Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Truman Show

In a world filled with uncertainties, there are many unanswered questions. What is the meaning of life? Why can't the world's nations peacefully coexist? And most importantly, why haven't Tim and James updated their blog in months?

James and Truman's first picture together. (03/14/2009)
James and Truman's first picture together. (03/14/2009)

We can't tell you bupkis about the first two questions. But the third question can be answered in a single word: Truman.

Truman the day we brought him home. (03/14/2009)
Truman the day we brought him home. (03/14/2009)

Yes, for the last seven months, our lives have revolved around a cute little miniature schnauzer puppy we adopted in March. Since then you could say our lives could easily be called "The Truman Show." And it goes without saying, we spend much more time taking care of this little fella, which cut into our blogging time.

Truman was so small when we first got him. (03/14/2009)
Truman was so small when we first got him. (03/14/2009)

A birthday gift to me from Tim, Truman has been a welcome addition to our family. Most of the time anyway. It depends on if Truman is being the little angel that he sometimes is or the little devil that he sometimes is.

Truman's first bath. (04/04/2009)
Truman's first bath. (04/04/2009)

We were glad to have a dog again, since it had been almost a year-and-a-half since we had to put down our beloved Simon. Although frankly, we were a little leery of going through the puppy phase. It was hard for a couple of months, but now that he's nine months old, it's a lot easier than when he was three or four months.

Truman in the car. (05/30/2009)
Truman in the car. (05/30/2009)

A lot of people ask me about his name. I wanted him to have a presidential sounding name, so I named him after president Harry S. Truman. As it turns out, our pup seems to share some of the traits of the former president.

Truman looking adorable. (06/18/2009)
Truman looking adorable. (06/18/2009)

Harry S. Truman was a feisty little son-of-a-gun who was often referred to as "Give 'Em Hell Harry." Our pup — who we jokingly call "Harry Ass Truman" — is also a feisty little son-of-a-gun who gives us hell quite a bit. But then moments later, he can be an irresistable little angel.

Tim & Truman. (07/11/2009)
Tim & Truman. (07/11/2009)

We're still working on eradicating some of his bad habits (like his propensity to steal our socks). But despite his occasional behavior issues (and what puppy doesn't have them?) he is definitely a joy. Welcome to our family Truman!

2 comments:

beastandbean said...

Hooray, you're blog is back from the dead!! And with cute pictures of Truman to boot...awesome!

As someone whose life also changed forevermore seven months ago, (http://planetgreta.wordpress.com/) I know how hard it is to find time to blog, but keep on trucking, hermano.

Welcome back to the blogosphere! We missed you!!

Solar said...

It should also be noted that he doesn't like New Yorkers. :(