Saturday, August 29, 2009

Meet Dante



So it all started this morning when we drove to Ogden, UT (2 1/2 hours away) to meet the breeders to pick up Dante! We were SO EXCITED, so the drive felt EXTRA long. When we saw him, he was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute. We both fell inlove immediately. I picked him up right away and everything! He is sooo cute, mellow, friendly...everything we wanted. We think he is WAY cuter in person. It was kind of hard to capture him on camera because everytime I got on his level so you could see his face, he came running up to me. Anyway...puppies are EXAUHSTING! Holy smokes! We have to watch his every move! He is still teething so he chews chews chews! Just like a lil baby! But he is really smart and when we say "No!" He stops and walks away. He has already peed in the house twice, but Clay cleaned up both those times...a great habit that is forming:) But we have a system that when he does it, we say "NO!" in a firm voice, and as soon as he stops peeing, pick him up and set him on the lawn. That way he realizes that the LAWN is where he is supposed to do that stuff. We also do lots of other things to help him be fully potty trained. But he already knows he doesn't want to go to the bathroom in his crate, where he sleeps. So that's good. Anyway- we are way happy and excited. Now we'll be the dorks with tons of pictures of our dog all over our blog...at least until there are kids to take pictures of!

Clay started his job last week. He actually LOVES it! So far. He has just been training so far. He think he'll be done training this week and be able to get down to real business:) I think he is anxious to start working, instead of training, because that's when he can make commissions. But he gets along GREAT with all his co-workers. He says they are all really funny, and he is laughing all day long. So that's good. I was so worried he'd go and be like...OK- this is WAY too boring. But he loves it! He said it'll be way exciting.

Patty, Paul and Makayla went to Boise to visit Paul's sister for a week....they came home with TONS of chocolate treats from nice chocolate shops. Holy smokes. I don't know if I can take it. Do they realize that I down those things so easily? It is so hard to resist just eating all of it all day long. Hopefully I will...otherwise that'd be pretty embarrassing:) I don't know how they can just let it sit there and not eat it. It's so hard for me. I have to actively try not to. Anyway. I am pathetic...I know.

So who is pumped for New Moon? I know I DEFINITELY am. Let's just look at the Volturi.

Umm...hello Dakoda Fanning....or should I say Jane?
You do make a rather gorgeous evil vampire. Clay thinks you may suck. I think you may rock. Either way, diggin the new style.



The three amigos!
Or....Aro, Caius, and Alec. You three look horribly scary. I am so glad.


Basically, New moon is gonna ROCK! I'm definitely goin for the OPENING DAY! I say day, in the literal sense. I'm not very down with the midnight showings. Why should I pay 9 bucks to sleep in an uncomfortable chair? Cause that's what I'd be doin! I really can't make it past 10:30 these days.

Aight. That's about all. Love you all!

11 comments:

Kristi M. said...

He is so cute! Puppies are tons of fun and lots of work. I am so thankful that our dog is 10.5 years old and way past the puppy stage. However my dad has been mentioning for months that he is going to get Gunnar a puppy. Oh boy! I can't wait for more pictures on Dante.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

He way cute and I am glad at least one of the Arnolds loves having a dog. I am happy for Clay with his new job. I think New Moon will rock, and definely looking forward to it, not the midnight showing. Good luch with the new baby and train him well. He is going to get big and you will want him to be trained. Love you lots grams

Megan and Greg said...

I couldn't watch the video because someone in the room is trying to sleep, but Dante is way cute! I'm glad it's off to a good start. I have known dogs that have NEVER been potty trained and pee all over the place, including poo- so keep up the no's. It sounds like it's working. Can't wait to watch the video. Glad you're doing well. I LOVE YOU!!!! Oh yeah, glad Clay likes his job.

Megan and Greg said...

Oh yeah, I always imagined Jane very ugly. Wasn't she???

Christine said...

I am SOOOOO excited for New Moon! Jane looks awesome! Ahh! Can't wait! PS your dog is cute!

Courtenay said...

SUCH a cute PUPPY!!! Please take official pictures weekly, and then post them all in order in like a year so we can see how much he grows weekly. I am serious. I want to know how much he grows and how fast, he is ADORABLE! I want one now!!! You'll be such a great mommy!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Danielle, Dante is is so adorable! I told Mike I wanted one that would stay that size, and he said "then it wouldn't protect you." Is that all they think of? He is just so adorable, I love his size, i can't believe he's going to get even bigger! danielle, I know if you were here with me, chemo would be so much easier to deal with, you would make me laugh and talk to me and be with me. I know you would be so wonderful. THankyou for your prayters and confidence. OK- all this new moon, dakota fanning stuff I don't knwo what your talking about! I love you

Kami said...

Cute puppy! I bet Clay is really excited. I'm excited for New Moon. I think I'm dressing up as a member of the Volturi for the release. I'm either going to be Jane or Heidi... the bate! I LOVE dressing up!

Kami said...

Cute puppy! I bet Clay is really excited. I'm excited for New Moon. I think I'm dressing up as a member of the Volturi for the release. I'm either going to be Jane or Heidi... the bate! I LOVE dressing up!

*Stephanie Lance* said...

CUTE puppy!! But i have to say, growing up i would have NEVER thought you would have a dog, let alone a BIG dog! But he is the cutest little puppy!! I'm glad everything is going well!! I hope he get potty trained soon. I'm sure its no fun cleaning up doggy doo doo...or pee! :) love you!

Sharon/mom said...

cool pics of New Moon, I think it will be cool! I still haven't seen Harry Potter. I need a movie buddy.