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Monday, May 17, 2010

What was I thinking?

First, let me thank you for being patient as I took the week off last week to spend some much needed time with my wonderful husband and children, and also to get adjusted to the newest member of our family!

Matthew and I had a fabulous time at the Jersey Shore, drinking coffee, walking on the beach and enjoying the gorgeous views of the ocean and bay from our hotel room.  WOW!  I am always amazed by the beauty and serenity of the ocean.  It takes me to a calm place that actually allows this mind of mine to stop...which is a rare thing!!

After coming home we spent a couple of days spoiling the kids a little bit and running around to baseball games.  It was a gorgeous weekend and this week promises to be the same.  Thank the Lord for some 70 degree weather finally!  I was way past ready!

On to Little Joe.

Hmmm.  I have definitely had a few of those moments already where I have said to myself, "what was I thinking?'  Seriously, where were my friends telling me I had lost my mind in this process?  They were actually right there, telling me I had lost my mind, but I didn't listen very well!

So, here we are with this newest addition to our family, who is sooo super sweet, but also is occasionally going postal on us!  A friend told me that he (all 1 1/2 pounds of him) thinks HE is the "alpha male" in our house and apparently I have to teach him that this is not so!  It's a good thing he isn't any bigger than he is or I might be terrified of him!  He sounds downright vicious!!

I am serious!  He can turn as if he is bi-polar from super lovey to attack mode!  So now the poor thing is getting time-outs in his crate every time he acts like that!  As if I didn't have enough time-outs to worry about with Carter!!

Can you spank a dog?

I'm thinking yes...not too hard, just a swat...

I will keep you posted on how this goes, and if anyone out there has any pointers on training this ferocious beast let me know!  I don't want to give up on him already, but I have no idea what I am doing.  All the research I did said that the maltese was... "a calm, quiet family dog that is great with kids!"

I would like to talk to those people...


Thanks for stopping by!

Crazy Mom, Crazy Wife, Crazy Life

Wendy Jo


  1. Walter could straighten him up ;)

  2. Be consistent and give him lots of excercise. I would also check out the the dog whisperer it helped us. At one point we had 3 dogs and 4 kids at home, so I totally understand what your going thru. Now we are down to 3 kids & 2 dog a cockapoo & an english mastiff(the size of a small horse). Hang in there once you show him who's boss everything should calm down. :0)