We survived another week with Rosie.
She had fewer accidents in the house
and the sleeping got better!
The other night she actually slept 7 hours straight!
Of course it was from 10:00 p.m. till 5:00 a.m.,
but luckily I went to bed around the same time she did
so I had almost a full nights sleep!
It was so nice that she slept that one night
because my husband was traveling most of the week
so I had constant potty duty.
I asked my niece to babysit Wednesday night
because I was supposed to go to my book club.
Book Club ended up getting cancelled at the last minute
but I had my niece over anyway.
I just needed to get out of the house for a couple hours.
I felt so much better afterwards!
Rosie is still biting and chewing everything in sight.
My neighbor gave me some sour apple spray to spray on furniture legs
and other things we don’t want her to chew on.
Rosie had her first check up at the vet.
I had a whole list of questions for her.
She told me to put habanero pepper
on the things we don’t want her to chew.
like a Mexican restaurant!
But hey, if it works, I will try it!
She also told me to fill a can with coins and shake it at her
when she bites us while playing.
She also suggested that the kids roll her on her back
and hold her there to establish dominance
because right now she kind of treats them like her litter mates!
I thought I was so prepared for this!
I read so many books about dog training
over the past few months
and now I feel like I can’t remember anything!
(Yes, I know it looks like I went a little overboard
but I just read the puppy parts in some of them!)
I found my first “tumbleweed” this week.
Yes, I am sure I will be finding
these clusters of hair around the house
for many years…ughh.
So, what are my feelings about having a puppy this week?
Well, let’s just say if you were on the fence about getting a puppy or not….
My advice to you would be…
DON’T do it!!!!
well, kind of…
Sure, I love her
and the kids are so happy.
In fact, my 8 year old is still setting his alarm
to help out with her in the morning!
And I do love it when she lays there
with her cute puppy legs behind her!
I just think I need to get used to this new life I have!
If you have a dog, how long did it take you to adjust?