The One About Thursday Thirteens- 21st Edition

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
~Faith Baldwin

It’s time for the Thursday Thirteen again. If you have a Thursday Thirteen of your own, leave your website in the comments section and I’ll try my darndest to visit it )

Thursday Thirteen
In honor of Lulu’s second birthday today and since she is no longer considered a puppy…
Thirteen Things I’ve Learned from Raising a Greyhound Puppy
  1. Puppy teeth are very sharp. And they are used. A lot. Especially on feet.
  2. Puppies can chew through most things… including a flat wall. Even with a muzzle on.
  3. Puppies like to eat weird things like carpeting, which makes huge holes in your floor.
  4. And even weirder poops… that like to cling.
  5. Chasing a puppy around the yard with a paper towel to get the cling-on off is quite amusing for any neighbors that might be watching.
  6. Just when you think your puppy understands that potty = outside, you’ll be reminded that you are indeed raising a puppy and all rules go out the window.
  7. Anything left within reach is fair game. And anything that isn’t in reach but that can be knocked down, pulled down or bumped down… is still fair game. Everything else should still be fair game… at least in the puppy’s eyes.
  8. No matter what mess you come home to, when you see those adorable eyes staring up at you in love, you can’t stay mad.
  9. Hydrogen peroxide is a very handy thing to have around. It can save you hundreds of dollars in emergency vet bills if your puppy should happen to eat something they shouldn’t have… like a bag of butterscotch chips.
  10. Puppy breath is one of the sweetest smells ever.
  11. Cuddling with a puppy and getting puppy kisses in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day.
  12. Puppies are regular comedians. You are constantly laughing (even if you are crying over that antique they just ruined) at their antics.
  13. Raising a puppy is one of the most frustrating things you can ever put yourself through. But at the same time, it is also one of the sweetest.
Happy Birthday, Lulu! You can see Lulu’s story on my About My Animals page.


  1. she’s beautiful! i have a cocker spaniel that is 2 this month as well!

    happy tt

  2. Awww!!!! She is absolutely gorgeous! I love pets 🙂

  3. Beautiful puppy! Happy Birthday to Lulu!

  4. Awww! Puppies!!

  5. Puppy!! Fun post! I love the picture you chose for your header!

  6. She is great! Does she have blue eyes? Or is it just me? Great stuff in your T13! :o)))))

  7. Yes, she does have blue eyes. And a grey/blue nose… she’s a blue fawn 🙂

  8. Your list is TOO true! lol – my pup is no longer a pup, and while I’m thankful for that (lol!), I still miss when I used to be able to cuddle him in my lap.

    Happy Birthday to Lulu!!

  9. I was brought up around greyhounds and whippets in Ireland. Lovely dogs

  10. oh gosh they are sooooo pretty. We can’t wait to get another dog. And love her eyes!

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