Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Bark Street Journal

Our intelligent pup loves to "read" (or bite) the dog version of the WSJ, The Bark Street Journal, published by Dog Jones & Co.

We get a good laugh from it, especially since it happens to be my place of employment! 

Here she is with her daily digest. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Moxie had friends over last weekend and they brought the cutest gifts - one of which is a rope lobster that she's obsessed with.

She likes to fetch it, wrastle with it and of course, snuggle too. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gratuitous Cute Pics

This pup is just too damn cute and I have a few pics that are worthy of a short post.

As others have pointed out, she's quite the little dog model and is getting good at posing for pretty pictures. It also helps that I'm talking gibberish or making funny noises to accompany this practice. 

So without further adieu, here's your daily cute. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Bed

Someone got a new bed yesterday, as the previously one just wasn't a hit. 

Retiring the fleece ball bed, we opted for a more classic style, which was well received and now a favorite. 

Moxie was quick to hop in this new day bed and loves sleeping in it. In fact, she likes it so much, she tries to persuade us to let her spend the night following many late-night bathroom trips. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Early Mornings

I, typically a very long and deep sleeper, have changed patters with the advent of Moxie in our lives. 

No longer am I going to bed ridiculously early, nor am I oversleeping or going into a "night night coma." It's actually quite nice.  

Instead, I'm totally fine on less time asleep and am finding that I'm up quite early in the mornings. Often well before dawn. 

While I could complain a bit, I'm enjoying this change for many reasons. One of which is to witness some gorgeous sun rises as of late. 

Here are just a few:

The Whole World is Smiling

Among other cards, I received this adorable one from The Lady (my mom), which perfectly states what it's like for me to have a new pup.

Isn't that the truth!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Moxie Loves Basil

This little pup is oh so happy with a piece of basil in her mouth.

Another favorite thing is hopping on to the terrace, gently plucking a basil leaf and playing with it until nearly dissolved!

Here she is with a piece of basil in mouth. 
From some Googling, I learned that basil is fine for dogs to eat (of course, I checked before permitting her to do this). In fact, it had some positive mood altering properties and can help with arthritis too (fortunately she's a young pup and we don't have to worry about that).

Here she is, grabbing a bit and having a ball.

And another one!

I love that she loves healthy, fun and pup-proved snacks (see what I did there? Hehe). Frozen carrots, celery and now basil.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Three Months Old Today

Miss Moxie is getting big, and today marks three months of her being on earth. 

We've had her just a short three weeks and are absolutely in love. It's amazing what joy a little furry thing can bring. 

She's growing so fast, making us laugh, and bringing out feelings I've never known. 

How lucky are we?!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frozen Fun

This little pup loves her frozen carrots.

She plays and prances around them, until the deep freeze wears off.

Then she quickly devours her orange treasure.

A fun and healthy snack!

Here she is, in action...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Shopping for Moxie

Those who know me, understand that I'm quite fond of shopping. Maybe a little too much.

So it's no surprise that my "hobby" has extended to miss Moxie.

As you can see, I went a bit nuts with four monogrammed snuggle blankets (three behind her and one below). 

What can I say, this mom loves to shop. And this baby loves her blankies. 

Thanks to Land of Nod for making such great snuggle blankets

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Moxie's Getting Social

This little pup is beefing up her social media presence and we're proud to announce her Instagram account and Twitter feed.

You can find her at Moxie_The_Frenchie on Insta, and @GotMoxieMarie on Twitter.

When it comes to Instagram, you can expect lots of pictures. If you're a big fan of puppies, Frenchies and particularly Moxie, you're in for photos galore from her crazy dog mom.

And on Twitter, we'll be sharing our blog posts, RT-ing good Frenchie news and gossip and sharing short updates on our adventures.

So follow along with the fun and we'll be sure to keep the pics and posts coming!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Trip to the Vet

Our good girl Moxie made her first visit to the vet's today and couldn't have been better. From being on a metal table/scale, to a temperature check (and not in her mouth), she was calm, cool and collected. We pet parents sure were proud!

We were the first appointment, so only spent a few in the waiting room, and our little one just hung out in the travel carrier, popping her head out here and there to see the new surroundings.

We met with Dr. Lester, at the Seaport Animal Hospital, who was friendly, knowledgable and just what I was hoping for. In fact, she called to follow-up after Moxie went home and left a very nice voicemail - above and beyond from what I was expecting.

After a brief consult to get to know the Dr. and she to know Moxie, she and her assistant got to work taking the temp, checking her from head to toe, and administering the vaccines. I even helped out with weighing her.

And she's lighter than we both thought!

After a good exam, we did learn that she had a little yeast infection in her ears (which I've heard is common for Frenchies) as well as the sniffles/upper respiratory infection. She's being treated for both and we do hope she feels better soon, as the meds are really knocking her for a loop.

Rob had been reporting how f-ed up she was acting this afternoon, for lack of a better term. And while I know that vaccines have a tendency to throw pups (and babies for a loop), she's really out of it. Sleeping mostly, and then up for a few to play (such as right before and when I arrived home at 7:30), she's back to sleeping again and not feeling well.

I plan to give the Dr. a quick call tomorrow, just to see what she thinks and if she may want to reduce the dosage a bit (it's a liquid medicine). It may be par for the course, but I'd like to confirm.

Maybe I'm a crazy dog mom. And maybe that's okay!

Monday, September 1, 2014

The "New Room" for Moxie

Now that our terrace is puppy-proofed (thanks to handy-work from Rob), Moxie has access to the "yard" and is loving it.

We've been out a few times today - early this morning, this afternoon with some visitors of "the court," and just now. 

While she was initially eating the artificial grass when released on to the terrace, that seems to have worn off considerably (and quickly) and she is good just playing and enjoying the outdoors. 

Not only did I love the fact that we had a terrace on our 17th floor apartment, but I also was thrilled when we got furniture, later nice fake grass. And now, we have  Moxie to enjoy it with! Very thankful for such a great space.

It's already been wonderful to have her out there with me and I look forward to late summer evenings and fall mornings, sipping wine or coffee respectively, relaxing with her, and enjoying the view from our "little piece of the country."