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Spencer's Story

1 week with Teddy

July 4th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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It is kind of hard to believe that it has already been a week that we have had Teddy, and then it is kind of hard to believe that he has only been a part of our family for a week. He is falling right in with the family. We all just love him and the biggest problem is probably the “argument” each night over who he sleeps with. I should confess that the selfish part of me wants him in my room each night. 😉 I don’t give in to my selfishness though, the kids all take turns.

We are learning more and more about him. Like that he wants to eat dinner *with* us. As in, having his food bowl against the wall, about 2 feet away from the table was not a good thing. He wasn’t too interested in eating and we had taken to sitting on the floor with him to encourage him. Then a few nights ago my oldest daughter said, “hey, maybe he wants to eat WITH us!” She put his food bowl by the table (still on the floor) and he immediately dug right in!

Teddy’s favorite treat is beef jerky made by a guy who sells it at our farmer’s market. I think that Teddy would try to walk on water for a bit of this stuff!

Speaking of walking on water… we have been introducing him to swimming. We bought him a life jacket and let him ride around on a float with us. When he is ready to get out of the lake he climbs off of the float and starts swimming for the dock where I pull him in. Then he rubs all over the dock – I think the outdoor carpet on it must feel good. Oh, and he only wants to go in when it is HOT outside (like the 100+ temps we have been having).

I promise, pictures will come soon. But then after that I’m thinking I should probably move Teddy posts over to our family blog since he has all 4 legs. But I’m not sure… honestly, at our family blog I’m kind of just typing to myself. I don’t think anyone reads it! haha But I figure in 10 years I’ll like to look back and see what was happening in our lives through these stages…

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • AngelAbbysMom

    He sounds very sweet. I’m glad he is bringing smiles to the whole family.

    Can’t wait to see more pics – we especially need floating/swimming pics!

    Jackie, angel Abby’s mom

  • princess

    It sounds like Teddy is training you all very nicely! Dinner near the table with you guys. I love it.
    Glad to hear he is settling in and bringing you joy.

  • Kathy L

    I am so happy that you found Teddy and he sure does seem to be fitting in — happy new beginnings for both of you. Enjoy the holiday!

  • fightingforsammy

    He sounds really wonderful! I am so glad he found a family that fights over getting to spend time with him, what a lucky boy!

  • etgayle

    teddy sounds like a prince!! so glad it’s working out so well.

    charon & spirit gayle

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