Monday, July 06, 2009

Bullet Points of Kurka

Simply put, my life has been changed. Having Kurka here has impacted my existence so profoundly. Right now, I'm typing, but he's next to me, half on me and half on the giant penguin pillow, and he's chewing on a bone.

Everyday, he surprises me with something else. These are just a few of the things he has done that made me take a moment to smile/reflect/jump for joy inside:

  • Play hide & seek under the couch
  • Figure out how to sit on the back of the couch to watch outside
  • Learn how to go up and down stairs at Grandma's
  • Find 2 headless baby rabbits in Grandma's backyard
  • Find an unborn bird under the tree in our yard
  • Discover that his name is Kurka
  • Get the ball and bring it to Mama over and over
  • Bound through the high grass in the backyard
  • Hunt for bugs and various other small animals
  • Pick a favorite sleeping spot on the bed - between Mama and the giant pillow
  • Steal shoes
  • Cuddle in the morning - "Mama, hit the snooze button please"
  • Find mazes in the basement to explore
  • Steal socks (& underpants)
  • Bark at Mama when she's in the shower
  • Understand that "breakfast" is in the refrigerator
  • Start to comprehend "No Bite"
  • Watch airplanes fly overhead
  • Chase moths & catch them
  • Dig holes in the backyard
  • Enjoy riding in the car with his head out the window
  • Not enjoy getting shots at the vet (good while there, not happy when he was tired later)
  • Chase Pepper, Annie, and Daffy at Grandma's
  • Give millions of kisses to everyone he sees
  • Figure out how to escape the backyard and follow Mama to put the trash cans out
  • Let Mama know when he needs to "Go Outside"
  • Go through the doggie door at Grandma's if you hold open the flap
  • Eat raspberries, grapes, and gooseberries off the vines at Grandma's and Grandpa's
  • Make Mama put a fence around the lilies before they were all destroyed
  • Take one quick chomp and destroy Mama's wireless mouse
  • Wake up Auntie Dana with kisses
  • Play with Duckie, Chicken, Rope, Sheep, Monkey, Frog, and Squirrel
  • Make a bed for himself out of a blanket

Life is good.