Hello friends! November was a crazy month, which I guess would explain the lack of posts. I was so busy with my paying writing job that extra curricular writing wasn't really in the cards last month. But, Woody and I are back! No real updates on the dog front. Allergy season for Woody has come and gone, so now we're just looking forward to the holidays. Woody will be 8 years old on New Year's Eve, which blows my mind. Not only does he have the energy of an 8-month-old puppy, but he doesn't miss a beat on anything. I hope this is a good sign for many more dog years to come.
Woody does have a wretched scab at the moment. I noticed he had a huge cut on his neck the other morning and immediately gave him a bath and left his collar off for the rest of the day. Here is what it looks like now, still ugly, but healing:
In terms of human things, this weekend was Black Friday and Cyber Monday (what, you hadn't heard?). I bought a few things here and there for friends and family, but my big purchase for myself was not a big screen, a tablet or even a pair of shoes. It was...A Bissell Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology. Jealous? This bad boy has amazing reviews and has been on my radar for awhile, but it just hadn't seemed justifiable to shell out $200 for it. This weekend, it was $98 on Amazon and I was able to add on the cleaners for much cheaper than what I would pay otherwise. I'm hopeful that this will come in handy for all those (un)intentional messes Woody likes to make in random spots throughout my apartment. I'm pretty sure a few years ago I would have used this $98 at Express' 50% off sale, but I guess this what happens when you decide you want your living spaces to be nice, not just your clothes.
For my human moms out there, my friend Maggie, mother of two twin girls, posted her Black Friday steals over on her blog. Obviously her purchases were on a much larger scale, but it made me a feel better that I wasn't the only one buying something big as a direct result of having someone small to care for.
P.S. GO BUCKEYES!
I'm just a twenty-something female raising the weirdest dog I've ever met.