Barley at 4 Months

December 14, 2012

in Puppy

Okay, so it’s more like four and a half months. Remember when it was really important that people knew you were five and a half, NOT five? Those were the days. Now, I think I’d like to start rounding down.

My dad recently told me that I need to post more photos of Barley, because he’s “the star of the blog”. Not the recipes, not my writing – Barley.  I’m not taking it too hard. It’s tough to compete with this:

Barley at 4 Months

In fact, I’m going to embrace it. You know the bloggers who post regular updates on their babies, complete with milestones, likes/dislikes, etc? Let’s do that.

New skills: “sit”, “down”, pulling some sort of insulation out from under the baseboards, jumping on and off furniture (he had trouble figuring out how to get down once he was up there)
Favorite foods: pumpkin puree, pears, oranges, sunflower seed butter, bananas, apples
Least favorite foods: raw kale, celery. I started giving him a piece of celery when I need to entertain him for a while. He just tears off tiny fibers and spits them out. Much cheaper than bully sticks.
Best friend: Sampson, our neighbor’s ten-month-old havanese/shih tzu/some kind of fluffy dog. From the moment their eyes met across the parking lot, it was love at first sight. These two have quite the bromance. Honey and Pickles (my parents’ puggle) are close seconds though.
Favorite person: everyone. He is personally offended and has what can only be described as a puppy meltdown if people walking by don’t stop and fawn over him.
Consecutive days not peeing in the apartment: 4!
Favorite way to sleep: on top of Honey’s head. His new nighttime ritual involves cleaning her ears ever so gently. They look clean to me, but what do I know.

Barley & Honey

Way more interesting than baby updates, right?

Happy Friday!!!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

A million times more interesting than baby/preggo updates. I’ll take puppy pics over “bump” pics all day long. ;)

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Amanda December 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

I agree. And I think this means we’re not ready for kids. haha

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Amy @Macncheesenpeas December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

what a cutie!!

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Herbivore Triathlete December 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

Too cute, love the update! I have a pug myself and have always had a soft spot for puggles!

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Amanda December 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

I love pugs! I think puggles tend to behave more like pugs than beagles, with an extra dose of crazy thrown in the mix. :)

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Jessie December 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

So cute!!

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J December 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

Awww, ha, your dad and I see eye to eye ;).

I would not be at alllll opposed to more puppy posts, since like you, I’m a bit more pooch-obsessed than baby at the moment!

(And, the “personally offended…puppy meltdown” bit made me giggle).

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Amanda December 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

He really does pitch a little fit when people don’t pay attention to him. He also acts like he’s bff with everyone who passes by – Barley’s quite the social butterfly! haha

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Lee December 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Murphy hates celery too. He always spits it out like, “What are you giving me??”

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Amanda December 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

haha It’s funny though, because Barley will keep eating it and spitting it out, like maybe next time he’ll like it. Rocks, on the other hand, he finds totally delicious.

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Shana December 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

As a childless blog reader: Yes this is way better than baby updates!

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Amanda December 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

hahaha Glad you enjoyed it!

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Eleni December 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Stinkin’ cute.

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Cinnamon @ eatpraytri December 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

ugh. so freaking adorable. you already know how I feel about him but I just have to tell you again. I can’t help myself. “star of the blog” ! I love it!

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Colette @ JFF! December 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

In the dictionary, next to the word
CUTE is that pic!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

This is SO CUTE I can’t stand it!
My dogs do the same thing with celery. Both will eat just about anything- but there are a few green veggies (mostly leafy greens) that they don’t like. It’s entertaining though, because they stand there with a leaf hanging out of their mouths, staring at me. Then they’ll spit it out, and pick it up, over and over again until finally deciding that it’s not edible. :)

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Amanda December 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

That is EXACTLY what Barley and Honey do. So funny!

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