothers, this would be his "I'm Super Tired" face. And he wouldn't be able to hold up his head. (Not exaggerating.)

My Car Companion

I took this super adorable picture earlier this week when Batman and I were driving. I think it's fantastic, especially considering it was taken with my crappy non-smart phone. It's now my background. I just love his big brown eyes!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Batman is terrified of the rain. And it's hilarious. Yesterday it was pouring when we got up, and it was tough just to get Batman out the front door. I brought an umbrella, and tried to keep him close next to me and under it so he didn't get wet, but he wasn't having it at all. After 5 minutes of trying to get him on the grass, I gave up and went inside.
Luckily for my little man, I got to go home for lunch and take him out. And it wasn't raining any more. I can't imagine he could hold his bladder from 10 pm to 6 pm the next day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lunch time

All last week, poor Batman had to stay in his pen all day long because I couldn't leave work for lunch. (Well, except one day when Alex was amazing and hung out with Batman for an hour during the afternoon.) Today I was finally able to go home and take Batman out. It was extra special for him because Alex came over too! Although he wasn't out playing for very long, Batman got a little break from his pen.
I'm afraid the rest of the week is going to be very similar to last week. I feel terrible, but sometimes I just can't drive 20 minutes home and then back to take him out. And these two weeks are CRAZY at work.

Baby Girl

There's still one baby girl Boston available on kansas.com. I'm thinking Batman is getting lonely... I look at this cute little one and I just want to take her home!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

For the record...

If I ever decide Batman needs a sister, her name will be Bellatrix.

Batman and Bellatrix.
How cute.

Such a hand full.

Batman has been quite the hand full the past few days. He's still being ridiculous about wanting to play when I'm in bed. Now, he's started eating my things.
Last week he was chewing on the power cord for my computer. Although it still powers my computer, he caused a power surge, and now the CD/DVD drive doesn't work.
And twice this week I've caught him chewing on my entertainment center! Batman has never eaten my furniture! I think he's developed a taste for wood- Dad has been splitting wood in his backyard and then leaving the scraps out there. Batman chews on them when he's out with the other dogs. So not cool!
So when I start thinking about how I would love to get Batman a little sister (see how adorable the babies are in the post below?!), I remember that sometimes he can be a hand full, and I don't know if I could deal with two of him at once.


I am certainly not in the market for a new puppy, Batman has been a little tough to handle lately, but these puppies are too cute!! They're crazy cheap for Bostons- only $200! If anyone is looking for a wonderful puppy, please consider these little guys. You can find them in the classifieds on kansas.com.