Sunday, July 22, 2007

Introducing...

Introducing, to the blog-world, Nola**.
07-20-07 Nola 2
She came home on Friday afternoon. Friday night was a little rough, her first time ever being alone, but we made it through (sleepless for all of us). We took her to the ski lake for a run and her first swim on Saturday. We've been trying to exercise and play her to near exhaustion.

We tried out the independence thing Saturday night while Rykert and I went to Hairspray*. A little background noise from the tv seemed to provide her some comfort. She's active and loving, but is uncomfortable near other dogs. We're looking into puppy kindergarten. She really is sweet, but I'm having to learn a new routine.

Yesterday, she met Anna and Grace. Grace declared that she is "perfect," and she interacted well with 6 year olds.

07-22-07 Twins and Nola 2

*I'm a big fan of the stage musical Hairspray and the original John Waters' movie. While this most recent version is a bit sugary, it is really quite good. The two "unknown" leads who play Tracy and Seaweed were excellent. I can't really say the same for Michelle Pfeiffer's singing, but she's still got "it" (as Rykert said) and played a rather nasty villain. John Travolta's character was interesting, but it's somehow different from the stage and original versions. In the play and in the original movie, it seemed that the character of Tracy's mom, Edna, was clearly a man in drag and you were always aware of the fact that it was a man in drag, making the jokes funnier. Travolta plays the part as a woman, and while still good it's not nearly as funny, because he doesn't really let the audience in on the fact that he is a man.

**We are well aware of the fact that her name includes the all important word "No". We don't know that she will able to understand the difference between "No" and her name. Instead, we decided to tell her "Bad" or other terms when a "no" would normally be in order. The books indicate that using "No" can often be confusing and that more specific commands are more suitable. (The same is probably true for children.)

9 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Wool Winder said...

So cute! She'll settle in before long.

Anya said...

She is precious! Congratulations :) It'll be a smooth adjustment, she's very sweet and young.

Debbie said...

What a sweetie! She'll settle in well, I'm sure, it's always disruptive having a new baby in the house. I'm told NPR is good for soothing background noise -- because it's just comforting voices, no loud sounds for the most part.

When she's old enough for her rabies shot, be sure to get her a permit for the dog park, she'll love it.

AndreaLea said...

What a sweet puppy!
I'm glad to hear that you liked Hairspray. The original movie is one of my favorites so I've been skeptical about this new version, especially John Travolta as the mother. It seemed wrong in the previews.

Sarah said...

What a cutie! =)

suzyknits said...

Congrats on the "new addition she is adorable - so are Anna & Grace!

Abbey said...

Cute doggie! we just got a kitten... feels like there's a new baby in the house! So I can relate to your lack of sleep.

I don't even know if I want to see the Hairspray movie.. the broadway show was so amazing, I can't imagine this being as good!

Knittripps said...

Positively adorable!

Geni said...

Oh, my goodness...Libby...she's adorable! I also recommend the soothing sound of the radio -- our schnauzer had grown up in rural Virginia and calmed down immediately upon hearing country music...it was the darnedest thing...

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