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One of my worst nightmares comes true.

I think it’s safe to say that what we discovered in our home last week was one of my top 1o worst nightmares.  I am sure some of you pet owners out there have experienced this, and maybe you didn’t think it was a big deal… but let me tell you, I had a mental breakdown. Ready?  We had FLEAS.  I guess we didn’t have fleas, but rather Diesel had fleas.  Holy freakin’ cow! FLEAS!!

So let me tell you how it all started. Last  week Mina and I noticed that every morning we would wake up with new bug bites, mainly around our ankles.  My first thoughts were, oh crap–we have BED BUGS!! Thats a really, really gross thought.  I would turn the light off in our bedroom and flash a flashlight on our matress in search of the little creatures.  Thankfully, I found nothing.  Then Mina thought, maybe they’re just mosquito bites, no big deal. Even though they didn’t look like mosquito bites, I went with it.  A day later I started noticing that Diesel was scratching a lot, I then thought oh crap–we have fleas.

After much googling and research, we discovered that yup, sure enough Diesel had fleas.  During my research I discovered that fleas jump.  Fantastic.  Oh and they lay their larvae all over your entire house.  Even more fantastic. We went to the pet store and bought every form of flea killer there was.  Nearly 100 dollars later, the process began. I vacuumed everything, including the curtains, washed all dirty laundry, washed all bedding, gave Diesel like 4 baths, I even vacuum our clothes!!

Mina thought I had lost my mind. All I could picture were these little nasty creatures jumping and laying their eggs all over my nice and clean little home.  The eggs would then hatch and then more jumping creatures would continue to destroy my life.  I even pictured them laying their eggs in my ears. Ew, ew, ew.  I’m a little crazy, I know.

Anyways, one week later, I think I can safely say, we are flealess.  Oh the joys of being a pet owner.


October 3, 2009 at 12:30 PM 2 comments

A list of to do’s in Columbus:

Although I lived in Columbus for a few years prior to living in Michigan, I never really explored the city.  I think it’s time do all the “touristy” things this city has to offer. While exploring I hope to find the best places for food, drinks, and entertainment =)

1. North Market:  I hear this is an excellent place for fresh fruits, veggies, and even yummy cooked meals from various countries!

2. Pita Hut N’ Grille:  The best shawarma and falafel in Columbus?  I’ll be the judge of that!

3. Hot Air Balloon Festival: Um, I love hot air balloons!! How could you not?

4. The Book Loft: One of the largest bookstores in the country, it has expanded to 32 rooms and contains nearly 750,000 books!!

5. Gallery Hop: On the first weekend of every month, art galleries remain open late to show their latest collections.

6. German Village: It’s an old historical village, that German’s once lived in.

7. Clintonville Farmers Market: I discovered this a few years ago actually, it’s an incredible farmers market.  The most incredible part of it is the fresh donuts the Amish make.  They basically melt in your mouth, okay so they’re pretty much the BEST donut I have ever tasted.

8. Alum Creek: There’s a doggie park here, it apparently has a large lake just for dogs.  Diesel would be the happiest dog in the world here.

9. State Fair:  I just want to eat my way through the fair: funnel cakes, fried cheese on a stick, elephant ears, ice cream, corn dogs, cotton candy…

10. Columbus Museum of Art:

11. Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Garden

12. Brewery District: Many bars and restaurants with excellent ratings in this area.

13. Jennis Ice Cream: Fantastic  ice cream!

I’m sure there’s a lot more to explore in Columbus, but I think this is a good start! If anyone has any other recommendations, please share :)!

August 5, 2009 at 1:06 PM 1 comment

The Second Love of My Life!

"I'm wet and cold.  I never want a bath again!"

"I'm wet and cold. I'm never taking a bath again!!"

Meet Diesel!! Diesel is seriously the greatest dog in the world.  Although at moments I consider him to be a pain in the ass, whether it be from him actually biting my ass or just because he is being annoying, I LOVE him.  We rescued him in November and at the time he was only 10 weeks old and could fit on my lap, mind you now he is only 4 months old and weights about 35 lbs.  He thinks he’s a small dog though; whenever I sit on the floor he comes and sits on my lap and refuses to move.  He loves to cuddle and play! Oh man, we play fetch for hours a day and I am not exaggerating.  I remember when we first got him I told Mina (my husband) that I hope he likes to play fetch, and now I kind of regret saying that because I now hate the game of fetch.

I think that everyone should have a a dog.  I know that there are a lot of cat lovers out there (sorry Sarah) but cats don’t show as much emotion as dogs.  I love when Diesel gets all excited and wags his tall and runs in circles, makes me smile.  When I walk into the house he runs up to me and knocks me down and shows that he is excited that I’m home.  What does a cat do?  Nothing!! Maybe a cat will walk past you and meow or rub up against your leg, but really where is the barking and the wagging of the tail and the outward excitement of seeing you?  Nonexistent in a cat!

So, going back to why Diesel is the best dog in the world:

1. When i’m sick he lays by my bed the entire time

2. He is SO smart, he was house trained in 2 weeks!! AND he learned to sit within 3 days.  Currently, we are working on the “speak” command, but that’s taking a little longer.  (I tell Mina to “speak” (aka bark) and then I tell Diesel to “speak” in hopes of him following what Mina did and so far it’s not working).

3. He makes me laugh – whenever he is super hyper he starts chasing his tail or he runs, runs, runs and hits a wall, I can’t help but to laugh!

4. Look at that face – how could you not LOVE him?

I know it’s only been a few months, but if anything ever happened to Diesel I would be totally sad and  heart-broken.

January 31, 2009 at 2:54 PM 1 comment

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