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06 April 2004 @ 11:02 pm
What is this feeling?  
I think it's freedom. :) Or boredom, I can't tell which. ;) I'd been studying so long for my recent exam that I forgot what it felt like to come home from work and have nothing pressing that I HAD to do. :) It was nice... but I'm the type of person who constantly has to be doing something - or I start to get really restless. :P I felt the same way when I quit the Jaycees. All of a sudden all this free time opened up and I had no idea what to do with it. :P

I brought home my Series 24 book today. I picked it up, looked at it, and put it back down again. :P As much as I'm yearning for something to do, studying for my next exam is not high on my list, at least not for tonight. I'll start it tomorrow. :)

What I ended up doing was spending the evening rummaging through my millions of photos (that I one day still intend to put into scrapbooks!) for pictures of my co-workers from years ago. My boss is making a slide show for another worker who's leaving and we were all asked to bring in our old photos. :)

While I was looking around, I came across some old photos of Sydney. Some of them taken in her gawkiest stage where she looked similar to a rat with fur. ;) It was hard to imagine that she was so awkward looking at one point. ;) But as awkward looking as she was, at the time, we still thought she was the cutest thing. :) But I have to say that I'm SO glad her fur grew in. :)

Poor Sydney! :P I guess it's kind of mean of me to be showing this picture. It would be like my Mom showing pictures of me when I was 13 or so. :P

And I happened to watch "It's All Relative" for the first time tonight. I can't believe it took me so long to watch it since I adore Christopher Sieber. :) *SIGH* He's SO adorable!
Current Mood: weirdweird
Kananigirl: huhkananigirl on April 7th, 2004 02:09 am (UTC)
o_O Woooooooooah? Sheri when was that?????
Sheri: Sydneyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 02:18 am (UTC)
Poor Sydney! Her dignity has been stripped! ;) She was about 6 months old in the photo. She has just lost her baby coat and was still in the process of growing her adult coat in. :) I'm not sure if all dogs go through the awkward stage, but Sydney sure did. ;)
Kananigirlkananigirl on April 7th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC)
Really? Wow... I thought, woah...what happened?

I love the icon you're using of her now. She's so gorgeous looking in that. heheh
karmastyx: Laurakarmastyx on April 7th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
Brock was really furry when we first got him. He lost a lot of fur and looked like he had patches. He grew in his adult fur, and now it is corse kind of.
Sherishutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Wasn't he still the cutest thing, though? Even Sydney, looking as "unfurry" as she did in the picture could melt my heart. :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on April 8th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Yep still the cutest boy in the world!
Claudelleclaudelle on April 7th, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
I have similar pics of my cat when she was some weeks old, she looked like a toilet cleaning brush (especially her tail), lol
Sheri: Sydneyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 02:21 am (UTC)
:) It's funny how they're still the cutest things to us, though - even at their most awkward stage. :) Glad to see you back around here, Claudia! :) I missed you!
Claudelleclaudelle on April 7th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
I think that animals and babies always look cute to their "parents" :D

I missed reading lj too, and your posts, which I always get to read in the mornings, while all other lj people are asleep *smiles*
kersteelea on April 7th, 2004 02:56 am (UTC)
Awww she's cute though.

I need to go through my photos and put them in photo albums, they are just laying around in drawers.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
Aww thanks! :) Thankfully her fur grew in when it did, though - she looked so skinny in that awkward stage! :P

So are my photos! They're lying around all over the house and I need a way to catalog them so I can finally put them in scrapbooks. I always say that I'll get to them, but I'm still working on Sydney's puppy album! ;)

Thanks for your sweet comments. :)
ajayne on April 7th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
But look how cute she is!!!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks! :D Poor doggie has to suffer through my non-studying days right now. I'm sure she's wishing I'd find something better to do with my time than dig up photos of her in her most awkward stage. ;) Thanks for your sweet comment! :)
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on April 7th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
Yes, I remember the times when Lauser looked similar. :) And, like you, I always thought that he was the cutest thing. :) When my first Sheltie looked this way a lot of people said: "Oh, he looks like a roe." If I look at Sydney's photo they are not completely wrong - the graceful stature, the ears - and a roe is a cute animal. :) Lauser never had standing ears and so he never was a roe. He always was - "Mommy, look the woman walks with a fox!" :) Did Sydney always had standing ears? Hope you had a nice day. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
I think it's Sydney's ears too that make her look so unusual. ;) When she was a little puppy, he ears bent forward. Then, a she got older, one ear stood up, and then by the time she was 5 months old they were standing straight up. They just look so HUGE in this picture because of her lack of fur! ;)

Carriecarrieh on April 7th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Tessa's ears stood up completely at that age too. The breeder weighted them, so they turn over a little bit, but not like they should and not at all when you've got her attention.
Shelties are such an ugly colour at that age as well.
We had the most gangly legged Alsation pup at work on Monday, completely out of proportion with the rest of him, but still very cute.
Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
We never wanted to train Sydney's ears because we knew we weren't going to show her or anything and we wanted her to just be a natural dog. Her ears did look awfully huge back then, I think it must've been the lack of fur on her face that makes them look so big! ;)
Care: okay...careleswhisper on April 7th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
I think Sydney was cute then too. :) I was expecting this awful picture by the discription you gave. It's not bad at all. :)

Good luck w/the series 24 studying. :D
Sherishutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks Carrie! :) I thought I was the only one who would think she was cute in the photo and I thought it was only because I had a "mother's" love for her. ;)

Thanks for the luck! :)
Jodimiss_broadway on April 7th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
Awwww that picture of Sydney is so cute!! Awwwwww i want a doggg. haha.
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
Jodi, thanks for the sweet comment! :) I hope you're able to get a dog one day, they really bring so much joy to your life! :)
Rachelreelcowgirl on April 7th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
Gee, I go offline for a few days and now you have a happy, post-exam glow about your journal! A little late, but congrats on getting it over with! Sydney still looks really adorable in that picture! :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on April 7th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you Rachel!! :) I'm just so glad it's finally over! Thanks so much for your encouragement through all of my stress! :) And thanks for your sweet words about Sydney! :)
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: twirling eggbeam861 on April 8th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
That was kind of how Mortie looked when we got him from the pet store. He was six months old. He was kind of gangly looking, but we still thought he was adorable! No wonder he was reduced down so low! Sometimes I wish we would have had him when he was younger. Both of our Shelties went from the ugly ducklings to the beautiful swans!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on April 8th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you missed Mortie's puppy years too! :(

Sydney's puppy years were very stressful (though I wouldn't give them up for anything). She was such a handful! Luckily, by the time this photo was taken, she was on her was to her lovable, yet still demanding, personality. ;)

And yes, even when she was at her scrawniest, she could make our heart melt just by seeing her. :)