As you might imagine, our lives have gotten a good measure busier in the last couple of weeks with a new pup around the house. Callie has settled in well, but the calm placid dog of the first few days (lethargic is probably a better description) has gained rapidly in energy and puppy zest as her body became used to good nutrition, sleep, and play. We took her to the beach for the first time this weekend, enjoying the t-shirt weather and taking frisbees and other toys. Her favorite activity though was just running around the sand dunes with the kids. She proved to be quite speedy, passing up everyone in the family pretty darn quickly.
When it came time for Mackenzie's usual burial in sand, she settled in for a snooze up next to his uncovered head, and by the time we got in the car to come home she was plumb tuckered out. It's definitely a challenge to have a puppy in the house, especially with all of our activities and stuff, but overall it's very nice to have a dog as part of our family again.