An update on Winston.

So, Spring is being a bit elusive this year, but I can see her peeking up through the daffodil shoots in the yard, and a few brave bees flying out from our one surviving hive to get some sun and check out what's going on.  I love all the seasons, but Spring is always a favorite.

I wanted to do a separate post on this next subject, but it's been pretty tough to really type it out.  I just need to do it.  Last Thanksgiving, we lost Winston.  We were celebrating with our son and daughter-in-law, and her family, and it just happened.  One minute he was playing with the other dogs, the next minute, he was having a seizure and his heart stopped.  I did CPR for almost half an hour while we found, then drove to an emergency vet, but nothing helped.  We will never know why it happened, it was just "one of those things".  We were gutted.  I know he loved me, but he was Aaron's best pal.  They went everywhere together, and were always hanging out together in the house or going for long walks.  It was a quiet ten hour drive home the day after Thanksgiving, and it was a long time before we could even look at pictures of Winston.
 This is Winston with our daughter's dog, Zen.
 Offering a trade...a toy for a rug. 
And his handsome face while relaxing with some evening tv.

We kind of muddled along for a few months, then started talking about getting another dog.  Then the looking at rescues online, and finally I just told Aaron that I'd love any dog he brought home.  On March 11th, he brought home Jackson.  We were told he's an 11 week old Lab/Jack Russell mix.  Not sure how spot on the age is, but our vet says he looks like a Great Dane puppy!

Meet Jackson!
 This is how he sleeps!
 He hates to be told no!
And the modeling of the dreaded "puppy eyes"!  (he does them so well)

I had forgotten what a challenge having a puppy in the house is!  The downstairs is gated all over the place, I'm having a hard time finding time to get any hooking done, and, well, house training!  He is adorable, and pretty smart, so I'm sure we'll get past the puppy shenanigans soon.  That biting though!  My hands are chewed up pretty well.  His feet, legs, and how he holds his head really say Great Dane, and we were definitely not prepared to hear that! lol  But that's ok.  We love dogs, and he'll start to fit in soon.  Right now, he's the center of attention, as it should be.

Whew, now that's over, I'm going to do another post, just on hooking.