Thursday, November 6, 2008

Feeling Meh, So Enjoy a Few Pictures of a Puppy

I think I'm in a post-election funk. The emotional high from Tuesday has sucked the energy right out of me and it's all I can do to get through my daily routine. I'm sure my writing has also added to the drop in adrenaline. The beginning pages of my story are emotionally trying and it's taken a lot out of me. I'm at 11,200 right now, but I only wrote 800 words yesterday, much lower than my 2000+ per day goal.

Anyway, I've promised myself I won't talk about NaNo too much so instead, I have pictures of a new puppy. My girlfriend (she of two Chihuahuas and two cats) bought ANOTHER Chihuahua Tuesday, so yesterday I went to her house to meet the little guy.

Here he is snoozing on her mom:


Now he's sleeping in my lap:


And to give perspective, here's my hand next to him:


He seems a little young to already be away from his mom, but they're giving him milk frequently and basically watching him sleep. No names yet, but Bo was a top pick when I left (because he's bow-legged).

Have a great day & happy writing!

31 comments:

Jen said...

Awwwwww, teh cuteness!

I'm not a big fan of Cheewahwahs (spelt wrong on purpose cuz I'm too lazy to remember how to spell it properly, lol), but that little guy is just adorable!

Thanks for sharing the pics. And just keep plugging away. There's still most of the month to go, and you've got a nice cushion of words. :)

Shadow_Ferret said...

Awww, such a teeny tiny cute wittle puppy!

*looks around embarrassed*

Ahem! Hope no one heard me say that.

Melanie Avila said...

Jen, I know... I just need to peck away and it starts flowing.

Melanie Avila said...

Ferret, lol. I have video too. The other dogs don't know what to make of him and jump away whenever he tries to play with them.

WendyCinNYC said...

I know what you mean about getting worn out from writing. It can be tiring!

Cute pup.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Hang in there, you'll get your momentum back!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Wendy & Turkey.

Erica Orloff said...

SO CUTE!

I am having major baby lust baby (as in I would LOVE to have another baby). Maybe I need a puppy instead.

:-)
E

Melanie Avila said...

Erica, for the sake of your sanity - GET A PUPPY! ;)

spyscribbler said...

I'm a little slow on the NaNo start, but I'm going to catch up. I have to. I actually need to hit around 75,000 this month.

You can do it! I'm in the same funk, too. Although I am actually happy to return my focus to writing. I need a break. I'm pretty one-track minded.

THAT PUPPY IS SO ADORABLE!!!! I want a Chiwahasdfas now! (Have no idea the spelling!) SO CUTE!

K.S. Clay said...

Adorable. I love puppies. I recently posted on my blog about my own seven week old pup (a lab/chihuahua mix and yes I know it sounds strange).

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, I'm off to a slow start today but I'm getting there. 400 words so far. I'm a little hung up on this scene so I just need to force myself through it.

Now say it with me:

Chi

Hua

Hua.

Easy!

Melanie Avila said...

KS, I've heard of that mix and it SCARES me! I don't know if it's better which was the male or female and my brain sort of fizzles out when I think too hard about it. ;)

spyscribbler said...

LOLOL! It IS actually easy. :-) I forgot to mention, I've been on our board since they added the new server. I've been exploring the forums a bit, and it's getting me enthusiastic to write tonight! A great community of energy.

Melanie Avila said...

Maybe I should go there, too. I have to resist the urge to update my word count every time I write a paragraph, lol.

Mary B said...

PuppY!

Squee!

That is all.

kthxbai.

Melanie Avila said...

Mary, that was pretty much my reaction when I saw him. :)

Robin said...

That puppy is so yummy! (Not as in with a little pepper and salt...) He gives me puppy longing! I think I just felt me milk let down. Gross!

Keep NaNo'ing Little Grasshopper! You can do it! Ra! Ra! Write a word of the Gipper!

Your word verification for the day: soingerm. That might be what you got from the puppies. Go wash your hands.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, you might want to find another shirt... :)

I've actually found inspiration and have already written my blog post for tomorrow! I've even taken pictures of my inspiration (how many people can say that? lol). I'm at 11,900 right now and on a roll. I just created a new person!

Someone else's word verification today was binge. Oh how I wish...

colbymarshall said...

Too cute! Growing up I had a chih, and this one looks like a brown version of her! (She was black and white!) So cute!

Robin said...

There you go! I hired a large band, complete with Tuba player to celebrate! The only problem is, that we needed to get them a cheap flight. They'll arrive at your front door at approximately 3a your time. They don't have a key, so they'll play really loudly outside your window until you let them in.

Your word verification is "cersh". I think it meant "sheesh", but that doesn't make sense with what I just wrote. Come on, w.v.. You can do better than that.

Melanie Avila said...

Colby, we kept saying he looked like a miniature Rottweiler.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, we won't even wake up to that! Do you know how noisy it is here? lol. Actually, it's pretty quiet at night - they get all their music blasting out of their systems by 10pm.

I wish I had wv when I posted here...

Rachel Burton said...

The last hting I need to see is a cute puppy picture. I already want a puppy badly enough as it is. Maybe it's time to have the semi-annual conversation with my husband again. Boy, is he going to thank you for this!

Melanie Avila said...

LOL, sorry Rachel!

Kristine said...

Speaking of PUPPIES!!!

http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.45.swf?cid=317016

I can't believe she got another one. She didn't get a new boyfriend already did she? LOL, kidding T.

Melanie Avila said...

Kris, I watched that for half an hour last night and nearly jumped out of my seat when they started squeaking!

Amy Mullis said...

I hope they go with Bo. My Lab is Bo and it's neat to think there could be a cute, tiny Bo way down in Mexico. (And I'm purposely not mentioning Nano so I don't give you brain rot, but you're gonna do just fine!)

Melanie Avila said...

Amy, a childhood friend of mine had a black lab named Bo. Oh, the memories. :)

Zoe Winters said...

awwww that puppy is adorable. I love the puppies. And Chihuahuas are SO sweet.

Pink Ink said...

Love the photos! My husband would never let me get a little dog like that, so thanks for giving me the vicarious enjoyment!