Long time no chat.
Things have been super busy. Busy is good. Work is awesome. Big trial coming up, and sentencings/appeals/habeas hearings. Lots of trying to get innocent people out of jail, which is a pretty cool way to spend your day.
Went to the STS9 show at Congress in Chicago on Friday. It was incredible. I now know why my brother is basically an STS9 groupie.
Here's a video from a show for those of you who are not familiar.
I purchased a fluorescent pink Cambridge Satchel with my initials embroidered on it. It's amazing and I'm obsessed.
I miss this girl a lot.
Those pics are from 2007 when she was about 9 or 10 weeks old. ahhh so cute.
I suppose the big news on that front is that I've talked to a breeder about getting a puppy. Basically I've picked the breeder and am going to get one of her puppies, I just have to be sure of the timing. There are about a gazillion factors to consider... number one at the moment being that Elle had about $10,000 worth of medical bills in her last 6 months of life that are notquite paid off yet. And puppies are super expensive.
I will probably/likely/maybe be getting a puppy from a litter that is due March 9, which means ready to come home in May. And getting a puppy in May is ideal as far as weather goes because then it could be basically housebroken before next winter.
I really really really miss having a dog. But at the same time I don't miss taking the dog out at 5:30 AM before work. And I vividly remember how awful housebreaking was. And the thought of a puppy chewing up my brand new hot pink embroidered Cambridge Satchel makes me wanna cry.
But I think about all the stuff that Elle chewed up when she was a puppy and it doesn't bother me. It was worth it.
And the momma of the puppies that I might get is absolutely stunningly gorgeous.
And she was inseminated with sperm from a dog that has been dead for 4 years, which is pretty freaking awesome.
The breeder actually has another momma due March 5th. I am probably going to go meet them both and see which of their personalities fit me best and let the breeder help me pick out a puppy. I told the breeder I want a boy this time.... I definitely want another Dane (duh), but I feel like getting a fawn male with cropped ears would be kind of the "opposite" of Elle so it wouldn't feel so much like I was trying to replace her? Which I realize is kind of dumb, but whatever.
Oh and also - before anyone tries to tell me that getting their ears cropped instead of leaving them natural/floppy - save it. I've heard it all before. Don't care if you think it's inhumane or whatever.
This sure seems like I'm definitely getting a puppy in May, huh?
Phew. Okay. So that's what's new with me.