Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sometimes life just gets in the way........

Life has been extremely busy for me lately. You wouldn't think that an unemployed guy could get busy but, somehow, I've managed to do just that. Just no time to do any of the smoking that I'd like to do. The puppies have kept me pretty busy as have the kids. It could also have to do with playing fantasy baseball. I love playing any type of fantasy sports as it really helps keep my interest all year long on what each individual player is doing. Couple that with the fact that I'm a Pittsburgh Pirates fan (no, they haven't won anything since I was just a kid), and fantasy baseball allows me to keep my interest in the sport. So, I've been doing a lot of fantasy baseball drafts over at ESPN. They're free and you don't win anything (except pride), but free and unemployed work well together like salt and pepper.

I thought I'd update the puppy pictures today. The pups are now 11 days old and getting bigger. We had 9 puppies to start out with and the smallest one didn't survive the first night. Then on Saturday, the next smallest one didn't make it either. It was a sad couple of days but I do believe that Mother Nature knows best and the strongest survive. Fortunately, the 7 puppies left are all doing great. Here's some pics of them at dinner time. Unfortunately for them, there's only one thing on the menu, but there seems to be an endless supply of it.

Now, ordinarily, I like to wait until the pups are a bit older before choosing the one I'd like to keep. However, my wife Tracie (aka She Who Should Be Obeyed) has taken a real liking to one particular female. So, I'm proud to present the little gal who will go by the name of "Tater".

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