I know I've been slacking in the blogging department. Sorry!!! I am getting over my morning sickness and starting to feel a bit like my old self. Of course, this is just in time for our new addition --- a puppy!!!
In November, our dear sweet Cricket went back to her breeder to have her second litter. She had some complications, her 6th puppy got terribly stuck and they had to do a c-section. Unfortunately, the 6th & 7th puppies didn't make it. Cricket and the 5 remaining pups were doing fine, however, a few days after the delivery Cricket got lethargic, wouldn't eat, they rushed her to the vet and within a few hours her heart stopped. They believe it was a delayed reaction to the anesthesia used for the c/s. They did an autopsy and couldn't find any other problems. So the breeder offered us a puppy if we wanted one. After the initial shock of losing Cricket, we decided on getting one of her pups. Of course, we had no clue I was preggers at the time. Luckily, Cricket's half sister, Sydney had a litter of pups a few days before Cricket and readily adopted Cricket's pups. The breeder was a bit worried as the pups weren't thriving. But Sydney did a wonderful job and all the pups survived. We got the runt of the litter, the only surviving female. She's just adorable. We already see some of Cricket's habits in her.
Hockey season is winding down, thank goodness, I've had enough. After 8 years, I've had enough. The new coach has decided to move Zac to offense and Zac's not happy. We decided that this will be his last year of travel, in a way it's good that Zac's not happy, it hasn't been hard to persuade him to just play school hockey next year. There is such a lack of commitment from the coaches this year, they show up for practices when it's convenient, there is no sense of responsibility, coaches kids miss the most practices and play the most minutes, while kids who never miss a practice are benched. Yes, I'm a whiney mom. If we were a team in the hunt for the playoffs I could understand sitting kids, but we suck, there are only 4 teams below us. Out of 16. The love of the game has been destroyed for Zac this year and that's what really pisses me off. I know he's not the best kid on the team, but attendance and behavior should count for something, oh gosh I better stop now I could continue rambling on and on about the inadequate leadership of the morons running the team!!!
Cassidy is doing great. She's running now. She's almost completely on real food, we still have some jarred food which she'll get til we run out. It's hard to believe she'll be a year old next month. Of course, we'll get to celebrate her one year birthday at the hockey tourney in Virginia! LOL. She loves the new puppy, but they both are rough on each other. Cassidy thinks a sleeping puppy is something to be stepped on or rolled on. And of course the puppy (named Corki) thinks Cassidy's hands are yummy.