Archive for the 'Zach' Category


My brother’s girlfriend fondly (we think) refers to our dog as “the dog who thinks he’s a human.”  I can’t disagree – he runs up to everyone to say “hello” and well, we do treat him this way.  Just one way our doggie is human-like.



Check Cashed

Our agency cashed our check.  Another couple grand out the door.  Only several, several grand more. 

We are still waiting on the I171H.  Slow down is what we are told.  

I found a the perfect house for us online.   Maybe.

We were at Maddens this week on vacation.  It was so nice to get away.  Doggie is exhausted for doggie hotel.  He’s sleeping on the floor in front of me, all mellow and relaxed.   Making doggie dream noises.  Joe is down at the farm today chopping down trees.  Good for him.

Still hot in MN.

Skerry Eyed Dog


Zach is a big dog, like 80 lbs or so.  Therefore, this bone is huge.  Flintstone like.

Other Stuff to Obsess About

I am stopping the obsession, work is calling.

But, the dossier is done!  I should really take a picture of all the paperwork.  Yesterday we got the last document authenticated from the SF Guatemalan consulate.  Hence, the copy making.  Besides the originals, we had to make 3 copies.  It’s a pain in the arse because of all the staples which are you arne’t suppose to remove.  So, it mean, flipping things over and standing over a blinding copy machine. 

We also had to do pictures of the house.  This meant figuring out how to download photos.  I have never downloaded them before.  It took a while to find the attachment, it wasn’t the standard USB.  It’s really hot today.  Then I had to take photos and the house had to look ok.  So then I had to tidy stuff up.  Did I tell you it’s really hot today?

 Poor Zachy.  He’s got a big cut/infection/scab/etc on his face.  So, he has to wear one of the crazy cone things.  He ain’t elegant.  He’s constantly bumping into things.  He’s constantly running into walls.  And, he’s sort of miserable.  When I figured out how to download photos, there were some of Zachy in the camera so I’m going to attempt to upload them.  Yes, I just can’t stop the frustration.  It’s still very hot. 

Bad Dog Parents

Laura took Zachy to the vet yesterday for us. It wasn’t pretty.
He has a licking wound from allergies. So, he has a spot on his tail and foot that he’s been obsessively licking and chomping on. It looks pretty nasty. The one on the tail was pretty serious so he has to wear one of those crazy collar things. We also have to spray his the wounds 8 times or so a day.

He was getting a bit chunky so we’ve been cutting down on the snacks and food portions. etc. He went form 88 lbs to 79 lbs. They think his weight loss was maybe too fast so we need to watch that.

I’m feeling pretty bad about old Zachy. He’s chipper as hell though.

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
Pink: TBD
Embassy appt: