Friday, September 02, 2011

Honey Bee

Everyone, meet Honey Bee. Honey Bee, meet everyone.

Honey Bee is the newest member of our family and Crankypants HQ studio dog. From her sweet disposition and quick integration into the family you would never know that she has spent most of her life in various local shelters. The past two weeks have been a whir of pet stores, walks around the block and... the dog park. Going to the dog park has been like joining my first play group after Henry was born. You go in and feel like you are the only one there who doesn't know anyone. You talk to strangers about poop. You hope your little darling doesn't bite anyone.

Henry has been amazing with the Honey Bee[st] so far. He has taught her sit, down and shake- shake without any help from us at all. She sleeps outside his door and helps me wake him up in the morning. He is in love with her. She is in love with all the treats he gives her and is endlessly patient with his extreme affection.

She hasn't had much leash experience so walks are polka dotted with episodes of trying to keep her from jumping on cyclists or chasing squirrels through backyards, but we're working on it. She has been walking with me to pick Henry up from school and we are greeted with a daily chorus of "Honey Bee!", "Hi Honey Bee" and "Honey Bee is here!" from all kids coming out, petting her and giving her smooches and hugs.

It is pretty damn cute.


Anonymous said...

Will Honey Bee be joining the family on vacations?

crankypantsknits. said...

Depends on the vacation, I suppose.

Kim Spatz said...

Is this bridge burnt? I somehow ended up in my 2005 emails and stumbled upon your old blog... and made my way here. I'd love to catch up.

crankypantsknits. said...

Ahhh! The bridge is completely intact! Email me: I'd love to hear about everything going on with you!

Sonya said...

Congrats, Honey Bee is a cutie! Dogs are great companions, your life will not be the same again! ;)

John Green said...

Honey Bee is so cute... Love her