Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Goodbye Butters

Today I came home from work and found that Buttercup had died sometime during the day. It's funny how attached you get to somthing, even if it is a rodent. I had known that this was going to be coming soon because she wasn't eating or drinking or doing anything but sleeping during the past couple days but it's still a shocker. Buttercup was one of my Christmas presents in 2008 so she lived for about a year and a half, which is a pretty normal life span for a hamster.

I will miss waking up in the middle of the night and hearing you running in your wheel as fast as you can. The nights will be pretty quiet now. I'm sure David will love that. Thanks for all the adventures you led us on when you found a way to escape out of your cage and were running around somewhere in our house. You will be missed Buttercup!

Buttercup was quite the acrobat. She was always climbing up her cage and hanging like this from the top. Goodbye Butters!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome Celebration!

Monday evening, April 5, the Weber State Dental Hygiene department had their annual Welcome Celebration for the incoming students. While I was at the meeting they awarded scholarships to the incoming seniors, introduced the class officers, showed a fun video of "An Ordinary Day in the Clinic," and introduced us to our very own peer pal. After all of this we went upstairs to the dental hygiene department and had dinner and got to know our peer pals and the other girls in our class. My peer pal's name is Tiauna Bates and she is so much fun. I met her a few weeks earlier when I was at my interview and I thought she was a fun girl then so when I found out she was my pal I was very happy. I am super excited to have her help me out when needed. After dinner was finished and we had a chance to talk with the people at our table and get to know the professors a little bit we ordered our very own lab coats. I was super excited for this! (Except for the cost but I better get used to it after looking over the list of expenses) My dream is finally becoming a reality and I couldn't be happier!!!!! I've only waited for this since I was five years old. This morning I was able to register for my fall classes. I could not wait to see what my schedule was like. I'm so excited to be going back to school. We'll see what I say about this in about November!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Funny Moment

Remember how in my last post I was saying how our two dogs keep finding ways to get out of our yard? Well I have a funny moment to go along with that. The other night David was at a presentation at school to get extra credit for one of his classes. I was home alone enjoying myself and watching The Biggest Loser. During one of the commercials I decided I better check on the dogs and make sure they were still in the yard. I looked out the windows and couldn't see them anywhere so I hurried and put my shoes on and walked outside. They were still no where to be seen and they didn't come running to me like they usually do when they hear the back door open and close. I checked back behind the shed and still no dogs. "Oh crap. Why don't they just stay where we put them!" I walked back to the house and noticed that they were both in the neighbors yard sniffing around. Well as soon as Josie saw me (she is our cute little chiweiner) she ran back under the fence where they had escaped and tried to run past me. I caught her and then trying to get Sammy (the black lab) to come back home was the hard part. I called her name, told her to get back over here, go around the front yard and get back here, and I called her full name, Samantha, thats when she knows she is in trouble, but she still wouldn't come. Because of this I had to walk across the back yard, then across the front yard and into the neightbors yard to finally get her to listen to me and come home. I then put both of them into the dog run so that I wouldn't have to worry about them and I could finish watching The Biggest Loser. During the next commercial I went to the laundry room window and looked into the dog run and I could tell that Josie had climbed up the chicken wire and escaped out of the dog run. UGH!! I put my shoes back on, walked outside and Josie went running past me as fast as she could. I yelled "HEY" pretty loud and she turned around and came to me. I then picked her up and held her right in front of my face and told her "Stay where I put you!" I turned around to go back into the house and put Josie in the garage and there was our neighbor standing in his backyard with a horrified look on his face. I didn't think anything of the look on his face at the time and asked him if he had found her and put her back in our yard. He said "Yes, she was just right here in our yard. I'm not sure how she got over here." I showed him the hole that the dogs had found and mentioned that we will fix it this weekend, thanked him for getting Josie, and walked back into the house. Later that night I realized why our neighbor probably had a horrified look on his face when I turned around. I'm guessing that when he found her he picked her up and put her on our side of the fence but kind of had to drop her to get her on our side. Then, here I come outside, swinging the door open and closed and yelling HEY without knowing he was out there. He probably thought I was mad at him for touching my dog! Anyways, thats my funny moment. I have been laughing about it all week.