Friday, April 5, 2013

Congrats, Piper!

Let's start with the bad news...

I tried the final crockpot recipe from my list earlier this week. The good thing is I didn't mess it up. The bad thing is the sauce on the chicken was not to our taste. So, yet another flop.

The next recipes I add to our list are going to be NON crockpot ones. Or they will be crockpot ones I can try on the weekends so I don't risk overcooking while I'm at work. Have an easy one I can try? Send it my way!

I told you we painted all of the kitchen cabinets this week. I'm not crazy about the outcome but it's better than the grey. But, thought I'd share some pictures to prove I do help with the reno work!

A certain someone walked over the cabinets while they were still wet. Prime Suspect:

But now for the good news!!!! On Wednesday, Piper graduated from her beginners Obedience School at Petsmart! It was so much fun! The 6 week course was definitely worth it and now we have all the tools we need to train her on the important stuff! And she's already well behaved!

Love her so much!! 

And, speaking of Piper, you're not going to believe what happened. Before one of her classes, we went to Petsmart early to purchase her YET another harness. (She has chewed through 3 already when we forgot and leave it on her in her crate.) BUT ANYWAY.... We were sitting around waiting for class and this woman and her two young children see Piper and start flipping out. It went a little something like this...
Woman: "OMG did you get her from the Humane Society??" 
Me: "Yes."
Woman: "That was our dog!"

{Say What?}

Apparently this was the family who adopted Piper when she was a wee little puppy, raised her for 6 months and then brought her back to the pound because she was too "rambunctious".  The woman was crying and saying that they prayed someone would come for "Chuy" (appropriate name now that I think of it..).

While this is going down, her 4 and 6 year old children are jumping on Piper, grabbing at her, putting her in a headlock, and I'm thinking, shes's a puppy, and you have young kids messing with her, of COURSE she's going to be hyper. DUH.

Me: So are you all looking to get another dog? (We were right by the adoption center.)
Woman: Yes.
Me: Oh, so are you going to get an older, calmer dog?
Woman: No, we are looking for a puppy. But a calmer breed like a Maltese.
Me: (gives her the "really?!?" face)

OK so here's the thing. It was so crazy that we ran into them. What are the odds? She clearly loved Piper. She was crying and taking pics to send to her husband. With that being said. I'm not OK with the fact that she raised this baby for 6 months and then drove her BACK to the pound and just dropped her off. I can't accept that - sorry. Just picturing doing that to Piper now literally breaks my heart. And we've only had her for 2 months. When I think of how we found her at the humane society curled up in the back of the caged terrified, I cannot help but be pissed at this family.

I'm among the very few who doesn't believe in "everything happens for a reason", but I can see the good in them giving her back, because now we have this AWESOME pup in our lives who will get to know love every single day.

I had to get a couple digs in while we were talking to her. (Sorry I'm not sorry.) I made sure to say, "Well that's strange, she's very calm with us in the evenings when we are watching TV, she just curls right up!" and "Well thanks for potty training her!" Muaha ;)

The reason I tell you all this is because last night the woman texted Tim pictures of Piper when she was a baby. I literally started crying when I saw the first one come through. Check out super small baby Piper.

I mean really. That face. #todiefor 
So glad she is all ours. For the rest of her life! 

And since I feel like all of my posts are confessionals, go check out the lovely Leslie for Confessional Friday!
Have a great weekend!!


  1. What a small world!! So glad Piper is in the perfect home now!

  2. What an adorable puppy!
    Happy Friday!

  3. I'd be pissed at them too, but also happy that I had her in my home!

  4. That is so crazy! People like that honestly shouldn't be allowed to have pets.
    But I am glad you ended up with Piper, she is soo precious!

  5. Aw I love that they gave them a graduation cap! lol

  6. Piper has Kali and Tim for parents now and she is the luckiest dog in the world the pics are awesome too


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