The week's been spent in adjusting to having a puppy in the house! Trying to avoid getting pneumonia from standing outside in the freezing cold, in just a cardigan, while waiting for Casper to do his business and received praise and a treat.
And the effort's paying off as he is now almost toilet trained plus he is now trained to his crate for sleeping and having some quiet time, he's taken himself into it as I type and is having a doze.
He spent the first few days like a whirling dervish, rushing everywhere, attacking everything and ignoring the fact that as a puppy his supposed to need 18 hours sleep a day! Thankful he's settled down more and is now having more naps and not always feeling the need that if someone moves, he needs to follow them to see what they are up to!
In the early days when the only way to keep him still was to pick him up!
He's been to puppy socialisation class , where he meets up with five other puppies , to learn to accept other dogs etc, he's got two more to attend before he moves on to puppy training. But he's a quick learner for some things. The cats have said hello and Mabel set him to task , so now he's careful of them and keeps his distance although making an overture for play.
The log Cabin was delivered on Monday and they had no problem as they carried the package down on a special forklift and were able to place it on the drive.
So we are now in the process of emptying the gazebo and finding places for everything and also what needs dumping or selling on.
I'd hoped to have some doll time this weekend but after working Saturday and finishing later than expected , then today's need to get on with clearing and removing the gazebo I've not had a minute!
Mind you Paul confessed that Casper found Elton Ron, the baby, and took him off ! But luckily Paul saw him and Elton Ron was rescued before he lost any more digit's.
So I'm hoping to get a nice Sasha/Gregor post together for in the week plus I'm sure the boy's at least will want to 'help' with all the changes happening in the garden.
We are just waiting on some warmer weather!! which according to the current forecast we are not getting anytime soon!.
We're cleared the gazebo and Paul made a start on removing the walls ,that we'd added so we could over winter some of the plants a few years back, then after that it became a bit of a dumping ground.
The rest will have to wait until next weekend , weather permitting , because it's Easter weekend we'll have four days to make some progress.
We now have loads of pieces of furniture under the carport along with various boxes of books, cd's and other items scattered between there and the kitchen and hallway! I truly cannot believe just how much there is! So hard decisions will have to be made on what really must move on! I did think this would all be quite straight forward and not take to long ! but have to confess that it's hard work and going to take quite a while and involve a lot more work than I first thought plus I've just realised that just maybe I'm getting a little old for all this!
Not that it will stop me , I'll just moan about it more when I cannot find the energy to get up off the sofa at the end of a day of cleaning out and sorting out and carrying! But it's also a good way to find out just what you have hidden away and no longer need and that it all needs to go now !
Of course now the gazebo's opened up again it looks nice being able to see more of the garden through it! But it's no good the Sasha studio can only go in that place, so lets hope it looks okay once it's up.
So only a couple of old Sasha photos to share today
Ollie back in 2015 nice and snug in his fleece jacket.
Some of the Sasha's back in 2016
So hoping to do better on the posting front next week, I hope you all have a lovely week and if you are celebrating Easter or not, that you have a great long weekend.
Now since we can do no more to day I'm off to change a few dolls and take a few photos , that's if I can get out the chair!! ;)