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“AJER!”   2 comments

Millie has loved Major Tom, our Yorkie Bichon mix, since the first day she noticed him. She used to just be content to watch him, but now she is only content when sitting right next to him, petting him, or sharing his chew toys. Best buds, I tell ya! Millie also has started calling him by name. Well, to be more accurate, she has started yelling his name. Like Millie, Major Tom has a lot of nicknames: Maj, Maj-maj, Major-maj, Tom, Maj-tom, Tom-tom, Major T, Ground-Control-to-Major-Tom… yeah, we like nicknames at our house. Anyway, pretty much the only time I use Major’s full name is when I am yelling at him, which is daily, at least. Major likes to look out the window and bark at any passerby, which prompts me yelling “MAJOR!!” The other day, Millie echoed right after me “AJER!” IT WAS SO CUTE. A day or two after this happened, things got even cuter when Millie yelled “AJER!” when Major Tom barked without anyone else yelling first. ADORABLE, right?? Is anyone else understanding the level of cuteness I am describing??!!

Major Tom gets bad rap (mainly from me). He has poor manners, likes to “punishment pee” in the kitchen if we do something he doesn’t like, and, frankly, he smells like a dog. But, I must admit, the little guy is pretty adorable. He has been great with Millie. She is not very gentle with him- her pets are more like slaps and she likes to pull his beard hair, but he has only ever been sweet with her. He has never snapped at her, but rather he shares with her and is very patient. What more can I ask for from the family dog? Major turns 4 years old on July 5th, and I want to wish a very happy birthday to my sweet, stinky dog-son. Nate, Millie and I love you very much!

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Posted July 3, 2012 by Nate and Julie in Julie, Major Tom, Millie, Nathaniel

Exciting Things Are Happening   1 comment

Exciting things are happening at the Keyse House!! Ok, so maybe nothing truly exciting, but we have been keeping busy (too busy to update this blog as regularly as we originally intended). So here is a quick update from us, just to keep you all in the know:

  • Millie formerly known as “lazy fetus” has officially been renamed “mover and shaker”. That’s right, she went from moving hardly at all to moving quite a lot! Her busy times are between 9:30 and 10:30 am and again around 7:30pm. Nate was even able to feel his first kick last week. It was a wonderful moment for all 3 of us!
  • We have really gotten into the search for childcare! This is quite an intimidating task, but we are confident that we will find the right place for Miss Millie.
  • Major Tom got a haircut (I had to mention something about our first born…) and looks adorable. He is also getting very excited about becoming a big brother.
  • Aunt Jennifer (also known as Jennifer Galietti, twin sister extraordinaire) will be visiting in just 2 weeks! She hasn’t seen Julie since Labor Day weekend; things have grown quite a bit since then! We are all excited for her visit.
  • We are now in the final days of the 2nd trimester. That’s right, the 3rd and FINAL trimester begins on Monday, January 31. Just over 12 more weeks to go…

So, that’s what is going on with us. We will have a “proper” blog entry for you to enjoy soon, but hopefully this will hold you over until then.

Posted January 28, 2011 by Nate and Julie in Julie, Major Tom, Millie, Nathaniel

The Major Tom Debate   2 comments

This is our dog.

His name is Major Tom, he is 2 years old, and he is in for a rude awakening. Up until now, Major Tom has been our primary dependent, (not that we are able to claim him on our taxes), but come the end of April, Major Tom will be firmly in last place in our list of favorite family members. There are many things that Major likes to do. Some of these things we do not encourage, and some of these things we will probably stop encouraging once L’il Person arrives, such as:

Here is a list of more of Major Tom’s favorite past times:

  • Barking at neighbors, children, and old ladies.
  • Going on walks.
  • Whining to get his way.
  • Running in circles on rugs and carpets.
  • Becoming psychologically unhinged when encountering cats, squirrels, rabbits, or other dogs.
  • Getting his belly rubbed.
  • Falling asleep in someone’s lap.

So here’s our dilemma. Do we continue to show Major the same level of attention and affection and let him enjoy these next few months, or do we start preparing him now by locking him in the basement for long stretches of time with no food and water? Tune in next time to find out.

Posted October 21, 2010 by Nate and Julie in Major Tom