Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Vet

Morty went for his first vet appointment since we brought him home.

He passed with flying colours, although he seemed a little shocked with the whole rectal thermometer thing (can't say I blame him...). We were assured that his insane chewing was entirely a puppy habit, and not a reflection of our training. Whew. He was also given the go-ahead to meet some other doggies!

I'm starting to learn Latin rhythms during my drum lessons. I've become a huge fan of the Mozambique and the Soca. They make me want to dance, which is a bit problematic, seeing as how it's hard to dance when you are sitting down in front of a drum kit. Wooo drums! It will be depressing when I have to return my little rental kit at the end of the month. It still amazes me that I can actually tap out a rhythm. I don't think I ever expected to catch on enough to be coherent.

And folks, Vrtucar kicks ass. Car sharing is a brilliant way to have your cake and eat it too. When I need to run errands, I book a car and zoom around the city. I don't pay for gas or insurance. I get to drive fun cars. And then I get to park it and go home. Can't recommend it enough. It was also nice to hear that I am moving directly beside a lot with two Vrtucars! Holy convenient. No more hitching rides to gigs, either.

My Better Half and I have been wanting to buy a good quality juicer for a while now. We settled on a Green Star twin gear model (we wanted one that could handle leaves and grasses), and it was delivered last week. My BH made kale/ginger/chard juice last night. Surprisingly tasty. I'm looking forward to making beet juice. I think it's pretty cool that our juicer can also make nut butters, baby food and wheatgrass juice. We're feeding the veggie pulp to the pup and he's loving it so far.

I'm starting to work up the motivation to get my ass back to the gym. I've been on a long hiatus, and I can feel my body complaining. I'll try to start next week. New tunes on the MP3 player, new Venus mag, and I'm good to go. Although, as it turns out, I've lost three pounds since getting the puppy. Running around after him has obviously done me some good, and besides which, I don't have time to make big meals anymore. It's been a week of ramen noodles and scrambled eggs.

Morty is getting bigger every day. More pics soon.


Aggie said...

Andrea, I've been away from blogging for a few weeks, and enjoyed coming back to your puppy blogging. He is pure sweetness. I love him! Again, congratulations!

Andrea... said...

You were missed, Aggie! I'm dying to hear more about this trenchcoat. Thanks for the puppy love.