So, I got a new puppy! Well, it's not just mine: It's my husband's as well. We saw him yesterday in the paper, and went to meet him in person, and brought him home. We have dubbed him Scooter.
Scooter's main past-time is chewing. He loves to chew, chew, chew. And his favorite chew toy? Me. And my pants. He loves to just latch onto my pants and hang there. This can be annoying (and a little painful) when trying to walk or sit or do any other activitity. But damn, he is cute, isn't he? Especially when he's just laying there all quiet and not chewing.
Scooter will probably not be a running partner, which is fine, I don't really like running with a dog, unless that dog can be off a leash -- only in dog parks around here. They always need to stop and sniff, and I like to keep running once I start. But he is fun to walk with, even though he likes to be in charge.
Anyway, I have a cold today. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and knew I was coming down with something, and today (when I got up at the ass-crack of dawn with the puppy) my nose was doing more running than I will today. I don't feel terrible (especially after some medication), but I don't feel like running. And even though I know that running can be fine if you're not running a fever, I still want to take it easy today: Play with my new puppy some, do some shopping, and relax.